Gfinity and HOYTS have today announced a partnership that will be huge for esports in Australia.
HOYTS will create a bunch of esports arenas around Australia with the first coming in Sydney’s Moore Park in April this year. These arenas will act as full broadcast and production suites. Imagine playing games on those massive screens, seriously.
Dominic Remond, incoming CEO Gfinity Esports Australia, said “We are delighted to announce our arena partnership with HOYTS, one of the world’s leading entertainment companies. The Esport Arenas will be a game changer for esports in Australia and will allow fans and players to enjoy the best gaming action within a high quality location. We are excited that our inaugural Gfinity Elite Series presented by Alienware, will be the first event to be staged at the new Arena, in front of a live audience, each weekend for seven weeks.
Damian Keogh, CEO of the HOYTS Group, said, “HOYTS Entertainment Quarter in Sydney’s Moore Park was a natural fit for the first dedicated Esports Arena, given its history as a sporting precinct. With proximity to the Sydney Cricket Ground and Sydney Football Stadium, we feel this is the perfect setting to offer esports fans the impact of a cinema styled viewing experience that will be unlike anything else in Australia.