Fortress Sydney

Melbourne Is Getting The Largest Games & Esports Space In The Southern Hemisphere

Fortress Esports Pty LTD has today announced that the largest video game and esports venue in the Southern Hemisphere is coming to Emporium Melbourne.

It’ll be called Fortress Melbourne and will span 2,700+ square metres across two floors. It’ll open its doors in early 2020 and will house gaming PCs, console gaming suits, dedicated streamer pods, RPG and tabletop game play area, function rooms, a restaurant, two bars and a 200 seat purpose built esports arena with production facilities.

The multi-level, multi-purpose entertainment space will feature:

  • Purpose-built, dedicated esports arena with retractable 200 seat grandstand on lower ground
  • 50+ networked PCs within arena when seating is retracted
  • Esports “sports” bar to complement arena
  • Broadcast and production facilities
  • 400+ sq/m themed basement “tavern” bar and restaurant
  • Dedicated 56 PC LAN lounge
  • 4 streamer pods
  • 200+ sq/m function room with 40 extra PC’s for private events, birthday parties
  • Dedicated area for RPG and tabletop gaming
  • Professional esports boot camp room & training facilities
  • 5+ big screens across both floors of the venue, broadcasting live tournaments and international playoffs year round
  • Purpose built “casual console” gaming suites throughout the venue
  • Merchandise store with esports apparel and tech


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