Posted September 3, 2019 by Joseph Rositano in Feature

Largest eSports venue in Southern Hemisphere to open at Emporium Melbourne

Fortress Esports Pty LTD has announced today that the largest video game eSports venue in the Southern Hemisphere, called Fortress Melbourne, will be housed in Emporium Melbourne.

Fortress Melbourne is planned to open in early 2020 and will span 2,700+ square meters across two floors. It will feature house gaming PCs, console gaming suites, dedicated streamer pods, an RPG and tabletop game play area, function rooms, a restaurant, two bars and a 200 seat purpose-built eSports arena with production facilities.

Here is a complete list of facilities the Fortress Melbourne will have:

  • 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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