BLIZZARD TO OPEN AN EXCLUSIVE ESPORTS ARENA IN LA
loves esports so much, they’re opening their own dedicated arena for such activities in Burbank, Los Angeles. Blizzard Arena Los Angeles will be home for esports events of Blizzard games such as Overwatch Contenders, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, World of Warcraft and the Overwatch League. The 4650-square metre arena will seat 450 people and contain three studio spaces, practice facilities for competing teams, multiple sound stages and two control rooms - providing a world class facility not just for broadcast purposes, but for spectators too. Blizzard said it will also open a retail store at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles with available merchandise rotating based on the competitions taking place at the time. Blizzard Arena Los Angeles will officially open in early October and will be christened with the Overwatch Contenders Season 1 playoffs.