World-class esports have a new home in the entertainment capital of the world. Blizzard Entertainment today unveiled Blizzard Arena Los Angeles, a cutting-edge



live Esports event destination for pro players, esports fans, and everyone else who loves premier competition. Situated in the legendary Burbank Studios, once home to groundbreaking television shows, the studio at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles has been custom-tailored to support an exciting live-event experience for local attendees and broadcast audiences around the world. When the Arena opens for business on October 7, top competitors from across Blizzard esports will be the newest stars to shine on one of the most celebrated stages in television history.

“We’re at a tipping point for esports and we look forward to helping usher in a new era of competition-based entertainment,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “As we open the doors of Blizzard Arena Los Angeles and welcome fans from around the world, we’re honored to bring the best in Blizzard esports to the same stage that some of the biggest names in entertainment have called home.”

live Esports event destination for pro players

With multiple sound stages,
control rooms, and practice facilities, Blizzard Arena Los Angeles was built to
support a full slate of competitive events year-round. In addition, the
Burbank, California arena will house a Blizzard retail store that rotates stock
for event attendees based on the competitions taking place at the time.

Blizzard Arena Los Angeles will
open its doors to the public for the first time on the weekend of October 7–8
with the Overwatch Contenders Season One Playoffs taking center stage. The
culmination of a summer of formidable European and North American competition,
the Overwatch Contenders Playoffs will crown the top Contenders teams in each

Beginning October 13, the
Hearthstone® Championship Tour’s Summer Championship will bring top-notch
Hearthstone pros to the Arena for a full weekend of competition, with $250,000
on the line. The global tournament will conclude the third act of the HCT and
set the table for the Hearthstone World Championship, taking place in early 2018.

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