Blizzard to open its own eSports arena in Burbank, Los Angeles
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Blizzard to open its own eSports arena in Burbank, Los Angeles


Say hello the Blizzard Arena Los Angeles.

Blizzard Entertainment will open its own eSports arena in October, it today announced.

Located in Los Angeles’ Burbank area, the venue will be called Blizzard Arena Los Angeles and will host eSports tournaments for World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone and Overwatch.

“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 co-founder 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.”

The first tournament to feature at the venue will be the Overwatch Contenders Season 1 playoffs on 7 October.

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