Esports Arena is launching a “semi-professional gaming ecosystem,” a new series that will provide gaming contracts and sponsorships to forty individual competitors and titled Esports Arena Series E. The slate debut in May 2020 with qualifiers starting today. Additionally, Esports Arena will expand its footprint of competitive video gaming facilities in select supercenters, opening eleven new in-store arenas by April 2020 with the support of Xbox. The inaugural season of Esports Arena Series E will feature game titles Fortnite and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. All locations will have their own professional player in both game titles who will compete live across all twenty Esports Arenas throughout a 20-week series. Players contracted by Esports Arena will represent a premier brand, including: Cheez-It, G Fuel, Intel, MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL, Nerf, Pop Tarts, Pringles and Rice Krispies Treats.
“The announcement of Esports Arena Series E is the next step in providing opportunities for gamers to realize their potential and become a contracted professional within the Esports Arena ecosystem,” said Tyler Endres, CEO of Esports Arena. “Our national expansion provides accessibility to gamers throughout the United States who may otherwise not have competitive gaming opportunities.”
Weekly Series E matches will be streamed out of Esports Arena’s production facility and hosted on walmart.com/esportsarena. Arenas inside supercenters will provide high end gaming PC’s and consoles for use, and a specialty retail sales experience with the Esports Arena Pro Shop.