The Brand new esports and gaming complex ‘Fortress Melbourne’ will officially open its doors on Friday, the 13th of March with a massive launch party!
‘Fortress Melbourne’ is a 200 seat multi-purpose esports arena with more than 160 gaming PC’s as well as encooperating a restaurant, two bars and multiple function rooms. The venue will open in early 2020 at Emporium Melbourne and is looking to capitalise on the rapidly expanding gaming and esports industry.
The centre will open it’s doors to the public on Friday at 10am with a official launch party including free gaming and discounted merchandise!
Special guest, Stephanie ‘Hex’ Bendixsen, formerly of ABCTV’s ‘The Good Game’ will be there in person to launch the new venue, which will be free to enter all day.
The first 100 visitors to Fortress Melbourne on Friday will receive a $30 gift card + a $10 Emporium gift card as well as a tote back with limited edition pin.
Visit Fortress Melbourne before 4pm and you will receive 2 hours of free gaming on their brand new Alienware PC’s while everyone through the doors on Friday will also receive 20% off all Fortress merchandise.
Jon Slattery, CEO and co-founder of Fortress Melbourne has praised the city for embracing the esports culture and thinks that Melbourne has more to offer on the international esports scene.
“Melbourne has become the epicentre for video gaming and esports culture with major events such as Melbourne Esports Open and PAX Australia, so we’re excited to be opening our first flagship venue in Melbourne to offer Australians and international visitors a unique entertainment space that they can enjoy all year round.
Emporium Melbourne welcomes 20 million local and international visitors annually, giving Fortress Melbourne and in turn, the esports industry, ample exposure to the general public.
Australia has already played host to some of the biggest esports events in the Southern Hemisphere across multiple titles such as DOTA2, Call of Duty, Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Overwatch and is now set to get a dedicated space to allow the scene in Australia to continue to thrive.