Fortress Esports arena opening in Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia will become host to the Southern Hemisphere’s largest esports venue in early 2020.

Fortress Melbourne will offer a new kind of entertainment experience with over 160 gaming PCs, console gaming suites, dedicated streamer pods, RPG and tabletop game play area, function rooms, a full service restaurant, two bars, and a 200 seat purpose-built esports arena with production facilities, bringing casual gaming to the mainstream.

The site will be situated in the Emporium Melbourne, in the basement and lower ground space of the building.

Jon Satterley, CEO at Fortress Esports, said:

"Melbourne has become the epicentre for video gaming and esports culture with major events like Melbourne Esports Open and PAX Australia, so we’re excited to be opening our first flagship venue in Melbourne and offer Australians a video gaming entertainment space that they can enjoy all year round.

"We want to make Fortress Melbourne the ultimate ‘home away from home’ for everyone, from casual gamers, competitive gamers and esports fanatics, to families and after work crowds. Fortress Melbourne will offer the best video gaming experiences and entertainment, with the newest tech, fastest internet, comfortable decor, great food and drinks, and a rich calendar of events and tournaments, plus more. We are now looking to add to our roster of brand partners, so please reach out to us to find out more."