Full Sail University Aims To Open eSports Gaming Campus

posted by Jessi Minneci - 

An Orlando-area entertainment and media school is looking to become a major destination for gaming competitors.  

Full Sail University has unveiled plans for a six-million-dollar eSports arena.  

It's called The Fortress and, at more than 11,000 square feet, the school says it will be the largest on-campus collegiate esports arena in the country.

The facility will have an occupancy of more than 500 people. That includes the capacity to have 100 eSports athletes playing simultaneously.

In addition to hosting Full Sail’s esports team, the university is working with the WWE, Magic Gaming of the NBA 2K League, and Riot Games to bring professional esports initiatives to the arena. According to an official press release from Full Sail, the arena will host collegiate and professional gaming tournaments, live sports streaming events and possibly even drone racing.

Full Sail has allocated over $6 million to fund The Fortress, which will come equipped with the latest gaming technology. 

Construction plans also include a dedicated practice space for the Full Sail varsity esports team, which is nicknamed “Armada.” The team has previously competed in collegiate-level esports events for games such as League of LegendsSmite, OverwatchRocket League, Smash Brothers, and Dragon Ball FighterZ.

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