Yesterday, Full Sail University officially announced its construction of a state-of-the-art esports arena in support of Armada, the university’s collegiate level varsity esports team, as well as other professional industry esports initiatives.
The $6 million, 11,200+ square foot facility will be the largest esports arena to date on any college or university campus in the United States.
Known as “The Fortress,” the arena will be fully equipped with the most current technology to host collegiate and professional gaming tournaments, live esports streaming events, and will be used to explore activities including drone programming, possibly drone racing, and more.
The customizable facility can support 1 vs 1 games, as well as 100 esports athletes playing simultaneously, and will include occupancy for over 500, allowing spectators to cheer for games live onsite, while remaining flexible for a host of uses. Professionally, Full Sail is working on cooperative initiatives with companies including MSI, Magic Gaming of the NBA 2K League, WWE as they evolve their esports efforts, and others.