LAS VEGAS, June 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Las Vegas' central hub for all things esports, the Downtown Grand Casino, is giving fighting game fans a little something extra every night from July 14 – 17 with "Fighting Game Community Weekend."
The four nights of fighting fun is packed with events celebrating esports fighting game culture, personalities, and competitions. Fans can compete in contests for prize money, get exclusive access to team meet & greets, and celebrate at a KNOCKOUT party at the Citrus Pool Deck on Saturday night.
Scheduled to appear over the four-night Fighting Game Community Weekend include Yomi Gaming, Critical Reaction, EvilBizz Gaming, Eric 'Big E' Small, and Arturo 'NYCFurby' Sanchez from Team Spooky.
A total of $3,000 in cash prizes will be awarded for the Thursday, July 14th Street Fighter V Invitational Tournament. Fans of old school fighting games can battle it out on Friday, July 15th with a classic tournament night. The celebration culminates on Saturday the 16th with a night-time party at the Citrus Pool Deck.
"As the Team Liquid Takeover event hosted at Downtown Grand showed in April, the Las Vegas esports community is thriving," said Seth Schorr, Chairman of Downtown Grand and owner of Fifth Street Gaming. "The community itself is larger than just one game or culture, and we have put together a weekend with something for all fans of fighting games."
Downtown Grand will again work with Narus Advisors on this esports casino event. "The Downtown Grand has firmly established itself as the place to be for esports in Las Vegas," said Steve "Chops" Preiss, partner, Narus Advisors. "The commercial gaming industry is trying to crack the code on how to engage with a new demographic. Events like the Fighting Game Community Weekend provide a model of how to attract and provide value to what may be non-traditional customers."
Downtown Grand is offering exclusive room rates for gamers during Fighting Community Weekend. Fighting competition teams interested in staying at Downtown Grand can receive a 50% discount. Additionally, fans and guests can receive a 10% discount by booking with code FGC. Fans staying at Downtown Grand will also receive complimentary shuttle service to and from competitions in Las Vegas and will have 24/7 access to the popular Esports Lounge in the casino. To receive the discounted hotel rate, call for reservations at 1-855-384-7263.
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