LAS VEGAS, April 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- eSports is officially on the map in Las Vegas.
This past weekend Las Vegas played host to the League of Legends NA LCS Regional Finals tournament at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. An estimated total of 15,000 passionate fans attended the tournament over two days. The weekend's eSports celebration was highlighted by Team Liquid, one of the most popular and successful professional League of Legends teams in the world, taking over the Citrus Pool Deck at the Downtown Grand Casino on Saturday night.
Packing the pool with over 1,200 fans, guests were treated to Team Liquid gear, sponsor exhibits, photo opportunities, autographs, music, games and more.
The Team Liquid Takeover was organized by Las Vegas-based eSports and iGaming agency Narus Advisors.
"Saturday night was a major #TLWIN for the fans," said Steve Arhancet, co-owner of Team Liquid. "Being able to connect with our fans from such an amazing location like the Citrus Pool Deck at Downtown Grand was unbelievable. We look forward to doing more Team Liquid fan events at other cities in the future."
"As someone who has managed fan engagement events for over 20 years, I can say the level of community within the eSports world is unique," said John Caldwell, partner at Narus Advisors. "We believe Las Vegas will be a major hub for eSports in the future and Narus Advisors is proud to the lead the charge."
The Team Liquid Takeover event host, Downtown Grand Casino, is emerging as an eSports hub in Las Vegas. Powered by Leet, the property's newly created "Downtown Underground" eSports lounge holds video game fight night eSports contests every Friday and Saturday with guaranteed cash prizes.
"Team Liquid delivered a huge crowd, and Narus proved to be a great partner" said Seth Schorr, Chairman of Downtown Grand and owner of Fifth Street Gaming. "It shows that Las Vegas is a natural home for eSports and the Downtown Grand will be here to support that community."
For event video, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vd-P761jsY0&feature=youtu.be
ABOUT NARUS ADVISORS
Specializing in eSports, DFS, and iGaming, Narus Advisors (http://www.narusadvisors.com/) provide clients with a roadmap to expand their revenue, audience, and brand presence. The agency was formed by gaming and entertainment industry veterans John Caldwell, Chris Grove, and Steve "Chops" Preiss. Collectively, the partners bring diverse yet complimentary experience to every client engagement, including high-level business strategy, effective content creation and promulgation plans, driving sales and sponsorship, and thoughtful guidance through emerging markets.
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SOURCE Narus Advisors