Canada will be home to the first esports arena.

Canada to be home to the first esports arena

Canada to be home to the first esports arena

An arena - named the Gaming Stadium - will be built in Richmond, British Columbia and will be able to seat 250 spectators as well as have 40 booths for gamers.

Myesports CEO Dan Cybak said: "Today is an exciting day for me and the entire team at The Gaming Stadium. We have been working hard to get this off the ground. Our team is made up of people who have been organizing and participating in tournaments in this city for years. We have built a group that covers all aspects of esports. This facility is truly built by gamers for gamers. We have so much in store for everyone and we are excited to continue making announcements leading up to launch. This is going to change the landscape of Esports in Vancouver."

Whilst Chief Operating Officer Matthew Low added: "We are focused on more than top-level players or hosting major events. We are aiming to cultivate the next great gamers as we will be holding leagues for all skill levels while also offering coaching for those who want to take their skills to the next level. We are going to be the Little League, Junior League and Major League home of all things esports in Vancouver."

And now the company are looking for brands to partner with them on this venture.

Spiro Khouri, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, shared: "This is not only an amazing opportunity for gamers in our community but also for companies looking to reach this demographic. We have some great brands on board already and have options for anyone from small to large business looking to partner with us."