Cavs Legion Gaming Club, the NBA 2K League affiliate of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, has announced that the team will play its games in a new esports center to be built in Cleveland’s Battery Park neighborhood. The venue is scheduled to open in fall 2019 and will serve as not only as a home venue for Cavs Legion GC but also for esports competitions, tournament and events.
The center will be 2,700 square feet with views to Edgewater Beach and will include broadcast capabilities to produce livestreams and content.
“We’re thrilled to introduce this state-of-the-art facility designed to provide esports enthusiasts from Cleveland, Northeast Ohio and beyond a place to come together to compete, create and celebrate the world of competitive gaming,” said Nic Barlage, Cavaliers president of business operations. “Not only will this training center give our Cavs Legion team a first-class venue to practice and sharpen their skills for the NBA 2K League, but it will also provide our region’s next generation of star gamers best-in-class tools to fuel their passion for esports.”
Other features of the property will include:
- Forty gaming stations each featuring Alienware gaming desktops, Raynor gaming chairs, SteelSeries peripherals and portable WebAround green screens.
- A two-tier stage designed for a six-versus-six competitions. The stage will be set against the backdrop of a 16-foot by 5-foot-high borderless video wall display that has the flexibility for zoned or multi-window layouts.
- A three-seat analysts’ desk next to the stage to provide current and aspiring esports media an opportunity to analyze and call games.
- Two sound-proof streaming pods that will feature advanced production streaming equipment powered by Alienware for content creation.
- A confessional-booth style content studio featuring an immersive video production backdrop.
- An Everstream internet network capable of download speeds upwards of five GB/S.
- A GE Lighting smart lighting system with the ability to transition to different tones and color schemes to set the mood and limit eye strain.