Busan Metropolitan City has announced that it has been selected as part of the e-Sports Stadium Establishment Support Project organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Creative Content Agency.
As a result, the 15th and 16th floors of the Fiesta building, located in Seomyeon, will undergo renovations for the new e-Sports stadium and will feature a main competition arena, a secondary arena and various specialized facilities. The stadium is set to open in 2020. The Fiesta building is located in the center of downtown Busan.
The 328-seat main arena has movable stands and a stage for hosting multi-purpose events along with gaming events and the secondary arena will have 162 seats and introduce a cloud system to enhance space efficiency. The new space also includes various specialized facilities – a global e-Sports research and development (R&D) center, personal media facility, a suite and an e-Sports training center.
The stadium will be used not only to host gaming events, but also as a multi-cultural complex for indie music showcases, cosplay festivals and more.
The City of Busan has successfully hosted the global gaming exhibition, G-STAR over the past 10 years, but has also hosted 30 e-Sports related events over the past 5 years, including the Overwatch launch festival.
The City of Busan launched an amateur e-Sports team, GC (Game Club) Busan in 2016, a first among local governments in Korea. GC Busan has achieved excellent results in major competitions.
The City of Busan said that it will support e-Sports to be a new growth engine for the city.
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