As the city of Melbourne finds more and more opportunities to hitch its wagon to esports, the Chiefs Esports Club and retail precinct QV have announced a partnership that puts each at the forefront of this movement. The two have partnered to create a pop up gaming experience during February and March.
Titled the QV Gaming Dome and running from February 24th to March 15th, the three week event will be a one-stop shop for everything esports right in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.
Those who go along will be able to meet League of Legends pros like Brandon “Claire” Nguyen and Romeo “Thien” Tran, who both currently play on the Chiefs’ Oceanic Pro League team, but also veterans of the scene like Jackson “Pabu” Pavone and Brandon “Juves” Defina.
If League isn’t your cup of tea, the Chiefs have also announced that other members of their org will be there, including AFL player Mitch Robinson and FIFA pro James “Cripsy” Williams. While those more familiar with esports may take more from the Gaming Dome, both Chiefs and QV have ensured that gamers of all backgrounds will have something to take their fancy.
The full list of attractions is extensive – attendees will be able to face off against the professional players and content creators of our community is the feature attraction. But if you just want to play some games with your friends then the QV Gaming Dome can make it happen.
Many exhibition matches and viewing parties will be on offer over the three weeks, with plenty of Q&A and signing opportunities for esports fans.
Mere weeks after the Chiefs announced their education partnership with Bond University, the Oceanic mainstay has taken another step to affirm their position among our premier esports organisations. This event will allow anyone interested in the world of esports to learn about the industry and what career paths they can take to become more involved in the burgeoning Oceanic scene.
With Australia’s IEM tournament taking place in the Victorian capital at the cities’ flagship Melbourne Esports Open, as well as locations like Fortress Melbourne popping up and BAM12 on the horizon, Melbourne is quickly making a case to truly be Oceania’s home of esports.
This partnership between the Chiefs and one of Melbourne’s biggest retail precincts stakes that claim even further, and shows that esports is quickly breaking into the mainstream in the region.
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