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Esports Arena locations are opening inside of Walmart stores for casual play and tournaments; Street Fighter 5 weekly events to be held

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • November 6, 2018 at 6 p.m. PST • Comments: 38

Esports Arena is one of the largest professional gaming locales in the United States currently with a number of sites around the West Coast where a multitude of events are held every week including Wednesday Night Fights in Orange County, California for the fighting game crowd.

The company recently announced that they have partnered with Walmart stores in the United States to bring special Esports Arena installments to the Supercenters for players and shoppers to come together to play some of the most popular competitive games currently on the market.

There are currently five locations planned for the new initiative, and three of those locations have reportedly already opened as of November 3rd in Spokane Valley, Washington along with Roseville, California and Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Weekly events are scheduled to take place essentially every night of the week beginning at 7:00 p.m. local time. Street Fighter 5 is currently listed for Wednesday nights to possibly coincide with Wednesday Night Fights while the other weekdays feature titles like League of Legends, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Overwatch, Hearthstone and Fortnite. Weekend tournaments are also planned for Fortnite and Call of Duty.

Each Walmart store will feature around 25 PC / PlayStation 4 stations networked together with the setups at other Esports Arena locations, so players have an even larger pool to play against. The cost for free play at these venues is said to be $5 per hour while venue or League play events will cost $10.

This announcement also coincided with the reveal that Esports Arena will be selling its own OverPowered line of gaming PCs that will be used at all of their locations and sold exclusively by Walmart. You can check out images of the new gaming locations along with their announcement video after the jump, and let us know if you'll be sneaking away from you significant other / parents as they shop to get some games in.

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Source: Esports Arena.

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