The first official League of Legends stadium in Latin America was inaugurated in Mexico

 

This is what the facilities of the first League of Legends stadium in Latin America look like. (Video: EFE)

The importance of League of Legends in the world of esports is undeniable. It is one of the titles that attracts the most attention and, for the same reason, one of the ones that generates the most money . Given the relevance of this video game, the first stadium in Latin America exclusively for esports and LoL, as it is also known , was inaugurated in Mexico .

According to an interview that the EFE news agency made with Raúl Fernández, manager of Riot Games in the region, this new space will contribute to give seriousness to electronic sports, both nationally and continentally.

“For people to begin to see us as one more sport, we also needed to transmit or have a house that shows that seriousness , that long-term commitment and that is not seen as something improvised, something we are not willing to bet on. in the long term ”, he stated.

The opening of this stadium will be framed by a very relevant event, because as of February 15 , the property will host the 2020 Opening season of the League of Legends Latin American League , the most watched video game in the world according to the consultancy Newzoo .

This determination is part of a long-term bet.  (Forum: José Méndez / EFE)

This determination is part of a long-term bet. (Forum: José Méndez / EFE) 

Another of the important data that this analysis firm released about LoL is that its audience has had a constant growth , mainly in Europe after a championship was presented for the region , which could be replicated in Latin America from this new stadium.

La inversión para levantar este inmueble fue de más de USD 2.5 millones y estará ubicado en el cine del centro comercial Artz, en Ciudad de México. En el proyecto que fue liderado por la compañía que se encarga de desarrollar el juego, Riot Games, también participaron Televisión Azteca y Cinemex, a través de su empresa Arena.

Si bien puede pensarse que se trata de una fuerte inversión para un lugar de estas características, cabe mencionar que en los torneos de este título se han llegado a entregar premios totales por poco más de USD 4 millones.

For people as related to League of Legends as Fernández, this is an opportunity for gamers to live the experience of a face-to-face video game competition, since from their perspective, observing professional athletes who make a living from this “is something that can inspire and change the life of anyone ” .

League of Legends is one of the most popular video games worldwide.  (Photo: José Mendez / EFE)

League of Legends is one of the most popular video games worldwide. (Photo: José Mendez / EFE) 

The arena has a space of 300 square meters of LED screens and was built by 200 people. Its operation requires 40 workers and has a capacity for around 100 fans .

Ricardo Larrea, director de nuevos negocios y desarrollo inmobiliario de Cinemex (Arena), comentó que esperan recuperar la inversión de la construcción del estadio en menos de dos años. Además de que realizaron estudios de mercado y determinaron que éste era el tiempo ideal para construir el espacio.

“El momento de hacer el estadio es ahora porque las marcas ya están con nosotros, ya tenemos ‘partners’ muy estratégicos como Coca Cola y HyperX”, así como a una buena parte de desarrolladores de videojuegos. Éste último punto es relevante, pues en la arena no sólo se usará para torneos de LoL, sino que también se aprovechará para explotar la escena competitiva de esports en México.

At the regional level, Mexico has become one of the pioneer countries in establishing this type of place. In August of last year, the first university center specialized in this discipline in Latin America was inaugurated . It was the Borregos Arena , at the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Guadalajara campus.

The investment to build this property was more than USD 2.5 million.  Riot Games, Televisión Azteca and Cinemex worked on the project through their company Arena.  (Photo: José Méndez / EFE)

The investment to build this property was more than USD 2.5 million. Riot Games, Televisión Azteca and Cinemex worked on the project through their company Arena. (Photo: José Méndez / EFE) 

This place was built with the aim of allowing private university students “to train in this global trend of video games and acquire complementary skills, in addition to” training in video games and developing interpersonal skills such as teamwork , motor coordination, problem solving. problems or strategy ”.

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