Battle on the Strip – Faceit enters Vegas

Media and esports firm Ultimate Media Ventures (UMV), has announced that it is teaming up with Faceit to bring a series of esports events to Las Vegas. screen-shot-2016-10-10-at-6-21-21-pm

Branded as Battle on the Strip, the event will take place between October and December. Each month will feature a different game, with the event kicking off with Dota 2. There will also be a cosplay component. 

The live finals each month will be held at the SLS Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, which is also the venue for the upcoming Esports and Casino Resorts conference later this month. 

The initial Dota 2 finals will take place on October 16 with teams competing for $25,000 (£20,216) in cash and prizes.

UMV Chief Executive Officer, Jon Bukosky said: “We are not creating a new league with Battle on the Strip, but a community-first event by fans of esports for fans of esports.

“UMV is all about lifestyle and creating a premium experience for gamers, both amateur and pro alike. The SLS Las Vegas is an international entertainment destination, and we’re bringing Battle on the Strip there for a premier experience aspirational esports competitors can enjoy.”

Esports Insider says: Las Vegas is fast becoming a home from home for esports fans. It could become something of an esports mecca in the next few years if events continue to pop up there at their current rate.