Esports represents high-risk, high-reward investment for Atlantic City
ATLANTIC CITY — For an esports tournament to be run successfully, it takes large screens, gaming consoles, computers and a strong internet connection, which can add up to large costs for the location hosting the event.
This can make potential venues reluctant to take on the risk of holding an esports event.
“Most organizers are not event planners,” Kim Meltzer, CEO of KidKesty Productions and Destination Esports, said during last week’s Esports-Travel Summit at Caesars Atlantic City.
But esports executives insist the investments necessary to make events run smoothly are worth the risk for prospective venues, and can lead to successful partnerships for years to come.