A Las Vegas apartment complex added an esports lounge as an amenity and says its the first of its kind in the US — see inside

August 28, 2020

Most sports are on COVID-19 related hiatuses, but esports are seeing a jump in interest as other entertainment options aren’t available.

Tuscan Highlands, a new apartment complex designed to replicate the resort experience, might be able to take advantage of this newfound interest in esports when its 4,500 square foot esports lounge opens later this summer.

Developer Bob Schulman told Business Insider that over the course of developing this property, he went from not know what esports were to “there’ll be no place equal to us,” noting that Tuscan Highlands will have the first esports arena on this scale in a US apartment complex. 

Milo Ocampo, an esports expert who consulted on the lounge, told Business Insider that it’s designed to appeal both to professional and casual gamers. The lounge has 12 computer stations with seven-foot by 11-foot HD LED displays, a virtual reality sports simulator with a 15-foot by 9-foot display for golf, soccer, and hockey, plus individual gaming stations equipped with Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One devices.

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