Culture Buzz: Esports Stadium Arlington Keeps the Game Going - From Home
By Office of Communication
Posted on May 15, 2020, May 15, 2020

When the coronavirus pandemic forced many sports facilities and leagues to put the action on hold, Esports Stadium Arlington was able to keep the games going. 

While the venue’s gaming center is currently closed, the action was able to quickly move online. 

“Esports was born on the backbone of network-based play,” explained Esports Stadium President Jonathon Oudthone. “This was an easy transition for us as many of our team members got their starts working in online-based events and productions during the early days of Esports. Not only did we leverage our facility, but we were able to manage our broadcast and tournament logistics remotely from home.”

Not long after the gaming center closed, Esports Stadium Arlington was hosting weekly tournaments with players from across Texas competing for cash prizes. A few Esports Stadium employees have been running the production center to facilitate larger online events. Oudthone said employees have found safe ways to return to work when necessary, including practicing social distancing. 

Esports Stadium Arlington hopes to reopen its gaming center June 1 with increased safety measures including social distancing and face masks for guests. But thanks to technology and an innovative staff, gamers never had to hit pause for long. Esports Stadium

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