The historic Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles is about to get into the esports game. A new esports venue will be opened at the Chinese 6 Theatre complex. It is expected to open up later on in the summer. It is designed to bring about the sensory features of the esports world to audiences who attend competitions and livestreams at the theater.
A Special Theater Area
The new esports venue at the famous theater will be a MX4D Motion EFX theater. This is a 4D theater where seats move in sync with action in a movie. It is designed to be a highly immersive experience designed with big blockbuster movies in mind.
This will also offer sensory features like air and water blasts and seat rumblers. Some weather effects generators will also be used. This could work real wonders during an esports event as the environmental sensations of the virtual game field can be carried over into the spectator’s area.
The theater will also double as a place for esports events to be held at. It will be an immersive experience for all guests as they can watch live esports competitions hosted at the theater. The massive screen and tilting seats will give spectators a new thrill while they watch their favorite teams compete.
The theater is aiming to get a variety of esports events out to the area. It is hoping to get more action-oriented games like League of Legends and Overwatch to come to the venue. This is to let the place take advantage of the special motion seating features among other points.
The CEO’s Plans
Robert K. Laity, the CEO of the Chinese Theatre, stated that he has been in discussions with many sponsors and esports organizations. He is aiming to get live tournament play events to the venue although he didn’t say to what magnitude the events would be like.
Laity says that by using the special sensory features throughout the theater, Overwatch matches and other events will be memorable. People can experience the physical motions that come with the special moves that different characters use in these games.
How Many Seats?
It is unclear how many seats this venue would have. The IMAX theater complex at the Chinese Theatre has nearly a thousand seats so it would not be surprising if that many was used here as well.
A Historic Development
This esports-related development is just the latest feature to hit the iconic Chinese Theatre. This venue on Hollywood Boulevard has been in operation since 1927. The theater has hosted three Academy Awards ceremonies and also hosted the grand premiere of Star Wars in 1977. It also features many concrete blocks where handprints from many big movies have been left over the years.
The addition of the esports theater to the Chinese Theatre is just the latest big event to come about to the venue. It will make the iconic theater more popular among today’s generation and could hold some major events in the future.