Butler University, a private university in Indianapolis, Indiana, is one of the most recent schools in North America to take up esports, with its new innovative esports facility opening to the public Fall of 2022. Butler's new esports park should allow the University to connect with the Greater Midwest regional competitions right from Indy.
Nothing can be more exciting and fun for kids who love playing video games than having a video game birthday party in an esports center. An esports center is essentially a large space designed specifically with video gaming in mind, whether PC or console gaming. It often features state-of-the-art equipment, comfortable seating, and high-speed internet access.
As LAN center owners and creators of the best esports venue management software around, we often find ourselves bombarded with questions about how to start a video game LAN center. As much as we want to help everyone, we hope this blog post will help some entrepreneurs get an idea of how to get their gaming center off the ground.
ggCircuit is constantly drawing in new esports venue subscribers to be their partners. For this month, we are proud to announce a batch of new centers that will be part of our growing network.
Are you finally thinking about opening your own esports gaming center business? Thinking about quitting your 9 to 5 job and starting doing something that is in line with your gaming hobby? You came to the right place but be warned, a lot of things that will be discussed here may break your expectations and may even get you discouraged from even starting.
Providing a gaming business that caters to all gamers is something you need to establish as soon as a customer walks in your door. At times, we have found that even adding the word "esports" to your business could provide some apprehension before they step foot in your business. This may be because the word esports can mean everything is a competition. It's important to take time to get to know your gaming customers and find out what makes them interested in coming to your venue and what they like to participate in.
At ggCircuit, our goal is to provide all of our partner esports centers with the best services possible. The advantage of using our ggLeap management software is that we can evaluate some very pertinent and interesting data across our network. One of those is what GPUs are installed in our customer locations.
Organized competitive video gaming or esports has continuously grown over the past years to become a global phenomenon. As the popularity of online computer and video gaming grew, so too did its following.
Today, esports competitions from all over the world are followed and watched by thousands of fans live and thousands more through online streaming. Major esports tournaments can be as avidly followed as regular sports events.
Thanks to the growth of esports, gaming centers have been seeing a resurgence in business. Esports venues, a similar concept to internet cafes, are also enjoying a rise in popularity.
If you are hoping to capitalize on the booming esports and gaming industry and open an internet cafè or a dedicated esports venue, you need to research and plan thoroughly.
In the development of the esports ecosystem, some entrepreneurs have created a business known as the "esports consultant". This esports consulting market can be a wide range of things. Tournaments, marketing, leagues, and coaching can be many niches that their consulting fits into the wide world of esports organizations and businesses.
The Gamerpreneur podcast interviews Jason McIntosh from ggCircuit where he discussed topics about gaming, esports, and business with the podcast's host, Dr. Bradford Carlton. This post talks about the history of how he got into esports, the origins of ggCircuit and what it takes to build an esports business.