Esports comes alive at the Gfinity Arena

It has been a busy time at the Gfinity Arena.

The UK’s only dedicated esports facility hosted two live events, showcasing the excitement and energy within the esports community.

New name in the driving seat at the F1 New Balance Esports Pro Series live event

Some may call it beginners luck, but David Tonizza is even closer to competing for a share of the $500,000 prize fund.

The first 2019 F1 New Balance Esports Pro Series live event saw Tonizza, the new kid on the block, taking top spot in the driver standings.

Tonizza was drafted by Ferrari on 16th July and just a few weeks later he was first again in the opening race of the new esports season at the Gfinity Arena.

Millions watched as Tonizza lead the way as it was live streamed across Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and Huya, and broadcast live on global television by partners including Sky (UK), Ziggo (Netherlands), MTV (Finland) and Fox (Australia) – with the event reported by BBC News.

The fight for the championship will continue at the next live event on October 2nd. The arena promises to be rocking again.

News, views and more with The Esports Report by HP OMEN

The action doesn’t stop there. Wednesday 18 September marked the fifth show of The Esports Report by HP OMEN. You can watch it on Twitch here.

Part of a six episode-long season broadcast live from the Gfinity Arena, across the HP OMEN Europe Twitch channel and on the Gamespot homepage, Gfinity has been responsible for content production, sourcing of talent including guests and presenters, securing games and gaming footage, scripting shows, and co-ordinating the filming. Last week’s episode focused on The International – DotA 2 which included DotA 2 guests Sheever and ODPixel.

The session looked into how big prize pool money has created issues with the development of smaller events.

Other topics that were discussed focused on League of Legends, with a feature on the UKLC Finals at Twickenham, as well as CS:GO, which featured esports host Freya Spiers as special guest discussing the recent Major in Berlin.

Watch the videos of our live shows to get you in the competitive mood, and to see the power of esports in action.


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