14 March 2018 - 18:53

Red Bull is opening a public esports hub in London later this month

You can head downtown to climb up the leaderboards.
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Red Bull has revealed its plans to launch the Red Bull Gaming Sphere, a space dedicated to esports in Shoreditch, London. This will be the second Red Bull Gaming Sphere in the world following the launch of the Tokyo location last month.

The Red Bull Gaming Sphere will host events to give the public the chance to compete in a series of games. On Fridays, for example, players can battle in Friday Night Brawl tournaments every week.

In the announcement, Red Bull said that esports stars will be on hand to share their knowledge at regular workshops. Red Bull hasn't said what type of players will appear at the venue, however.

When taking part in tournaments, players will be added to the in-house leaderboards that constantly keep track of a player's rank in the venue. By doing this, Red Bull hopes it will provide a platform for players to keep track of their skill, while also giving them a reason to come back.

The venue could potentially be used to boost grassroots esports if Red Bull's main ambition is to help the UK esports scene grow and improve.

The space will be open to the public soon with ASUS PCs, PlayStation 4s, Xbox Ones, Nintendo Switches, VR headsets and more pieces of gaming equipment. The full lineup of events is slated to be announced around March 21 ahead of the venue's grand opening.

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