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Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Continues eSports Initiatives with Kickoff of $15K Madden Community Championship 2016 on March 4

 
Additional events include the WGLNA Season 2 Regional Finals, LA Renegades residency,
 fight night at the eSports Lounge and more

 


LAS VEGAS – February 19, 2016 In its continued effort to attract esports enthusiasts and video gamers, Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino will host the opening event for the 2016 Madden Community Championship (MCC16), powered by GamerSaloon. The $15,000 Madden weekend competition will kickoff at Downtown Grand with a Crew-v-Crew tournament on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 8 p.m. The winning team of Friday night’s tournament will leave with a grand prize of $1,200. The contest will take place in the Downtown Underground, the new eSports lounge at the Downotwn Grand. Entry into the tournament is priced at $50.

 
Eight teams comprised of three players each will battle it out in the Crew-v-Crew style tournament playing Madden on Xbox1. Each round will consist of three games so that each team player will get to face the opposing crew. The teams will continue to play to acquire a total win and loss record. That record will be the deciding factor and the winning team will walk away with $1,200.
 
The MCC16 weekend will continue on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. for the main event at GameWorks eSports Facility in Las Vegas, with prizes totaling more than $10,000. For more information and tournament details, please visit www.gamersaloon.com/mcc16/.
 
Hotel guests will receive a discounted rate at the Downtown Grand when they mention “madden” while booking or use the link https://bookings.ihotelier.com/Downtown-Grand-Hotel-%26-Casino/bookings.jsp?hotelId=97332&identifier=madden. A group rate at Downtown Grand is reserved but space is limited. Transportation will be provided between Downtown Grand and GameWorks on Saturday morning and night.
 
Next week, Downtown Grand hosts the Wargaming.net League North America (WGLNA) Season 2 2016 Regional Finals for the popular video game, World of Tanks, on Saturday, February 27, 2016. A championship eSports tournament for one of the world’s most popular video games, WGLNA will feature four teams competing at the Downtown Grand for the chance to win the first place grand prize of $75,000. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet fellow tankers, WGLNA pro gamers, the Wargaming team and can check out the Wargaming Hummer and Alienware Live Tour outside the hotel for swag.  The event is free to the public, and the doors to the Fremont Room will open at 12:45 p.m. PT. For more information on this event, please visit http://www.battleviewer.com/articles/las-vegas-finals.

In the property’s newly created eSports lounge, Downtown Grand hosts video game fight night tournaments every Friday at Downtown Grand with a guaranteed cash prize. This Friday, February 19 at 7 p.m. is the first STREET FIGHTER V eContest at Downtown Grand since the release of the game. Entry fee is $15 and guests must be 21 years or older.

In addition, Downtown Grand is currently hosting the LA Renegades in residency, a group of five eSports athletes from Australia who are among the world’s elite players of “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive”, a first-person shooter game. For more information on the LA Renegades, visit the team online at http://renegades.gg/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TeamRNG or on Twitter at @RenegadesGG.

Downtown Grand is emerging as a front-runner to capitalize on the immense popularity of eSports. Additional information on eSports at Downtown Grand can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/eSportsDowntownGrand or on Twitter at @eSportsDTG.

ABOUT DOWNTOWN GRAND HOTEL & CASINO
Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino is a unique hospitality and entertainment destination in the heart of revitalized downtown Las Vegas. Located on 3rd Street between Ogden and Stewart, Downtown Grand is situated on nearly seven acres that encompasses an entire urban block of hotel, casino and dining amenities. The property features two 18-story and 25-story towers adjoined by a walking bridge elevated over 3rd Street, with 629 guest rooms and suites offering luxury accommodations that set a new standard for sophistication and style in downtown Las Vegas.

Downtown Grand’s casino offerings include 25,000 square feet of gaming space with nearly 500 new slot machines, table games and a fully featured sports book powered by William Hill. Restaurants, bars and entertainment options include Stewart + Ogden, Art Bar, The Commissary, Furnace Bar and The Carson Room. Partnering venues include the award-winning Las Vegas steakhouse Triple George Grill, world famous Hogs & Heifers saloon and Pizza Rock, renowned as one of the best pizza restaurants in the city.
 
Downtown Grand features a rooftop pool experience with more than 35,000 square feet of entertainment and special event space, an infinity pool, restaurant and bar, semi-private cabanas, a fire pit and a grass seating area.
 
Downtown Grand has been recognized with a number of prominent accolades including “Best Downtown Hotel” and “Best Hotel Room Value” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, as well as the 2015 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award. Most recently, Downtown Grand was recognized by Strictly Slots magazine’s “Best of Slots 2015” awards in multiple categories including Best Overall Casino, Best Slot Club and Best Casino for Reel Slots, and was also named Best in Downtown Las Vegas for Hotel, Suites, Staff and Pool by Casino Player magazine’s “Best of Gaming 2015”.
 
For more information, call (702) 719-5100 or go to DowntownGrand.com. Find on Facebook or Twitter @DowntownGrandLV.