LAS VEGAS – April 15, 2016 – Team Liquid, one of the most popular and successful professional League of Legends teams in the world, will be taking over Citrus at the Downtown Grand Pool Deck on Saturday, April 16 at 7pm following the League of Legends NA LCS Regional Finals tournament.
One of many large-scale eSports team events taking place at Downtown Grand, Team Liquid Takeover will offer guests the opportunity to meet and greet with the worldwide eSports superstars and enjoy a live DJ from 7 to 11 p.m. Other special guests will include Team Liquid LCS, LiQuiD112, Xpecial, Cris, the creators behind ReBirth, HTC Vive demo and more. Food and drink specials will be available for purchase. This is an 18 and over event, however guests must be over 21 to drink alcohol.
The first 100 people to arrive will receive Team Liquid shirts. Team photo and meet and greet opportunities will begin at approximately 8 p m.
“This event is about celebrating the eSports community and fans of Team Liquid,” said Seth Schorr, Chairman of Downtown Grand and owner of Fifth Street Gaming. “With evenings like this, as well as our weekly eSports contests, the Downtown Grand will continue to position ourselves as the central hub for eSports in Las Vegas.”
“It's genuine and real,” said Steve Arhancet, co-owner of Team Liquid. “Downtown Grand cares about eSports. It's going to be a memorable night. The venue is stunning, the timing couldn't be more perfect and what a great way for us to spend some quality time with our fans. #TLWIN”
Downtown Grand partnered with Las Vegas-based consulting agency Narus Advisors for the event. Narus Advisors worked on sponsorships, eSports talent acquisition, and event planning.
Downtown Grand is emerging as a front-runner in the casino industry to capitalize on the immense popularity of eSports. In the property’s newly created “Downtown Underground” eSports lounge, powered by Leet, Downtown Grand hosts video game fight night eSports contests every Friday and Saturday with guaranteed cash prizes. This Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16 at 7 p.m., the property will highlight League of Legends as its featured eSport contest. Entry fee is $15 and guests must be 21 years or older. Past eSports events at Downtown Grand include Wargaming.net League North America Season 2 Regional Finals for World of Tanks, The Battle Downtown, Tactically Inept weekly live podcast by Wootystyle and more. Additional information on eSports at Downtown Grand can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/eSportsDowntownGrand or on Twitter at @eSportsDTG.
ABOUT NARUS ADVISORS
Specializing in eSports, DFS, and iGaming, Narus Advisors provide clients with a roadmap to expand their revenue, audience, and brand presence. The agency was formed by gaming and entertainment industry veterans John Caldwell, Chris Grove, and Steve “Chops” Preiss. Collectively, the partners bring diverse yet complimentary experience to every client engagement, including high-level business strategy, effective content creation and promulgation plans, driving sales and sponsorship, and thoughtful guidance through emerging markets.
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 towers adjoined by a walking bridge over 3rd Street, 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, a sports book powered by William Hill, and Downtown Underground – a dedicated eSports lounge showcasing weekly tournaments and special video gaming events. Restaurants, bars and entertainment options include Triple George Grill, Stewart + Ogden, Art Bar, The Commissary and Furnace Bar, as well as partnering venues Hogs & Heifers and Pizza Rock. The property’s rooftop pool experience, Citrus at the Grand Pool Deck, features entertainment and special event space, a restaurant and bar, semi-private cabanas and more.
Downtown Grand has been recognized with a number of prominent accolades and awards including “Best Downtown Hotel” and “Best Hotel Room Value” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, as well as the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award. Most recently, Downtown Grand was recognized by Strictly Slots magazine for Best Overall Casino, Best Slot Club and Best Casino for Reel Slots, and was also named Best in Downtown Las Vegas by Casino Player magazine.
For more information, call (702) 719-5100 or go to DowntownGrand.com. Find on Facebook or Twitter @DowntownGrandLV.