The 2018 World Series of Poker will soon be upon us, and many players will now be given the opportunity to engage in a totally different kind of pursuit thanks to a new addition to the Pavilion room. The UMG Esports Stage will be a brand new insert to the Pavilion Room located at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
What It Will Be like on Stage
While on stage, players will be able to engage in a variety of Xbox One and PC games such as Fortnite, HeathStone, Fifa and much more. This stage will be available each and every day during the WSOP tournament, this was confirmed by UMG Media Corp. who released the news to the press of the new esports arena.
UMG CEO Dave Anthony stated that his company’s initiative to broaden the interest in esports in 2017 had unforeseen success, UMG is hoping that by having the UMG Esports Stage available at the WSOP tournament that esports will continue to grow in appeal to many more players this year and for many years over.
UMG will be utilizing their one-of-a-kind app to constantly keep players and fans up to date with scores, highlights, and information concerning the on-goings of the UMG Stage. The app will also be to inform players of future events and exciting sessions that will be occurring on the UMG Stage at the WSOP.
If a player would like to play on the UMG Stage they will have to download UMG Station Vault app onto their phones, create an account with UMG and then once on the stage, they will have to scan a QR code on a PC or Xbox console to begin playing.
Highlight events have been confirmed by the UMG spokespeople so for those who are eager to show off their skills in more than a gaming session with a few friends, there will be openings for them as well.
It seems that esports is the natural next step for WSOP, especially since Las Vegas has already established the very first open arena for esports worldwide, which is housed at the Luxor. This arena has been home to the Evolution game smackdown since 2005.
Esports is a keen need within gaming and WSOP organizers have picked up on that, as it has been well known that many poker players are also very keenly interested in other games, ranging from classical pursuits such as chess right through to more modern varieties such as Call of Duty. All we have to say is, game on.