Esports has officially invaded Grand Park Fieldhouse. The 400-acre sports complex is the first to house a Game On esports center in Indiana. Game On Chief Visionary Officer Rick Barretto and partners are hoping the strategic launch will elevate interest statewide.
“When you mention gaming, people typically think of a kid playing an online game into the early morning hours – think again,” said Barretto. “It is really a new frontier in entertainment, education and competition that attracts millions of participants, spectators and brands.”
Grand Park Fieldhouse has 80 state-of-the-art, high-speed computers, allowing it to host esports leagues, tournaments and individuals. Game On says it plans to be the leader in hosting competitive video game teams, leagues, tournaments and other exciting events centered around specific game releases such as League of Legends and Overwatch. Memberships and open play will enable gamers of all interests.
“Grand Park continues to produce wins for Westfield," said Andy Cook, mayor of Westfield. "Game On is a great extension of a place where people come together for fitness, health and connection, and we are excited to welcome a strong emerging industry and even more participants.”
Game On is a world-class esports and educational concept whose mission is to entertain, educate and inspire. The company’s state-of-the-art centers will provide cutting-edge esports experiences, technology, content and development through leagues and tournaments. Player training and development programs will also be offered.