eSports Stadium Crucial to Japan Integrated Resort Plans: Melco
Melco Resorts & Entertainment views the eSports Stadium as a crucial element of any integrated resort project it would build in Japan.
"It is very likely that the eSports stadium will become one of the key components of our integrated resort in Japan, "Geoff Davis, Chief Financial Officer of Melco’s Group revealed to Nikkei Asian Review in a recent interview in Kyoto.
Davis said that with the advancement of technology, the content offers by eSports will be diverse by the time the resort opens in Japan.
Melco first opened its eSports Stadium at its Studio City IR in Macau back in July.
Prospective operators interested in the Japan integrated resort market are trying to please the domestic crowd by carefully strategizing the component of their proposed facilities, to be more inclusive of other entertainment offering other than gaming.
Also, these operators have only just begun the process of submitting tentative proposals to potential host cities and the first integrated resorts are unlikely to be up and running until at least 2024.