An Esports theater is coming to Hollywood this Summer
Gaming with the stars!
Hollywood, the LA destination globally known as the place where international film and tv superstars gather, might just welcome a new form of superstar this coming Summer as an immersive esports theater is planned to be put up along Hollywood’s famous Walk of Fame.
A project by the Chinese multinational electronics company TCL, the theater will be part of the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, otherwise known as the TCL Chinese Theater, as TCL plans to put it within the Chinese 6 Theatre complex. As it is described to provide an “immersive experience” for esports viewing, TCL’s esports theater will utilize the MX4D cinema technology which uses built-in motion effects within the cinema seat and its surroundings to make viewers “feel” as if they are within the scene itself, such motion effects include leg ticklers, seat poppers, air and water blasts, and even scents to help simulate whatever it is that is happening on the silver screen for the viewer, which for esports means, well, seat jolts whenever someone gets stunned so you feel the intensity of the stun too, or being blasted with air each time Invoker hits someone with Deafening Blast?
The esports cinema add-on to the TCL Chinese 6 Theater Complex is now presumed to be under construction or renovation as of the moment as it is set to open this late Summer of 2017, while this may be the first time for Hollywood to have its own dedicated Esports venue, it will not be the first time for Hollywood to witness any esports or esports-related activity for the TCL Chinese Theater also hosted the VainGlory World Championship last Dec 2016.