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Burbank’s Blizzard Arena Open to Fans

The Blizzard Arena is now open of business. The former Tonight Show venue, located at 3000 W. Alameda Ave., has had its facilities repurposed for a new kind of attraction: eSports.

Blizzard Arena is a space built for eSport competitions and is catered to fans of Blizzard’s video games. Inside, you’ll find stadium seating, a gift shop, and all the makings of a full-fledged studio, ready to handle the hustle and bustle of the growing eSports industry.

The arena is set to hosts tournaments between professional teams. The teams will be playing any one of Blizzard’s library of competitive games, such as Starcraft IIHeroes of the Storm, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Tespa, and Overwatch.

The Blizzard Arena marks a step toward popularizing the eSports craze. With more venues like this, and other eSport-oriented shops popping up around the LA area, it looks like the craze is here to stay.

Blizzard Arena Moves into the Historic Burbank Studios

The popular video game company has announced plans to move into the Burbank Studios and turn the venue into the Blizzard Arena. Once transformation process is complete, the venue will host video game tournaments, starting off with The Overwatch Contenders Playoffs. That event will run from October 7-8 and tickets are on sale now.

Blizzard was originally attracted to the venue because of it’s unique ability to host a large audience while simultaneously broadcasting multiple events. The venue also houses multiple sound stages, control rooms, and lounges.

The Burbank Studios was formally known as the NBC Studios. Over the years, the studios have played host to Days of Our Lives, and The Tonight Show with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno.