UK High Street retailer GAME has opened one of its Belong esports arenas in the heart of London.
The firm has rolled out one of these destination locations in the basement of department store House of Fraser on London's Oxford Circus. This follows GAME being purchased by Mike Ashley's Sports Direct this summer, following the High Street giant buying more and more of the interactive entertainment firm before eventually putting in an offer to buy. Ashley's outfit also owns House of Fraser.
The arena opens today (Thursday, December 12th) with the official Twitter account (below) saying that it has a 100-person capacity. This is also home to GAME Belong's London Wildhearts esports team.
It's not clear whether GAME's Belong store on Wardour Street - just off Oxford Street - will remain open. That location opened three years ago and incidentally is where we got the snap of GAME boss Martyn Gibbs that leads this article.
Our @belongLDN Lionhearts have outgrown their lion’s den on Wardour Street & are moving to their brand-new Oxford Street arena on December 12th! Find out what this move means for you by reading our FAQ and get a sneak peek at our 100-seater arena at: https://t.co/A9N5Fbcpdr pic.twitter.com/5kW6jKNN34— Belong Gaming Arenas (@BelongArenas) December 9, 2019