TGS Esports recently re-opened its Richmond facility last week after being closed since March of 2020.
TGS, which stand for The Gaming Stadium, is a company setting out to build Esports community through hosting tournaments, events and creating a space for people to play, watch and get involved in competitive Esports. Since reopening, they have said they will be hosting events live four days a week at their Richmond location, featuring a series of competitive games including Magic the Gathering, Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Valorant.
Through the last year and a half, TGS has hosted online events streaming through Discord, and hosted other giveaways, but has not been open to the public until last week’s grand re-opening.
The center is equipped with 60 PCs, twelve of which are on a main stage area that TGS uses for tournaments and live competitive events, with a spectator area for people to watch as well. As well, the center allows people outside of scheduled tournament times to use their resources for streaming games.
Competitive Esports have seen a rise in popularity in the last few years in Vancouver, with both the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University having competitive Esports associations that are home to several teams across many different video games. As well, The Vancouver Titans are the city’s competitive Overwatch team, which is owned by Canucks Sports and Entertainment and have made total earnings of nearly a million CDN since their formation in 2018.
For more information about TGS, or getting into competitive Esports nearby, visit https://www.thegamingstadium.com.