The Esports Stadium Arlington has laid off “all however two” of its workers, based on tweets and sources near the power. The 100,00 sq. foot, multi-use esports occasion stadium, and expo heart is the present dwelling of the Overwatch League staff the Dallas Gasoline, and has facilitated different occasions corresponding to FACEIT’s ECS Counter-Strike: International Offensive Championship.
Along with the layoffs, Esports Stadium Arlington President Jonathon “Panda” Oudthone introduced by way of Twitter that he was leaving the corporate. No specifics for his departure got:
“As of at present I’m not the President of @EsportsStadium,.” he wrote in a Twitter publish. “It has been a pleasure designing, constructing and working the most important esports facility in North America. A number of wonderful occasions and alternatives got here from this. Because of all for the assist. I’m not accomplished although.”
In a follow-up tweet, Oudthone added:
“I do know individuals have numerous questions. I admire the outreach and assist however I can’t actually dive into particulars right now. Simply know that the Stadium’s voice shifting ahead will not be the voice of the individuals who sacrificed blood, sweat and tears constructing it.”
Esports Stadium Arlington, which is co-owned by Texas Rangers co-owner Neil Leibman, was opened in November of 2018. The COVID-19 pandemic has been significantly exhausting on bodily venues for sports activities and esports this yr, as house owners and operators struggled to generate revenue because of stay-at-home restrictions and native and state pointers that stored massive teams of individuals from gathering in a single place.
The Esports Observer has reached out to Esports Stadium Arlington and can replace this story when extra data turns into out there.