Esports (or electronic sports), is a competitive sport using video games as its platform. With its growing popularity among professional and casual gamers, esports has slowly gained its legitimacy globally and is recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 2017.
The Rise of Esports Gaming in Vietnam
In Vietnam, esports has gained its standing among traditional sports. It is making huge waves among fans, professional gamers, and investors alike. According to a report published by Appota JSC and VTV Play in 2018, the esports market in Vietnam is brimming with potential. With the emergence of many local professional teams as well as the growing audience, the demand for esports gaming centers is clear.
Esports Gaming Centers in Ho Chi Minh City
It can be said that Esports Gaming Centers in Ho Chi Minh City have its background from small internet cafes that were extremely popular in the early 2000s-2010s. Many of these cafes (or as they were called by locals, “internet shops”), were vital for the growth of video games and esports in Vietnam. Today, with the rising demand for higher quality services, these cafes have been upgraded with state-of-the-art equipment that will surely satisfy every gamer’s need.
GG Stadium was one of the venues for the “2019 Mid-Season Invitational”.
Address: Crescent Mall, 101 Ton Dat Tien Street, District 7
Facebook: GG Stadium
GG Stadium is Riot Games’ largest esports studio in South East Asia. Equipped with cutting-edge sound systems, lighting, and competitive gaming equipment, GG Stadium will be a place to serve professional esports competitions as well as display Riot Games products. Fans can buy tickets for these events and merchandise through their website.
Established in 2014, Aces Gaming is a popular location for local gamers.
Address: Phu Tho Sports Complex, 219 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, District 11
Originally started as a group of renowned professional gamers, Aces Gaming has become one of the first esports gaming centers in Ho Chi Minh City. It also regularly holds many gaming events and tournaments.
All computers here are equipped with RAM 4 GB, CPU Intel Core i3, and VGA GTX 750. There’s also ten used for professionals competing with RAM 8 GB, CPU Intel Xeon v3, VGA Gigabite GTX 760 OC 2 GB DDR5, and Asus VG248QE 144 Hz screen.
Dreamer Land – VR Center
Dreamer Land brings many unique VR experience to the players.
- Floor 5 – SC VivoCity, 1058 Nguyen Van Linh, Tan Phong Ward, District 7
- Floor 1F Lotte Mart Go Vap – 242 Nguyen Van Luong Street, Ward 10, Go Vap District
- Floor 2 Lotte Mart Tan Binh – 20 Cong Hoa Street, Ward 12, Tan Binh District
Facebook: Dreamer Land
A pioneer in VR (virtual reality) gaming in Vietnam, Dreamer Land is currently Vietnam’s first and most professional VR entertainment service provider. Its facility at SC VivoCity is the largest VR gaming center in Southeast Asia. With modern equipment, high-quality services with over 20 licensed games to choose from, Dreamer Land VR Center is a destination that you should not miss.
GEM – Esports Center & Coffee Lounge
A professional gaming center with a comfortable coffee lounge.
Address: 782 Huynh Tan Phat Street, Tan Phu Ward, District 7
Facebook: GEM – Esports Center & Coffee Lounge
With its impressive modern design, GEM – Esports Center & Coffee Lounge is unique for combining both PC gaming and mobile gaming model to bring the most well-rounded experience.
GEM offers 72 PC with a high configuration that’s suitable for many online games, uniquely, the SVIP and Stream zone are equipped with VGA RTX 2060 6GB.
Summary of Esports Gaming Centers in Ho Chi Minh City
Esports is undoubtedly making its waves in Vietnam, not just as a sport but also as a thriving industry. Whether you are a casual gamer, a professional sportsman, or just a fan, esports gaming centers in Ho Chi Minh City can be an exciting experience.
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