Istanbul gets mammoth esports arena


Turkey Esports Arena Image: Ininal Esports Arena

The largest esports arena in Europe and Middle East region – Ininal Esports Arena – opened recently in Istanbul, Turkey.

The venue boasts the ability to stage tournaments with 100 players on the same stage and covers 3,800m2 and can fit in 1,600 people.

Ininal Esports Arena, which gathers players, game companies, publishers, social media influencers and brands under one roof, will become a platform for players and content creators to watch and partake in the tournaments.

It also enjoys a 70m2 LED screen with 4K resolution, broadcast room and studios, team and referee rooms, a VIP lounge, seminar and meeting rooms, and dedicated areas for publishers and social media influencers.

The Esports Arena is also equipped with a huge gaming center with 80 gaming computers and 850m2 of experience areas allowing brands to stay in direct touch with visitors.

The Founding President of Turkey Esports Federation (TESFED), Alper Afşin Özdemir, and Ininal head honcho, Ömer Suner, made speeches at the opening event held last month.

Remarked Özdemir, “A few years ago, we were dealing with questions such as ‘what is esports is it considered as a sport or does it have a future.’ Now, in our country, we see that such esports-specific centers are opening, and brands like Ininal are sponsoring these facilities. We are happy to open such a facility with the attendance of a large crowd, and the media. I hope the young generation attending the event in this facility here will carry our flag with pride in the world.”

Suner added, “Giving our name, Ininal, to Turkey’s, Europe’s and the Middle East’s largest esports arena makes us extremely proud. Ininal, since its establishment, has been the most admired and used payment method by the players in Turkey. In the arena, Ininal will gather esports and games with its players. During the tournaments and events, we organize in the Ininal Esports Arena, we will bring our users and followers together with esport stars. We are aiming to raise worldwide esports stars from this venue.”

He added, “By the tournaments to be held in the future, esports players will get the opportunity to compete at the international level. Besides esports enthusiasts visiting the arena, we expect to reach more than two million gamers every year via the Twitch and YouTube broadcasts.”

Ininal is a payment platform in Turkey and the nearby region. Acquired by Multinet UP on July 12, 2016. Ininal card is designed to fill a need of a prepaid card and gift vouchers in Turkey. The aim of Ininal is to be a solution partner for unbanked, underaged/underbanked and concerned consumers. Multinet UP is the largest meals and shopping voucher and prepaid card network in Turkey today.

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