This Redditor Just Opened an Awesome eSports Bar in NorCal
Redditor Kevthehumanboy posted to the League of Legends subreddit nine months ago detailing his dream to build a truly decked out eSports bar in San Jose, CA. A whole lot of blood, sweat, and tears later, AFK Gamer Lounge is ready to open on April 17.
In many Asian countries, PC and gaming bars are far more popular than they are stateside.
South Korea in particular serves as the Mecca for venues that merge gaming and nightlife, due in no small part to the common practice of such venues being directly funded by game development companies and sponsorship organizations.
Whether because they're stuck in the old ways, or they simply see it as too risky or costly an investment, gaming companies are more than content with simply making games without offering dedicated places to play them.
As long as they're reeling in massive amounts of revenue from DLC microtransactions, pre-orders, and digital distribution platforms, why bother with risky maneuvers like buying real estate, hiring construction crews, and obtaining liquor licenses?