The Competitive Entertainment Landscape | Issue # 1085 Stinger Report

eSports Continues to Take the Lead The explosion in venue development of eSports Arenas has not been lost on anyone – fuelled by the meteoric rise of the competitive pastime during lockdown and continuing apace, as the latest chain of big venues was reported. Belong Gaming Arena (BGA), a UK-based chain of eSports venues, announced they were commencing plans to open 500 sites in US shopping malls across the country, over the next five years. The company announced the site of its first US venue in Houston, in a mall location. BGA has…

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Electric Cinema Portobello. Photo by Fred Bigio on Flickr

Up in lights: London’s best cinemas for private hire

From proposals to conferences and presentations, these cinemas for hire in London are the perfect way to give your guests VIP treatment! What cinemas can you hire for events in London? There are many cinemas that are available for private hire across London. They include Cineworld O2, Odeon in Leicester Square, Everyman Cinemas and Curzon cinemas. Can you use cinemas for conferences and other corporate events? Cinemas work really well for conferences and other corporate events. Clients can use state of the art audio-visual which provide superb views and sound.…

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UKHospitality calls for action on growing costs of delay to lifting restrictions

At the 2-week review point today, the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid has confirmed that 19 July remains the delayed date for all restrictions to be lifted. UKHospitality has called for the Government to factor in mounting costs in the sector as a consideration and to consider a range of mitigation measures due to this delay. The trade association has highlighted how the delay in lifting restrictions risks further business failures via unsustainable accrued debts, as well as compounding problems in an already challenging…

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