The Netherlands will be getting its first dedicated esports stadium later this year

The following was sent to Inven Global as a press release.


H20 esports will open the doors of the Rabo Esports Stadium Amsterdam before the end of the year. A sports hall and former school of 10,000 m2 are being converted into the largest campus for gaming, esports and creative tech in Europe. An important part of the campus is a permanent stadium for esports events. Rabobank will connect their name with this stage. Rabobank and H20 esports announced this news today in Cologne during Gamescom 2019, the largest game fair in the world.

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Dirk Tuip, former topathlete and founder of H20, says: “With H20, we realize a dream that we have been working on for years. H20 esports wants to create an ecosystem for ‘Developing the Next Generation’ through gaming, esports and creative tech. The esports market sees a strong growth, which youth and young adults feel strongly connected to. With H20 Campus we bring worlds together and we explicitly connect ourselves with training and education. Gamers, esporters and influencers are the developers of the future”.

What to do at Rabo esports Stadium Amsterdam? Tuip: “All kinds of esports competitions, tournaments and gaming events will be organized at the Rabo Esports Stadium Amsterdam. There are about 75 days already booked for next year. All necessary facilities will be present, such as: broadcasting, shoutcasting, a stage with players desks, playing areas, etc. In addition, there will be a gaming club with high-quality gaming gear, a (VR) racing center, (interactive) sports rooms and your startup or company can get a workplace.

Bringing young people and entrepreneurs together

Eric Zwart, Chairman of the Board of Rabobank Waterland: “The world to the future is open to young people at the Rabo Esports Stadium Amsterdam. The great thing is that we can connect the youth here in real life. And in addition to gaming, H20 focuses strongly on education. Together we can teach the youth to play responsibly.

Business space is being realized at the esports stage for game and tech-related companies. They can meet each other easily, therefore it offers opportunities for entrepreneurs to come up with innovative plans together. For the Amsterdam Waterland region, as an important part of the Amsterdam metropolitan area, it can be a catalyst for economic growth. This, together with the large support from the municipality and education, means that we are enthusiastically entering into a partnership with H20. As our mission goes, we are really building a better world here for young people and entrepreneurs.”

During Gamescom H20 esports and Rabo Esports Stadium Amsterdam will have a stand at the Holland Pavilion in Hall 4.1, Booth #A65-B70 to meet potential event organizers, suppliers and potential partners and gaming developers or entrepreneurs.

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