State of the Art Community Esports and Virtual Reality Gaming

The 20,000-square-foot, multilevel EPLEX Arena is designed to host every form of competitive gaming, from daily play to high-stakes esports tournaments, and features a competition stage, 50-foot LED video wall, telescopic seating, PC and console gaming stations, and a network TV-quality production studio. Accompanying elements like virtual reality platforms, retro gaming consoles and a comprehensive menu set the arena apart as an unrivaled esports entertainment experience for both casual and professional gamers, or even non-gamers who want an insider’s look at what’s quickly becoming one of the world’s most popular spectator sports.

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Southeast’s first dedicated eSports venue opens in Alabama

An arena dedicated to eSports opened Friday in Birmingham, the first venue of its kind to open in the Southeast. The Magic City ePLEX is located at the Crestwood Festival Center in Birmingham, filling 18,000 square feet with gaming and virtual reality. Tenesha White, one of the managers at the ePLEX, said the facility features […] More

AHSAA holds eSports State Championships at new E-Plex in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – Tyler Theakston has been gaming for years, but walking into the Magic City E-Plex built just for eSports is something he never could have imagined. “I have no words for the scale of this place,” said the Senior at Bob Jones High School. On Friday, Magic City E-Plex opened its doors […] More

Magic City ePLEX to open, host high school championship

The city’s new gaming and virtual reality entertainment center is opening this month. The 18,000-square-foot Magic City ePLEX opens Jan. 31 at the Crestwood Festival Center in Birmingham. As previously reported, the facility will serve the growing eSports market by serving as an eSports training, competition hosting and development location as well as general space […] More