A new esports gaming venue will open in Liverpool this month and the owners have secured deals with tech partners to ensure the ‘ultimate gaming experience’. Tony McDonough reports
Owners of a new esports gaming venue that will open in Liverpool this month have secured partnerships with leading tech industry suppliers.
Entrepreneurs Callum Wilson and Adam Rydings are launching Level Tap, which will be located in Hanover Street in Liverpool ONE. It will cater for a wide range of gamers and host a variety of competitive titles from all genres.
Across two levels, the venue will offer 10 console stations, all containing a Nintendo Switch and either a PS5 or an Xbox Series X, along with two racing simulators and 20 PCs. And it will host and broadcast live events from around the world.
It will be the city’s only base for gaming and esports spectating, as well as the hosting and broadcasting of live events from around the world.
Its tech is being custom-built and supplied by AlphaSync at Ebuyer with ASUS and ROG (Republic of Gamers) components. This includes chairs, monitors, mice and keyboards to ensure maximum immersion.
Callum Wilson said: “ROG has always focused on ground breaking kit and peripherals reshaping the gaming landscape and raising the standard for gamers and developers alike.
“AlphaSync are among the best select system-builders who can create dream machines unavailable elsewhere, featuring a totally tailored rig with seamless fusion of synchronized features, aesthetic finesse, and fine-tuned performance.”
Level Tap is also partnering with Redbull and Liverpool’s own American Pizza Slice. Additionally, visitors will be able to enjoy custom-built retro arcade games from Roll Model Arcade of St Helens.
Adam Rydings added: “The ability to transition seamlessly within our venue from a traditional sports bar experience to an esports arena, to split screen sofa style gaming and to a racing simulator arcade, as well as having something for those who just want to enjoy a playing an arcade game or have a bite eat is what makes Level Tap unique.”
Occupying 6,500 sq ft, Level Tap is being fitted out and delivered by Liverpool-based The Momentum Group.
It will feature a mezzanine level where streamers or competing teams play with their gameplay broadcast onto projectors and TVs around the venue, with a lower level arena seating capacity of 100+.
On the lower level the gaming booths will contain a Nintendo Switch and either a PS5 or an Xbox Series X and there will be a bar, a dining area and a decompression lounge.
Level Tap’s games library will cater for a wide range of gamers with competitive titles as the focus, yet with all genres available from FPS, Sports and Racing to RPG’s, Strategy and Party.