StarCraft II Pro-Am Tournament Christens New Alienware Arena
We were some of the first visitors to Dell’s new Alienware Arena in Lucky Chinatown, Singapore, this weekend.
As we checked out the StarCraft II Professional-Amateur tournament hosted there by Gamespot Asia and Alienware, we were told that the brand-spanking-new Arena, which took up the building’s entire third floor, had only opened to the public two hours ago.
The Arena is a solid presence amidst the dime-a-dozen LAN centres that dot Singapore’s cityscape. Its bare floors and walls lend a minimalist feel that sits well with the current Alienware design aesthetic. There is no doubt the Arena will soon be wallpapered by publisher moolah, but for now, its Zen, barely-there interior design sits well with us.
Decked out with 150 Alienware desktop computers and boasting a stage area with TV displays, the Arena is intended to serve as Alienware retail space, a LAN centre, and – our most favourite cause of all – as a place for people like you and me.
“We wanted to create a community venue for all the gamers, the customers, and our partners,” said Chips Pang, speaking for Dell. Chips also gave away the prizes for the top two winners of the StarCraft II Pro-Am tournament. FlashDraKe took first place, taking home with him a Alienware X51 desktop computer, while FaDeManly snagged himself a S$500 Alienware voucher.
The Alienware Arena will have its official launch this Tuesday, Dec 18 2012, and we’ll be back then with more information on it.