Grosvenor has announced that competitive-socialising Esports concept, leveltap, has officially launched its debut bricks-and-mortar site at Liverpool ONE’s Hanover Street.
leveltap’s 6,500 sq ft location provides an interactive, experience-led venue for gaming and spectating in the heart of Liverpool, bringing a standalone Esports venue to the city for the first time. Catering for a wide range of gamers, leveltap hosts a variety of competitive titles, and its library features all genres, from FPS, Sports and Racing to RPG’s, Strategy and Party. leveltap Liverpool ONE broadcasts live events from around the globe, such as Call of Duty League and League of Legends’ World Championship, connecting Liverpool, the UK’s most sociable city, to the worldwide Esports community.
Partnering with leading tech industry suppliers to bring ground-breaking kit to leveltap, the two storey location features ten custom-built console stations, all containing a Nintendo Switch and either a PS5 or an Xbox Series X, along with two racing simulators and 20 PCs. A mezzanine space also provides a base for streamers and competing teams to broadcast their gameplay onto projectors around the venue.
The ground floor hosts a large lounge area with bar and dining tables, alongside an ‘arena’ seating more than 100. Guests can enjoy a range of fun and high-quality gaming-themed cocktails including AFKZombie, Up All Night, Quick Revive and Cool Down, shakes, seltzers and draught and bottled beer, wine and soft drinks, as well as pizza slices, sides, snacks and sundaes.
Adam Rydings, leveltap founder and a finance director for a publicly listed overseas Esports brand, said: “Situated in the heart of one of the UK’s most sociable cities, and renowned for championing Liverpool’s innovation, Liverpool ONE is the ideal location to launch our debut site for leveltap and we are so happy to open our doors to the region and Esports fanatics. Whether you are a seasoned Esports competitor, an avid spectator or just enjoy immersing yourself in the atmosphere with an Esports-themed cocktail, leveltap Liverpool ONE is the only place to be for gaming in the city.”
Rob Deacon, Senior Asset Manager at Grosvenor, added: “leveltap’s debut venue is yet another unique opening at Liverpool ONE that provides further reasons to visit or extend a trip to the destination. Bringing a standalone Esports venue to the city for the first time, the launch of leveltap reaffirms Liverpool ONE’s position as the UK’s leading retail and entertainment destination and we are thrilled to be the location of choice for such a landmark moment in leveltap’s journey.”
Metis and Starka acted for Liverpool ONE, whilst leveltap dealt direct.