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Tropicana Atlantic City, Spawn Point Host Largest Regional Esports Tournament


Royal Flush, A Melee/Smash4 Tournament Features $10,000 Combined Pot; Attracts Top Players in the World; Marquis Caster Talent

Atlantic City, NJ, May 2, 2017The Esports specialists at Spawn Point, in conjunction with the Tropicana Atlantic City are proud to announce that they will host Royal Flush – a weekend-long Melee/Smash4 tournament with a $10,000 combined pot bonus. The event will take place May 12 – 14.

As of today, the tournament has drawn more than 400 registered esports enthusiasts, including the world’s highest ranking players, Armada (Super Smash Brother Melee) and Zero (Super Smash Brother Wii U). 

The tournament will be streamed live on Twitch.TV  by VGBootCamp, Smash Studios, MeleeEveryDay and MasterHand.

“We are proud to be hosting an esports tournament that has drawn players from all over the world,” said Steve Callender, General Manager at Tropicana Atlantic City. “We expect a high turnout for players as well as spectators who will enjoy not only esports, but all that the Tropicana has to offer.”

Esports is commonly known as competitive video gaming played by individuals, teams or professionals, and is often accompanied by a large viewing audience. There are five key genres that make up the bulk of video games that are often referred to as esports: first-person-shooter (FPS), real-time strategy (RTS), multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), fighting games, and sports simulation.

“We chose to partner with the Tropicana Atlantic City based on their reputation for great events and entertainment,” said Kevin Mercuri, Co-Founder of Spawn Point. “Esports has the ability to attract and entertain an entirely new demographic of casino players and should play an integral role in every casino’s marketing plan.”

Spawn Point provides a full range of solutions for the burgeoning Esports industry. According to the latest research on Esports, it is projected that there will be 145 million Esports enthusiasts worldwide in 2017. Research has also indicated that there are nearly as many Esports participants (89 million) as hockey fans (94 million). The growth and development of Esports has been substantial as the total Esports revenue for 2016 is projected to be $275 million in North America.

For more information on the event, please visit https://smash.gg/tournament/royal-flush/details.


About Tropicana Atlantic City

Tropicana Atlantic City is a 24-hour gaming destination located on the beach and Boardwalk. Featuring 2,047 hotel rooms and home of The Quarter, a 200,000 square foot entertainment complex, Tropicana is the premier resort in Atlantic City. With 24 restaurants, 25 shops, 18 bars and lounges, 2 pools, an IMAX Theatre and a spa, Tropicana was highlighted as one of the “Coolest Casinos in the World” by PopSugar. The TROP ADVANTAGE® Club has been voted “Best Players Club” by Casino Player Magazine.  Since 2015, Tropicana underwent over $90 million in renovations, including its spectacular Multimedia Light and Sound Show, the addition of AtlantiCare LifeCenter Fitness, renovations to its casino, over 900 hotel rooms, Garces restaurants and more.

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About Spawn Point

Spawn Point provides a full range of solutions for the burgeoning Esports industry. Specializing in creating advanced competitive environments, The Spawn Point Esports tournament platform is built on the AliQuantum gaming platform – a recognized leader in gaming software with the regulated integrity of a licensed gaming platform. The Company provides hard-to-find expertise in the creation of Esports spaces as well as planning and producing Esports tournaments. The Spawn Point team is comprised of industry veterans who specialize in Esports infrastructure, technology, gaming software and promotion – spawnpoint.net.