Enter the Inferno: Las Vegas’ official esports team aims to win you over

Enter the Inferno: Las Vegas’ official esports team aims to win you over

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  • Amber Sampson, Las Vegas Weekly
October 24, 2021 8:32 PM
  • Amber Sampson, Las Vegas Weekly

    It’s Game Day Sunday, and there’s not a single Raiders jersey or Golden Knights flag in sight.

    People of all ages have flocked to the Luxor’s HyperX Esports Arena to watch and compete in a regional tournament for the iconic fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Inside the 30,000-square-foot arena, commentators’ voices boom over the sound system as 50-foot LED screens capture every punch, kick and near-death collision, as Smash fans track every move.

    Esports events like that get a gamer’s heart racing, and communities like this remind Jairo Urcuyo why he founded Las Vegas’ first official esports team in the first place.