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The biggest games & esports venue in Australia is landing at Emporium Melbourne!

29 Feb 2020

Breaking news! The Southern Hemisphere’s biggest video gaming and esports entertainment venue, Fortress Melbourne, is opening its doors at Emporium Melbourne in March 2020. Fortress Melbourne will be the hottest attraction in town offering an Australian-first entertainment experience for gamers, families and tourists.  

Spread across two gigantic floors in the heart of Melbourne CBD, this cultural centre speaks to your passions, bringing in diverse groups from the entire spectrum of the gaming community. Get set to play with Fortress Melbourne boasting a 200-seat purpose-built esports arena, more than 160 gaming PCs, console gaming suites, dedicated streamer pods, role playing and tabletop game play area, function rooms, a full-service restaurant and two bars all under one roof. 

If you’re not into esports, fear not! The Basement Ground level features a gamer-friendly tavern, casual console gaming suites, fireside hearth and designated RPG area! Gamers, you’re home.



Escape the hustle and bustle of Melbourne CBD at out LAN Lounge. With over 50+ top tier PC stations, you can experience a premium gaming experience by yourself or with friends. Booking for the LAN Lounge will be available at the Fortress Melbourne reception area at launch or online.

Located on Basement Ground.



The Esports Bar is the perfect place to grab a drink and cheer on your favourite esports team! The menu will include colourful cocktails, beer, cider and other delicious food inspired by your favourite games.

Located on Lower Ground Level.


Introducing Melbourne’s first permanent esports arena! At Fortress Melbourne, anyone can have the chance to play on stage and feel like a pro as amateur tournaments are hosted for a range of games! Competitive play isn’t your jam? Please take a seat on one of the 200 seats in the grandstand and enjoy top-level production. Full calendar of events and tournaments will be available closer to launch.

Located on Lower Ground level.

The Tavern is the communal centre of Fortress Melbourne. This is a space for gamers to come together, hang with their friends and have fun.

At the tavern you can enjoy:

• A fantastic restaurant experience with full kitchen and bar services.
• Five console gaming suites, allowing you and your friends to play games together with table service
• A wide selection of tabletop board games and card games ranging from family-friendly to hardcore strategy games.
• Explore around the Basement Floor, and you’ll find out Arcade Alley, are you game enough to be one of the Arcade Champions?

Located on the Basement Floor.

For more information visit the Fortress Melbourne website.