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  1. Fortress Melbourne
    Photograph: Supplied
  2. Fortress Melbourne
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  3. Fortress Melbourne
    Photograph: Supplied

Time Out says

Australia's biggest video gaming and esports venue is now open in the Emporium

Are you ready to play? Fortress Melbourne is the southern hemisphere's largest video gaming and esports entertainment venue. It's located on the lower ground floor of Emporium Melbourne, and it's massive. No, really. The venue encompasses 2,700 square metres of space over two levels. 

Inside you'll be able to experience some of the coolest games and newest technology from around the world. There's a 200-seat esports arena, plus 160 Alienware PCs, VIP game booths, streamer pods and tabletop and board game areas. There are also function spaces, a restaurant and two bars so you won't go hungry or thirsty. 

The space is designed for gamers of all ages – and it's not just for the Fortnite fans. There's a range of games on offer including Mario Kart, Dota 2, Rainbow 6 and heaps more. The venue runs special board game nights on Wednesdays (including food and drink specials and free play) and always-popular beginner-friendly Dungeons and Dragons games on Sundays. 

Fortress Melbourne is open daily. Walk-ins are welcome, but it's recommended to book.

Rebecca Russo
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Rebecca Russo


Emporium Melbourne
287 Lonsdale Street
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Opening hours:
Daily 10am-3am
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