The eSports Cave opens with gaming tournaments, streaming in Northwest Austin

The eSports Cave
The eSports Cave opened in early June in Northwest Austin, offering PCs and consoles rentals by the hour for customers interested in casual and competitive gaming. (Courtesy The eSports Cave)

The eSports Cave opened in early June in Northwest Austin, offering PCs and consoles rentals by the hour for customers interested in casual and competitive gaming. (Courtesy The eSports Cave)

Video game lounge The eSports Cave is now open in Northwest Austin, offering state-of-the-art video game consoles and computers for casual and competitive use.

Connor Stilwell, one of the founding partners of The eSports Cave, said he opened the business in early June as a venue for interested gamers of all levels to find a comfortable space to play and stream video games.

“We are very much trying to provide a space where people can have fun and be part of a community,” Stilwell said.

The new business, located at 10700 Anderson Mill Road, Ste. 207, Austin, rents out PCs and consoles with dozens of available video games to play. Interested customers can pay for time at The eSports Cave to test their wares in competitive gaming, and the business has stations set up for team cooperative gaming experiences. Passes at the business are sold by the hour, and daily passes are also offered.

Weekly competitive gaming tournaments are also hosted at The eSports Cave, with tournaments held for Super Smash Bros. and Fortnite already scheduled.


“When we get into full swing there will be tournaments three or four times a week,” Stilwell said.

As a means to keep patrons safe from the spread of the coronavirus, The eSports Cave has instituted a series of safety measures, such as cleaning and sanitizing gaming stations between use, requiring masks, enforcing social distancing and more.

“The way I organized [the space] was to make people comfortable through COVID-19,” Stilwell said. “If we didn’t think it was safe, we wouldn’t be open.” 512-387-6389. www.theesportscave.com
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


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