Belong Gaming Arenas opened Oct. 17 inside Grapevine Mills. The site at 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway is the second U.S. location for U.K.-born company Vindex's gaming center and the first in North Texas.

The center allows gamers to come together to watch, play and compete in their favorite game titles. Visitors will have the opportunity to play for fun or train like esports professionals. The site will feature top-of-the-line gaming PCs, equipment and next-generation consoles.

“Esports and gaming are a way for people to connect, and Belong brings these communities together and allows them to flourish,” said Martyn Gibbs, CEO of Belong Gaming Arenas, in a news release. “Dallas has long been considered a hub for North American esports thanks to organizations like Envy, and we can’t wait to provide a new home for gaming culture in North Texas to continue growing.”

Grapevine's Belong Gaming Arenas is set to be the home field for the Grapevine Guards, the city's local amateur esports team who represent Grapevine in tournaments, leagues and scrimmages against other teams in the Belong network. It will also serve as a training ground and hub for Texas-based esports organization Envy Gaming.