Na'Vi's Founder Plans to Change the Concept of Ukrainian Esports in Five Years

30 July 2020 Na'Vi's Founder Plans to Change the Concept of Ukrainian Esports in Five Years

Last week, the Internet was flooded with the news saying that the new owner of Kyiv-based Dnipro Hotel, which was sold at the auction for 1.1 billion UAH, is now Oleksandr “ZeroGravity” Kokhanovsky.

Commenting the purchase, he mentioned the intention to make Dnipro Hotel the first hotel in the world fully outfitted for esports events. Moreover, it is only one of the stages of the grandiose esports project intended to turn Kyiv into the world’s Mecca of esports.

*If you happen not to know, ZeroGravity is a former sportsman, founder of Natus Vincere and DreamTeam startup, co-founder of ESforce holding, the fourth in the ranking of the most influential personalities of esports in the CIS according to Forbes.

What are the plans of Dnipro transformation?

Dnipro Hotel esports

Oleksandr notes that Dnipro Hotel will take on one of the key roles in the updated esports infrastructure of Ukraine. Plans are to build a multifunctional esports arena on its territory in the center of Kyiv, where big esports, sports, and music events will take place.

Dnipro is expected to become the world’s first hotel fully ready to host esports events. Alongside restaurants, bars, SPA, and fitness centers that are habitual for top hotels, there will be also special rooms for professional games, an esports stage, training zones, and the best players’ lounge in the world.

Other plans related to esports development in Ukraine

In the interview for AIN.UA, ZeroGravity said, “our goal is to turn Kyiv into Mecca of global esports”.

It is planned to change the concept of the Ukrainian esports in five years. On the way to this goal, there are plans to create a comprehensive esports ecosystem that will include:

  • Ukrainian professional esports association (UPEA);

  • modern multifunctional esports arena that will host all-Ukrainian and international tournaments;

  • Ukrainian championship and Cup for esports disciplines, as well as leagues for pupils and students;

  • esports academy;

  • esports departments at universities;

  • 20 cutting-edge game centers in large cities of Ukraine;

Oleksandr plans to present a detailed development strategy for the national esports at the presentation of the UPEA in September of 2020.


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