Liverpool’s first esports venue to be delivered by The Momentum Group.

Liverpool is set to welcome its first ever esports venue later this year with the Momentum Group appointed to design, fit out and deliver this exciting new concept in the city. 

Level Tap on Hanover Street in Liverpool ONE will be Liverpool’s first base for gaming and esports spectating, as well as the hosting and broadcasting of live events from around the world. 

The Momentum Group is now on site turning a former 6,500sqft restaurant into a venue fit for the casual and super competitive gamer, as well as non-gamers to enjoy.  

Across two levels, the interactive, experience-led venue, set to open in May, will feature ten console stations, two racing simulators and 20 PCs. The mezzanine level will be where streamers or competing teams play with their gameplay broadcast by projectors and on TVs around the venue, with a lower level arena seating capacity of 100+. 

In the lower level alongside gaming booths, will be a bar, dining area and a lounge designed as a ‘decompression and social zone’ where gamers can take a break from the screens and intense gaming environment.  

Chris Renshaw, director and co-founder of The Momentum Group, said: “The mix of leisure and retail is rapidly evolving and there is a growing demand for more immersive experiences and pursuits.  

“Level Tap is at the vanguard, not only in the city but also in the UK, by bringing a dedicated esports venue with food and drink to the high street. We are thrilled to have been appointed to deliver this project, bringing the first high-end esports venue to the city region and helping Level Tap on its way to what we are sure will be a successful addition to the city’s leisure and hospitality scene.” 

Callum Wilson (L) and Adam Rydings (R), founders of Level Tap.

Level Tap is being launched by Callum Wilson and Adam Rydings. Callum said: “This is our debut venue and it’s vital for us to have the right people with the right experience alongside us to ensure we hit the ground running; glitch free.”

The experience, attention to detail, local knowledge and flexible approach that The Momentum Group is providing is exactly what we need for this project.” 

The esports market is estimated to be worth £1.4bn by 2025 while latest industry figures on live streaming audiences showing that in 2021, 747 million people spectated esports, a figure which is set to grow to around 950 million by 2024. 

Adam said: “The market for activity bars has grown substantially over the last few years while the gaming industry as a whole grows year on year with esports, in particular, becoming more popular than ever.  

Given the surging demand for esports streaming and gaming it just makes sense for a place like Liverpool to have a dedicated venue in which to play, watch and socialise and, being passionate about esports and gaming, we aim to provide that, with expert advice from The Momentum Group.”