First ever airport gaming lounge launches in DFW

Gamers traveling through the DFW airport now a have a great reason to arrive several hours early…and we aren’t just talking about combatting TSA security checkpoints.

Gameway, Inc. recently launched the world’s first airport gaming lounge in various terminals at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. The Oregon-based startup, which launched earlier this year, focuses on monetizing airport entertainment.

Each of the 36 gaming stations comes preloaded with the latest hit games including Fortnite, NBA 2k18, Madden, Call of Duty WW2, FIFA, and many more. The stations entice even the most hardcore gamers as they feature 43” TV’s, noise-canceling headphones, charging ports, aka gaming paradise. Each unit also boasts a luggage rack (since technically you are at the airport to travel.)

The gamer lounges are located in Terminal B42 and E16, from 6:00am-9:30 pm and 4:30am-9:30 pm respectively. The lounges offer two pricing options. Gamers can pay by the minute… wait actually; you don’t even need to know about that option. Here’s what you need to do – take advantage of the very affordable $20 for unlimited play, aka a small price to pay for virtual dominance.

Why is this a big deal? DFW continues to emerge as a premiere hotbed of the national E-Sports scene.

A recent study by ESPN found that DFW ranks second behind Los Angeles, as the capital for E-Sports. Several e-gaming companies headquarter in the metroplex including Mark Cuban’s’ Mavs Gaming team which competes as one of the 17 real NBA teams in a new inaugural e-league and Complexity Gaming, which is largely owned by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and 2018 Fort Worth Business Executive of the Year, John Goff.

As gamers ourselves, we’re now hoping for more flight delays and extended layovers. Now if we can just get to the pilot to hold the plane until we finish this game. Hey American Airlines, what’s the policy on missed flights due to competitive Battle Royales? 😉

Bradley Joyce

Bradley is the founder of LAUNCH DFW and an avid proponent/supporter of the DFW Startup Community. Bradley is also the founder of Skyrise, a community, communications and concierge platform for commercial office buildings.