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Our Story2019-03-22T13:06:50+10:00

The Backstory

In 2015 two friends (Tom and Josh) started searching for a competitive smash brothers scene in Newcastle, unfortunately they didn’t find what they were looking for so they started their own. They bought some equipment, set up in the back of a golf driving range and started hosting tournaments. Within a year it had grown from them and a few friends, to an active community base of over 100 players, but with limited space, bandwidth and opportunity in the shed it was quickly outgrown. In 2017 they opened up Newcastle’s premier esports facility ‘GVP esports club’ catering to competitive PC and console gamers throughout the region.

What We Do

GvP eSports Club is a brick and mortar facility in Newcastle, NSW where everything within is gaming related! We are now an eSports cafe and tournament venue, open 5 days a week and boasting 700+ members. In-house we have premium setups of consoles (PS4’s, Switches, Wii’s and N64), PC rigs in both community and team-based room configurations, twitch streaming/casting booth, as well as a cafe (selling amazing burgers and pizzas), pool table, big screen projector, and more!

We support the growth of eSports in Newcastle in every way we can, be it hosting local tournaments, providing new comers with a place to practice and meet other players, or being a place to gain experience for local commentators. We’re proud to be the only venue offering these experiences within the Hunter Region (Australia’s fastest growing area, population 620 000 2011!).

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a brick and mortar eSports network for players, casters, production workers (and others) to gain experience in and start their career in eSports. We aim to continue what we have already accomplished in Newcastle and open more locations Nationally. We want to create local, state and national leagues for any game with a competitive scene and fill the gap in what is currently a very ‘top heavy’ competition.

Frequently Asked Questions

CAN YOU HOST PRIVATE FUNCTIONS?2019-03-21T11:14:45+10:00

We have private PC tournament rooms that if not being used in tournaments are available fore hire. You can either hire 1 room (5 max) or open the door between for a 10 person room. If you have a lot of friends you can also hire out the PC pit which holds 14 computers.

CAN I BRING MY OWN PERIPHERALS?2019-03-21T11:14:03+10:00

You are more than welcome to bring whatever you like to enhance your gaming experience. We have good quality items on site for use, but if you wish to use you own we have no issues with that!

CAN I RUN A CUSTOM TOURNAMENT?2019-03-21T11:13:26+10:00

Absolutely! If we aren’t running a game you would like to see a competitive scene for, please let us know and with your help we will give you the tools to create something amazing!
Sadly, members do not get discounted tournament entry as that money always goes into the prize pool, not to us.

WHAT ARE THE PARKING AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT OPTIONS?2019-03-21T11:11:57+10:00

We have a deal with Tighes Hill TAFE that we can use 30 of their car spaces. You can find the map with directions to the venue on the website or Facebook page. For public transport options there are many, there is Hamilton train station within walking distance as well as multiple bus lines that go directly past the venue. The 100 bus is one that runs regularly and late night, you can check the NSW transport website to find a bus line that is relevant to your location.

WHAT AMENITIES ARE AVAILABLE?2019-03-21T11:11:02+10:00
  • Male, female and disabled toilets.
  • Cafe.
  • 2 private PC rooms which can be used as either Red Vs Blue 5 a side or it also opens into one room.
  • Beer garden for private functions.
WHAT PLATFORMS ARE AVAILABLE TO PLAY?2019-03-21T11:08:30+10:00
  • PC
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Nintendo Nii U
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Sony Playstation 4
IS MEMBERSHIP COMPULSORY?2019-03-21T11:07:02+10:00

Membership is compulsory. Initially it was not something we were going to proceed with, however, it has become necessary for the security of both our venue and online services.

Members benefits include:

  • First access to special events.
  • Discounted prices on merchandise.

More information can be found on the membership page!

WHERE DID THE NAME GVP COME FROM?2019-03-21T10:49:32+10:00

The name GvP stands for Gomaz Vs Pedro, which are the original Xbox gamertags that Tom and Josh used when they first started gaming. Born out of fierce competitive play against each other with every game they picked up it seemed fitting for the company to be named from the roots of their gaming origins.