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 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.