An international eSports chain, Wanyoo, opened a new studio in the Sheffield City Centre last week.
The chain currently has 1200 stores in over 50 cities, with their newest Sheffield venue having both a public and a private room available for their customers.
The public room costs £3/hr for members and £4/hr for non-members. Their private room can seat a group of six people for £6/hr per person.
Sheng Luo, the manager of the Sheffield studio, mentioned that one of the reasons people prefer Wanyoo for eSports across the globe is because of their professional gaming equipment. He also added: “Though we have a large variety of games available, if there is a specific game that our customer wants which is not in our systems, they can download the game for free on our PCs.”
For their Sheffield studio, Wanyoo has partnered with Yi Fang, a Taiwanese food chain. According to the manager, this provides a full experience for students who wish to play eSports with their friends.
“They [the students] can eat mixed Asian food. As this place is targeted towards students, we serve fast food. I would recommend our soup and our bubble tea,” Mr Luo said. Their menu also has many fruit-based dishes available for those who want a healthier option.
The management plans to launch a supermarket in the same location after Christmas to make Wanyoo in Sheffield a one-stop solution for shopping groceries, food and eSports.
Wanyoo’s membership is free, though players must be 16+ to enter tournaments and must be the required age to play age-restricted games. Any players under 16 must have guardian’s consent to register for a membership account. Players under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all time.