In a celebration marked by LED lights, and the hum of PCs, The Wired Lobby has officially opened its doors, ushering in a new era of gaming in Middlesbrough. The grand opening event, held on December 1st 2023, showcased the venue’s commitment to providing an unparalleled gaming experience to the people of Middlesbrough and beyond.

The Wired Lobby, now the largest esports venue in Middlesbrough, stands as a testament to the evolving landscape of gaming and esports. With cutting-edge technology, a vibrant atmosphere, and state-of-the-art facilities, it marks itself as a true haven for gaming enthusiasts.


State-of-the-Art Gaming

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At the heart of The Wired Lobby are its 30+ gaming stations, providing the perfect mix of comfort and technology. Equipped with the latest hardware, Equipped with top-tier hardware, including the RTX 3070 TI and an AMD Ryzen 5800X CPU, and a variety of gaming titles, each PC is designed to cater to both casual gamers and esports professionals. Those who prefer console gaming need not fear, The Wired Lobby has made sure it caters to all gamers, and has a range of consoles to play, including the Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch OLED.

For those who prefer racing, The Wired Lobby also has a collection of professional racing simulators. The racing sims make use of full telemetry data, just like F1 drivers have, providing players with insights on their racing lines, braking zones, gear selection and much more. Additionally, the sim racing set ups are based within full size, true to life touring cars, allowing visitors to get the full experience of driving a touring car on the track for real.


More than just a gaming venue

the wired lobby social

One of the most noticeable things about The Wired Lobby is how it’s not just a venue – it’s designed to be a community hub. From hosting gaming tournaments, to providing a space for local gaming meetups, the venue fosters a real sense of community among gaming enthusiasts. The venue even welcomes non-gamers, providing space for people to meet in their café and bar.

Beyond the controllers and PCs, The Wired Lobby’s selection of food and drinks are a big stand-out, and have even attracted enough attention to pull non-gamers through the doors. They offer a wide selection of food, including burgers, pizza, and of course, the Middlesbrough classic, parmos. For those looking for an adventurous beverage, The Wired Lobby also features their own unique gaming themed cocktails. Whether it’s a ‘Radaway Fizz’, or a ‘Slurp Juice Sipper’, there are fun nods to gaming everywhere.


Tournaments and Events

the wired lobby tournament area

Despite having just opened, The Wired Lobby already has promises for exciting events and tournaments in the future. The venue plans to host a variety of gaming events, from LAN tournaments, to themed nights, providing a fantastic opportunity for the local gaming scene to get involved. One event to look out for in particular is their upcoming Call of Duty LAN, in collaboration with Katana Gaming. Fans are in for a treat, with the high-stakes tournament prize pool summing to a grand total of £4000. The event takes place in March, with tickets available to purchase now.



wired lobby racing simulator

The Wired Lobby operates using a membership system – visitors must have an active membership if they want to use the venue’s gaming facilities. Luckily, The Wired Lobby offers a few different tiers of membership, each fitting to a different budget. For example, their Basic Desktop Membership allows players to get two hours of desktop gaming for £10. Those who will be visiting the venue far more often may want to try out the Gold Desktop Membership option – for £200 a month, they will receive 40 hours of desktop gaming, as well as credit to purchase F&B or merchandise.


The Wired Lobby are open now, every day from 9am-11pm. For more information, please visit their website.