Case studies

Take a look at a few examples from the wide range of events we've hosted here at Copper Box Arena. No matter if it's international crowd or a local community event, we hope from these you'll find inspiration on how you can create your own amazing event experience with us. If you've got any questions relating to these events or an upcoming event please reach out to us:

Team Biffle emerges victorious at Call of Duty World Series of Warzone Global Finals

The esports world witnessed an electrifying spectacle as Team Biffle emerged triumphant in the Call of Duty World Series of Warzone 2023 Global Finals at Copper Box Arena.

This high-stakes event, which unfolded in thrilling fashion, featured an all-American squad from the North American circuit, solidifying their place in history at the first-ever in person World Series of Warzone Global Finals, with an extraordinary total of 218.2 points. Team Biffle not only clinched victory but also seized a grand prize of $100,000, leaving audiences in awe.
With a jaw-dropping prize pool of $600,000 on the line, the global competition attracted the best Warzone players in the world, who showcased their gaming prowess throughout the tournament. The tournament was a battle royale of epic proportions, pitting elite teams from around the world against one another.

In a closely fought final showdown, Team Hisoka secured the second spot, claiming a well-deserved prize of $80,000. Team Almond took the third position, showcasing their exceptional skills to earn a commendable prize of $65,000.

This tournament not only celebrated the collaborative efforts of teams but also introduced a thrilling Solo Yolo event, as 150 Warzone enthusiasts cast aside their allegiances to battle it out individually for the ultimate crown. 

The last player standing, Skullface, who is part of Team Hisoka, was awarded a staggering prize of $100,000.

Call of Duty World Series of Warzone 2023 Global Finals was a testament to the dedication, talent, and passion of the gaming community. It showcased the incredible heights that esports have reached, drawing players and 3,000 fans from all corners of the globe to Copper Box Arena in London.

Apex Legends' triumph in our premier esports venue validates success

Copper Box Arena welcomed the Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS) Year 3 Split 1 Playoffs over the weekend of February 2-5, 2023, for the first-ever ALGS competition on UK soil.

During the four-day event, the world’s 40 top Apex Legends squads battled to claim the title of Split 1 Champion and the lion’s share of the USD $1 million prize pool.

Having hosted previous events such as the Rugby League World Cup and a Dizzee Rascal concert as well as other innovative sports events such as Legacy Cheer and Dance, Copper Box Arena once again proved its flexibility as a first-choice event space. 

The arena, which is fast becoming the home of esports in London, was transformed into a gaming arena, with state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment, and high-speed internet for participating competitors. 
It is not the first time the arena has shown its ability to adapt, having hosted numerous esports events such as Gran Turismo, League of Legends, Call of Duty and many others as well as many unique sporting events.

Ryan Thompson, Chief Production Officer at Esports Engine, said: “Esports Engine’s industry-leading production capabilities have supported Copper Box Arena’s reputation as a premier destination for gaming and esports.

“By leaning on our integrated Esports Engine studio at Here East and Copper Box’s dynamic facility, we’re able to deliver best-in-class experiences for our partners and their audiences.

“Copper Box Arena’s flexibility makes it the ideal canvas for creating one-of-a-kind productions from large-scale battle royale tournaments like the Apex Legends Global Series to intimate, broadcast-only championships.

"We look forward to continuing to bring exciting opportunities to both the London gaming community and fans around the world.”
Electronic Arts (EA) and Respawn Entertainment collaborated with Esports Engine (EE), a global gaming and esports leader, to produce and manage the event. 

The event was marketed to Apex Legends fans worldwide, with tickets available for purchase online. 

With over 100 million unique monthly players worldwide, Apex Legends is a massively popular first-person shooter video game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. 

The game’s competitive ecosystem, the ALGS, features 150 teams competing across five regions for the chance to participate in three marquee LAN competitions. The recent Split 1 Playoffs featured 40 of the world's best Apex Legends teams, competing in a heated playoff format in front of a live crowd. Twenty teams reached the finals, which reached a dramatic conclusion, where TSM were crowned the ALGS Split 1 winners.

In addition to fans cheering on their favourite players from the stands, viewers tuned in to watch the action on platforms like Twitch and YouTube.
Stuart Hutchison, General Manager of Copper Box Arena described the event explaining: “It’s fantastic to see one of the most popular global game titles come to Copper Box Arena and global giants such as Esports Engine choosing to utilise the space time and time again. 

“It’s great to see the legacy from the 2012 Olympic games extending beyond the space of traditional sports.” 

As the Copper Box Arena continues to make a name for itself on the global gaming and esports stage, events like the Apex Legends Global Series Year 3 Split 1 Playoffs and the support of companies like Esports Engine are putting the arena on the map. 

Rugby League World Cup proves a huge success

Copper Box Arena played host to several exciting Rugby League World Cup games. The arena was abuzz with energy as fans from all over the world came to witness their favourite teams compete for the championship.
The wheelchair matches between Spain vs. Ireland and England vs. Australia on Sunday, November 6th were followed by another set of thrilling wheelchair games on Wednesday, November 9th, with England facing Spain and Australia playing against Ireland.

Finally, the matches between Australia vs. Spain and England vs. Ireland concluded the games at the ‘Box that Rocks’.

Stuart Hutchison, General Manager of Copper Box Arena spoke highly of the event, by saying: "The Rugby League World Cup games at the Copper Box Arena in November were a tremendous success. 

“We were thrilled to see so many fans from around the world come together to support their teams and witness some truly incredible rugby. The atmosphere was electric, and we're proud to have been a part of such a fantastic tournament."

The Rugby League World Cup at the Copper Box Arena was an unforgettable experience for fans and players alike. The energy and excitement of the games left a lasting impression on everyone involved, and it's safe to say that the tournament will be remembered for years to come.

It once again proved London’s third largest arena’s versatility of being able to adapt to different eve