- Aug 24, 2017
These gamer lifestyle innovations range from business-minded eSports expos to creature-catching game events that bring together like-minded tech buffs.

When it comes to gaming experiences to remember, standouts include franchized eSports bars like Meltdown's expansion which brought the European franchise to Montreal Canada. Pairing craft cocktails and food with both new and retro game releases, eSports bars are becoming all the more popular among Millennials seeking to expand on an at-home hobby. Additionally, events like Microsoft's Xbox Academy target hands-on gamers and are classes hosted in-store for visitors looking to learn the essentials of coding, animation and game design.

Rounding off this list are novelty home decor accessories that draw inspiration from popular characters along with pop-up cafes that celebrate retro arcade game titles.

From Business-Minded eSports Expos to Creature-Catching Game Events: