One Shot Esports Bar is not your typical watering hole in Christchurch. It's a haven for gamers, where people come together to enjoy craft beer, pizza, and the thrill of video games.
Being a groundbreaking concept in New Zealand, this innovative bar establishes a cosy and inviting environment where the gaming community fosters connections and engages in friendly competition.
The venue has embraced a modern approach to gaming, live-streaming premier Esports events from across the globe while also organising weekly competitions.
The primary aim is to unite and nurture existing and emerging gaming communities within the city.
- A strong partnership with a dedicated tech team
- Competitive pricing and financing assistance
- Flawless installation of technology.
One Shot Esports Bar aimed for excellence, not just in their gaming offerings but also in the quality of their equipment and the overall gaming experience they provided to their customers.
“We must hold a certain standard if we want customers to truly enjoy their experience. Without high-quality equipment and meticulous installation from PB Tech, people coming into the bar wouldn’t be impressed and would expect better,” said One Shot Esports Bar General Manager and Co-Founder Sam Johnson.
“ We must hold a certain standard if we want customers to truly enjoy their experience. Without high-quality equipment and meticulous installation from PB Tech, people coming into the bar wouldn’t be impressed and would expect better.”
Finance was another hurdle, given their status as a newly established business.
They needed the necessary funds to get the technology and equipment required for the bar's setup.
This included a wide range of gaming hardware, displays, computers, consoles, and other essential technology components.The gaming bar had a stringent timeline to meet its opening schedule. Delays in acquiring the required financing could have jeopardised the entire project, pushing back the grand opening and causing operational setbacks.
As Johnson sought solutions, PB Tech became a strategic partner from day one, offering not just competitive pricing but also collaborating closely to identify the perfect tech solutions.
Johnson worked closely with PB Tech Business Development Manager Ella Kim to first find a suitable finance solution.
“Fortunately, the Ricoh Finance team collaborated closely with PB Tech to understand the unique needs of the customer and played a pivotal role in finding a suitable finance solution for One Shot,” said Kim.
After the finance was sorted, PB Tech provided valuable insights into the setup process, helping determine the optimal layout and saving costs where possible.
PB Tech carefully evaluated Johnson's requirements and advised the selection of Samsung products that perfectly matched the project's specific needs.
Kim said, “ Samsung's technology proved to be the perfect fit. Our objective was to deliver displays that not only stood out but also captivated the audience's attention.”
It was crucial to ensure that the displays were commercially viable, with the guaranteed high amount of hours and usage ahead.
In addition, Samsung display’s Game Mode was ideal, enabling the displays to deliver an incredible gaming experience. The low input lag and nearly instantaneous response time result in crystal-clear, fluid motion with no distracting blur or ghosting behind fast-moving objects.
More than finding solutions, PB Tech provided great value to One Shot Esports Bar, by taking care of everything from setting up the Wi-Fi to putting the final finishing touches on the new bar just before the grand opening.
“ We were able to equip our venue with top-quality technology at competitive prices, and their help with financing was instrumental. The installation of tech was seamless, ensuring that our customers have an exceptional gaming experience,” Johnson said.
He adds, “ The solutions provided by PB Tech will make an enormous difference to our organisation. Without the assistance of a team that knew what they were doing and cared about, we would have struggled through and likely ended up with a worse product”.
“ The solutions provided by PB Tech will make an enormous difference to our organisation. Without the assistance of a team that knew what they were doing and cared about, we would have struggled through and likely ended up with a worse product.”
PB Tech's special dedication is built on strong relationships with local partners, a focus on service rather than selling products, and a community-centred philosophy that fosters trust and provides customised experiences.
These results and benefits showcase how PB Tech's collaboration contributed to the success of One Shot Esports Bar and its mission to create a thriving gaming community in Christchurch.