The hugely popular esports organization Team SoloMid has announced plans to build a $13 million training center in Los Angeles.
The project will begin next week and will aim to complete a state-of-the-art esports center, which covers 25,000 square feet. When the training center is finished, it will become the largest esports training facility in the whole of North America.
The facility targets February for completion and will offer special training features for esports such as Fortnite, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, Apex Legends, Hearthstone, League of Legends, Rocket League and Super Smash Bros.
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Inspiration was taken from traditional sports training facilities
The Team SoloMid founder Andy “Reginald” Dinh said he took inspiration for the training center from the facilities owned by the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors. The facility will include studios, streaming rooms, and gaming rooms. Then, gamers’ health will also be monitored through wellness and fitness studios.
This marks one of the first times an esports organization will completely monitor its gamers’ physical attributes. By concentrating all of the Team SoloMid players in one space, the brand will be able to use a gym and sports psychologist to make sure that each pro gamer is working to the best of their abilities.
Team SoloMid is a global esports leader
Prior to the $13 million training center, Team SoloMid was spread across a variety of locations. Santa Monica housed the League of Legends team. Various European cities hosted the Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds team.
The new training facility will be located in Playa Vista in the west side area of Los Angeles. With this step, Team SoloMid hopes to maintain its position as a global esports leader in decades to come.
Team SoloMid has already earned a phenomenal reputation. For context, the esports organization came into existence in 2009. They quickly became a feared team on the League of Legends circuit. TSM has won six North American LCS splits since 2013 and continued excellence in the new franchised version of the NA LCS.
Now, TSM has expanded into esports ranging from Magic: The Gathering Arena to Super Smash Bros. Plus, they formed a Danish Counter-Strike team that eventually evolved into Astralis—currently one of the best CS:GO sides in existence.
Esports organization are cementing their legacy
Clearly, TSM is thinking about its legacy. Creating a new base for players, coaches, and staff will certainly help the organization streamline operations and make sure the gamers receive the highest level of training.
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