Singaporean esports organisation Team Flash have entered into a partnership with the Singapore Sports Hub, a multi-functional area in Singapore that hosts sporting and entertainment events.
They will be working together to build an esports training facility integrated on the grounds with the hopes that this will bolster their chances for Singapore’s participation in the upcoming 2019 SEA Games and the 2022 Asian Games.
Chief Commercial Offier of Singapore Sports Hub, Adam Firth said: “Singapore Sports Hub is always proud to be a part of our local sports ecosystem. We are looking forward to the exciting plans with Team Flash which includes providing a conducive environment for emerging local talents especially in the world of esports. Singapore Sports Hub will be the partner of choice to growing Singapore’s esports industry and building future national stars.”
The Sports Hub is one of Singapore’s biggest event facilities, housing both the 12,000-seat Indoor Stadium and the 55,000-seat National Stadium. They began operating on 30th June 2014 and have since hosted the 2015 SEA Games and the 2016 National Day Parade. This esports facility will be one of the first in Southeast Asia to have such a significant backing from the government, with the Singapore Sports Hub being jointly run as a public-private partnership.
With its construction, Sports Hub hopes to use the event space as a future host to other esports-related events. They hosted the first Hyperplay and Arena of Valor Valor Cup last year.
CEO and Founder of Team Flash, Terence Ting said: “We are truly excited to partner Singapore Sports Hub to develop the country’s top esports talent. Our strategic partnership will provide us with the essential infrastructure to execute our talent roadmap in this world-class venue with traditional athlete support for our esport athletes.”
Esports Insider says: This is a significant step for Singaporean esports, as the Singapore Sports Hub is the home to a number of Olympic-related efforts for the Singapore National Team. It is clear they are positioning themselves in case esports continues progressing through the Olympic ecosystem, and they’re doing it with a leading local org in the form of Team Flash. Hopefully more local teams and organisations get involved too! Regardless, this space will benefit the scene as a whole, providing another high-quality event space for tournament organisers to host their events.