North American organisation TSM has announced the construction of a new 25,000 square foot headquarters and practice facility. The building, which is being constructed by NxT Studios in Los Angeles, is set to open in early 2020.
The facility will act as the home base for the organisation’s entire workforce, including its team of content creators, and will serve as a practice area for its competitive teams.
The facility will have a content studio and rooms for streaming, practicing, and coaching. There will also be a fitness studio and wellness centre that provide mental and physical support for players.
Andy “Reginald” Dinh, Founder and CEO of TSM commented in a release “TSM is an organization of firsts, and our facility will be no different. This is an investment in not only our teams and players but our organization. We will provide our players and fans alike with an experience like none they have ever seen. Featuring world-class technology that will be integrated even into the scrim room, content studio, streaming setups, and even the chairs. This will be unlike any other team’s facility- purposefully built in Los Angeles which is the world capital of esports.”
Previously, TSM announced that hardware provider Lenovo will outfit a gaming lounge for players inside of the facility, named the ‘Lenovo Legion Lounge.’ Other brand partnerships are set to be announced for the facility, though they won’t necessarily include the naming rights to rooms.
Eric Garcetti, Major of Los Angeles said: “Los Angeles is the esports capital of America — a place where dreamers and doers push the limits of what is possible in sports and technology. Esports brings people together and helps to power our economy to new heights. The opening of the first Esports practice facility for TSM marks the start of a new chapter in our proud tradition of innovation.”
According to a report by Los Angeles Times, the facility is valued at $13 million (£10.5 million).
Esports Insider says: TSM now joins the ever-growing list, which includes the likes of Gen.G and Team Liquid, who are putting big investments esports-specific facilities. With the growth of the industry, it’s important that organisations continue to support their players with suitable facilities and services. Gone are the days of simple gaming houses!