Brazilian esports and gaming organisation FURIA has expanded into Europe after announcing a new base of operations in the Mediterranean island country Malta.
The new venue, which is expected to be fully functional in the summer, will feature spaces for FURIA teams that compete in Europe. The new headquarters are located in Mellieha, a city located in the far north of Malta.
FURIA is one of the largest esports organisations in South America and fields teams in all major esports titles. FURIA’s CS:GO and simulation racing rosters are often competing in tournaments in Europe, and the decision to have headquarters in Mellieha was deemed as a more efficient idea than relying on temporary solutions.
The facility itself is part of an investment into the Maltese esports ecosystem by FURIA, with the projected investment for the first six months being around €136,000 (~£120,000).
The news of the HQ was shared by FURIA Co-Founder and Co-CEO Jaime Pádua via a video during the ESL Pro League event that is also based in Malta.
Jaime Pádua, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of FURIA, commented: “I’d like to express our gratitude to the Malta government for their assistance in facilitating our investment in this beautiful country.
Their commitment to creating a friendly environment and ensuring that our organisation has everything it needs to succeed led us to the easy decision of settling a facility here. Therefore, FURIA is now becoming an active part of the esports ecosystem in Malta.”