Team SoloMid is giving fans an inside look at their new $50 million esports center in Los Angeles. It is claimed to be the “most expensive” in the world in addition to the “largest ever created in North America.” Since their founding in 2009, TSM has become one of the most popular North American-based esports organizations. Now they’re building a facility to match their grand image.
A tour through paradise
Fortnite pro player Ali “Myth” Kabbani and TSM president of esports Leena Xu gave a walkthrough of the massive facility. During this, they showed everything a professional gamer could want or need. According to Xu, the facility is expected to open during “Spring 2020,” so the video was likely filmed a bit in advance of the impending April release date.
The central space of the building is where the 60 employees who make all things TSM will work. But there’s more to the building than office space. For fans sin Southern California, there’s a watch party room where they can gather and watch all of TSM’s games. This room will likely double as a film room for players during the week as well.
A dive into the unique
One thing the facility has that no other esports center in the world houses is a sensory deprivation tank. These are small pools of salt water that you float in while completely cut off from all light, sounds, and other stimuli from the outside world. They’re supposed to be quite good for relaxation and meditation. This comes as an alternative to the requested swimming pool that some pro players had wanted.
Players will also have their own area, titled the “Lenovo Legion Lounge.” This provides an excellent environment to practice and prep for matches and tournaments. The facility also houses a full-sized gym, kitchen, and most everything else a pro gamer and content creator could possibly need to succeed.
The idea behind this is that players would never really need to leave the facility. Who would want to anyway, with amenities like these?