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New look at sprawling Dallas esports facility for Empire, Fuel, & Envy

by Brad Norton
Torqued Magazine / Twitter: Dallas Fuel

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Team Envy CEO Mike ‘hastr0’ Rufail has unveiled a first look inside the upcoming Dallas-based esports facility that is set to house multiple powerhouse rosters.

Dedicated esports facilities are on the rise throughout North America of late, with organizations such as 100 Thieves and Complexity all locking down enormous headquarters to call home.

With both the Call of Duty League and the Overwatch League kicking off home and away games in 2020, hastr0 has showcased the Dallas-based training facility that his teams will practice out of when not on the road.

From the recently announced Dallas Empire roster to the restructured Dallas Fuel lineup, as well as a wide array of Team Envy players and staff, there’s a space for everyone to hone their craft.

Starting the tour of “one of the premier esports facilities in the world,” hastr0 first walked through the giant office space and addressed the fact that one of the conference rooms would be built into a state of the art production studio.

“One of the things we’ve always wanted to do with our content is [to] create live, scheduled programming,” he explained. From live podcasts to high-quality roundtable discussions with all manner of professional players, content is set to be a huge focus once the facility opens its doors.

Continuing on, it was revealed that the Dallas Fuel and the Dallas Empire teams would be training in close proximity. Backing onto one another, each team will receive its own private space to scrim and strategize at will.

Additionally, the Team Envy Overwatch Contenders roster will have an exclusive space as well as the CS:GO team under the black and blue banners.

Twitter: Dallas Empire
Twitter: Dallas Empire
The Dallas Empire roster from left to right: Clayster, iLLeY, Shotzzy, Crimsix, and Huke.

 

“All of the support, front-office, back-office staff” will be working out of the new facility in order to truly centralize the organization’s efforts.

Furthermore, hastr0 described how in the future, “people from the public, fans of our organization” will be able to enter the enormous facility and enjoy a luxurious ‘player lounge.’ 

It’s here that Team Envy will host watch parties, meet and greet sessions and a whole lot more in order to get dedicated Dallas-based esports fans engaged in new ways.

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Dallas Observer
Dallas Fuel were one of the first Overwatch League teams to host a home-game event in 2019

 

There’s no set date as to when the doors will officially open, however with the Call of Duty League and Overwatch League kicking off in the very near future, it’s a safe bet to assume that early 2020 is the targeted window. 

With various other high-profile organizations having recently revealed large-scale headquarters of their own, it certainly seems as though the trend will continue for many teams down the line.