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TSM reveals inside look at luxury $50 million esports center

Published: 14/Apr/2020 19:54 Updated: 14/Apr/2020 22:38

by Bill Cooney

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Team SoloMid has given fans a look inside of their new, $50,000,000 esports center in Los Angeles, which they claim is the “most expensive” in the world and the “largest ever created in North America.”

Since being founded in 2009, TSM has become one of the most popular North American-based esports organizations of the last decade, and it seems they’ve decided to build a facility to match.

Fortnite pro Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani and TSM president of esports Leena Xu walked us through the massive facility filled with anything a professional gamer could ever want or need.

According to Xu, the facility is set to open in “Spring 2020,” which means this video was probably filmed well in advance of its April release date.

From the very beginning, Myth seemed incredibly pumped about the 25,000 sq. foot building, which is the biggest esports-focused facility in the western hemisphere, according to TSM.

The center space of the building is where the over 60 employees who make everything TSM happen will work, but there’s going to be much more than just office space in their massive new HQ.

For fans in Southern California, there will be a special watch party room where they can gather and watch all of TSM’s games, which will also double as a film room for players during the week.

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What would an esports facility be without a merch store?

There’s one thing inside of TSM’s massive new facility that no other esports center in the world has though, and that’s a sensory deprivation tank.

If you don’t know, sensory deprivation tanks are small pools of salt water you float in that cut off all light, sounds and other stimuli from the outside world. They’re supposed to be incredibly trippy, and great for relaxing and meditation.

The idea for the tank actually came from TSM’s League of Legends midlaner Søren “Bjergsen Bjerg, but Xu told Myth he was more than welcome to use it as well, since they wouldn’t be getting a swimming pool as the Fortnite pro had requested.

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The Lenovo Legion Lounge is where TSM teams will prep and practice before tournaments and matches.

Players will also get their own area, the “Lenovo Legion Lounge” (try saying that five times fast), where they can practice and prep for matches and tournaments.

They’ll also have access to a full-size gym, kitchen and everything else a pro gamer or content creator could need.

All of this means players could theoretically never have to leave the facility, which would make a “How long can I live at the TSM HQ without getting kicked out!?” video some great content. You can have that idea for free, Myth.

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How to watch BLAST Premier Fall 2020: stream, teams, schedule

Published: 24/Oct/2020 6:55

by Andrew Amos

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The world’s best Counter-Strike is taking place in Europe right now. BLAST Premier Fall 2020 is set to kick off on October 26, featuring 12 top teams from around the world duking it out for $150,000 USD.

BLAST have condensed their Premier Fall series from two regions to one. North America has been left on the sidelines as the world’s best teams move over to Europe to compete.

That doesn’t mean the competition is going to be any less fierce though. 12 top squads from across the globe are converging on the region to duke it out over $150,000, as well as points towards the BLAST Premier Global Finals.

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 streams

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 will be streamed live on the Blast Twitch and YouTube channels. The action is expected to kick off on October 26 at 8:30am PT / 11:30am ET / 3:30pm GMT. Most days will have the same start time.

For your convenience, we’ve embedded the stream below.

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 teams

12 top teams from across Europe and North America are taking part in BLAST Premier Fall 2020. Most notably is obviously the four-time Major winners Astralis, although the competition will be hot on their heels.

North American champions FURIA have flown across the Atlantic to make their presence known in Europe. The new-look Complexity and MIBR rosters will also be taking to the stage for the first time.

IEM New York winners FaZe Clan are in attendance too, as well as numerous other top 10 teams.

Group A Group B Group C
Natus Vincere Vitality Astralis
Ninjas in Pyjamas Complexity MIBR
Evil Geniuses BIG FURIA
OG FaZe Clan G2 Esports

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 schedule

Monday, October 26

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Opening Round Na’Vi vs NiP 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Opening Round Evil Geniuses vs OG 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Tuesday, October 27

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Upper Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Lower Round 1 TBD vs TBD 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Wednesday, October 28

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm

Thursday, October 29

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Opening Round Vitality vs Complexity 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Opening Round BIG vs FaZe 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Friday, October 30

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Winners Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Losers Round 1 TBD vs TBD 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Saturday, October 31

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm

Monday, November 2

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Opening Round Astralis vs MIBR 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Opening Round FURIA vs G2 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Tuesday, November 3

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Winners Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Losers Round 1 TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm

Wednesday, November 4

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm