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Team Liquid to build new training facility in Los Angeles

Team Liquid will build a new training facility for its esports teams.
Team Liquid will build a new training facility for its esports teams. Photo courtesy of Team Liquid.

In an effort to separate practice and living areas, Team Liquid announced Thursday plans to build a 9,000 square foot training facility.

“We’re leveling up the traditional model of the gaming house,” Team Liquid CEO Steve Arhancet said in a statement. “The new Team Liquid headquarters in Los Angeles will be a customized player training facility and office work space representing the next evolution of infrastructure for esports – a benefit for all of our 10 teams. Our new HQ makes a statement about the culture of our organization and the influence of our ownership group, aXiomatic. Player well-being is essential and the new space will not only be an effective work environment, but promote a healthier lifestyle and cross-pollination among teams.”

The facility will have offices for staff members and work areas for Team Liquid’s various teams. Two teams (League of Legends and Counter-Strike) will have dedicated rooms in the facility with work areas and review areas.

In a video regarding the philosophy behind the new facility, Arhancet said the model of players working and living in the same environment is antiquated, and he will have seven units of housing for the players, while the new facility will strictly be a work environment. Arhancet said the new initiative aims to help players find a work-life balance. He also said Liquid will also have a facility in the Netherlands for European bootcamps.

The facility will also have a kitchen, interview rooms, private conference rooms, and the offices for 1UP Studios, Team Liquid’s in-house production studio responsible for various video content for the organization.

Cover photo courtesy of Team Liquid

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