Team Vitality is collaborating with HKS Sports & Entertainment to create new infrastructure for the French esports organization—including a new multi-use facility based in Paris that will be available for both the esports organization and its fans alike.
Vitality’s upcoming multi-use facility will serve as a “flagship” for the organization’s internal and external operations and will be available for use by the organization and its community of supporters to grow and interact.
Founded in 1939, HKS is an interdisciplinary global design firm based in Dallas. The architecture company is responsible for several major sports stadiums across the world such as the U.S. Bank Stadium and AT&T Stadium and will now apply its experience building traditional sports stadiums to the esports facility.
The collaboration follows an investment of €20 million, or approximately $22.7 million, Team Vitality received in November from tech entrepreneur Tej Kohli through Rewired.gg, the esports arm of the robotics focused venture studio Rewired. The investment aimed to help develop Vitality and bring the esports organization to stages across the world.
Team Vitality first teased the launch of the Parisian facility last month after posting photos to Twitter of a building equipped with the organization’s logo. In the Twitter post, Vitality revealed its core objective for the project: to transform the organization from “digital to physical.”