Fnatic, the global esports organisation headquartered in London, have spoken about several new facilities that are on the way – including another in Berlin.
The organisation already has six offices globally, with its head office based in London and its League of Legends LEC team based out of Berlin.
Speaking as part of a Fnatic #next10 LEC Summer Split AMA stream on the Fnatic Twitch channel earlier today, Fnatic CEO Sam Mathews said: “We’re going to be working on a bunch of new facilities, there’s definitely one coming in Berlin. But we don’t know the launch date yet because it’s still in the design phase, so don’t get too excited.
“It’s a pre-teaser for what will hopefully be [ready] next year – that’s the goal.”
Fnatic also spoke in detail about changes to their LEC team, with Adam coming in from Karmine Corp as their new top-laner, existing top-laner Bwipo moving to the jungle and former jungler Selfmade moving to Team Vitality.
Head coach Yamatocannon spoke about how Bwipo and Hylissang have good synergy, Bwipo spoke about making the move to jungle and League of Legends director Dardo tried to clear up the Selfmade controversy as the jungler departed Fnatic.
A few weeks ago, Fnatic secured $17m in funding to support its expansion into Japan and Asia-Pacific and announced plans to open a training house in Japan.
Elsewhere, rival UK-based organisation Excel Esports hinted at their own new London HQ in a partner reveal last week.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.