London-based esports organisation Fnatic invited their fans to the new Fnatic HQ this week after moving from their previous office space.
The new headquarters are based in Dalston, not far from Fnatic’s previous offices in Shoreditch, which they opened back in 2017.
Staff relocated to the new Fnatic HQ earlier this year, but parts of the office are still under construction.
Esports News UK understands the move was made to help Fnatic upsize, with the new Fnatic HQ being around three times the size of the old office.
Fnatic invite fans to new Fnatic HQ for Valorant watch party
Fnatic described the Valorant watch party this week as a ‘soft launch’ for the new Fnatic HQ space. The watch party was for Fnatic members only (either Citizen, Core and/or a Pioneer Key Holder).
The event saw fans watch Fnatic’s Valorant team take on Loud in the upper-bracket quarter final at Valorant Champions 2023, the biggest Valorant esports tournament of the year, which is currently taking place in Los Angeles.
Fnatic lost 2-0 and have moved to the lower bracket of the major tournament.
Speaking of Valorant Champions watch parties, virtual esports stadium creator Virtex is hosting separate virtual watch parties for the playoffs, from August 16th to 26th.
RX London advised Fnatic on new HQ
Back in March, commercial property specialists RX London posted this update on their website, saying: “We recently advised one of the leading global esports performance brands Fnatic on the acquisition of their new self-contained HQ in Dalston.
“It was a pleasure to work with Allsop who advised the landlord and well done to Helena in the leasing team who acted for Fnatic, we look forward to visiting your new HQ soon!”
As previously mentioned, the new Fnatic HQ is still under construction. We’ll be back with more coverage once it’s fully complete, and hope to visit the new space soon.
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