This piece was contributed to Esports by Inquirer.net by John Joshua “JJKun” Perez.
The Philippines’ first full-service professional gaming facility has arrived. On October 4, Bren Esports launched its newest asset, the Bren Esports HQ — a two-floor facility designed to train and cater to video game and esports enthusiasts.
Here’s what’s inside:
The first floor is designed to be the face of the entire facility. In this floor, you can find event area, where the presentations, launches and the like all take place. A video wall is placed front and center for any and all forms of multimedia content. Right next to it are the pantry area (where players and staff are served catered food daily) and the recreational area, where several computers are placed for leisure.
Following that and in the general area are theatre room (for private media viewing), a gym (so players can keep their health up) and sleeping quarters (a capsule-style arrangement for naps). Quite interestingly enough, no players can stay overnight in the sleeping quarter in order to maintain a work-life balance.
The second floor is designed to be the “behind-the-scenes” area of the facility. In this floor, you can find training rooms for the organization’s different rosters, a board room for meetings, a creative room for the company’s artists and a studio room for shoots and interviews.
Such a facility was unheard of in the Philippines until now, and is definitely a big leap for the scene.