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Team Vitality introduce V.Hive; the largest European esports complex

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One of Europe's biggest esports orgs just  unveiled the largest esports complex in the region.


Team Vitality have unveiled V.Hive; the largest esports complex in Europe.
The 10,700 square foot building, located in the heart of Paris, will house private content production facilities, streaming boxes, a WebTV studio and offices for Team Vitality members. The complex will also offer a public ground floor, with a high-end PC and console gaming space for individual or team training and competitions.

The Blueprints

With three different floors, V.Hive will be a base of operation for Team Vitality, housing different training facilities.
Architectural company HKS teamed up with Global Agencement to create the venue.
HKS, an international architectural firm, have several world-class project designs under their belt. Including the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium and the Minnesota Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium. The company can now add V.Hive to the list. Combining the requirements like administrative tasks, team preparation, and public hosting under the one roof.
“Our fans are at the core of everything we do, and the concept of V.Hive was to give them unparalleled access to our players and a base for them to experience esports united as a community,” said Fabien “Neo” Devide, co-founder of Team Vitality.

Team Vitality announced the preparation of V.Hive last March, teasing the project with a picture of their logo on a construction site in Paris. The tweet included a loading bar, suggesting something bigger coming over the next months.

The V.Hive project comes as Team Vitality secure new investment. The highest esport team investment in the industry,  actually. A total of €34m.
Esport venture fund Rewired.GG  will also continue to support Team Vitality. Dropping €14m of new investment, following their previous €20m of investment back in November 2018.

“The continued support of Rewired.GG means that we can continue to ensure all of our talents have the best opportunities, infrastructure and facilities to become the best competitors in the world,” said Fabien “Neo” Devide, co-founder of Team Vitality.

One of Europe's biggest teams

Team Vitality is one of the biggest esports teams in Europe, boasting some of the world’s top players and coaches. They have rosters competing in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, DOTA 2 and the world champion Rocket League squad.

Since entering the industry in 2013 Team Vitality have achieved a lot across a wide range of esports titles. Here's a brief overview of some of their biggest achievements;

Call of Duty

  • ESWC French Finals 2013 champions
  • DreamHack London 2015 champions

Rainbow Six: Siege

  • DreamHack Valencia 2018 vice-champions
  • French Cup 2017 champions

FIFA

  • FUT Champions Cup April 2019 PS4 champion (Maestro)
  • FUT Championship Series 2017 champion (RocKy)
  • FIFA International World Cup French Finals 2015 champion (RocKy)

League of Legends

  • EU LCS 2018 3rd place
  • League of Legends Open French Tour 2018 champions

Rocket League

  • RLCS Europe 2019 champions
  • RLCS World Finals 2019 champions
  • DreamHack Leipzig 2019 vice-champions

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

  • Esports Championship Series 2019 champions
  • DreamHack Open Atlanta 2018 champions

Hearthstone

  • ECN Summer 2019 champion
  • Gamers Assembly 2019 champion (Kalàxz) and vice-champion (Maverick)

With V.Hive, the team continues its expansion and sets in as one of the leaders in the esports industry. The facility officially opens November 13.

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