Following an extremely successful 2018 Season for exceL, they have kicked off 2019 following that fashion. Yesterday they announced that they will be using Twickenham Stadium as the training facility for their League of Legends teams.
exceL owners Kieran and Joel had this to say during the announcement:
“We hope that Twickenham Stadium will become as synonymous with British Esports as it is with English Rugby”
This highlights the high standards and expectations that have been set across the board for UK Esports by exceL.
Twickenham Stadium is a state of the art rugby union stadium in South West London, England. The stadium is also used to host NFL games, concerts and other events.
excel Esports were recently confirmed as being one of the LEC Franchise partners for the upcoming 2019 Season (LEC was previously known as EU LCS). The organisation also has teams competing in a range of other titles, including FIFA, Rocket League and Street Fighter V that all participate in the Gfinity Elite Series.
This is seen as a big and bold move by exceL as traditionally Esports teams would operate out of a team house, but they felt it was important to create the boundaries between living, practice and business. To further aid these boundaries, each team will be provided with a practice room and a review/meeting room in Twickenham Stadium.
This is without a doubt a fantastic networking opportunity for exceL as it will open up the potential to introduce new faces to the Esports industry and provide insight at an incredibly professional level. Managing Director, Kieran Holmes-Darby, believes that this will aid in securing commercial deals with companies that haven’t yet set foot into the Esports space.
This space will be used for their 10-man roster, allowing them to have their main professional team competing in the franchised LEC but also have an Academy team playing in the upcoming inaugural UK LVP league.