Misfits to develop esports arena in Berlin

Esports organisation Misfits Gaming has announced it will develop its first local arena in Berlin.

The arena will be located at the German capital’s Europa Center and is set to open next month. Misfits, whose European League of Legends team is headquartered in Berlin, has partnered with the eSports Consultants agency for the arena venture.

Misfits said the its five-player showcase stadium will play host to streamers, pro-players and special events.

Jake Kuhn, Misfits Gaming’s vice-president of operations, added: “With the Misfits Arena, we’re aiming to create a gathering ground for gamers, offering them an experience resembling a true competitive environment.

“We believe Misfits has some of the most talented professional gamers as well as entertainers and we plan to share a bit of our family’s expertise with our fans through creative experiences at The Arena.”

Misfits’ announcement comes as it seeks to secure its long-term place in the European League of Legends Championship Series, with the event’s operator, Riot Games, switching to a franchise-based model for next year.

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