An esports training facility has been established at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) providing providing a new home for League of Legends Oceania champions the LG Dire Wolves and Supa-Stellar. Australia’s first esports high performance centre will help drive growth and development for our local scene.
The centre will feature the latest technology available as well as performance analysis thanks to the partnership with University of Technology, Sydney.
Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust Chief Executive Jamie Barkley said:
“It will be a game changer to have Australia’s leading Esports professionals in a dedicated high performance centre in the same precinct as the best athletes and officials from the SCG and Allianz Stadium’s traditional sports” said Jamie Barkley.
“Our venues are rapidly expanding their technology offerings and partnering with professional Esports entities and establishing the state of the art training centre presents an exciting opportunity.”
The facility will be embedded alongside SCG Trust’s traditional sports partners such as Sydney Swans (AFL) and Sydney FC (A-League).
David Harris, owner of Dire Wolves has also commented on the announcement citing it as “an important step towards closing the gap with some of the top regions and becoming globally competitive in the Esports space.”
Aiming to foster a new age of athletes in the Esports arena, driving growth and development from the grassroots level to the professional stage. Team captain and manager from Supastellars, Mads Brown has mentioned “As emerging players, this opportunity will provide us with the resources needed to continue our development as passionate and driven players.”
With all the Oceanic Pro League (OPL) teams are located in Sydney and majority of major events being located here, this will allow teams a facility to train and grow for upcoming tournaments.