Singapore Sports Hub, a public-private partnership project between the Singapore government and SportsHub Pte Ltd, has announced the launch of an esports training facility in preparation of Singapore’s participation in the 2019 SEA Games. The training facility will be operated in partnership with Team Flash, a locally owned esports organisation featuring five professional teams across Southeast Asia, and plans to run regular workshops and community activations. The project management firm launched Asia’s first 24×7 Esports training facility named The Gym. The Gym will be located in Jalan Besar and operated under NEO’s subsidiary, Esportscentre Pte .
“Singapore Sports Hub is always proud to be a part of our local sports ecosystem. We are looking forward to the exciting plans with Team Flash which includes providing a conducive environment for emerging local talents especially in the world of esports. Singapore Sports Hub will be the partner of choice to growing Singapore’s esports industry and building future national stars,” said Singapore Sports Hub chief commercial officer Adam Firth.
The Gym is a three-story venue spanning more than 7,700 square ft. The Gym will encompass a training floor outfitted with Gaming PCs. This floor will also offer space for retail shops and will have an arena-style event space seating for up to 150 people with a booth for casters. The second and third floors will consist of modular training, office, and event spaces which members can rent to conduct business, live-stream sessions, and competitions.