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Brazilian esports organization and content hub TropiCaos has opened a new facility in Brazil to support its professional players and content creators.
The complex consists of a 3,500 square meter structure that includes apartments, a training center and amenities such as a swimming pool, tennis court and an area for events.
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Esports Insider visited the facility in the city of Votorantim, about 100 km from São Paulo. Compared to other esports venues in São Paulo, the investment is significantly cheaper because of the location, although the construction covers a large area.
The total amount spent on the facility so far is about R$3 million (~£460,000), TropiCaos CEO Rodrigo Martinez told Esports Insider.
Martinez explained that the Center of Excellence in Esports and Entertainment, as the facility is officially called, has two distinct areas – one dedicated to the training, health and well-being of professional gamers, and another dedicated to entertainment and dedicated to content production.
“We want to finish in the top 5 [organisation], speak of competitive performance. We’re reviewing VALORANT, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Free Fire, and Rainbow Six: Siege,” Martinez said.
Regarding the budget for the facility, Martinez said that TropiCaos’ DNA is collaborative, so we’re an organization that’s under constant scrutiny. We understand that it is an opportunity for the company to invest in esports and collaborate with the scene with appropriate professionalism.”
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The opening event consisted of two esports-themed panel discussions. One was presented by sports business journalist Erich Beting with Cynthya Rodrigues (eSports agency G4B), Gabriel “Machadinho” Cabral (TropiCaos) and Vinícius Mingrone (agency VK Digital) and the other with Rodrigo Martinez himself and Lucas “Chuckzera” Nascimento.
The venue was designed by architect Tata Wu, who has also collaborated with other Brazilian esports organizations such as LOUD and Los Grandes for their facilities.
The launch comes just a day after paiN Gaming, another Brazilian organization, opened its own £1.56 million facility in São Paulo, Brazil.
Victor Frascarelli, journalist
Victor Frascarelli is a Brazilian esports business journalist focused on the Latin American market. Victor, who was previously with The Esports Observer for two years, enjoys everything competitive, from League of Legends to soccer to chess to CS:GO.
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