MAR 30 DE MAYO DE 2023 - 05:52hs.
The cost will be 136,500 euros

FURIA announces new training center in Malta

Powerful Brazilian eSports organization, FURIA, has announced a new expansion outside of Brazil. The Counter-Strike and R1 champions land in Europe to create a Training Center (CT) in Malta. The news was announced during an ESL event in the country by Jaime Padua, CEO of the club.

FURIA's new CT will be located in the northern region of Malta, in Mellieha. The complex will have 1000 m² and should accommodate all FURIA athletes for bootcamps and tournaments in the country (ESL Pro League) and in Europe. The estimated cost will be 136,500 euros.

FURIA is one of the largest eSports organizations in South America and has teams in Europe. The training center should be ready between June and July this year.

According to the organization, “the decision was taken after FURIA found greater efficiency in having a structure in the region instead of relying on temporary solutions.”

Jaime Padua thanked the Maltese government for assisting the Brazilian organization in investing. The CEO also spoke about the commitment and environment that the local government provided.

"I would like to express our gratitude to the Government of Malta for their assistance in facilitating our investment in this beautiful country. Their commitment to creating a friendly environment and ensuring our organization has everything it needs to succeed led us to the easy decision to establish a facility in Malta," said Padua.

Speaking to SiGMA News, Silvio Schembri, Malta’s Minister for the Economy, EU Funds and Lands, said that Furia’s expansion to Malta is testament to the Government of Malta’s belief and ambitions to expand further into the international eSports sector.

"We believed in the potential of Esports. This is an industry that is worth US $1.2 billion on a global scale and it is continue.  Not too long ago, we had a dream, a vision to position Malta as a fully-fledged esports hub.  We are fulfilling that ambition and we can proudly say that our vision is now bearing fruit," said Schembri.

Source: GMB