The LEC participant Misfits Gaming opened a location called Misfits Gaming Arena in Berlin. Besides five gaming stations, the arena also features a merchandise shop and the possibility for fans to engage with Misfits Gaming.
Jacob Kuhn, VP of Operations for Misfits Gaming, explains that events at the arena will predominantly be focused on fan engagement. Besides amateur tournaments, Misfits Gaming looks to also invite their streamers to hold sessions at the location with fans being able to visit and eventually being part of the streams. Public scrim sessions might be a thing in the future, however nothing can be promised yet.
Furthermore, press conferences for the announcement of new teams or sponsors as well as jersey presentations with fans as well as press representatives might be held at the venue.
After week one of the 2019 LEC Spring Split, Misfits Gaming are the table-toppers in the League of Legends European Championship. More esports organizations have planned similar locations in Berlin which should open throughout 2019.