Excel Esports, a UK-based Esports Organization, has become the resident team of the Twickenham Stadium XLHQ. The XLHQ is a dedicated training facility within the stadium. This stadium seats 82,000 people and is normally hosted and used by the Rugby Football Union and a bunch of other conventions and events. This deal could potentially open up the same avenues for teams in the US to receive residency in the cities they live in. For those that don't follow Esports, understand the magnitude at which these events are growing at. Esports have become heavily main stream of recent years and with that growth comes the issue of seating capacity. The fact that they need 82,000 seats for their events says a lot about the Esports industry future. Imagine what will happen if they out grow traditional sports like Rugby, Football, or even Baseball. Stadium sizes might need to grow to match the popularity, potentially creating the need for new, bigger, better stadiums to be built for Esports as its primary use. We are excited to see where this industry goes in the next 5-10 years.
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