UK-based agency Revolution Esports is planning to open five different esports hubs across the UK.
The hubs will focus on education and training in areas such as gaming and technology, as well as hosting esports tournaments, developing grassroots talent and providing a space for gamers to play casually.
Revolution has announced its latest hub in partnership with Alice House Hospice in Hartlepool. Hospice CEO Tracy Woodall and her team are preparing to open NEVRlabs (North East Virtual Reality Labs), a new virtual reality technology centre which will be ready for business this spring. NEVRlabs will use gaming and virtual reality to support mental and physical health and social inclusion through tech clubs and local esports team development.
The centre will provide gaming experiences and parties with state of the art equipment with all profits going towards funding the care provided by Alice House.
As well as the five UK esports hubs, which Revolution Esports hopes to open as soon as government restrictions lift, Revolution also aims to branch out into Europe in 2022.
Revolution Esports has also announced a three-year partnership with The Music Elk. Their aim is to showcase new music talent through esports and create an esports music label.
Their first project will see them team up for the campaign titled ‘We’re on the hunt’, where Revolution Esports will be seeking the best and brightest talent across Europe. Collectively they will produce music specifically for content, brand activations, partners and helping new and upcoming artists have a platform to broadcast their music.