Golden Guardians, a North American esports organization, has revealed the opening of a 10,700 square-foot esports arena in Los Angeles, California.
The Golden Guardians new arena is built to include a training facility and a creative studio which is expected to open in the Fall of 2022.
The Golden Guardians is an esports franchise of six-time NBA champions the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors’ esports business offices and operations will be housed at the facility, according to reports.
Golden Guardians’ training facility will be open to team members who play Melee, World of Warcraft and League of Legends. There will be an availability for a training room, a lounge for players, a film room, a team operations office and a kitchen.
“Our new esports facility will have a significant positive impact the development of our competitors,” Golden State Warriors Head of Esports Hunter Leigh said.
“The investment in a state-of-the-art headquarters in Los Angeles speaks to the Warriors’ long-term dedication to growing esports and supporting our players in every way possible.
“I cannot wait for construction to be complete and to offer these amenities to our team.”
The facility will help the Golden Guardians to expand its competitive potential by allowing its athletes to develop their particular crafts.
More esports firms are aiming to construct such facilities in order to improve their players and provide prospects for monetization.
A film set, green screen and editing booths will be available at the facility’s creative studio. The new facility is located near Playa Vista, Los Angeles.
Golden Guardian’s partnership with Adamas
Early this year, the Golden Guardians, signed a partnership deal with Adamas, the esports training company. Adamas will work with the organization’s League Championship Series (LCS) and Academy teams, including its coaching staff, to provide consultation.
Sports therapy, mental performance, and coaching advancement will be among the services offered.
Sam Broadley, the Golden Guardians’ two-way player coach, pioneered the idea and believes their research into the mental side of esports could pay dividends.
He contacted Adamas after speaking with GSW’s director of sports medicine, Rick Celebrini.
Broadley cited the company’s esports focus as a key component in the collaboration, noting that many similar firms specialize in traditional sports and are now breaking out into esports.
Danan Flander, Golden Guardians General Manager, also revealed he has had a great working relationship with the firm in their short span of collaboration.
“Having worked with Adamas for several months already, we’re thrilled to continue evolving our mental performance efforts and upgrading the support we provide both our players and coaching staff,” Danan Flander said.
“The health of our talent is a top priority and we’re proud to be a leader in the esports mental health and performance conversation.”
Since there are few scholastic or youth esports contests that properly feed into a professional career path, most esports veterans received their initial chance of playing on a competitive team by rising through the ranks.
As a result, they’re concentrating a lot of their efforts on maintaining to spend a lot of time on ranked play rather than more regimented practice or outside-of-game advancements.
Caleb Cousens, Chief Executive Officer of Adamas Esports, said the opportunity to work alongside the Golden Guardians was exciting. He said their goal-driven reputation and positive input in the esports community were telling factors.
“The Adamas team is excited to be working with an organization like the Golden Guardians that recognizes and values a holistic approach to esports athlete training and performance,” Caleb Cousens said.
“The esports athlete is a cognitive athlete and we look forward to continuing to give the Golden Guardians the tools they need to succeed now but also long into the future.”