Team Liquid, one of the world’s most successful esports organisations, is proud to work alongside Dell Technologies to open its newest Alienware Training Facility in Utrecht (AWTF EU), the vibrant university city and booming tech hub of the Netherlands.
The facility is a monument to Team Liquid’s founding in Utrecht and provides a glimpse into its future as a 20-year-old organisation poised to remain at the forefront of industry innovation. Opening a few months shy of the 10-year partnership milestone between Team Liquid and Alienware, the AWTF EU will act as Team Liquid’s European headquarters and regional capital for the organisation’s pro teams, talent and staff.
Team Liquid recognises the importance of both mental and physical health for its players, and the AWTF EU embodies that philosophy. The 1060m2 state-of-the-art facility was designed from the ground up to provide a healthy and sustainable environment for esports training, performance and overall wellness. Among other highlights, the building features multiple dedicated areas for players, staff and the community, including:
- World-class practice and scrim rooms to facilitate enhanced training
- Onsite athlete accommodations and gym allowing for rest and recovery
- State-of-the-art technology from Dell Technologies & Alienware enhancing the functionality of every room
- Custom Team Liquid art and branding
- 120-person viewing party zone
- Bullpen-style open office
- A full-time executive chef to provide nutritious dining offerings
- Sustainable construction by Venhoeven CS & AHH Architects, using bio-based and recycled materials, an efficient cooling installation system, and smart acoustic and light systems. It is also located one minute from Utrecht’s city centre and central train station, minimising travel distances
The AWTF EU sets a new standard for esports training facilities through the use of world class technology and innovations from Alienware and Dell Technologies to keep Team Liquid at the top of their game. Designed to mirror the iconic look and feel of the Alienware Legend ID, the space creates an out-of-world experience and features more than 60 Alienware workstations powering players and staff across the facility, including 25 top-of-the-line Alienware Aurora R11 gaming PCs in the athlete training rooms. The training rooms also boast a 120-inch screen powered by Dell 4K laser projector for players to conduct gameplay reviews. In addition to the gaming hardware, the training facility is outfitted with Dell EMC infrastructure to serve as the foundation for gameplay.
Victor Goossens, Co-CEO and Founder of Team Liquid, said:
“Opening the Alienware Training Facility in Utrecht is the culmination of incredible dedication and countless hours of work from our staff and our players. Team Liquid’s evolution – from a passion and community driven project to an international organisation, supporting pro players at the peak of their careers the world over – has been an amazing ride. Along the way, partners like Alienware have helped us to realise dreams we couldn’t even articulate in our earliest days. This facility is truly a testament to our shared values as an org: sustainability, care for our players and for esports as a whole, and elite performance in all that we do. The AWTF EU is a landmark for esports, and it means everything to have that landmark emerge from our founding city. I’m tremendously proud of everyone who helped make this dream a reality.”
Bryan de Zayas, Global Marketing Director at Dell Technologies, says:
“Our goal with the Alienware Training Facility was simple: provide Team Liquid with top-of-the-line technology so they can continue their winning legacy. This world-class facility is outfitted with the best Alienware hardware and end-to-end solutions from across the Dell Technologies portfolio. We congratulate Team Liquid staff and players on this amazing accomplishment, here’s to many more years of big plays and winning!”