Foxborough, Mass. — The Kraft Group’s new esports center, located near Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, is set to open in January 2020.
Helix Esports Center, being developed in partnership with gaming company Helix Esports, will become the training facility for the Boston Uprising Overwatch League franchise. The 18,000-square-foot venue will also be open to recreational esports leagues and provide educational programs for students.
“Our mission at Helix Esports is to build the infrastructure beneath the professional scene to create a more transparent path to a career in esports and related industries,” said Murphy Vandervelde, chief executive of Helix Esports.
“By providing a center with uniform, high-end gaming equipment, we can level the playing field from a gear and infrastructure perspective, providing greater access to esports for everyone.”
The Helix Esports Center will offer full entertainment packages as a venue for esports events and competitions.