Via Technologies has opened a training facility for competitive PC gamers in Sollentuna, Sweden, to provide serious players with a facility to concentrate their powers and improve their gaming skills.
The 'Home of Chrome,' named after the computer hardware provided by Via and S3 Graphics, already hosts the girlz 0f destruction, an elite group of seven young women from countries including Sweden, Canada and China.
The new gaming house reflects the fast growth in popularity of computer gaming as well as how serious the 'sport' is becoming. Competitions around the world are offering huge prizes in order to attract top gamers to their events these days, such as the US$150,000 prize offered at the Cyberathlete Professional League finals in New York City last year.
Via's Home of Chrome is meant to keep competitive gamers in top shape by giving them 24-hour access to their sport, seven days a week, Via said in a Monday statement.
Four members of the girlz 0f destruction currently live in the Home of Chrome and play host to guests. The home is a six-bedroom house with a LAN (local area network) room for gaming as well as a verandah, sunroom, balcony and sauna room so players can relax after a long day of slaying digital trolls and giants, the company said.
More details about the house can be found at: http://www.girlzgaminghouse.com/