Misfits Gaming opens eSports arena in Berlin
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After having first been announced back in 2018, the Misfits Arena in Berlin held its grand opening with its first public event on Sunday.

Misfits Gaming held a fan meet at the newly opened arena Sunday, featuring its League of Legends team as well as Marie "Proxyfox" Reisvaag, a streamer for the organization, and Riot Games caster Trevor "Quickshot" Henry.

The five-player showcase arena will serve as a way for the organization to engage with its fans, featuring more fan meetups for professional players and streamers as well as amateur tournaments and scrims.

The organization previously announced its plan to build the arena back in August where Co-Founder and CEO of Misfits Gaming Ben Spoont explained the arena’s location as a way to celebrate the organization’s League of Legends team, which is headquartered in the German city.

Misfits Gaming is most well-known for its League of Legends team, but the organization also has a hand in both the Super Smash Bros. competitive scene and the Overwatch League with Armando “Angelic” Mejia and the Florida Mayhem, respectively. 

With the 2019 League of Legends season having just recently begun, the Misfits Gaming crew demonstrated its strength in the opening week of the League of Legends European Championship after the team locked down a 2-0 weekend, besting both Rogue and SK Gaming.

The successful weekend comes after Misfits Gaming made a number of changes to its player roster during the European region’s nearly three-month-long break, seeing the signings of Paul “sOAZ” Boyer, Fabian “Febiven” Diepstraten, and Kang "GorillA" Beom-hyeon.

The team will now look to maintain its winning streak for Week 2 of the LEC, where it will face Origen on Jan. 25 and Team Vitality the following day.