Make it futuristic but wholesome.
The Hangzhou Spark have revealed their new team house in their home city, showing off their colours in futuristic neon lights, with both its parent company Bilibili, and its team logo on the front side of the building.
Reminiscent of a cave that could be cut out of the Tron universe, the entrance to the facility shows off a long hallway lined with player jerseys and other Spark merchandise and Overwatch paraphernalia. The team shared pictures of the facility on their Instagram.
Moreover, the facility features a wall of panels, showing all currently signed players and coaches of the Spark, notably with four more open slots for potential new signings or contract extensions. The team currently consists of coaches Ji-sub "paJion" Hwang, Chen "U4" Congshan, Jaehong "Andante" Hwang and players Kyeong-bo "GodsB" Kim, Kyeong-bo "GodsB" Kim, Kyeong-bo "GodsB" Kim, Liu "M1ka" Jiming, Tong "ColdesT" Xiaodong, Ho-jin "iDK" Park, Xu "guxue" Qiulin, and recently promoted Zheng "Shy" Yangjie.
Despite already fulfilling the minimum roster size as mandated by the Overwatch League, the Spark are expected to add additional players to their roster in an attempt to become a top-performing team. In their first season in 2019, the Spark had finished at an impressive fourth place in the regular season. In 2020, the team struggled against the strong competition in the Asian region, finishing with a match score of 12-11 in overall 10th place. In the playoffs, the team lost to eventual finalist Seoul Dynasty in a clean 3-0.
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