Earlier on this month, 20 members of the chiliZ team travelled to the LANXESS Arena, Köln — the ‘CS:GO Cathedral’- to experience one of the biggest esports events on the planet, ESL One.

Aside from the opportunity to experience the energy and passion that esports fans live and breathe, as a newly-formed team, we felt it was important to improve team synergy and motivation, and allow the team bond outside of the normal working environment.

Seeing tens of thousands of passionate fans chanting for their favourite teams as they battled it out for a share of $300,000, we witnessed the frustration, happiness and excitement of the professional players.

“I love introducing people to esports, seeing their reaction to thousands of fans cheering for their favourite teams and players; colleagues that have never before seen esports were in awe and loved every moment of it.” — Joe Grech, chiliZ Social Media & Content Manager.

Check out the video below for the full chiliZ fan experience.