Eagan is now home to a multi-property eSports organization called Version1. It is proudly owned by Minnesota Vikings owners the Wilf family and entrepreneur and investor Gary Vaynerchuk. The teams include Minnesota Røkkr in the Call of Duty League, Version1 in Rocket League and Version1 and VersionX in VALORANT, as well as a growing roster of streamers.
With a fanbase of over 420,000 and counting, Version1 is a trusted authority on gaming and gamers, and seeks to lay the foundation for an even better esports industry in the future by setting new standards for quality, community and education.
The 11,000 square foot headquarters and training facility is located on the Viking Lakes Campus in Eagan, Minnesota, adjacent to the Vikings’ TCO Performance Center. Opened in January 2020, HQ features a practice (scrim) room, review theater, players’ lounge, several content capture and streaming areas, an open kitchen and event space and two sleep pods for the truly committed.