E-sports Center "Stoll" - More Than Just Gaming
The hiring of entrepreneur and enthusiast Fredrik Grøslie a year ago had several purposes. Internal competence development at Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) was part of it, but in parallel to this was the intention to facilitate a significant contribution to the local community.
"We hired Fredrik in our department to create digital training packages with gamification and to contribute to the establishment and operation of the E-sports center 'Stoll,'" says Jan Helge Strøm, Business Support Programs. "And there is little doubt that Fredrik is a proactive individual who makes things happen," he says with a smile.
"One of the most important aspects of this establishment is to create an inclusive environment where youth can develop both technologically and socially," says Fredrik enthusiastically. He doesn't hide the fact that juggling his dual role is challenging, especially during the establishment and start-up of the new center, where there are so many things to be put in place. Not least, there are many considerations to take when occupying a venerable old building like the "lemon squeezer", or the old cinema.