There’s a small taco shop on Hastings called La Tacqueria.
It’s very popular.
Every day they have lineups out the door and everyday those doors close at 5:00 PM. The staff turn up the music and wipe the place down and then head home.
To most this routine doesn’t matter.
But to Battlefy, a startup tech company located in the office space directly above, the daily dose of music seeping up through the creaky, wooden floorboards is pretty tough to ignore.
So what does Battlefy do in response?
Battlefy is a site that helps to organize eSports tournaments and leagues, a passion that’s absolutely exploded over the last few years.
Earlier in 2015 they moved out of their parents’ home at Launch Academy and into some new digs of their own. In the process their team expanded to 15 members, and after talking with Justin (Co-Founder) it doesn’t sound like they’ll be slowing down anytime soon.
The cool part is that, despite all of the rapid growth, the culture at Battlefy still feels like you’re just hanging with friends.
A platform built for gamers by gamers!
They have a foosball table, but it’s getting a little dusty in the backroom (unlike our friends at Food.ee). Instead, they play against each other on their computers, whether it’s a classic or a new game they haven’t tried before.
To aid them, a collection of energy boosting supplies can be found in the kitchen:
While gamers can organize tournaments without any help, often times the Battlefy team will help out directly with larger sized tournaments to help ensure that everything runs smoothly, and that everyone has fun in the end.
In fact, it’s this emphasis on communication that lays the groundwork for the whole culture.
But as Justin admits, this is easier said than done. Back when there were only three of them, communication was simple and straightforward.
Now that they’re up to 15, they need to take a more proactive approach.
Townhall meetings at the end of each week
Where there’s passion, there’s purpose.
And what Battlefy does well is creating a culture that invites enthusiasm to spread everywhere from team to product to users.
Thanks Justin for letting us check out your space!
Startups like you make RESAAS proud to be one as well.