NEW YORK, June 15, 2017 – IMG today announced a one-of-a-kind esports boot camp to be held at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, July 30 – August 5, 2017. IMG esports Camp, which is open to individuals ages 12 to 18, will focus on Valve’s widely popular Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO).
Spencer “Hiko” Martin, Alexander “Kassad” Trifunovic and Eric “adreN” Hoag will serve as game instructors alongside IMG Academy’s performance experts, who will focus on communication, leadership, nutrition, fitness and reaction times.
“IMG’s esports camp for CS:GO players seems like the perfect opportunity for kids to experience professional esports from an inside point of view,” said Spencer “Hiko” Martin, professional CS:GO player. “Having something like this when I was younger would have really kick started my professional career. I look forward to participating in this and encourage people to give it a try.”
“We are excited to expand IMG’s esports portfolio with the debut of a unique camp experience at IMG Academy,” said Lilia Russo, Director of esports Strategy and Engagement, IMG. “Following the success of our professional development programs with FaZe Clan and compLexity, we are thrilled to continue supporting the growth of the esports industry by welcoming amateurs looking to gain a competitive edge and a well-rounded approach to gaming.”
Over the course of the week, campers can expect to drill and improve on both tactical and technical skills such as aiming accuracy, map awareness, positioning, 1v1 to 5v and T side/CT side strategy. Athletic and personal development deliverables will include sessions on mental conditioning, physical conditioning, leadership and nutrition.
Campers will also receive access to Boomeo.com, IMG’s esports platform featuring Counter-Strike: Global Offensive instructional content and training mods.
HyperX, a sponsor of gaming athletes and eSports globally, is pleased to sponsor the IMG esports Camp with HyperX gaming headsets, keyboards, mice and mouse pads.
IMG’s esports portfolio includes ELEAGUE, the premium esports tournament brand formed in conjunction with Turner Sports; the facilitation of franchise ownership deals for Rick Fox, Jonas Jerebko and the Philadelphia 76ers; consultation for brands seeking to advertise and engage in the industry; team and player representation; and the debut of athlete development training for esports professionals and amateurs at IMG Academy.
For additional information regarding IMG esports Camp and to register for the program, visit https://www.imgacademy.com/esports.