Bootcamps are a staple of all top level eSports, with big teams getting together a few weeks before a major tournament with the intention of training all day every day. But these cost a lot of money and a true boot camp is often out of reach of lower tier teams. To fix that ESL UK has a plan.
The UK branch of ESL has invited both Team Endpoint and Team Impulse, two UK CS:GO teams who play in the ESL UK Premiership, to a three day bootcamp that will be funded by the tournament organiser.
The two teams will head to the ESL UK studio for three days beginning on February 6th. They will play their ESL UK Premiership matches from the studio and continue to practise together and individually over the course of the bootcamp.
Will Attwood, Product Manager for the ESL Premiership, said on behalf of the Premiership team: "We’re incredibly pleased to be able to offer this kind of opportunity to the best and brightest teams in the United Kingdom. Developing the skill and cohesion of esports teams in the United Kingdom is paramount to the transition from semi-professional to full-time professional. We’re excited to be part of this journey with both Endpoint and Impulse. We look forward to finding new ways to support the growth of esports in the United Kingdom as move forward through 2017."
Adam Jessop, CEO of Team Endpoint, had this to say: "Having the opportunity to bootcamp at the ESL studio is a great chance for the team to continue working on their progression. Whilst the majority of the team were in attendance at Insomnia 59, it’s the first time they will have met up together offline with our newest addition, George ‘HudzG’ Hoskins. We are proud to be a part of this seasons ESL UK & Ireland Premiership, and playing our game under the studio lights will provide the team with additional focus and experience."
Lewis James, of Impulse Gaming, said: "At Impulse Gaming we are always trying to provide the best opportunities for our players to support them in the scene, thanks to ESL for inviting us to their upcoming bootcamp our players are again able to experience even more. Thank You."