Esports promotion: In the seventh episode of GooseEcke, we interviewed a very special trio of the German esports scene. This time it’s all about promoting talent in German esports and Team Sprout’s 16-year-old newcomer Can “Kyuubi” Kamber.
In the seventh episode of our esports talk “GooseEck” we talked about promoting German talent in professional Counter-Strike.
How does the funding work without recognition (non-profit status) and what are the advantages of cooperation between the “esports player foundation” and the individual esports players?
We asked Team Sprout’s young talent Can “ Kyuubi ” Kamber, his team manager Daniel Paulus and Jörg Adamit from the Esport Player Foundation in more detail.
Build a win-win-win situation
A lack of recognition and promotion of esports in Germany puts many obstacles in the way of the organizations, the players and the supporting clubs. The question arises: How can you skillfully circumvent these hurdles in order to generate added value on every side?
A sustainable and attractive business model
The EPF (esports player foundation) advertises primarily to companies with the reach and the young target group of the gaming community with advertising opportunities in order to collect money or services that they can invest in young talent. A good selection of talented people who are eligible for funding enables the EPF and individual esports organizations to share tasks and develop synergies.
Synergy effects with the organizations
Talent scouting alone is more difficult for any team than you might think. And that despite a large pool of young Counter-Strike players in Germany.
The reason for a lack of German esports talent is often the fear of the future among the players and/or the parents of the younger players. The EPF supports this in the form of education, security and dual school systems in order to take these existential fears away from the offspring and to weigh up risks and opportunities.
Players benefit with additional services
ONLY THOSE WHO DO NOT DEPEND ON THE SUCCESS OF THE NEXT TOURNAMENT CAN CLEAR THEIR HEAD
In consultation with the players and the organizations, missing skills or even financial resources can be contributed that are not always available for granted.
A SPORTS PSYCHOLOGIST CAN COST MORE THAN A GAMER
Be it through provided hardware, in-game coaching as well as mental and physical health, in the end, the player clearly benefits from the synergies. That is very important because in the end, he has to deliver the performance that all the other players are hoping for.