Remember when you’d try to grab a twentieth round of Call of Duty and someone would attempt to tell you that gaming was a waste of time? With men and women in their 20’s earning upwards of €3.5 million through esports all over the world, those people might want to reconsider their words. And now, the dream is coming to Malta.
“Deepen your knowledge of e-sports at this year’s camp in Malta during Easter, held in STS’s own premises in Malta in collaboration with Area Academy. Area Academy is one of the few groups in the world to create a serious e-sports camps directly based on the professional’s training method,” the organisers said in a statement.
10 Swedish students will be taking gaming to the next level in a jam-packed bootcamp set over eight days. They’ll be practicing for three to six hours a day, and will be getting their own branded kit, including a t-shirt designed by Youtube star Therese Lindgren.
Malta’s very own Gamers Lounge has been turned into a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive bootcamp for the week, and professional e-sports coaches will be giving feedback, help on individual techniques, team dynamics, communication and team roles.
They will be competing with and against each other to test out their new skills and hone their existing ones.
With all equipment provided on site, gamers only need to show up with their skills and some heart to go on through and, just maybe, become the next e-Sports millionaire.
A chance at glory isn’t going to come cheap though – the whole trip comes with a hefty €1,165 price tag.