The esports player foundation, together with the states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Schleswig-Holstein, sponsors talented esports players as part of the state sponsorship program. The so-called “Academys” are Esports sponsorships for talented young esports players from the individual federal states.

Their goal is to support talented young athletes from the respective federal state on their way to the national and international top in the form of suitable support measures. The individual athlete support at the state level closes a massive gap in the previous junior esports work and is globally unique.

Focal points of the support are: 

– In-Game Coaching 
– Regular boot camps 
– Sports medical support 
– Sports psychological support 
– Nutritional counseling 
– Fitness training
– Personality development 
– Dual career planning

Within the Esports Academy NRW, the esports player foundation supports 30 young talents from the titles FIFA, League of Legends and Brawl Stars. Under the Esports Academy SH, a total of 10 players* from the titles FIFA and League of Legends are promoted.

Esports in North Rhine-Westphalia and Schleswig-Holstein

"North Rhine-Westphalia has developed into a strong home for the computer and video games industry. We are counting on a great future for Esports on the Rhine and Ruhr and are expanding support for this. Like classic sports, Esports also unites values such as community and fairness and makes inclusion and integration even easier. With the Esports Academy NRW, we help dedicated Esports players on their way to the national top. This is also about personal development and career prospects for athletes."
Nathanael Liminski
NRW Media Minister
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Esports Team Schleswig Holstein
"As the state government, we are accompanying and supporting the development of e-sports in Schleswig-Holstein in order to be able to ensure important social-ethical framework conditions for us. With the previous state funding of a total of 1.5 million euros for numerous e-sports projects, primarily broad-based sports structures have been created, from which performance-oriented e-sports can now grow The "E-Sport Team Schleswig-Holstein" is now - in conjunction with EDEKA Nord as well as the esports player foundation - professionally supported and accompanied in terms of media education, health promotion and sports aspects."
Kristina Herbst
President of the State Parliament Schlewsig-Holstein

Esports Team Schleswig-Holstein

With the help of the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein, the esports player foundation supports young, talented esports players from Schleswig-Holstein in the titles League of Legends and FIFA.

Esports Academy NRW

With the help of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the esports player foundation promotes young, talented esports players from North-Rhine-Westphalia in the titles Brawl Stars, League of Legends and FIFA.