Player

   development and

support

    Player

  development and

support

Our programs

 
The esports player foundation is a not for profit institution that solely focuses on developing esports talents and supporting elite players. For every player in our programs we compile individual services. These can include financial support where necessary, but our concept is focused on activities that help both to advance the esports career as well es mitigate against risks in life beyond esports. All of our services are free. Players in return are obliged to work on their career and to promote the epf values: performance, respect and fairplay.

Game    Body    Mind    Nutrition    Life    About Us

Game

 
Play smart: Playing a game for endless hours is not necessarily the most promising way to reach excellence – but systematically planned in-game training leads to substantial improvements.

Game    Body    Mind    Nutrition    Life    About Us

Game

 

Play smart: Playing a game for endless hours is not necessarily the most promising way to reach excellence – but systematically planned in-game training leads to substantial improvements.

In-Game Coaching

Talents that are not part of a professional organisation get mandatory in-game training provided by top coaches of the esports player foundation.

Players who are (semi-)professionals are invited to participate, but only after consulting their team coaches and management.

We are streaming selected sessions publicly (with coachee consent, of course), so aspiring esports athletes can benefit from the training, too. Follow us on Twitch.

League of Legends scholarship

Together with our enabling partner DKB we are able to provide a special set of services for four selected talents in League of Legends. These players receive even more services, a closer assistance and supervision and even more emphasis on their dual career development. Being a partner of the LoL Prime League, DKB significantly contributes to the development of League of Legends in Germany.

Hardware-Support

Top performance in games requires top hardware. When the available equipment slows down or obstructs a player‘s improvement, we provide the necessary hardware to establish a level playing field with other competitive players. We are proud to cooperate with Nvidia who provide the ultimate gaming experience for our players.

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Don‘t underestimate the importance of chairs

Our partner Topstar provides our players with the Sitness RS – the probably best gaming chair with regards to ergonomics. Sitting comfortably does not only help to achieve a better performance, because players move naturally and are not distracted – in the long term, the right chair helps to maintain a good posture and avoid physical damage.

In-Game Coaching

Talents that are not part of a professional organisation get mandatory in-game training provided by top coaches of the esports player foundation.

Players who are (semi-)professionals are invited to participate, but only after consulting their team coaches and management.

We are streaming selected sessions publicly (with coachee consent, of course), so aspiring esports athletes can benefit from the training, too. Follow us on Twitch.

League of Legends scholarship

Together with our enabling partner DKB we are able to provide a special set of services for four selected talents in League of Legends. These players receive even more services, a closer assistance and supervision and even more emphasis on their dual career development. Being a partner of the LoL Prime League, DKB significantly contributes to the development of League of Legends in Germany.

Hardware-Support

Top performance in games requires top hardware. When the available equipment slows down or obstructs a player‘s improvement, we provide the necessary hardware to establish a level playing field with other competitive players. We are proud to cooperate with Nvidia who provide the ultimate gaming experience for our players.

Don‘t underestimate the importance of chairs

Our partner Topstar provides our players with the Sitness RS – the probably best gaming chair with regards to ergonomics. Sitting comfortably does not only help to achieve a better performance, because players move naturally and are not distracted – in the long term, the right chair helps to maintain a good posture and avoid physical damage.

Game     Body     Mind      Nutrition      Life      About Us

Body

 
As an esports player you don‘t have to become an Olympic athlete – but a good physical constitution enhances in-game performance.

Game     Body     Mind      Nutrition      Life      About Us

Body

 

As an esports player you don‘t have to become an Olympic athlete – but a good physical constitution enhances in-game performance.

Fitness Training

Our partner Skillcourt facilitates personal training for all our players in a gym close to them. A basic level of physical fitness helps to concentrate over long periods of time, gain mental strength and to apply this not only during competitions, but to increase the effectiveness of every training session. Talents that are not part of a professional organisation receive a mandatory weekly training session.

Skillcourt itself is a fitness innovation that combines cognitive and physical training. It allows to physically practice abilities like reaction time or concentration and therefore contributes to developing esports players to well rounded athletes. Together with Skillcourt the esports player foundation will develop training programs that are tailored to the needs of players in games like LoL or CS:GO.

Sports Medicinal Examination

The Arcus Clinics in Pforzheim/Germany are among the leading hospitals in sports medicine, orthopedics and arthropathy. Every one of our athletes will get a basic sports medicinal examination to eliminate potential health risks. Monitoring the individual condition of each player is the basis to avoid long term damages to hand, shoulder or back and to ensure their health in general.

Cryotherapy

Our official supplier Cryopoint provides access to cryotherapy for our players. This includes access to cryocabins with temperatures that can go as low as 150 degrees celsius below minus and also punctual applications of cooling for example for hand, thumb and wrist. The extreme cold initiates the release of endorphins and activates the body‘s own healing and recovery abilities. The immune system is strengthened, stress levels are reduced and muscles relax.

Fitness Training

Our partner Skillcourt facilitates personal training for all our players in a gym close to them. A basic level of physical fitness helps to concentrate over long periods of time, gain mental strength and to apply this not only during competitions, but to increase the effectiveness of every training session. Talents that are not part of a professional organisation receive a mandatory weekly training session.

Skillcourt itself is a fitness innovation that combines cognitive and physical training. It allows to physically practice abilities like reaction time or concentration and therefore contributes to developing esports players to well rounded athletes. Together with Skillcourt the esports player foundation will develop training programs that are tailored to the needs of players in games like LoL or CS:GO.

Sports Medicinal Examination

The Arcus Clinics in Pforzheim/Germany are among the leading hospitals in sports medicine, orthopedics and arthropathy. Every one of our athletes will get a basic sports medicinal examination to eliminate potential health risks. Monitoring the individual condition of each player is the basis to avoid long term damages to hand, shoulder or back and to ensure their health in general.

Cryotherapy

Our official supplier Cryopoint provides access to cryotherapy for our players. This includes access to cryocabins with temperatures that can go as low as 150 degrees celsius below minus and also punctual applications of cooling for example for hand, thumb and wrist. The extreme cold initiates the release of endorphins and activates the body‘s own healing and recovery abilities. The immune system is strengthened, stress levels are reduced and muscles relax.

Game      Body      Mind      Nutrition      Life     About Us

Mind

 
Developing players in their personality throughout their career is the key to long term mental health. Stress resistance, ability to focus and mental strength in general can be achieved by holistically attending each player firstly as a human being, secondly as an athlete.

Game      Body      Mind      Nutrition      Life     About Us

Mind

 

Developing players in their personality throughout their career is the key to long term mental health. Stress resistance, ability to focus and mental strength in general can be achieved by holistically attending each player firstly as a human being, secondly as an athlete.

Sports psychology

Moritz Anderten is one of the most reknown sports psychologists in Germany. With his company SportsVisionen the esports player foundation was able to secure services that aim to strengthen a players‘ self consciousness as an athlete, to better perform under pressure, learn from wins and losses and set and pursue goals. Last but not least sports psychology also cares about the mental health of players.

Sports psychology

Moritz Anderten is one of the most reknown sports psychologists in Germany. With his company SportsVisionen the esports player foundation was able to secure services that aim to strengthen a players‘ self consciousness as an athlete, to better perform under pressure, learn from wins and losses and set and pursue goals. Last but not least sports psychology also cares about the mental health of players.

Game      Body      Mind      Nutrition      Life     About Us

Nutrition

 
Performance-enhancing nutrition is highly individual and will only reach its full impact when it is designed as a sustainable, long-term project.

Game      Body      Mind      Nutrition      Life     About Us

Nutrition

 

Performance-enhancing nutrition is highly individual and will only reach its full impact when it is designed as a sustainable, long-term project.

Nutrition counseling

The impact of nutrition on physical and mental abilities is well researched, but still widely underestimated. Our Official Supplier AM Sport, led by the world‘s oldest world record holder and swimming world champion, nutritionist and medical doctor Mark Warnecke, individually examines the nutrition routines of players. Together with his partner Dr. Jörn Heinze they develop individual programs for each player. Many Olympians or clubs like Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund follow their approaches. For talents that are not organised in a professional team the nutrition analysis is mandatory.

Smart Sleep

Sleep researcher Dr. Markus Dworak achieved to get the highest funding in the history of “Höhle der Löwen“ (German “Shark Tank“). The supplement, produced in Germany, helps to activate and support all processes that naturally happen during sleep – making it more recovering and supporting high performance. Not only do our players get the product (voluntarily), they also receive valuable education about sleep as a success factor.

Nutrition counseling

The impact of nutrition on physical and mental abilities is well researched, but still widely underestimated. Our Official Supplier AM Sport, led by the world‘s oldest world record holder and swimming world champion, nutritionist and medical doctor Mark Warnecke, individually examines the nutrition routines of players. Together with his partner Dr. Jörn Heinze they develop individual programs for each player. Many Olympians or clubs like Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund follow their approaches. For talents that are not organised in a professional team the nutrition analysis is mandatory.

Smart Sleep

Sleep researcher Dr. Markus Dworak achieved to get the highest funding in the history of “Höhle der Löwen“ (German “Shark Tank“). The supplement, produced in Germany, helps to activate and support all processes that naturally happen during sleep – making it more recovering and supporting high performance. Not only do our players get the product (voluntarily), they also receive valuable education about sleep as a success factor.

Game      Body      Mind      Nutrition     Life     About Us

Life

 
A sustainable development of talents and support of elite players never stops at in-game performance. Enabling a dual career, finding schools and universities that run performance sports programs, helping to lead a well-organized life outside esports is ultimately boosting the in-game performance as well.

Game      Body      Mind      Nutrition     Life     About Us

Life

 

A sustainable development of talents and support of elite players never stops at in-game performance. Enabling a dual career, finding schools and universities that run performance sports programs, helping to lead a well-organized life outside esports is ultimately boosting the in-game performance as well.

Media training and personality development

There‘s more to a successful career than just in game performance: being a role model for ambitious gamers and helping to bring esports to broader audiences should be seen more as a chance than a liability. The Konrad Adenauer foundation helps the esports player foundation to support the players with media and interview training, social media workshops and value education.

Parents counseling

Many parents of esports pros and talents do not have any access to the world of gaming and esports. But the more they know and understand, the better they can support their children in their careers – and can help other parents with their knowledge and insights. The Konrad Adenauer foundation also supports the parents counseling of the esports player foundation.

Insurance

Our enabling partner CosmosDirekt, Germany‘s largest direct insurance, takes responsibility for the players and their careers. Players who are able to concentrate on their immediate tasks will perform better – as everything else is taken care of. From general liability insurances to foreign travel insurances, individual packages for each player take care of their needs.

Tax consulting and declarations

To win prize money or be signed by a professional organisation often means the first steps into professional life – and everything that comes with it. If someone has never declared an income tax before, professional help is more than welcome. But also established players who generate additional income as streamers, win prize money in different countries or live and work in different cities are often presented with problems, as esports player is a fairly new profession. We are extremely proud to have a world reknown partner like PwC as an Official Supplier to take responsibility for our players.

Legal advice

Whether it‘s a first team contract or a sponsoring deal, a talent or a seasoned pro: legal issues should be dealt with by experts. Our Official Supplier for legal advice, TaylorWessing, is a world leader in their field and represented all over the globe. They offer an initial consulting for any esports related legal issue for our players.

Media training and personality development

There‘s more to a successful career than just in game performance: being a role model for ambitious gamers and helping to bring esports to broader audiences should be seen more as a chance than a liability. The Konrad Adenauer foundation helps the esports player foundation to support the players with media and interview training, social media workshops and value education.

Parents counseling

Many parents of esports pros and talents do not have any access to the world of gaming and esports. But the more they know and understand, the better they can support their children in their careers – and can help other parents with their knowledge and insights. The Konrad Adenauer foundation also supports the parents counseling of the esports player foundation.

Insurance

Our enabling partner CosmosDirekt, Germany‘s largest direct insurance, takes responsibility for the players and their careers. Players who are able to concentrate on their immediate tasks will perform better – as everything else is taken care of. From general liability insurances to foreign travel insurances, individual packages for each player take care of their needs.

Tax consulting and declarations

To win prize money or be signed by a professional organisation often means the first steps into professional life – and everything that comes with it. If someone has never declared an income tax before, professional help is more than welcome. But also established players who generate additional income as streamers, win prize money in different countries or live and work in different cities are often presented with problems, as esports player is a fairly new profession. We are extremely proud to have a world reknown partner like PwC as an Official Supplier to take responsibility for our players.

Legal advice

Whether it‘s a first team contract or a sponsoring deal, a talent or a seasoned pro: legal issues should be dealt with by experts. Our Official Supplier for legal advice, TaylorWessing, is a world leader in their field and represented all over the globe. They offer an initial consulting for any esports related legal issue for our players.

About us

 
The esports player foundation is a not for profit institution and is focused on supporting excellence. We distribute – arithmetically - more than 100% of our monetary funds due to our strong partners that offer free services to our players. Our legal status is a “GmbH“ (Ltd.) in order to assure a maximum flexibility in operations. The association of the German Game industry as our owner, our supervisory board, support from the state of North Rhine Westphalia and the federal state secretary for digitization, Dorothee Bär, as our ambassador ensure that all funds are directed towards esports talents and pro players.
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