Aspiring amateur League of Legends players will now have the opportunity to improve their game alongside their favourite NA LCS professionals. Sandbox eSports and Sports Academy are launching a League of Legends Fantasy Camp, a three-day bootcamp experience where attendees will be exposed to the intense training undertaken by the pros.
Set to be hosted at the Sandbox eSports building in September, attendees will enjoy the custom-built eSports training facilities located in Southern California.
The training facility has previously been employed by NA LCS organisations Counter Logic Gaming and FlyQuest eSports.
The bootcamp will expose NA LCS hopefuls to physical and mental exercises designed to improve in-game performance, including scrim blocks, VOD reviews, physical performance training, and sports psychology sessions.
In order to provide a differentiated experience from the daily routine experienced by NA LCS pros, the program also features some out-of-the-box activities, designed to enhance performance despite not relating directly to League of Legends.
The facility lists Cryotherapy, meditation, and physical training as methods to improve wakefulness, focus and overall body health.
Offering their experience and knowledge to the bootcamp will be a lineup of nine counselors from the North American professional scene.
Eugene “Pobelter” Park, Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black, Darshan “Darshan” Upadhyaha, Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett, Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes, Choi “Huhi” Jae-hyun, Adrian “Adrian” Ma, Choi “Locodoco” Yoon-sub and Alberto “Crumbz” Rengifo are all set to attend.
“The most important thing to come to this boot camp with is an open mind.
“A lot of people may have the impression that the only thing that is going to help them get better at League of Legends is League-related activities, but everything starts from your mindset – that’s how you improve, that’s how you learn, that’s how you grow.
“It’s something different than I’ve ever done in my five years as a pro player, and I feel like it added valuable knowledge and experience to my career — physically and mentally.
“Being in a more professional environment definitely levelled up our practice while we were there.”
Darshan “Darshan” Upadhyaha
Applications for the camp close on July 23, at which point thirty participants will be selected to attend the camp; applicants must be at least 13 years old.
The major drawback of the event is the price of admission, which will undoubtedly restrict the talent pool of potential attendees.
The minimum bid for a spot will be $3,000, expected to rise upwards of that figure as wealthy amateurs aspire to rub shoulders with their favourite professionals.