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The International Esports Federation (IESF) has announced a partnership with esports and gaming performance company FitGMR.
The agreement begins with both parties organizing health and wellbeing activities and workshops for athletes attending the 2022 World Esports Championships finals in Bali, Indonesia.
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In particular, according to FitGMR, all teams are trained in the “five pillars of health”. These are physical maintenance, mental conditioning, diet, sleep, and lifestyle. Immediately prior to the Closing Ceremony, IESF and FitGMR will also launch an all-in-one workshop.
The 2022 WE Championship Event will run from 1st to 12th December and will feature prize pools of $100,000 (£82,700) across all events. Over 100 participating countries will compete in a variety of popular esports titles including CS:GO, PUBG, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and Dota 2, among others.
By partnering with FitGMR, the IESF also aims to strengthen its ability to educate esports athletes and provide the resources needed to succeed. Likewise, the IESF signed a contract with the ITTI High Tech Institute to award four full scholarships to the World Esports Championships athletes.
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Vlad Marinescu, IESF President, commented on the news: “The IESF is delighted to partner with FitGMR to make this the most successful and compelling Esports World Championship finals yet.
“Athlete well-being is a top priority for IESF and we always strive to provide the ultimate environment for eSports athletes to perform at their best. We look forward to collaborating on many more impactful activities with FitGMR and can’t wait to launch this partnership in Bali!”
Radina has been a freelance journalist for Esports Insider since 2021. When she’s not playing Apex Legends, she enjoys writing about tech, equality, and education in esports.