22 May 2018
High Performance Centre backs global gaming bEAst
The Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust precinct has cemented itself as the epicentre of Australia's push to become a major player in worldwide Esport tournament competition.
EA SPORTS FIFA competitors, under the guidance of N8 Esports, have been given the nod to join the Esports High Performance Centre in the Trust precinct.
Following the incredible success of the inaugural E-League, a collaboration between the FFA and Fox Sports which received over two million views on streaming platform Twitch, EA SPORTS FIFA Esports athletes now have a permanent training facility.
N8 Esports, led by former EA SPORTS FIFA competitor and commentator Nathan Patrick (pictured above), will offer analysis and coaching for EA SPORTS FIFA competitors with the aim of shouldering Australia on to the global tournament map.
''We will offer innovative analytical techniques to improve the gameplay of Australia's best EA SPORTS FIFA athletes,'' Patrick said.
The partnership opens up access to state-of-the-art facilities and expertise, including the academic and industry collaboration with the University of Technology Sydney - Sports Science Faculty.
''While gameplay may be the end product, the competitors' physical condition, emotional, and mental preparation are vitally important components that will also be addressed,'' said Managing Director of Guinevere Capitol Esports and Entertainment, Dave Harris.
With the EA SPORTS FIFA eWorld Cup scheduled for August, A-League competitors may eventually take on players from giant European clubs such as Manchester City, PSG and Roma.
''Four competitors will be representing A-League clubs in front of an audience of millions at the Global Series Playoffs,'' added Patrick.
''Our Australian competitors will now receive regular analysis, coaching and mentoring as they strive to go further in these global tournaments.''