Boavista Futebol Clube announced the opening of an Esports Academy, with a special program for Easter Holidays, this year lived in a very particular way.
Speaking, Reinaldo Ferreira, Director of Marketing and Information Technologies and responsible for the Club’s Esports Modality said: “We live in a unique moment with effects that are not very predictable in the present and in the future. A time when everything we do will always be little. And at Boavista Futebol Clube we think we should also do something.
At the end of this week the Easter holidays begin and millions of students will have two weeks with a deficit of activities that will certainly bring some apprehension to many parents. Esports were the only competitive activity that remained in operation during this period of circulation and meeting limitations, as they are disputed online and do not constitute a public health hazard.
So we thought that there would be no better time to launch the Academia de Esports do Boavista Futebol Clube than this one. The foundation of this Academy, like that of many others, is to provide the practice of the sport to practitioners of all levels and the possibility to progress in their practice. ”
The Academia de Esports will operate completely online, usual in the modality and a necessity at the present time. Those interested can sign up for free and participate in an orientation and training plan with selected coaches with two weekly classes and complementary exercises with technical and sports practice.
The minimum age for enrollment is 9 years old and up to 16 years old will be required the authorization of the Guardian of Education. There is no age limit for registration, which is completely free, as well as classes until April 12th.
The Club has already established partnerships with some companies that will make this Academy available to the children of its employees.
Players will be able to sign up to train and play one of the following games:
- EA FIFA 20 on the Sony PlayStation 4 and PC platforms;
- eFootball PES 2020 on the Sony PlayStation 4 platform;
- League of Legends on the PC platform;
- Rocket League on the PC platform;
- Chess on PC platforms and mobile devices;
- Starcraft II on mobile devices.
- Clash Royale on mobile devices.
Registration can be made from the Club’s website, at www.boavistafc.pt or directly from the form available at https://forms.gle/HeeLS5eorYg7ihTu7
ESports, or electronic sports, are video game competitions that mobilize more than 400 million spectators and generate more than 900 million Euros of annual return.
The most important eSports competitions are played in arenas that receive thousands of spectators and are followed by millions of fans through the broadcasts. Games like League of Legends (LoL) and sports simulators are among the most followed titles.
Boavista Futebol Clube has been participating in Esports competitions since April 2017, highlighting the main national competitions in FIFA and League of Legends games and the international PES eFootball competition where it joins Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Manchester United , Monaco and other big players in European football, played on natural and virtual pitches.