PRODIGY AGENCY RAMPS UP WITH “THE PRODIGIES” ACADEMY PROGRAM
The leading esports players agency, Prodigy Agency, announced to be back on track for a new season with its innovative academy program named “The Prodigies”, with the support of Razer as the main partner of the project.
Prodigy Agency, founded and directed by Jérôme Coupez, represent some of the best players around the world , including some of the biggest stars in esports like Mathieu « ZywOo » Herbaut and Dan “apEX” Madesclaire on CS:GO, Adil « ScreaM » Benrlitom, Tyson « TenZ » Ngo on Valorant, Carl-Antoni « Carl Jr. » Cloutier on Trackmania, Alexandre « Kaydop » Courant on Rocket League, or Kacper « Inspired » Słoma on League of Legends.
Officially launching its own CSGO academy program called “The Prodigies” Prodigy Agency is paving the way for a new approach to players’ scouting. The purpose of Prodigy’s brand new concept is to support young promising CSGO players from the very beginning to provide them a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get visible in front of top tiers organizations. Each and every player taking part in “The Prodigies” will get their first salary, massive exposure as well as complete support to sustain their growth and teach them how to evolve in a competitive sphere: coaching staff, experienced players feedback (apEX, NBK, etc), boot camps in the Prodigy Agency facilities, guidance from Prodigy Agency, and much more! Everything is set up with the goal to find a professional structure for each of them, either on a top-tier academy roster or as a starting lineup of a professional well-established team. 4 seasons will be held each year, based on the ESEA Seasons calendar, giving the chance to all players to be candidates for each season, via public applications. Massive adoption and interest by the community After a public call for applications via twitter, Prodigy Agency and Jerome Coupez received more than 200 viable applications from players who wanted to prove themselves. After a proper selection process, 50 players participated in trials until the final draft of the 6 players who will have the chance to compete under “The Prodigies” project for the ESEA Season 42 and other competitions! The application process for all season will always remain public to give a chance to everyone to be selected.
Ambitious roadmap sustained by premium partners
After the first “The Prodigies” test seasons, 7 players have been already signed to academies or professional teams like OG Academy or K1CK. Starting this summer, “The Prodigies” is reaching a new level with proper trials, and providing everything needed to the selected players with the support of its main partner Razer (peripherals), and CS.MONEY (skins), Refrag.gg (training and preparation), Scope.gg (data analytics). During this season, players part of the academy program will be mainly competing in the ESEA Season 42 circuit but will also participate in punctual events and qualifiers, opening in August 2022. All ESEA matches will have a high quality stream, with PewPew as the main production partner and professional casters, to maximize the exposure of the players. Total commitment from Prodigy Agency The players will be contracted with Prodigy Agency and will benefit from the same support as their star players part of the agency. Added to this, no buyout/transfer fee will be put into place: the players will be able to join a professional team at any time with the guidance and full support of Prodigy Agency.
The starting roster
The Prodigies roster will start with the following players and coaching staff:
- Sebastiaan ‘Acorn’ Wehnes / Netherlands - 18 years old
- Timothy ‘tvs’ Sjöberg / Sweden - 20 years old
- Sébastien ‘SBT’ Sabbadin / France - 20 years old
- Mihai ‘fNk’ Costache / Romania - 20 years old
- Nolen ‘noleN’ Vida / Hungary - 17 years old
- August ‘Straxy’ Canavan / Sweden - 16 years old
- Patrik ‘pakesZ’ Rozsos - Coach
- Oliver ‘kZy’ Heck - Coach
- Felix ‘Frøg’ Bergeron - Analyst
- Jérôme Coupez - Founder & CEO Prodigy Agency
You can follow the matches of The Prodigies on twitch.tv/ProdigyAgency If you are interested to discuss about the project, please contact Jerome Coupez ( Founder and CEO): firstname.lastname@example.org:
“I’m extremely excited to announce the official launch of our very own academy: The Prodigies. It’s a project that is very important for me and I’ve been working on defining the concept with two initial pilot seasons. This is truly a ground-breaking project for the whole CS:GO ecosystem with the goal to give a once in a lifetime chance for young and promising players, having their first salary and contract, and to be seen by all the professional teams. The traction that we are already having around the project is incredible and I can’t wait to push it way further in the future, with a lot of expansion ideas in mind. We are dedicating a lot of resources to support The Prodigies with Prodigy Agency but I’m also thankful to our partners who believe in this project and share our goal to support the young players: Razer, CS.Money, Scope.gg and Refrag.”
Jérôme Coupez, Founder & CEO Prodigy Agency
Prodigy Agency is a leading esports representation agency supporting world-class and up-and-coming players around the globe. Built around a family-centric culture, Prodigy offers talent a full suite of services including career management, health and performance, strategic guidance, contract negotiations, brand creation and management, integrated marketing, global partnership development and more. Thanks to a deep knowledge of esports and a combined reach of more than 30 million followers, leading brands and companies look to Prodigy Agency to provide leadership in understanding the esports market through fans’ passion and how these insights can build more effective, efficient and measurable marketing programs and ROI.
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