Centered on core pillars of learning, passion, and excellence, Training Grounds is Cloud9’s youth development initiative that brings together young adults for a unique community and program experience centered around improving life skills through esports.
Training Grounds is to esports what traditional youth leagues are to core sports.
Group team play teaches passionate players to communicate with their peers effectively.We encourage players to be leaders on their teams.
Through game mechanics like map vision and control, we teach resource management, situational and spatial awareness.
Mentoring players to reach their personal excellence is key. We teach players effective strategies for learning and taking criticism- fueling their goal completion.
Training Grounds provides a holistic learning environment for all of the trainees, where they can hone their skills as players and grow as individuals through real life-skills application.
Players are introduced to industry-standard techniques and tools utilized in Cloud9’s current professional esports team environment. They receive coaching, competitive play experience, and become part of a safely moderated and educational community of young gamers.