In the second edition of the Talent Development Programme, some lucky talents are going to work again to become a professional esporter. We have selected seven talents who have the ultimate drive to make it in the world of esports. We will subject these talents to four weekends of workshops, trainings and courses from well-known faces from the sports and esports scene.
Saturday 27 November
The very last TOP weekend of the Autumn Edition has arrived. All TOP talents have worked towards this moment in recent weeks and of course all aspects of the programme will return in the final weekend.
The day started with a workshop by sports psychologist Jan Sleijfer on the so-called '3 batteries' method. This method refers to the recharging of the different batteries in the body that enable our talents to perform optimally. A sensor was attached to the ear of the participants so that Sleijfer could measure different values.
On the basis of these results, the talents can train in a specific way to reduce stress levels and to positively influence the ability to concentrate.
After this hefty morning task it was time for lunch, followed by a final visit to BodyResults in Volendam. The TOP-talents were brought with the H20 Esportsbus to the location where they could exercise freely. Here they were given a full body scan in turn, after which the results were compared to the scan of the first weekend. The results were very surprising for some.
The day ended with a game-athlon. The participants alternately played League of Legends, Rocket League and Formula 1: most TOP talents are very talented in one specific genre. In the end, everyone received points depending on how they had performed. Of course, there could only be one winner and that was Duncan, even though he had never touched League of Legends.
At the end of the day, the talents were brought to the hostel where they could get a good rest for their last day!
Sunday 28 November
The very last day of the TOP Autumn Edition was, of course, about closure. Every TOP talent had a final talk with Dirk Marcellis, who looked at how they had fared the past few weeks and what awaits them in the future.
In the meantime, the talents received tips & tricks from Movament when it comes to ergonomics within gaming and esports. In addition, they could of course play some games before the project was closed.
While the final interviews with the talents were being completed, the family members of the talents started to pour in. Dirk Marcellis and Mike de Jongh gave a nice closing presentation and of course the talents were called up on stage one by one to show the audience what they had learned.
This brings us to the end of the TOP Autumn Edition!
We would like to thank our partners: De Talentenacademie, Jan Sleijfer, BodyResults, Movamento, Maentra Media and Grenade.
Are you the next TOP talent?
Unfortunately, the TOP Autumn Edition has come to an end, but don't worry! In the spring we will start again with a new edition.
Do you want to apply for the Spring Edition of the Talent Development Programme?
Sign up at h20.gg/talent/ and maybe you will become the new esports talent of the Netherlands!