Iconic global fashion brand Gucci has teamed up with esports platform Faceit to launch the Gucci Gaming Academy, the aim of which is to guide professional players as they seek to get signed by top esports teams, beginning with players of CS:GO.
The academy program will choose players from the CS:GO Faceit Pro League (FPL) and provide them with the support they need to get signed by top esports teams. This will include in-game, psychological, physical coaching, hardware and networking support from both Gucci and Faceit.
Gucci and Faceit have also teamed up with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to ensure that players get individual and group support across a range of health topics. Coaching, digital training and hardware will be all provided by Faceit.
“We welcome efforts by Gucci and Faceit to encourage their large online communities to take the necessary steps for better health and wellbeing,” said Andy Pattison, Team Lead of Digital Channels at the WHO. “We need to continue to reach people with lifesaving health messages where they are, in the palms of their hands.”