According to the release, the Adamas team that will work with the Brazilian club is composed of professionals from various areas including mental performance, psychology, physiotherapy, optometry and physical rehabilitation.
The partnership will see Adamas work with the INTZ League of Legends team for the upcoming CBLOL split (Brazil’s top LoL league), set to take place early in 2021.
João Borges, Head of Innovation at INTZ commented: “We know that we are at a very important moment in this migration to the franchise system in League of Legends. Thinking about it, we understand the relevance to be pioneers in a programme that will further leverage the results of our athletes and lead us to win even more titles.”
According to Adamas’s website, the company specialises in mental-skills training, facilitating a ‘culture of excellence’, coaching and leadership training, along with providing communication and team dynamics solutions. Previous clients include Call of Duty League and Overwatch League franchises Seattle Surge and Vancouver Titans, respectively.
Caleb Cousens, CEO of Adamas Esports added: “Our team will be working closely with their athletes and support staff to ensure all the pieces are in place for INTZ to compete at the highest level. We will be providing our holistic approach to esports performance to optimise the lifestyle, psychology, health and gaming of the athletes.”
The INTZ LoL team performed fairly well this year, reaching the Worlds 2020 play-in stage after winning the CBLOL Split 2 playoffs. The organisation has a top Brazilian team in Free Fire — an immensely popular esport in the region — as well as teams in Rainbow Six: Siege, PUBG Mobile, FIFA, and more.
Esports Insider says: As the esports industry grows in stature, teams are looking for competitive edges through psychological and physiological training. Teams like Fnatic and Team Liquid have been working with sport psychologists for a while, and the trend is only going to continue — and for good reason. Adamas’s emphasis on player health, particularly in relation to staying hydrated during play, is refreshing.