Gen.G Global Academy partners with Korean hospital for free medical support

26 February 2024

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Gen.G Gaming Academy partners with Ribom Hanbang Hospital
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Esports player academy Gen.G Global Academy (GGA) has announced a partnership with Ribom Hanbang Hospital in South Korea.

The hospital will provide free medical training to Gen.G scholars students starting in March, as part of a new comprehensive care programme.

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The care programme features specialised esports training, basic education and health management.

Gen.G said the partnership with the hospital aims to help aspiring pro players mitigate health risks associated with extensive computer and wrist usage, such as back pain and wrist tunnel syndrome.

As a result, the healthcare institution will offer rehabilitation therapy exercises and lectures to GGA students and their parents twice a month.

Ribom Hanbang Hospital in South Korea specialises in non-surgical and joint treatment to address various medical issues, including turtle neck, spinal disk issues, and headaches.

Established in 2019, the Gen.G Global Academy is a talent development institution located in Seoul, Los Angeles and Shanghai. The academy provides aspiring esports athletes with game training, education for university entrance and career development. GGA was founded by global esports organisation Gen.G, which competes numerous esports titles and has offices in both the US and South Korea.

Gen.G has a particular focus on education and has struck a number of education-related partnerships in recent months. Gen.G partnered with the University of Warwick in October 2023 for winter esports camps.

Additionally, together with McDonald’s, the esports organisation launched ‘Gaming Leaders of Tomorrow’ in February, a programme designed to help US students host esports events. Gen.G also brought back collegiate esports industry conference’ Campus Takeover’ in February in collaboration with the University of Kentucky.

Wang Guan, President of Gen.G Global Academy, commented on working with Ribom Hanbang Hospital: “Through this partnership with Ribom Hanbang Hospital, we will continue our ongoing efforts to provide more specialised treatment for promising esports talents, enabling them to pursue their dreams with enhanced support.”

Lea Maas
Lea is a business student with too many passions and too little time. In addition to missing her shots in Valorant, she spends her free time advocating for mental health awareness and fostering inclusive esports communities.