Deviation Gaming has quickly become a name we all recognise on the local eSports scene. Developing and growing our community has been one of their top priorities, and now to further ensure the growth of the Deviation Gaming community as well as the eSports community, they have launched the Deviation Academy.
Running a large clan/MGO locally is no easy task; neither is getting sponsors onboard and giving your players the best opportunities that you can. Poor clan management has left many clans unsuccessful and even lead many to close after short periods of success. Deviation Gaming however strives to manage their very large community, containing over 100 members in the most efficient way they possibly can. This has inspired the launch of a new initiative, to not only improve the way they run their ship, but aid the community even more.
The DeviationAcademy will be there for any teams in the Second Division (of the Do Gaming League) and moved to the Academy page, it’ll also be open to new [players that are starting out their competitive careers.
“This will allow new teams and players to have the freedom to learn and relax while competing. Teams will have the opportunity to add players and change their teams as they see fit. It does not matter in the Academy who comes and goes or how large the group is, it will just provide us with the means to see who is working well and moving up as well as improving in the local gaming scene.” Says community leader, Robert “Logan” Openshaw in his write-up about the launch.
Openshaw gives many valid reasons for launching the Academy, and even though many similar initiatives from other clans have failed in the past, it seems that Deviation Gaming has a firm grip on what they have planned. Openshaw believes that the Academy will create a better environment for new players to grow, while giving the clan’s elite a chance to shine and attract new sponsors.
Openshaw urges players to work hard in order to move up form the Academy, saying:
I am hoping that many players will not see this as a demotion but as something to work for. As Deviation Gaming will be the main Sponsored section, teams and players in Deviation Gaming are the ones that benefit from the sponsorship. I also want players to get away from the idea that because they are in DvG that they are entitled to something. By working hard and improving in DvGAcademy they can move up the ranks and then benefit from the hard work. At this point in time, and as I have said before, right now sponsors are seeing DvG as this HUGE group and one that they cannot afford to sponsor.
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Last Updated: April 22, 2013