FlipSide3 Tactics, an international multi-game eSports organization based in the United States, has just revealed their plans for their first-ever StarCraft II Academy.

The organization was founded in 2013 and currently has teams for nearly multiple games with strong competitive scenes, such as CS:GO and Street Fighter. FlipSid3 Tactics says that their plans for the program is to kickstart the careers of those who have a serious interest in becoming a professional StarCraft II player.

“The benefits of aligning oneself with an academy team for an aspiring professional can be monumental in creating a successful career. Having an insulated group to specifically target weaknesses in play can have a huge impact on improving performance. The in-house ranking leaderboard and clan war experience will help players who may be new to the professional StarCraft II scene understand what it’s like to be part of a well-regimented, organized team environment.”

According to the press release, the application and tryout process will act like its own circuit. There will be tournaments and practice events that will begin once applications close on February 28th, and those who show the most potential will receive direct invites to the FlipSid3 Academy. Tryout tournaments will immediately begin the next day, and will run every week until April 10th when the final direct invites have been delivered.

It was said that the top Academy players will be able to look forward to practicing with their professional StarCraft II players, such as Brandon “puCK” Qual, Brian “SaroVati” Zhao and Brandon “KoMA” Spinosa. The program will be directly monitored by player manager Clay “Padre” Finney.

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