Niels 'Super1Fly' Peetermans
Vladlen 'Saviour' Dvoretsky - League of Legends player
Qallo x Sector One bootcamp
About Qallo and High Performance in Esports
We launched our kick-off presentation at the beginning of the week. Everybody shared how they were feeling and discussed their current state-of-mind and expectations. We laid out a schedule and modeled a relaxed mindset with the credo to be open and have fun—the rest will follow.
Qallo did not get involved with the in-game training in the ramp up to the Country Finals. We did, however, discuss training objectives with the team coach and analyst as they planned the necessary drills and scrims to prepare. With only a few days' time, we could not focus on building mechanical skills, so rather kept the focus centered on macro-tactics and team collaboration.
The two tips that resonated the most were 1) taking a hot shower 60 - 90 minutes before going to bed and 2) using glasses in the evening made to block out blue light.
The team also had the opportunity to test QSleep for a week, a plant-based food supplement that restores the biological clock, promotes falling asleep and sleep consistency, and delivers rest and relaxation.
Although he had no major issues with sleep, Saviour did wake up numerous times throughout the night which affected deep sleep.
After using QSleep and trying the recommendations he received, he improved the quality of his sleep as evidenced by the Oura Ring.
He had a blockage in his shoulder, preventing him from moving his arm above his shoulder, and a painful wrist, which kept him from playing for longer periods of time. By removing the shoulder blockage, Practice was able to resume normal movement.
He got a clear training schedule & should be able to completely recover from his injury."
Toon Hens – accredited Physiotherapist
Core Stability Workshop
If the weather was bad, we stayed inside for some jumping jacks or push-ups. The team analyst signalled his commitment by also joining in the sessions and the players reminded one another to stay on top of the exercises.
Dibu was so happy with the healthy food during boot camp that he decided to overhaul his diet for the long term.
Siebe explained how the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system worked, which fascinated the team. He then guided the team through hypoxia (to get an energy & focus boost) and induced hypercapnia (to calm down after a spike of stress) breathing exercise.
The players embraced this concept and practiced regularly throughout the week. They even incorporated some of the exercises at the Belgian League Country Finals.
"So far I've been taking some of the QFocus supplements. So far as I can tell, I'm able to keep my focus in-game. I've played multiple games and I noticed even though the 'grind' was kinda long, I could just keep on going."
Jeroen 'Night' Segers - League of Legends player
The last dinner before the Country Finals also took place on the ping pong table. Key takeaways were not to take everything too seriously and even the simple, ordinary things can cause the most impact.
Tibo 'Nissa' Nijs, League of Legends analyst/assistant coach
Join The Movement
Thing To Focus More On In Future Bootcamps
Coaching the coach
Personality & mental awareness