New tool to let players practice on pro team training modules

by Sasha Erfanian Mar 16
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Renowned sports agency IMG has launched a new tool called Boomeo which lets users train on modules that were designed in conjunction with Cloud9, compLexity, Counter Logic Gaming, G2 Esports and SK Gaming.

With input from pros like Spencer "Hiko" Martin and Eric "Adren" Hoag will feature traditional modes like Retakes and Deathmatch as well as a new 1v1 mode called Duels, similar to Arenas.

“While playing Duels, many of the players gave us feedback and ideas that we implemented. Only with their help did we get it to where it is today, and we have a long feature list of updates to continue with as well,” Boomeo creator Simon Abitbol told theScore esports in a statement.

“The players had a huge role in developing the content they produced. They definitely helped define what they would teach, and how. We’re very lucky to have partnered with teams and players that care so much about the community.”

According to a press release, Boomeo will see continuous updates and new features such as in-depth statistics breakdowns and leaderboards as well even more specialized training tools. Abitbol says that while all game modes are currently PVP, there are plans to implements bots.

"The launch of Boomeo speaks to our continued investment in the esports industry and our focus on delivering premium and accessible content to consumers," IMG's Karen Brodkin said in a statement. "Boomeo is ahead of the curve with its innovative training functionality, and we are excited to develop the platform as a go-to for serious gamers and those looking for an easy entry point to esports."

Sasha Erfanian is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.