May 29 2017 - 7:20 pm

Astralis partners with CS:GO training platform Boomeo

You can now learn how to play CS:GO from the world's best team.
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Photo via RFRSH Entertainment

CS:GO training platform Boomeo is only two months old, but it's already announced another in a series of major partnerships: reigning CS:GO champions Astralis.

Boomeo was launched by no less than WME | IMG, one of the world's biggest talent agencies. Several organizations joined forces with Boomeo early on, including Cloud9, compLexity, CLG, G2 Esports, and SK Gaming. Additionally, Boomeo presented players and personalities such as Spencer “Hiko” Martin, Eric “Adren” Hoag and analyst Duncan “Thorin” Shields as testimonials and content contributors.

Astralis will not only promote Boomeo's training services but also create unique content for the website themselves. As part of the relationship (facilitated by Astralis' agency RFRSH Entertainment), Astralis will also use Boomeo servers and game modes for practice and preparation. Boomeo offers mods such as Duels, Pre-Fire, Deathmatch, and Retakes to specifically train certain situations.

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"We're excited to work with Boomeo, who is breaking new ground, when it comes to both educational content and specific skill training," Astralis manager Frederik Byskov said. "The competition in CS:GO is fierce and the cooperation with professionals like Boomeo is a part of our strategy to constantly improve to stay ahead."

Simon Abitbol, agent at WME | IMG and project lead for Boomeo, added that he's excited to partner with the current number one team in CS:GO. "For Astralis fans, this will be an opportunity for them to learn directly from their hero’s on how to take their game to the next level," Abitbol said.

Boomeo offers a free two-days-trial, which proceeds into a monthly subscription at $9.99. Unlike some of its competitors, the platform doesn’t include a betting option. Premium users are also set to receive the ability to track statistics and leaderboards. The platform's latest addition, Pre-Fire, will teach users one of the fundamentals of high-level CS:GO, firing at common spots preemptively.

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