Healthy Gamer, a mental health platform, has partnered with North American esports organization Evil Geniuses to support the Dota 2 team.
As a result of the deal, platform co-founder and president, Dr. Alok Kanoja, will act as the team's mindset and performance coach during The International 10.
Dr. Kanoja, Founder of Healthy Gamer:"As a Dota 2 supporter and a big fan of Evil Geniuses, being a part of their journey has been an incredible experience. What's most impressive about Evil Geniuses is not only their championships, but the fact that they never stopped. innovate and drive the industry forward The mental aspect of games is just as important as skill, and I am proud to join the Evil Geniuses Dota 2 roster as they support mental health and empower both the individual player and the team. leadership in mental health is an example for the rest of the esports industry. "
Note that this is not the first time that the parties cooperate. Earlier in 2021, Dr. Kanoja helped the team during the Singapore Major and WePlay AniMajor, where the team managed to take second place in both events.
Healthy Gamer promotes mental health through a range of coaching programs to help esports athletes and content creators cope with burnout, impostor syndrome, and social media toxicity.