Prodigy Agency announce new academy project

Six players will receive increased support from the agency as part of their academy expansion.

Prodigy Agency, a French-based esports representation agency, announced the first official season of their academy project with the purpose of supporting young talent in the CS:GO scene. Named The Prodigies, the junior program will provide players with their first salaries, exposure, and coaching from the agency's own staff as well as experienced players they represent such as Nathan "⁠NBK-⁠" Schmitt and Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire.

The academy prospects will be contracted to the agency, with Prodigy stating that they "will benefit from the same support as their star players." Additionally, they will have no buyout clauses or transfer fees attached to their contracts, meaning they will be free to join a professional team at any point.

Prodigy Agency have announced their new academy project

The first lineup includes the likes of Timothy "⁠tvs⁠" Sjöberg, Sébastien "⁠SBT⁠" Sabbadin, and Mihai "⁠fNk⁠" Costache, players that have been competing in the lower tiers of European Counter-strike for the past two years. Alongside them are August "⁠Straxy⁠" Canavan, Sebastiaan "Acorn" Wehnes, and Nolen "noleN" Vida, prospects all 18 years old or younger.

The project is set to be based on the ESEA Seasons calendar, with four seasons held each year, giving more players the opportunity to apply for the program.

"I’m extremely excited to announce the official launch of our very own academy: The Prodigies," explained CEO of Prodigy Agency, Jerome Coupez. "This is truly a ground-breaking project for the whole CS:GO ecosystem with the goal to give a once-in-a-lifetime chance for young and promising players, to have their first salary and contract, and to be seen by all the professional teams," he continued.

The agency already trialed a few rosters in "test" seasons, with some participating players moving on to professional teams and big academy projects such as Arbnor "⁠Dementor⁠" Pacolli to OG Academy or Slaven "⁠AwaykeN⁠" Lyubenov to k1ck.

Similar to their previous test seasons, The Prodigies will mainly compete in the ESEA circuit as well as attending various online cups and qualifiers. Prodigy Agency states all their ESEA Season 42 matches will be live-streamed with the intent to maximize the exposure of the players.

The first "The Prodigies" roster will be:

Sweden Timothy "⁠tvs⁠" Sjöberg
France Sébastien "⁠SBT⁠" Sabbadin
Romania Mihai "⁠fNk⁠" Costache
United States August "⁠Straxy⁠" Canavan
Netherlands Sebastiaan "Acorn" Wehnes
Hungary Nolen "noleN" Vida

Germany Oliver "⁠kzy⁠" Heck (coach)
Hungary Patrik "pakesZ" Rozsos (coach)
Canada Felix "Frøg" Bergeron (analyst)

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
2051
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Kosovo Arbnor 'Dementor' Pacolli
Arbnor 'Dementor' Pacolli
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
101
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.71
Romania Mihai 'fNk' Costache
Mihai 'fNk' Costache
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
52
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.75
United States August 'Straxy' Canavan
August 'Straxy' Canavan
Age:
16
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.65
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.47
DPR:
0.77
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
2003
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
Bulgaria Slaven 'AwaykeN' Lyubenov
Slaven 'AwaykeN' Lyubenov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
12
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.59
Germany Oliver 'kzy' Heck
Oliver 'kzy' Heck
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
986
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Timothy 'tvs' Sjöberg
Timothy 'tvs' Sjöberg
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
26
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.65
France Sébastien 'SBT' Sabbadin
Sébastien 'SBT' Sabbadin
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
157
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.71
I dont think so
2022-08-09 14:07
5 replies
#11
ayy | 
United States Virgin Islands zj2
NA player ?
2022-08-09 14:12
4 replies
Yes and?
2022-08-09 16:20
2 replies
#43
ayy | 
United States Virgin Islands zj2
in EU? 16 yo? remember oBo?
2022-08-09 16:40
1 reply
Doesn't mean he will be oBo
2022-08-09 18:24
#57
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Korea Piano
He is Swedish according to the tweet. Likely another Wolfy situation where he was born in America from Swedish parents who wanted to give him American citizenship.
2022-08-11 06:14
Acorn? Very Uniqe name
2022-08-09 14:08
3 replies
phzy & acor in academy???
2022-08-09 14:46
2 replies
#40
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United Kingdom Enticles!
acoR needs some academy time tbh xD He lost his edge when he joined Mouz, perhaps stomping some academy teams would bring him back
2022-08-09 16:32
1 reply
OG academy acoR????????????
2022-08-09 16:45
damn, also acorn goated
2022-08-09 14:08
xDDDD
2022-08-09 14:08
1 reply
isnt this the agency of for example woxic? saw on twitter..😋😋
2022-08-10 13:47
too many 3 letter names
2022-08-09 14:08
2 replies
#9
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Hungary DwEofficial
got a problem with my name bro? :D
2022-08-09 14:11
My real name is three letter long lol
2022-08-09 21:00
Why would they need 2 coaches and an analyst?
2022-08-09 14:09
1 reply
More camera angles
2022-08-09 16:37
#7
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Serbia ckejo
DELUSIONAL_TORZSI_FAN boutta get another hungarian player to support
2022-08-09 14:10
1 reply
Pog
2022-08-09 14:11
German acoR lul
2022-08-09 14:10
I was about to say that it's quite surprising to see an American there but I realised he's probably a naturalised Swede.
2022-08-09 14:12
there's a typo with "stb" instead of "SBT" in the first part of the article which leads to the wrong player
2022-08-09 14:14
no name org with no name players , prolly gonna see them max 3 times on hltv before they disband
2022-08-09 14:19
6 replies
Thats 3 times more successful than you
2022-08-09 14:43
5 replies
#32
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Finland SunMutsi
3 times 0 is still 0
2022-08-09 15:34
4 replies
3 kills in a game is still 3 more than the guy that went 0 kills
2022-08-09 16:27
3 replies
#39
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Finland SunMutsi
3 more and 3 times more are different
2022-08-09 16:29
2 replies
#45
SIXER | 
France Kelfo
We don't kn maybe JuzeSu19 has been successful one time in his miserable life
2022-08-09 16:48
oh I see the problem now lol. let me rephrase "that's infinitely more successful than you"
2022-08-09 18:40
#15
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Great for the scene , even great for these young players !
2022-08-09 14:27
> a corn
2022-08-09 14:52
Wow it's mousesports Acor but younger
2022-08-09 14:55
#20
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Egypt BomberMan_
I thought they would compete at weplay i guess this is more similar to the reality tv show in Sweden which i cant remember the name of anymore
2022-08-09 14:55
6 replies
Gamerz?
2022-08-09 14:56
5 replies
#22
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Egypt BomberMan_
Yeah tho now that i remember more I guess it isnt that similar wasn’t their thing having like a month long boot camp then a final bo3 or something? Idk man this happened like 2017 i cant remember anymore.
2022-08-09 14:57
4 replies
Yep, you're right
2022-08-09 14:58
3 replies
#25
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Egypt BomberMan_
I am surprised you actually remember the name tbh. Were you one one of the competitors or something :D
2022-08-09 14:58
2 replies
No, but I've been following WolfY since then as he won the first season of this shit
2022-08-09 15:00
1 reply
#28
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Egypt BomberMan_
Oh shit this is like the situation when you looked at the north academy roster which got rekt by Valve turned out they had like 2-3 decent players that could have helped MSL near the end of that North Org. Ofc most notably was acor, but he shat the bed at mouz. Damn Brollan was also there and I have heard of Queenix.
2022-08-09 15:03
n1
2022-08-09 14:58
#27
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Slovakia Bajowtf
glgl, kzy champ
2022-08-09 15:01
conflict of interest incoming
2022-08-09 15:14
Are they that bad that they need 6players to be able to compete against others?
2022-08-09 15:21
#33
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Latvia chebyrek
20y old prodigy kekw
2022-08-09 15:36
I think you guys used the wrong player? Isnt it a Swedish guy and not American?
2022-08-09 15:40
#35
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Romania claudiu848
fnk will disband this team change my mind
2022-08-09 15:40
2 replies
frfr
2022-08-09 17:08
+1 the Snake
2022-08-10 14:48
No Fnk no major
2022-08-09 15:53
Let's gooooo
2022-08-09 16:38
Lets go tvs and Straxy!
2022-08-09 17:15
#51
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India Noobd1an
NA cs?
2022-08-09 21:11
already lost their match vs Cryptova 0-2 kek
2022-08-10 01:36
2 replies
With myself playing this match and right after the players break, give them some time ;)
2022-08-10 19:56
1 reply
ok ty for the info mr Jerome
2022-08-10 20:09
#58
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Taiwan Lolis_milk
Cool
2022-08-14 11:05
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