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E Sports are so big that companies like NVIDIA make a fortune selling new gaming video tech and televisions and monitors are advertised for their advanced gaming graphics.
Founded in 2018 by Or Briga and Shai Arnon, both veteran gamers, NOVOS is a training platform for gamers who “want to pursue their dreams and take their gaming skills to a higher level.” The company was created out of the ZELL entrepreneurship program at Reichman University (formerly IDC).
NOVOS boasts that its methodology implements the “best skill-building practices and tools, based on researched methods of training, in order to bring players to a considerably higher level of gameplay in the most efficient way possible.” This involves machine-based learning, which helps create and manage a specific training regime, designed specifically for each individual gamer.
Unlike the existing coaching marketplaces and game analysis tools, NOVOS focuses on behavior. By that, the company means that it offers a “long-term and effective training routine, helping the player improve all-round.” Its system monitors the player’s improvement and adapts to the evolving needs, changing the skillset being focused on as a player advances in training.
“Our methodology is based on proven principles from traditional sports and professional eSports teams.”
In April, NOVOS raised $6 million in seed funding led by MizMaa Ventures. At that time, CEO Or Briga said, “This round will allow NOVOS to expand its platform to other games, alongside collaborations with professional teams in the Esports scene. These collaborations will help establish competitive gaming academies, coaching players from around the world and preparing these amateur players for success in their future careers.”