May 3 - 12

The First Esports Combine Has Concluded

Thank you to all who participated in our first Esports Combine. This event was a colossal undertaking, and we couldn't be happier with the results.

We will host another Combine soon, but in the meantime we're leaving this information available for participants and curious visitors.

As we finish the final processing of the data, you can visit our Combine Report page for more specific news related to this Spring Combine.

Post-Combine Report

Manual & Console Game Data Processing

Scouting Combine

GYO has implemented automatic data collection for many titles, but we don't have data collection for all. Sometimes this is because we don't have it yet, sometimes the game publisher doesn't make it available.

However, the Combine is a unique opportunity that many want to participate in, and we want to support their titles. Therefore, we have implemented a manual process to try to support more games for players.

Here's how it works.

Step 1: Find a Manual Support Center

Our gaming centers are important to this process as they provide identity verification for players. Check our list here and sort by "Manual/Console Support" to locate centers that have promised support for manual processing.

If they are not on this list, don't lose hope! Some center owners may not realize this option, so contact them. This page describes what they need to do. It's not much, so if you ask nicely, they may help.

Step 2: Tell Us You're Going Manual

Let us know you are going to provide us manual data by updating your Combine profile. If you play multiple titles, make sure you add them to your account. If you play our automated titles, you do not need to do manual processing.

Manual processing is for Console and/or Partial Support titles only.

Login to View Combine Profile Link!

Step 3: Prep Your Stream or Carry a Camera

Here's the manual part. We need to see the games you play, or at the very least, you need to capture the results screens from the matches. The easiest way to do this is to setup a YouTube/Twitch/Mixer account and stream your Combine.

When you do, make sure you setup and configure your stream to record your stream permanently, not just stream. After the event, you will need to send us links to these matches.

Setup Auto Recording for: Twitch | Mixer | YouTube

Note: All venues will have different policies on streaming from their systems, and some may have dedicated machines that allow for streaming. Always check with your venue on their preferred setups.

Camera / Phone
If you can't stream, you can use your phone and/or a camera to capture the final stats screens of any games you play, and upload those direct to us. For each game, we are looking for specific screens, so check each game to see what we're looking for, here:

Manual Titles

Step 4: Verify Your Attendance

This is the important part, so pay attention!

Prove you were there. This is where the venues come in, as your venue operator will need to provide you a receipt for the play time you purchased, and verify your attendance.

By default, some centers may not provide receipts because many customers don't request them. Make sure you do! And, importantly, make sure there's a timestamp on the receipt. This verifies your presence in the center during the Combine, and allows us to authenticate your play.

Step 5: Say Hi to Gaby

Hi, Gaby!

Gaby is one of our dedicated team members who we are hiring to help manually process these manual matches. She will be receiving, reviewing, and inputting your scores... manually. This process will be a grind, but we're happy to make it work.

The exact submission process will be outlined soon, so come back later and we'll let you know what to do.

Step 6: Await the Processing

Once all your scores are manually tabulated, your results will be displayed on your Combine page and sent to our partner scouts, universities, and organizations.

And with a little luck and of course a lot of your skill, they'll reach out directly to you for next steps.

Thank you for your excitement and your passion around our Combine. We've been overwhelmed by the support and we've heard you loud and clear - you love this concept! We intend to do our Combines quarterly, so this process will continue to improve with each event.

Questions? Comments? Contact Us Here

Fully Automated Titles (PC Only)

Manual Support (All Console/Some PC)

How Manual Reporting Works

Locate a GYO Supported Facility

All Combine Facilities

Manual Process FAQs

Wins and losses don't matter in our processing, it is more about how you play the game. We recommend you record and send us all of the matches you play, but you may exclude any games where events outside of your control (teammate leaving, server crash, game freeze) occur that will affect your play.

With our manual process, it will not be as comprehensive an analysis as our automated titles. However, it will be a start and we'll continue to work towards automated support for all games.

Either way, we'll record enough that scouts have the ability to understand some of your base skill tendencies, then they'll need to research you more from there.

Center participation in manual processing is voluntary and some centers do not have the staffing/equipment setup. We recommend being very courteous and kind, and asking nicely. If you're a good customer, they'll be more inclined to do what they can.

If that doesn't work, be creative. Take selfies with the staff, take photos of the computer screens with timestamps, etc. Our team will try to make it work!

Part of being a pro isn't about skill, it's about dedication. Anyone can wreck noobs on your lightning rig and an environment you're comfortable with. What can you do on a neutral court?

Along with identity verification and other data metrics, the Combine is about proving you're taking Going Pro seriously.

Yes, we do record and analyze your play at home, too. So if you can't attend a facility or there isn't one near you, keep gaming. But the Combine data will be treated and analyzed under a special lens, and we require in-center participation for that.

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