Riot Games Oceania has announced that round six of the Oceanic Pro League or OPL will be called the headspace round dedicated to raise awareness of the tips and advice available on how to maintain a healthy mind. Headspace is a National Youth Mental Health Foundation in Australia, dedicated to improving the mental health and wellbeing of young Australians aged 12-25. They also provide support to their families and friends.
It was discovered that the number one value for Oceanic players is good mental health and wellbeing after research into players last year. The collaboration aims to provide awareness for young people that they have access to support services from headspace.
“With the OPL we have an opportunity to provide our players and viewers with information from headspace that can make a real difference to their lives, and those closest to them,” said Riot Head of Esports, Daniel Ringland.
“The OPL broadcast is a great avenue for headspace to share advice and resources that can support young players and esports fans across Australia.”
headspace CEO Jason Trethowan said the collaboration with Riot Games will undoubtedly help the League of Legends community learn valuable self-help skills to maintain good mental health and wellbeing.
“For many young people, recognising what good physical health looks like is easy. It can be much harder for them to reflect on their mental health,” Mr Trethowan said.
“There are a number of easy self-help techniques and strategies that can be incorporated into a young person’s day-to-day life that will make a significant impact to how they’re feeling.”
The OPL headspace round takes place: Friday February 23 at 5pm AEDT, Saturday February 24 at 2pm AEDT & Sunday February 25 at 2pm AEDT. You can watch the OPL live on Twitch via www.twitch.tv/opl