Women

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The Goose House announces grassroots Valorant tournaments: EU Birds of Prey for female and marginalised gender players and UK/Ireland One Day Open

UK grassroots esports organisation The Goose House has announced a new series of tournaments for females and marginalised genders in Valorant, as well as a separate Beyond Valorant UK and Ireland One Day Open. Firstly, Birds of Prey: Episode One is the new series of Valorant tournaments open to female and marginalised gender players in Europe. This is due to go ahead on July 25th 2021, with 16 teams competing in a best-of-three series for a $1,500 prize pool, and the tournament will be broadcast live at Twitch.tv/TheGooseHouse. Continue reading The Goose House announces grassroots Valorant tournaments: EU Birds of…

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Women in Games opens nominations for revised esports and gaming awards

Not-for-profit organisation Women in Games has called for entries to its reworked global esports and gaming awards event. The awards have been expanded to cover six newly defined categories and 20 awards. Women in Games, which has been running awards for 10 years, says it would like to welcome ‘all the women who are working and participating in competitive gaming and esports, with a full suite of awards designed to celebrate all those contributing to the development of an open and transformative esports sector’. Continue reading Women in Games opens nominations for revised esports and gaming awards

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Rix.gg reveals Valorant Huntress Trials player rank data: ‘Are female and marginalised gender players good enough to become pro gamers? The answer is simple – yes they are’

Rix.GG, UK esports organisation Rix.GG has released player rank distribution data from the Huntress Trials, a female and marginalised gender Valorant tournament. This data, taken from all 83 players signed up to participate in the April tournament (including subs), shows that almost half of participating players had an in-game rank of either Immortal or Radiant – the highest ranks in the game. 44% of players in the Huntress Trials April tournament were Immortal during April of the current act, while 1.2% of players were Radiant. Continue reading Rix.gg reveals Valorant Huntress Trials player rank data: ‘Are female and marginalised gender…

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First Valorant UK & Ireland Skirmish casters announced, including UK Rainbow Six talent Geo, Fluke and more

The first few casters for the upcoming Valorant UK & Ireland Skirmish have been announced. The broadcast talent line-up announced so far includes well-known UK Rainbow Six casters (anti-clockwise from top left) Geo ‘Geo’ Collins and Em ‘Fluke’ Donaldson, South African Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends caster Samantha ‘NaoriMizuki’ Timms and another experienced UK Rainbow Six caster Ollie ‘XRTROIKA’ Hatton. After publishing this article, we also learnt of UK caster Harvey ‘SkrivCasts’ Rodgers also joining the broadcast line-up. Continue reading First Valorant UK & Ireland Skirmish casters announced, including UK Rainbow Six talent Geo, Fluke and more

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59% of women gamers say they adopt a non-gendered or male identity to avoid harassment while playing online

Image source: FemaleLegends More than half of women gamers say they mask their identity when playing online, according to a new survey. Reach3 Insights and Lenovo surveyed 900 women across China, Germany and the US, and 98 men in the US, capturing quantitative and qualitative data – including video selfies – ‘in order to get a deep understanding of the experience of women gamers’. The research found that 59% of women use either a non-gendered or male identity when playing games online to avoid conflict. Continue reading 59% of women gamers say they adopt a non-gendered or male identity to…

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Interview with EU League of Legends casters Noa and Carmeline on women in esports: “On one hand I know how important the exposure is for brands and media, and I know that we need it, but on the other hand I get angry when I see them using us for marketing, and only speak up about our problems one day per year”

March was Women’s History Month, and the esports industry took the chance to celebrate the many talented and often times overlooked individuals within the space. Some say esports is getting more diverse, but there are still many challenges that women face in esports. There aren’t many women within the League of Legends European Regional Leagues (LoL ERLs). Ainhoa ‘Noa’ Campos (pictured left) and Carmen ‘Carmeline’ Junquera (right) are two such personalities, with Noa casting the Spanish LVP SuperLiga and Carmeline casting the Baltic Masters (and NUEL’s Women’s University tournament). Continue reading Interview with EU League of Legends casters Noa and…

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Kripparrian and RegisKillbin give up Crossroads Inn-vitational slots to help make Hearthstone more diverse following debate around inclusivity and sexism

Two prominent Hearthstone streamers have stepped down from an upcoming tournament in order to help improve diversity and inclusion in the space. Kripparrian and RegisKillbin were due to take part in the Hearthstone Crossroads Inn-vitational tomorrow (April 21st), featuring 20 players and a $100,000 prize pool. They have now voluntarily stepped down, with women players Lunaloveee and Avelline taking their spaces. The move comes following a debate around sexism and a lack of inclusion within the Hearthstone community. Continue reading Kripparrian and RegisKillbin give up Crossroads Inn-vitational slots to help make Hearthstone more diverse following debate around inclusivity and sexism