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Friday, October 12 • 14:15 - 15:00
Women in eSports

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Professional female players are still rare in eSports. Why is that? What can we do about it and what is the best approach? The speakers will discuss the current situation, analyze what changed during the past years and how eSports might evolve in the future. The focus is not only on female pro gamers, but also on the business in general and the community.


Speakers
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Melek 'm3lly' Balgün

Event & TV Host, Freelance
Melek Balgün is a qualified IT professional with specialisation in System Integration. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Media/ IT Management and a Master's degree in International Marketing and Media Management. Melek used to be a professional gamer where she participated at the... Read More →
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Sara "Paleolite" Jakobsén

Pro Gamer, exceL Esports
Sara "Paleolite" Jakobsén has competed in the female League of Legends scene since 2015 and currently plays for exceL Esports. She has competed at events such as Dreamhack, ESWC and most recently, GIRLGAMER Esports Festival. She is also a Twitch Partner and streams avidly. Aside... Read More →
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Kristina Müller

Head of Strategic Partnerships, ESL
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David Smith

Founder, Women in Games
David is the Founder of the Women in Games WIGJ and BAME in Games organisations. He is a Diversity Advocate and passionate about Women in Esports. He is also CEO of Interactive, specialising in global games executive search and diversity, particularly recruiting more women and minorities... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 14:15 - 15:00
Conference