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Thursday, April 11 • 16:15 - 17:00
The Future Is Female (But Why Wait?)

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If you take a look at esports stages you will notice that esports is a male dominated sport.  But is that a reality we cannot alter? Where is the gender imbalance of esports rooted in,  and how can we create ways for women into the esports movement – as athletes, employees  and entrepreneurs? For this panel we will share the stage with gamesweekberlin conference WOMENIZE!

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Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico

Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico entered esports as a competitive gamer in 2006 and made the pivot to on-camera presenting in 2008. She has emceed tournaments and international championships for Player Unknown's Battlegrounds, StarCraft 2, League of Legends, Counter-Strike, Overwatch and... Read More →
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Natalie Denk

Initiative "League of Girls", PICAPIPE GmbH
Natalie Denk has a degree in Educational Science and Game Studies. Her research focuses on Game Based Learning, Educational Game Design and the examination of age and gender aspects in relation to digital games. Since 2014 she has been involved in several national and international... Read More →
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Melek Balgün

Host, Melek Balgün
Melek Balgün qualifies with her academic career and her personal interests for a wide range of topics. Balgün used to be a professional gamer where she participated at the Electronic Sports World Cup in 2007. Esports has also been the starting point of her career as a presenter... Read More →

Thursday April 11, 2019 16:15 - 17:00 CEST
Main Stage