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Thursday, April 11

16:15 CEST

The Future Is Female (But Why Wait?)
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

18:00 CEST

European Level Up – Structuring Esports in the Union
Esports is an international movement to its core. You can compete with players all over the  world by the means of just one click. But how do we structure our movement, how do we  come together with one voice? Especially given the pressure the European integration is experiencing these days, esports might be carrier of the European idea, bringing a  young generation togethers as a transnational movement. The panel will discuss chances  and challenges of a federating the European esports entities, and how European developments such as the Brexit will affect athletes and organizations in esports.

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Hans Jagnow

President, ESBD - German Esports Federation
The German Esports Federation ESBD is working since November 2017 and represents 34 esports organizations: amateur clubs, pro teams and event organizers. Its located in Berlin, headed by a five-member-boards.
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Chester King

Founder, British Esports Association
Chester founded the ‘British Esports Association’ in March 2016 – as the national body for esports in the UK, whose main aims are to help develop the UK’s grassroots esports scene and provide an infrastructure to nurture future British talent. Authority was given by the UK... Read More →
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Dara MacGreevy

Senior Counsel, ISFE
Dara MacGreevy is Senior Counsel, Content Protection and Information Security at ISFE, where he has worked for the past ten years. Before that, he was the head of the movie industry's anti-piracy operations in the EMEA region. Dara was called to the Irish Bar in 1976 and to the English... Read More →
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Samy Ouerfelli

Founder, France Esports

Thursday April 11, 2019 18:00 - 18:30 CEST
Main Stage

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