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Since 2021, the esports player foundation has been supporting talented LoL players as part of the Equal eSports Initiative. In the first year of the initiative, 10 talents were supported, in the second year the support is now being increased.
Once again, the 30 most talented players were invited to the Equal eSports Talent Camp at the Deutsche Telekom AG headquarters in Bonn. At the Talent Camp, the players were able to learn for the first time what it actually means to be a professional eSports player. In addition to in-game sessions under the guidance of professional coaches, there were also inspiring panel talks and workshops, including from European fencing champion Max Hartung and sports psychologist Thorsten Loch.

Next Steps:

Of the 30 talents, 14 have now made it into the esports player foundation. As many as 8 talents will also be supported by the epf in the second year. These include Maya "Caltys" Henckel, who is considered the best player in Europe and is under contract with G2 Esports. All 14 talents will receive at least one year of complete support and can thus come closer to their dream of a career at world level.

Components of the support include:

  • Professional in-game coaching
  • Regular fitness training
  • Sports psychological support
  • nutritional counselling
  • Media and interview training
  • boot camps
  • A dual career plan that combines school and training with eSports
  • Mentors who are there 24/7 to support you
  • A network of experts
  • Hardware support
  • Financial support

The players of the Equal eSports talent promotion in League of Legends:


Danli Shen

Danli Shen has been playing League of Legends since Season 3. Currently, the Danish supporter is active for Galaxy Racer MENA. She previously competed for ernroar (nordic) in the 3rd DIV of the NLC. She is considered a player who quickly understands and implements new content. Besides League of Legends, she dedicates most of her time to her Master's degree in bioinformatics.


Charalampia Giannopoulou

Charalampia Giannopoulou comes from Greece and is 22 years old. She has only been playing competitively as a jungler since February. Before that, she played as a supporter. This year she finished second once and third once in the Pathfinder tournament series.


Dafni Gkerveni

Apollonia is 22 years old and an emerging talent in League of Legends. At the Equal eSports Festival Vol. 2, she represented SK Gaming in the Equal eSports Fan Tournament and won EEC Vol. 1 with them. In 2023, she won the Equal eSports Cup with SK Avarosa as well.


Sarah Breton

The 26 year old French player is currently the Toplaner for Team GO Aurora. In 2021, she won the Girl Gamer Festival. Last year she had tremendous success and won the Coupe des Étoiles in France and placed in the Top 3 at several EEC qualifiers and PATHFINDERS events.


Lorena Ortiz Martínez

Lorena Ortiz Martinez is 23 years old and played the EEC for KOI Amethyst. In 2021, she won the La Coupe Feminine. At the Equal eSports Festival 2022 she played for Rogue.


Maya Henckel

Maya "Caltys" Henckel is considered one of the best players in Europe. In January 2022, the bot laner made her debut for Valiance in the Esports Balkan League. She thus made history as the first player in a First DIV in Europe. The 21 year old Swede has now been playing for G2 Hel since September 2022. In 2023, she won all 3 PATHFINDERS events and placed 4th at the EEC.


Lily Kraft

Lily is 24 years old and has already played in the Prime League Division 2. She won the EEC 2023 with SK Gaming and placed in the Top 3 at multiple qualifiers.


Marta Mesas Garido

Marta Mesas Garrido plays as the Jungler for G2 Hel. In 2023, the 22 year old Spanish player won all three PATHFINDERS tournaments and placed 4th at the Equal eSports Cup.


Alina Müller

The 22 year old Jungler's biggest success is placing second at the Girl Gamer Festival 2021. In 2023 she was the Jungler for Vitality French Bees and played the EEC, PATHFINDERS and the Coupe des Étoiles.


Manon Legaignoux

In 2023 Manon Legaignoux played for Team BDS Valkyries and won the 2nd Qualifier of the Equal eSports Cup with her team and overall she placed third. This year, the 23 year old Midlaner plays for G2 Hel.


Miella Steger

Miella Steger is an 19 year old botlaner from Germany. She competed for NNOwO in the Equal eSports Cup. Miella is an enthusiastic content creator and streamer on Twitch. In 2024, she joined the DKB Diamonds RAW.


Maria de los Angeles Zarate Cabrera

Born in Argentina, the 24-year-old Spanish played for Galaxy Racer MENA in 2023 with whom she played PATHFINDERS and the EEC. She won La Coupe Feminine in 2021.


Eva Murn

The 26-year-old Slovenian is one of the most decorated players in the female and non-binary scene. At the Equal eSports Festival 2022, she placed second with Rogue. She is currently a supporter for Team GO Aurora and in 2023 she won the Coupe des Étoiles in France and placed in the Top 3 at several EEC qualifiers and PATHFINDERS events.


Eva Fest

Since 2023 Evalunna has played as the Supporter for BDS Valkyries. She won the 2nd qualifier of the Equal eSports Cup with her team and overall she placed third. Besides her competitive career, she is an enthusiastic content creator.


Victoria de la Torre Serna

The 25 year old player has attracted attention in her career as a Botlaner with well-known teams such as Giants and Movistar Riders. In 2023, she represented KOI Amethyst as their Supporter.


Patrycja Zawojek

So far Itêza has spent most of her career in Polish teams like Komil & Friends and Devils. Now she wants to take the next step in her career and make her mark on the international scene.


Luna Lochmann

She discovered her passion for gaming through Minecraft. Since 2015 and the broadcast of the Worlds, she has been an enthusiastic LoL player. She has been competitively playing League of Legends in mixed teams with enormous ambition. In 2022, Luna won the Equal eSports Fan Tournaments at the Equal eSports Festival and in 2023 she placed second at the EEC.


Alessandra Schmalfuß

In 2022 Nenris played for Rogue at the Equal eSports Fan Tournament. In 2023 she joined SK Avarosa as their ADC and won the Equal eSports Cup. This year, she signed with Team BDS Valkyries.