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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 21 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. She played together with GWolfieG in team ZEROLAG Female.


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. For the past two years, 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. This year she is qualified for the Grand Final of the Equal eSports Cup with BIG Chroma.


Alessandra Schmalfuß

Nenris is a talented and strong player who has already gained experience in competitive eSports. Alessandra was most recently on the Alternate Attax talent team. At the Equal eSports Festival Vol. 2, she reached second place with Rogue.


Sarah Breton

The 25-year-old Frenchwoman currently plays as a toplaner for Team GO Aurora. In 2021, she won the Girl Gamer Festival with her team.


Lorena Ortiz Martínez

Lorena Ortiz Martinez currently plays for KOI Amethyst and competes with her team in the Equal eSports Cup. The 22-year-old Spaniard won La Coupe Feminine in 2021.


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 already won a qualifier of the Equal eSports Cup and both Pathfinder tournaments.


Lily Kraft

Lily is 23 years old and has already played in the Prime League Division 2. Last year she played in the ZEROLAG Female team and finished 3rd in the Rising Stars tournament.


Marta Mesas Garido

Marta Mesas Garrido plays as a jungler for G2 Hel. This year, the 21-year-old Spanish player won both Pathfinder tournaments and the first qualifier of the Equal eSports Cup.


Alina Müller

The 22-year-old jungler's biggest success is placing second at the Girl Gamer Festival 2021. She is currently signed as a jungler with Vitality in the French Bees team.


Manon Legaignoux

Manon Legaignoux plays for Team BDS Valkyries. This year, the 22-year-old won the 2nd Qualifier of the Equal eSports Cup with her team.


Miella Steger

Miella Steger is an 18-year-old botlaner from Germany. She competes for NNOwO in the Equal eSports Cup. Miella is an enthusiastic content creator and streamer on Twitch.


Maria de los Angeles Zarate Cabrera

Born in Argentina, the 23-year-old Spanish player now plays for Galaxy Racer MENA. 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. Her CV includes many first places, but also second places. At the Equal eSports Festival Vol. 2, she took second place with Rogue. She is currently a supporter for Team GO Aurora.


Eva Fest

The 21-year-old Frenchwoman plays as a supporter for BDS Valkyries. She won the 2nd qualifier of the Equal eSports Cup with her team. Besides her competitive career, she is an enthusiastic content creator.


Victoria de la Torre Serna

The 24-year-old spanish has attracted attention in her career as a botlaner with well-known teams such as Giants and Movistar Riders. Since 2023, she has represented KOI Amethyst in the support position.


Patrycja Zawojek

The 22-year-old Polish has spent most of her career so far 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.