THE EQUAL ESPORTS INITIATIVE
#equalesports is our way of creating a safe space and a positive environment. It is very important to us to help establish eSports and gaming as an integral part of young people’s everyday culture, and to make topics such as diversity, values, health, and digital education accessible to everyone. #equalesports will function as the umbrella for a culture that offers a home to all players, regardless of their gender, background, culture, or social status, and grant them an opportunity to live their dream. #equalesports will have a long-term impact on these different scenes.
For some time now, we have been working in many different initiatives – like #goodmagenta – to tackle issues and provide serious ongoing support. These aren’t short-term campaigns, but ones with a longer time horizon, a lot of commitment, and corresponding resources. The #equalesports initiative is the next link in this chain.
Together with the esports player foundation, we offer workshops (including ones aimed at parents of gamers) to teach media literacy and achieve comprehensive digital participation based on equality.
THE PRESS LAUNCH IN BONN – HOW IT WENT
At the kickoff of the Equal eSports Initiative: Michael Hagspihl, Birgit Bohle and Antje Hundhausen; Deutsche Telekom | Jörg Adami; epf | Alexander Müller; SK Gaming | Jana Möglich, Julia Hiltscher, Lea Fitzen und Lisa Völkel; Equal eSports Council
Melek "M3lly" Balgün: Host at the kickoff
Alexander Müller (CEO SK Gaming) about project Avarosa
Jörg Adami (Co-Founder epf) about the female talentcamp and the Equal eSports Council
Lea Fitzen (Equal eSports Council) about the training a league of legends female team
Jana Möglich (Equal eSports Council) about women in eSports and gaming and the Equal eSports Council
Lara Lunardi (SK Gaming) at the kickoff