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Telekom Hauptstadtrepräsentanz Berlin

EQUAL ESPORTS FESTIVAL

29.-31.10.21 | BERLIN

Equal Esports
29/10/2021 | 16:3031/10/2021 | 18:00

Equal Esports Festival in Berlin

A three-day program packed with everything to do with diversity, eSports, and gaming took place in Deutsche Telekom’s representative office in Berlin on October 29–31. The festival featured exciting panel discussions, inspiring workshops, heated show matches between world-class players, coaching sessions with renowned coaches from the eSports scene, and so much more.

On top of all that, attendees could meet and greet their eSports stars, enjoy free food and drink, and let their hair down at a post-event party with DJ Josi Miller and DJ TEREZA.

LOCATION: Hauptstadtrepräsentanz Deutsche Telekom | Französische Straße 33a-c | 10117 Berlin

HIGHLIGHTS

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Equal eSports Festival After Movie (only available in German)
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Impressions Equal eSports Festival
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Equal eSports Festival Grand Opening (only available in German)
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TALKS

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Talk mit LoL Coach GrabbZ: "Was ist gutes Coaching?" (only available in German)
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Talk mit Profisportlerin Malaika Mihambo: "Mein langer Anlauf zum Gold" (only available in German)
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Talk mit Chris Würger und Jörg Adami: "How to become a pro player" (only available in German)
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Talk mit Dr. Tobias Scholz und Tobias Benz: "Talent Lifecycle aus Sicht der Wissenschaft" (only available in German)
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Panel Talk mit Barbara Costanzo, Jörg Adami, Lisa Völkel und Rebecca Cantarella: "Hatespeech und Toxicity - Gegen Hass im Netz" (only available in German)
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Panel Talk mit Jolina Mennen und Lucy Hellenbrecht: "Diversity und Equality" (only available in German)
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Talk mit Denise Schindler: "Never.Stop.Spinning." (only available in German)
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Talk mit Extremsportlerin Anja Blacha: "Not Bad For A Girl" (only available in German)
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Panel Talk mit Melissa Lee, xNadzika und xFibii: "Follow your heart" (only available in German)
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Talk mit Karla Borger: "Krise. Und dann?" (only available in German)
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Panel mit den Teilnehmer*innen des epf Talentcamps (only available in German)
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Talk mit Noshaba Cheema: "How to combine tech and arts" (only available in German)
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Talk mit Jeannine Koch: "The strength of weak (and strong!) ties" (only available in German)
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Talk with Mali Baum: "Diversity as a driving force for an economic and social success"
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COACHINGS AND WORKSHOPS

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Coaching Session mit Amazing: "Drive - Wie motiviere ich mich?" (only available in German)
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Coaching Session mit Amazing: "Tagesstruktur eines eSportlers" (only available in German)
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Coaching Session mit Amazing: "Mentalität - Den Geist betreffend" (only available in German)
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Workshop mit Fabian Broich: "Fitness im eSports" (only available in German)
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Workshop mit Dr. Markus Dworak: "Schlaf und Recovery" (only available in German)
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Workshop mit Mark Warnecke: "Ernährung im eSports" (only available in German)
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Workshop mit Moritz Anderten: "Mental Health im eSports" (only available in German)
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LoL Coaching mit Arvindir: "Wie schaut ein gutes Nash Setup aus?" (only available in German)
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LoL Coaching Session mit Arvindir: "How To Herald Swap" (only available in German)
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Elternworkshop mit Barbara Costanzo, Franz Philipp Dubberke und Jörg Adami (only available in German)
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HIGHLIGHTS IN PICTURES

That was the program of the Equal eSports Festival

Amongst others:

HOSTS

Melek "Melly" Balgün ist nachwievor eine von wenigen Frauen in der Esports Branche. Dennoch hat sie sich über die Jahre hinweg einen Namen gemacht.
Früher spielte sie professionell Counter Strike, heute ist sie vieles: Moderatorin, Journalistin, Host, Influencerin und natürlich im Herzen immer noch Gamerin.

Melek "m3lly" Balgün

Moderator, journalist, host, influencer

Melek Balgün unites hands-on experience with an academic background, and has wide-ranging knowledge and interests. The former pro player started her gaming career at the Electronic Sports World Cup 2007, but it was as a moderator that she discovered her passion for eSports, one she has remained true to to the present day. Balgün began her career as a moderator at ESL. In this role, she interfaced with the public, both live and online, for more than four years. In addition to working as a self-employed moderator at events, tradeshows, and conferences, she was also involved in Deutsche Welle’s eSports project as a sports journalist for more than three years. In 2018, she and her team were nominated for the Grimme-Preis, a German television award, for her web magazine “Art of Gaming” on the Franco-German TV channel arte. She was also awarded the German sports journalist prize in silver for her work and was honored this year as the ‘Best eSports writer or journalist’ at Women in Games.

Sie ist die schnellste Moderatorin im deutschen Fernsehen – Anna Kraft! Die ehemalige Deutsche Meisterin im Sprint/Staffel wurde erstmals 2010 einem größeren Publikum bekannt als sie für die Fußballsendung „ran“ (Sat1) arbeitete. Es folgten weitere jahrelange Moderationsjobs für Sender wie„Sky Deutschland“, „ZDF“ oder „Eurosport“. Neben ihrer TV-Karriere ist sie auch als Autorin tätig. Zudem wurde im August ihre MS-Erkrankung öffentlich gemacht. Anna hat es sich selbst zur Aufgabe gemacht, diese Krankheit zu entmystifizieren und möchte anderen Menschen, die ebenfalls an MS leiden, Mut machen! 

Anna kraft wurde in Haan geboren und wuchs ins Leverkusen auf. 2010 schloss Anna Kraft ihr Studium der „Sportwissenschaften“ an der Deutschen Sporthochschule Köln ab. Privat ist die Moderatorin mit dem Fußballkommentator Wollf-Christoph Fuss liiert. Gemeinsam hat das paar zwei Kinder und lebt in München.

Anna Kraft

Former German national sprint/relay champion

Anna Kraft – the fastest moderator on German television. The former German national sprint/relay champion became known to a broader public for the first time in 2010 when she began working for the football program “ran” on German television channel Sat1. She followed that up with several long-lasting stints as a moderator on TV channels such as Sky Deutschland, ZDF, and Eurosport. As well as pursuing a career in TV, she is a writer. In August, she announced publicly that she is battling MS. Anna has made it her goal to demystify this illness and wants to inspire courage in others suffering from it. She was born in Haan and grew up in Leverkusen. In 2010, she completed her degree in sports science at the German Sport University Cologne. She is in a relationship with football commentator Wolf-Christoph Fuss. The couple have two children and live in Munich.

Riccardo Basile ist der neue Talk-Guru im Sport. Früher hat er Lothar Matthäus und Didi Hamnann in der Kurve zugejubelt, heute sind sie nicht nur Arbeitskollegen sondern auch gute Freunde. 
Dass er überhaupt den Weg zu Sky gefunden hat war Glück und Mut. Durch eine Absage eines Freundes konnte er eine Podiumsdiskussion von Marcel Reif und Uli Hoeneß besuchen. Mit Marcel Reif blieb er danach im Kontakt und konnte so ein Praktikum bei Sky ergattern. 
Heute ist er als Field Reporter bei Sky tätig. Dazu hat er ein eigenes YT Format mit mehreren Millionen Klicks. (“Meine Geschichte”) Hier besucht er Sportgrößen wie Dennis Schröder oder Rainer Callmund zuhause in ihrem Wohnzimmer und spricht mit ihnen über ihren Weg und die Welt des Sports.

Riccardo Basile

Talk-show guru

Riccardo Basile is the new sport guru of the talk-show scene. In his younger days, he cheered on footballers like Lothar Matthäus and Didi Hamann from the sidelines; today, they are not just his work colleagues, but also good friends. It was a mix of luck and pluck that got him to TV channel Sky. When one of his friends had to cancel, he was able to attend a panel discussion between Marcel Reif and Uli Hoeneß. After the show, he remained in contact with Marcel Reif and garnered an internship at Sky, where he now works as a field reporter. He has his own YouTube channel, which has notched up several million clicks. (“Meine Geschichte” [My Story]) In it, he visits sporting legends like Dennis Schröder and Rainer Calmund in their homes and chats with them about their paths to success and the world of sport.