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#equalesports is an attitude and a movement. It is also our initiative to help make eSports and gaming an integral part of all young people’s everyday lives, and to make topics such as diversity, values, health, and digital education accessible to all gamers. To this end, we are creating a safe space and an environment with a positive vibe in which all gamers – regardless of their gender, background, culture, or social status – are able to live their dream. #equalesports advocates respect for the eSports and gaming movement and, together with you, wants to ensure everyone can enjoy the same opportunities.

We want to tackle this task head on and work with you to make it come true. That also means getting those on board who not already immersed in this eSports culture – by offering workshops for parents, for instance, in partnership with the esports player foundation, in order to raise awareness and spread knowledge among the public at large.

We have been working on various initiatives such as #goodmagenta for a long time in order to initiate topics and also to accompany them seriously. And not as a short-term campaign, but in a long-term setup with a lot of commitment and corresponding resources. We would like to build on this with the #equalesports initiative.

Jörg Adami

Co-Founder epf

"Gaming and eSports are now an integral part of the everyday culture of young people. Although almost half of gamers are female, there is an extreme gender imbalance in eSports. As part of the Equal eSports Initiative, we want to eliminate prejudices against female and non-binary gamers and normalise the image of "mixed teams" at the professional level in the long run. Even though there is still a long way to go, we can be very proud of what we have achieved after almost a year. The feedback from the community is incredibly positive and Maya "Caltys" Henckel is the first woman ever to have made it into one of the first European divisions."

Stella "solar" Gottfried gelangte 2016 über die Hochschulgruppe KITSC eSports zum eSport. Sie spielte mehrere Jahre in der Primeleague und in der Uniliga und war dort eine der ersten Frauen in der 1.Liga. Mittlerweile studiert sie eSport Management und arbeitet als LoL ingame Observer.

Stella "Solar" Gottfried

epf Talent

“League of Legends has been my passion for many years. I am therefore also very grateful for the commitment of Deutsche Telekom and epf within the framework of the Equal eSports Initiative. For the first time, I have the feeling that we players are in the foreground here. And it wasn't just about in-game performance. We also had the chance to develop enormously as people. We are currently at a point where we can change the ecosystem sustainably and I am sure that we will see the first female players in the professional field in the coming years.“