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The Equal eSports Council exercises a monitoring function: its sets the strategic thrust, organizes appropriate measures, and oversees implementation of Equal eSports talent development in conjunction with the esports player foundation.

The council members are successful women from the eSports, gaming, and business worlds. They are actively supporting the players from Equal eSports initiative as their mentors.

Furthermore, the council also meets physically on a frequent schedule to ensure that the promotion of female and non-binary players in eSports have a sustainable impact and does not end with the 18 players in the esports player foundation's program.

Antje Hundhausen

Vice President Brand Experience, Deutsche Telekom

Antje Hundhausen has more than 25 years’ experience in executive positions in the IT/telecommunications and tourism industries. The business administration graduate and music and art expert is in charge of 3D Brand Experience at Deutsche Telekom. In October of 2020, a year made unique by the coronavirus pandemic, she launched the Magenta Moon Campus – a long-term, wide-ranging initiative to encourage digital education and sustainability. She is also involved in the new Equal eSports Initiative, which focuses on promoting women in the field of gaming.

Als ehemalige LoL Managerin und Analystin ist Rebecca Cantarell im Esports schon lange unterwegs und kennt die Eintrittshürden für Frauen, sowie die Szene im Allgemeinen sehr gut.

Rebecca "Alastraea" Cantarella

Team Manager Astralis

Rebecca Cantarella has already gained a lot of experience in eSports. After working as an analyst in League of Legends for the eSports organisations PENTA and BIG, she now works as a team manager. She started with the LEC and Academy team of EXCEL. She is now responsible for the LEC team at Astralis.

Seit 2014 ist Kristin Banse bereits als Journalistin im Esports tätig. Das Know-How der Szene eignete sie sich in verschiedenen Stationen an, so war sie unter anderem auch für Freaks 4 U Gaming tätig. Sie setzt sich zudem für Diversität und Gleichstellung im Esports ein.

Kristin "Tina" Banse

Member of the executive board of Germany’s esports association (ESBD) with responsibility for diversity and equality

Kristin Banse has been working in various positions in the eSports industry since 2014. After a stint at Freaks4u Gaming, she worked as an eSports and marketing advisor at game, the German games industry association. In her position as a member of the ESBD's executive committee, she advocates for more equality and diversity in eSports. In her free time, she enthusiastically follows Formula 1 and learns about new languages and cultures.

Anna Baumann verliebte sich 2002 während ihres Jura Studiums in das Spiel World of Warcraft, womit ihre Liebe zum Gaming begann. Sie ist begeisterte League of Legends-Spielerin und arbeitet als Anwältin schon mehrere Jahre im Esports.

Anna "Katla" Baumann

Managing Director und General Counsel Rogue Sports & Executive Vice President Esports ReKTGlobal

While studying law, Anna Baumann fell in love with the game World of Warcraft in 2002, which is how her love of gaming began. Anna's eSports roots lie in the legal field, where she worked as a lawyer for many years. She pursued the goal of professionalising eSports and establishing best practices regarding player welfare and integrity issues. As Vice President Esports at ReKTGlobal, she is responsible for Rogue and the London Royal Ravens. She is also a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) and deals with integrity issues for the eSports Federation Germany (ESBD).

Als erste Frau bei den World Cyber Games, ist Julia Hiltscher aus dem Esports gar nicht mehr wegzudenken. Sie ist ebenso Herausgeberin des eSports Yearbook und Board Member beim Esports Research Network.

Dr. Julia "diejule" Hiltscher

Director Corporate Social Responsibility ESL Faceit Group

Julia Hiltscher wrote eSports history as the first woman at the World Cyber Games. She has been working for ESL since 2003. Most recently, as Director of Corporate Responsibility, she launched the #GGFORALL initiative. With this, the ESL is campaigning against discrimination and for more diversity in the gaming community. It started with a global women's tournament series in CS:GO. She is also the publisher of the eSports Yearbook and a board member of the Esports Research Network. She also received her PhD in 2021. Her dissertation dealt with the MOBA games DOTA 2 and League of Legends.

Melek "m3lly" Balgün

eSports Event Host

Melly can look back on a long career in eSports. She has been active in eSports for almost 20 years. Her career began with attending an ESL eSports competition in 2003. She always pursued the goal of being able to play eSports professionally. In 2007, she made it to the World Championship in Paris as a Counter-Strike 1.6 player. Since 2010, she has been working as a journalist and eSports event host. Among other things, she hosted the first edition of the Equal eSports Festival.

Alexandra Hehn ist schon mehrere Jahre im eSports tätig. Sie arbeitet mit jungen Spieler*innen als Teammanagerin bei KOI. Dort hat Performance und Wohlbefinden der Spieler einen hohen Stellenwert.

Alexandra "hehnal" Hehn

Team manager of KOI

Since 2020, Alexandra Hehn has been team manager of Rogue's LEC team, which was recently renamed KOI. There she established the topics of Mental Health and Performance, among others. Under her leadership, Rogue/KOI has been able to establish itself as a top team in the LEC in recent years, winning the 2022 Summer Split and qualifying for the League of Legends World Championships three times in a row.

Lisa Völkel hat ihre Leidenschaft für den Esports in ein Uni Liga Team verwandelt und ist so Mitbegründerin der Siegen Bisons geworden. Sie ist zudem Mitglied im ERN und als Streamerin aktiv.

Lisa "lisa_vlkl" Völkel

Co-founder of the Siegen Bisons

As an enthusiastic gamer, she found her way to eSports through the Chair of Human Resource Management at the University of Siegen. Through her studies, she discovered "Human Resource Management with a focus on eSports" as a field of research and quickly developed a passion for eSports. In 2018, she founded the Siegen Bisons with fellow students. She is also a co-founder of the Esports Research Network. She currently works in employee branding.

Als erste Frau in der Division 1 der Prime League hat Marlies Brunnhofer gezeigt, dass Frauen genauso gut im Esports dominieren können. Mittlerweile arbeitet die studierte Psychologin beim E-Sport Verein Austrian Force im Management und als Analystin.

Marlies "Maestra" Brunnhofer

Psychologist, former LoL player and analyst Austrian Force Esports

Marlies Brunnhofer is one of the most successful female eSport athletes in Austria. After several stints with female teams such as the Movistar Riders, the woman from Graz made her debut in 2020 as the first woman in the then First Division of the Prime League. In the meantime, the psychology graduate has ended her active career and is now working in a research group on the topic of eSports. She sees her future in psychology. She wants to continue to follow eSports as a hobby.

Auch Lea Fitzen hat sich durch die Esports Welt gekämpft und glänzt als Deutschlands erste Esports Trainerin für den Titel League of Legends.

Lea "LeaOne" Fitzen

Assistant Coach Schalke 04 Esports & LoL Coach esports player foundation

Lea Fitzen is the first female professional League of Legends coach in Germany. After a stint as head coach at E Wie Einfach E-Sports, she now works as an assistant coach for Schalke 04 Esports in the Prime League. She is also part of the esports player foundation as a coach.

Mehr als ein Jahrzehnt ist Jana Möglich bereits im Esports tätig. Als professionelle Spielerin der Rainbow Six und Call of Duty-Reihe startete ihre Karriere und kennt somit alle Höhen und Tiefen der Szene.

Jana "Evolet" Möglich

PhD student, Speaker & author on games, gaming, and eSports

Jana Möglich has been involved in eSports since around 2006. She started her career as a competitive player in Rainbow Six and Call of Duty. Later, she worked mainly in team, community and event management. In her Bachelor's and Master's thesis, she finally also dealt with eSports in a research capacity. In the meantime, her focus is fully on research as well as on regional eSports. She is currently writing her doctoral thesis in this area and has been a co-founder and board member of the Schleswig-Holstein e-sports association since 2021.

Als studierte Sportpsychologin weiß Bernadette Ramaker, welchen mentalen Druck Esports Turniere mit sich bringen. Daher nimmt sie als Performance Coach bei KOI eine tragende Rolle ein.

Bernadette "Bernie" Ramaker

Performance coach for KOI & sports psychologist

The qualified sports psychologist has been active in competitive sports since 2016. She began her career as an independent psychologist. In this role, she worked with speed skaters and basketball players, among others. She is currently employed as a performance coach at KOI. There she looks after the League of Legends and Rainbow Six teams and dedicates her daily work primarily to the physical and mental well-being, as well as to improving the performance of the individual players and teams.

Yvonne "MissMadHat" Scheer

Vice President & Gender Officer of the E-Sport Verband Österreich (ESVÖ)

Yvonne has been involved in Austrian eSports for ten years - initially as a competitive player in Call of Duty, then as an eSports referee. Since 2018, she has been speaking about diversity in gaming and eSports as a gender representative.

Prof. Dr. Judith Ackermann

Research Professor for Digital Media and Performance in Social Work at the FH Potsdam

Judith Ackermann wrote her doctoral thesis on communication at LAN parties, which earned her the title "Dr. Counter Strike" in the press. Since then, she has been regularly present in the media as an expert on digital games. Judith is a member of the Esports Research Network and is proportionally responsible for the research department at the North Rhine-Westphalia State Association for E-Sports. She is the initiator of the international urban games festival playin'siegen and heads the Digital Participation and Inclusion Lab at the FH Potsdam. With her current BMBF project "Female Scientists in the Media", she is committed to making female expertise visible and recognised in various fields, which is also a major concern for her in the field of eSports.

Nina "Silverborn" Zweifel

Performance Coach mYinsanity & Adamas Esports

Nina Zweifel is a psychologist by training and has been working as a performance coach in esports for 6 years. At the Swiss team mYinsanity, she built up a multidisciplinary team of nutritional counselling, physiotherapy and mental coaching and looked after numerous amateur and semi-professional athletes. Since March 2021, she has been working as a performance coach at Adamas Esports Training + Performance and was also able to gain further experience at the highest level in an internship with Team Vitality in the LEC and LFL.

Anika "Ryxcales" Wolter

Caster, Analyst and eSports Host

Anika has been casting and analysing League of Legends full-time since 2019 and is an integral part of the DACH scene. She made her first experiences in 2018 at the Summoner's Inn Junior Caster Programme. She has already been part of big events like The Main 2, the first PRM Offline Finals as well as 2022 as a caster at the Equal eSports Festival Vol 2.