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EQUAL ESPORTS COUNCIL

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 10 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.

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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 EXCEL

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 for the LEC and Academy team of EXCEL as a team manager.

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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.

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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).

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Julia Kreuzer, auch bekannt als Miss Rage, ist fast schon ein Urgestein der Szene. In 2013 startete sie ihre Streaming Karriere und war sogar währenddessen als professionelle CS:GO Spielerin erfolgreich.

Julia "Miss Rage" Kreuzer

A live streamer & former CS:GO player

Julia Kreuzer, aka Miss Rage, is almost a veteran of the eSports scene. She launched her career in live streaming in 2013 and, at the same time, enjoyed success as a professional CS:GO player.

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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

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.

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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.

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Alexandra Hehn ist schon mehrere Jahre im Esports tätig. Sie arbeitet mit jungen Spieler*innen als Team Managerin bei Rogue, wo ein hoher Wert auf Performance und Wohlbefinden der Spieler gelegt wird. Sie kennt sich daher gut in der Szene aus.

Alexandra "hehnal" Hehn

Team manager of Rogue

Alexandra Hehn has been team manager of Rogue's LEC team since 2020. There she established the topics of Mental Health and Performance, among others. Under her leadership, Rogue was able to establish itself as a top team in the LEC in the past two years and qualified for the League of Legends World Championships twice in a row.

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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 at ESL in the area of human resources.

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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

Analyst at Austrian Force Esports, psychologist & former LoL player

Marlies Brunnhofer is one of the most successful 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 First Division of the Prime League. In the meantime, the graduated psychologist has ended her active career and works as an analyst for Austrian Force. She sees her future in psychology. eSports will continue to accompany her as a hobby.

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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.

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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

Speaker & author on games, gaming, and eSports

Jana Möglich has already been active in eSports for more than a decade. She started her career as a competitive player in Rainbow Six and Call of Duty. For almost 4 years now, she has been particularly involved in eSports in Schleswig-Holstein. At IFgameSH e.V., Jana is a co-founder, board member and eSports speaker. She has also been the second vice-chair of the ESVH since June 2021.

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

Bernadette "Bernie" Ramaker

Performance coach for Rogue & 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 Rogue. 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.

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