This is Part Two of an annual series on women in the esports industry (read Part One here).
March 8 is International Women’s Day and to celebrate, The Esports Observer highlights some of the talented women working and serving in prominent leadership roles within the esports industry.
Esports offers a career path for a wide variety of interests and as we have found, many women are rising to the top. For our 2021 Women’s Day edition, we are highlighting both high-level executives and those who are still climbing that ladder.
This year’s diverse group of movers and shakers come from the worlds of tournament organizers, teams, advocacy groups, and more—each with a unique perspective on the industry.
In this edition, we asked newcomers in the esports industry (those with experience of two years or less) to share their origin stories and responsibilities.
Meet our panel of promising esports leaders, presented here in no particular order:
Amanda Fan is the talent coordinator for 100 Thieves. In high school, her friends introduced her to the gaming community and world of esports. She “instantly knew” she wanted to pursue it as a career.
“At university, I, alongside some of my classmates, started a League of Legends and esports club which really helped me learn more about what areas of esports and gaming I’m interested in,” recalls Fan. “During those times, I also received a lot of support