Creating Equality and Equity In Esports

Freya Haze

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Creating Equality and Equity In Esports” is one of the biggest concerns facing esports titles in present day. Though the developers may not have necessarily created the systemic issues of inequality faced by marginalized groups in society today, they can and should play a role in creating the solutions. Before you get too excited, no, I don’t have all the answers for you. There is no magic formula that I can give you all and that can be implement to create sweeping changes across the world of gaming overnight, but what I am here to give is a few places we can all start. I’m here to talk about strategies that we can implement, A/B tests that we can run, real world examples of where I have implemented and tested these strategies myself, and the outcomes of those real world tests. I believe gaming can be a driver for change in the real world, and esports may be one of the most perfect places to start.

Freya is an esports athlete, esports tournament organizer, marketer, brand identity developer, and solutions advisor based in the Midwest - United States. Though Freya has a wide range of talents and skills, her specialization is in the creation, implementation, and expansion of strategic business and branding solutions. Currently, she works full time as the Vice President of Marketing at Vite LLC, though she is always open to taking on additional contracts. If you would like to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Freya, please visit freyahaze.com.

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AbusedBarbie and F1R35T0RM191

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Me and firestorm are going to discuss about who we are and how we met in person. We will also discuss about the discord we created together and the events that we have attended to together and our goals for what we want in the future as individuals. Once we do introductions and who we are and what our goals are then we will proceed to talking about LANFest . LANFest will be our main topic on how we both got started in the charity event and what its like to be a staff member and also what its like to run the whole Minnesota LANFest chapter as chapter admin! Once we go into details about that we will end our conversation there about where we see ourselves in 5 years from now with LANFest .

AbusedBarbie : My name is Danica Clifton and I am 28 years old. I have been gaming since I was 12 years old on the PC my first game was Diablo 2 and absolutely loved it. I love to stream on twitch for fun. I am a FPS PC gamer at heart. I currently play a lot of call of duty and other random games from golf with your friends to fall guys and whatever else is new out there but solely focus on FPS games. I will then discuss about the first time i went to a LANFest event in California and moved to Minnesota and started up the LANFest event here in Minnesota and became the chapter admin.

F1R35T0RM191, Hi I’m F1R35T0RM191, I’ve been gaming ever since i was young. I’ve played many game titles from many different generations and genres. I’m a huge Gamer and gaming enthusiast. Lately I’ve been enjoying playing Escape from Tarkov, Apex, and Call of Duty. I love watching a variety of gaming streamers like ChocoTaco, TimTheTatman and Dr.Disrespect. Currently I’m the Staff Leader in the Minnesota BelowZero Lanfest.

LANFest .com - BelowZero LANFest Minnesota Discord

Gaming Lounge Discord (AbusedBarbie & F1R35T0RM191’s Personal Discord)

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