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/r/GirlGamers
GAMING COMMUNITY
"Girl Gamer": A delightfully polarizing term for women who game. This is a community space for ladies to hang out, talk about gaming, and game together. We also discuss topics around women in geek culture and debrief about experiences that occur as a result of their gender. Or you know, just post some bad ass makeup tutorials inspired by video games. We like that stuff here! Folks of all genders and identities are welcome to join us on the subreddit!
AbleGamers Charity
GAMING CHARITY
AbleGamers charity wields the power of gaming to break down barriers for people with disabilities. By granting specialized, custom equipment to people in need, AbleGamers aims to give everyone a chance to get into the game.
Ali Baker
ON-CAMERA HOST & PRODUCER
Ali Baker has been working in the gaming space as an entertainer for over 10 years and is a strong advocate for mental health as well as inclusion in gaming. Primarily known for her positive energy and penchant for comedy, she’s produced and hosted shows such as Rooster Teeth’s “The Gauntlet” and Machinima’s “Inside Gaming”. Ali currently streams on Twitch and hosts a quirky gaming meets cooking show for Hyper X called “BossBytes”.
Amanda Stevens
ESPORTS JOURNALIST & CONTENT CREATOR
Amanda Stevens is a journalist and content creator that highlights the personalities behind the names in esports. Since getting her start in gaming, Amanda's focus has been creating more inclusive spaces in the world she works in. Whether that be through her time as a Magic judge working to make safe tournament and game store spaces, or in cultivating safe spaces for LGBTQ+ and people of color creating content in esports. Currently, Amanda works with XO Academy as their media trainer and hosts her own fighting game podcast, The Neutral.
Anna Prosser
PERFORMING ARTIST & GAMING PERSONALITY
While Anna’s day job is being a programming manager at Twitch, she is most recognized as an on-camera personality specializing in gaming and esports content. Anna plays beloved character Evelyn Marthain, a member of the Waffle Crew from Dungeons & Dragons show Dice, Camera, Action! She is co-founder of Cantrip Brand fantasy-inspired streetwear.
Ashnichrist
STREAM COACH & GAMER
Ashnichrist is a content creator, entrepreneur, and founder of Stream Coach. She uses her Twitch streams, YouTube videos, podcasts, and social media to help streamers learn how to effectively pursue their goals and build their communities. She founded Stream Coach - an online resource for free guides and 1on1 coaching for the streaming community. Ashni loves empowering creators to be more financially stable, value their time, and invest in themselves.
Black Girl Gamers
GAMING COMMUNITY
Black Girl Gamers is a online platform based community that aims to positively promote diversity and affect change within the gaming industry. Initially created as a safe space in 2015, void of the sexism and racism (misogynoir) widely experienced in gaming, the platform has grown from its original purpose to become the hub for all things gaming from the black woman perspective.
Christine "Potter" Chi
CS CHAMPION & ANALYST
Christine Chi is a 7 time world champion in Counterstrike. She's been competing since 2006 and got her start on an all women's competitive gaming team called Girls Got Game (GX3). In 2010 she Co-founded and lead Ubinited with the goal of creating the world's best CSGO team. In 2018, Christine shifted her focus towards on-air analysis for broadcasts and breaking down strategy of CSGO for tournaments including Blast Pro Series, Dreamhack, and ESL.
Combo Queens
FGC COMMUNITY
Gathering the strongest women in the world, we are the Combo Queens! Our goal is to encourage female fighting game players to attend events and compete in the games they love. Combo Queens hosts meetups at major events across the USA to bring the women of the fighting game community together. We likewise host gaming sessions, workshops, and summits in an effort to make our girls feel comfortable, giving them a chance to hone their skills in an encouraging environment.
Counter Logic Gaming
ESPORTS ORGANIZATION
Counter Logic Gaming is an American Esports organization founded in April 2010 as a League of Legends team, and has since branched out into Fortnite, CS:GO, Halo, and Super Smash Bros. CLG was one of the first in North America to implement a multi-team gaming house, and the current residence is able to house all their major divisions and staff on a permanent basis. Their teams include CLG Red, a championship women's CS:GO team.
DeafGamersTV
GAMER & ACCESSIBILITY ADVOCATE
Chris (aka Phoenix) is a deaf gamer, accessibility advocate, and Twitch broadcaster raising deaf awareness & gaming accessibility (ie. subtitles) through his streams.
Desoladies
DOTA 2 COMMUNITY
Desoladies is a supportive, female-focused organization designed to unite, promote, and advocate for women in the Dota 2 scene. Desoladies encourages diversity and inclusivity in the Dota 2 scene by providing unique, interesting, and uplifting content and conversation. The organization both creates and promotes opportunities for women in the Dota 2 scene. Join us at desoladies.com/apply.
Dignitas
WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL CS:GO TEAM
Dignitas’ women’s team, formerly Selfless Gaming, is an all-female Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team that’s ranked as one of the best in the world. The team was first formed as Team Karma in 2014. Since then, they have won several championships and top finishes at events like ESWC, Copenhagen Games and Intel Challenge Katowice. They have won back-to-back championships in the Intel Challenge at IEM Katowice in 2018 and 2019.
Equinox Gaming
ESPORTS ORGANIZATION
Equinox Gaming is an esports organization and gaming lifestyle brand founded by Emily Tran and Timothy Kauffman. Focusing on Fighting Games, Equinox Gaming works closely with up-and-coming talent to become well-rounded, championship caliber athletes in their fields. With one of the most diverse rosters in esports, Equinox Gaming celebrates diversity and inclusion, values each individual's unique background and story, and fosters the courage to break down barriers, be different, and make a positive impact on the esports community.
Esports and Game Design Collective
MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATION
The EGD Collective is an organization dedicated to removing barriers in games communities and making games a more accessible academic and career opportunity for all, through the power of public higher education. EGD provides free events, educational programming, and support systems to help students and young industry professionals navigate through academic, financial, and emotional crises - ensuring students can complete their education and are prepared to establish healthy workplace boundaries in whichever field they choose.
Games and Online Harassment Hotline
FREE & CONFIDENTIAL EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
The Games and Online Harassment Hotline is a free, text message-based, confidential emotional support hotline. We created the Hotline specifically for the games community. Whether you’re a player, a developer, a streamer, a competitor — any part of this community — we’re here for you, whether that means offering emotional support or finding the referrals and resources that you need.
GaymerX
GAMING CONVENTION
GaymerX is the first ever LGBTQ-themed gaming convention. The event is a space where fans and developers can get together and have fun, play games, and discuss a far more broad range of topics than you’ll see at other events. At Gaymerx, #EveryoneGames.
I Need Diverse Games
ADVOCACY GROUP
I Need Diverse Games via all associated platforms and members; including but not limited to: twitter, Facebook, Google+, and other mediums seeks to bring projects, works and research by marginalized folks to light. We also seek to discuss, analyze and critique identity and culture in video games through a multi-faceted lens rooted in intersectionality.
Jaycie Gluck
"GILLYWEED", ESPORTS BROADCAST SPECIALIST
Gillyweed is a streamer and Esports Broadcast Specialist for Psyonix and Rocket League Esports. Formerly a commentator for Heroes of the Storm, she also streams other games when time permits and often has friends on for fun stream shenanigans.
Jeannail Carter
"CUDDLE CORE", PRO PLAYER
Born and raised in Illinois, Jeannail "Cuddle Core" Carter is a practicing artist and a competitive TEKKEN player for Equinox Gaming. At the start of 2018, ELEAGUE invited her to become a team captain in the ELEAGUE TEKKEN Team Takedown in Atlanta. She led her team to victory, taking out four of the Takedown's hardest opponents all while on national television. Her success at the event marked Jeannail's momentous rise in the Fighting Games Community, which allowed her more opportunities to compete and also bring awareness to specific topics she felt strongly about, such as racial diversity and women's representation, in the gaming industry.
John Theodore
IRACING STREAMER
John is an iRacing streamer that primarily focuses on NASCAR style racing. He uses his platform to promote good sportsmanship through the GLHF pledge which he recites at the start of each race and to elevate the voices of others who are fighting for social justice and civil rights like newly elected Congresswoman Cori Bush who has been featured on many of his cars for the past 3 years.
Ladies Night FC
COMMUNITY/SAFE SPACE AND TOURNAMENT ORGANIZATION
Ladies Night! (LadiesNightFC, LNFC) Ladies Night! is founded by Taneisha ‘Professor High Kick’ Jane, writer, commentator and tournament organizer. Taneisha started Ladies Night on her twitch stream the week of Tekken 7’s release on console (June 2, 2017), as just a small session with two of my Tekken buddies and within three years it’s become a tightly knit community with the intent to make a safe space for ladies in the FGC of any level (pro, top, casual or new) to level up in fighting games and empower each other and has hosted its first tournament series in 2020 named 'Ready or Not' for the ladies of the FGC who compete in Tekken 7. We go by the motto, “We [women] will be seen, heard and respected."
Latinx in Gaming
LATINX NON-PROFIT
Latinx in Gaming serves as a platform to connect Latinos across the gaming industry, promote cultural appreciation, increase representation in games/game-related content, and provide a network for the Latinx community to elevate each other and themselves.
LlamaDownUnder
GAME STREAMER
I’m Llama, an Australian stuck in the USA! When I’m not shoutcasting DOTA 2, I’m streaming my way through my steam library, with games from Dark Souls to Assassin’s Creed to The Secret of the Magic Crystal. Come chat with us some time!
Michele Morrow
HOST, PRODUCER, ACTOR, GAMER
Michele Morrow is the co-creator, executive producer, and star of YouTube Red’s six-episode esports comedy, “Good Game". Known to many gamers for being a giant Blizzard fangirl, Morrow has co-anchored “Blizzcon” over the past four years. A voice over artist, she is Alleria Windrunner in "Hearthstone", Gwen in "Embers of War", and the intro voice of G4's "X-Play". Morrow has hosted esports events on ESPN2 and TBS, and analyzed esports for her daily show on the Bleacher Report.
North America Scholastic Esports Federation
"NASEF", HIGH SCHOOL ESPORTS LEAGUE
The North America Scholastic Esports Federation is working to ensure that ALL students possess the knowledge and skills needed to be society’s game changers: educated, productive, and empathetic individuals. NASEF incorporates significant educational elements into league play of popular video games while maintaining an authentic gamers’ experience. NASEF is on a mission to provide free opportunities for ALL students to use esports as a platform to acquire critical communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills needed to thrive in work and in life.
Peer2Peer.Live
LIVESTREAM DIRECTORY
Peer2Peer.Live is an opt-in livestream directory that enables marginalized viewers and content creators to connect to each other on Twitch by using self-identified tags, including: Race, Gender, Ability and Mental Health, Sexuality, and Religion. Peer2Peer Live was built by transgender Twitch community members as a project of Trans Lifeline, a nonprofit peer support and crisis hotline run by and for the transgender community.
PleasantlyTwstd / Ms. Vanessa B!
CHARITY/SPEEDRUN/CHALLENGE RUN STREAMER
Vanessa / PleasantlyTwstd (she/her-either name is OK!) is a black, asexual part-time content creator on Twitch, focused on community building, charity, and transforming the gaming space. She reviews video games + gaming hardware/upcoming consoles, and is looking to be a gaming writer, commentator, and interview host. She is the lead artist for Into the Motherlands, and has been seen on: FlameCon, LiveWire, GenCon TV, St. Jude Play LIVE's summit, Kotaku, New Power Fundraising, and Twitch Creator Camp with activations about getting started in the charity space.
PMS Clan
WOMEN'S GAMING COMMUNITY
PMS Clan is a video game community committed to breaking down walls, stereotypes, and boundaries for female gamers by providing a pro-women environment, fostering competitive spirit, and building an inclusive support network for women and our allies. We believe in a future of the normalization of women in competitive gaming and an inclusive, sustainable paradigm that recognizes and values women as equal competitors.
Queer Women of Esports
LGBTQIA+ ADVOCACY NON-PROFIT
Queer Women of Esports is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to making competitive gaming a more inclusive and equitable place for the LGBTQIA+ population. QWE firmly believes that, given the equal education, training, and opportunities, queer folx belong in the top echelons of competitive gaming.
Rachel Quirico
"SELTZER", ESPORTS HOST & STREAMER
Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico entered esports as a competitive gamer in 2006 and made the pivot to on-camera presenting in 2008. She has emceed tournaments and international championships for StarCraft 2, League of Legends, Counter-Strike, Overwatch and more. Quirico regularly hosts Twitch's official event coverage at E3, PAX and Comic-Con. She has been featured in campaigns for Pokémon GO, TBS, Amazon, Bud Light and John Frieda.
Rainbow Arcade
LGBTQIA2+ STREAM TEAM
The Rainbow Arcade Stream Team is a family of LGBTQIA2+ streamers, content creators, and artists that are dedicated to building inclusive, safe, and welcoming spaces in gaming and beyond.
Saffista of NYMG
HOST, EDITOR, & VARIETY STREAMER
Host and editor of Not Your Mama's Gamer, a feminist game studies podcast and site. Saffista is a parent, gamer, and games researcher who loves playing games with her daughter and talking about games with anyone else who will listen or watch. She is passionate about games and making the games community a more diverse and inclusive space. Samantha loves video games, books, crafting, and coffee, definitely coffee.
Simply Undrea
TWITCH VARIETY STREAMER
Simply Undrea is a variety streamer on Twitch whose niche is blind playthroughs. She uses the platform to both express her enthusiasm for a wide range of games (from AAA to indie) but also to cultivate a community of individuals that are loving, supportive and inclusive.
Smash Sisters
COMPETITIVE SMASH EVENTS
Smash Sisters is a series of women’s crew battles featuring the Super Smash Brothers games. These events are designed to bring new and veteran Smash gals together in order to boost overall competitive participation. This is a progressive organization and format that is excited to adapt to the needs of women in a community that is always changing.
SMGxPrincess
DIVERSITY ADVOCATE AND CONTENT PRODUCER
SMGxPrincess, also known as Ana, is a content creator, competitor, streamer, and host of her own FGCnews. She aims to inspire other women of colour and create a safe space in the gaming community for all women. Since starting her Twitch and YouTube channels, she has made a name for herself as one of the most well known and successful Fighting Game content creators. Ana plans on expanding into the Apex Legends competitive scene in 2021, and grow her brand and YouTube channel beyond Fighting Games.
SpawnOn Me
PODCAST
Spawn On Me is the internet’s definitive video game podcast featuring and spotlighting gamers of color. Brought to you directly from Brookago, host Kahlief Adams brings you gaming news, previews, and reviews while simultaneously looking at how games affect the world. Humor, insight and some of the most important people in the gaming world can be found in only one place…the Spawn On Me podcast!
Stack Up
CHARITY
Stack Up is a military charity supporting active and veteran service members from the US and allied nations by promoting positive mental health and combating veteran suicide through gaming and geek culture. We utilize a comprehensive approach consisting of 4 pillar programs: Supply Crates, Air Assaults, The Stacks, and the Overwatch program.
Steph Loehr
"FEROCIOUSLY STEPH", PLAYER & STREAMER
Steph "FerociouslySteph" Loehr has been a full-time content creator on Twitch for over four years. She is heavily involved in both Trust and Safety / Diversity and Inclusion, often speaking on both topics. She is a Twitch specialist and fundraiser organizer for Trans LifeLine, and a member of Twitch's Trust and Safety council, lending perspective and input in future Twitch policy. Her stream is lighter, and focused on providing hope and happiness with a backdrop of variety gaming, often competitive.
Stephanie Harvey
"MISSHARVEY", PRO PLAYER & PERSONALITY
A five-time world champion in competitive Counter-Strike, and longtime female pro-gaming icon, Stephanie Harvey currently plays video games professionally. She is also DreamHack Montreal’s spokesperson as well as the OMEN by HP Canada Ambassador. She also worked as a game designer for Ubisoft Montreal, having notably been part of development for Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and Far Cry Primal. Her 16 years in esports as a player and 7 years in the industry as a developer awarded her a Forbes 30 under 30 title and one of the BBC 100 women. She also won Canada’s Smartest Person Season 3 on CBC and was voted Quebec City’s personality of 2017 by ICI Radio-Canada Quebec television channel.
Sugar Gamers
ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION
Founded by Keisha Howard in 2009, Sugar Gamers is a tech advocacy organization for underserved demographics specifically in the Video Game industry. We are solution oriented as it pertains to creating a company culture of diversity and inclusion, mental health awareness, and developing talent from nontraditional backgrounds. We advocate and promote our mission using media,consulting, and events.
Take This
MENTAL HEALTH NON-PROFIT
Take This is a mental health advocacy organization with a focus on the game industry and community. We provide resources, training, and support individuals and companies that help the gaming community improve its mental well-being and resilience. The organization addresses the underlying conditions that can create and perpetuate mental health challenges: stigma, harmful studio culture, harassment and toxicity, lack of diversity and accessibility, and problematic game and community design.
Terrence Miller
CCG PLAYER & STREAMER
Hi I am Terrence Miller. My main game is Hearthstone. I have played card games since I was 7 and have always loved to play and try different ones.
Thumbstick Mafia
GAMING COMMUNITY & SUPPORT NETWORK
Thumbstick Mafia is a support system and network for black and woc that mainly focuses on the subculture of gaming as it applies to our intersection of black and minority womanhood. We want to build a space that ensures we can actively participate and grow together. We offer support by the way of the podcast – having open discussions about how to navigate your way through life as a content creator. We find and share content creators and their work through our #TMSHARE, and serve as a point of entry for those looking to explore the culture.
TokiMekiEmily
ADVOCATE, GAMER, & COSPLAYER
My name is Emily and I'm passionate gamer, streamer, and cosplayer. I made my debut in the FGC at SCR 2017 as a cosplayer. In 2018, I made my debut as a competitor at EVO and through my experiences, support I've gained, I've started working on TokiMeki Gaming. A crowdfunded opportunity to help disabled gamers travel and complete in the FGC. In doing this, I want to bring opportunities and exposure to disabled gamers and highlight talent that may be overlooked or not looked into enough due to any kind of impairment a person has. I'm passionate about this as I'm a disabled gamer myself.
XO Academy
FGC TRAINING PROGRAM
The XO Academy is an intensive 4 week training program designed to help elevate the game and the name of passionate women competitors in the FGC. Our 4 week program includes scheduled practice sessions, assistance with streaming and content creation, weekly video updates, training sessions with a hand-picked coach, personalized training with our special skills team, paid entry to local tournaments, and travel and entry to a major tournament.