Spotlight on the role models
shaping the future of gaming

Our AnyKey Affiliates represent some of the most inclusive communities, teams, and content creators in gaming.

If you’ve wondered where you might find women, people of color, LGBTQ+, and disabled players in esports, competitive gaming, or live streaming, our Affiliates program is a great place to start.

The AnyKey Affiliates team is full of people and communities who support our Keystone Code, and they happily welcome those willing to welcome others.

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"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 welcome to join discussions here!
AbleGamers Charity
AbleGamers charity's mission is creating opportunities that enable play in order to combat social isolation, foster inclusive communities, and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. They’re using the power of video games to bring people together, improving quality of life with recreation and rehabilitation.
Ali Baker
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
Amanda Stevens is a former journalist and content creator turned diversity & inclusion consultant. Her history of advocacy includes their time as a Magic judge working to make safe tournaments and game store spaces, and in cultivating safe spaces for LGBTQ+ and people of color creating content in esports. Amanda previously hosted an FGC show, The Neutral.
Anna Prosser
Anna has over a decade of professional experience in front of the camera as a presenter and behind the scenes as a producer, recognizable as an on-camera personality specializing in gaming and esports content. She is co-founder of Cantrip Brand fantasy-inspired streetwear.
Black Girl Gamers
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
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. She's the head coach for Evil Genius' VALORANT team.
Counter Logic Gaming
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.
Chris (aka Phoenix) is a deaf gamer, accessibility advocate, and Twitch broadcaster raising deaf awareness & gaming accessibility (ie. subtitles) through his streams.
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.
Esports and Game Design Collective
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.
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
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.
Jeannail Carter
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.
Ladies Night FC
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 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.
Michele Morrow
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
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 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!
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
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
Queer Women of Esports is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to making esports a more inclusive and equitable place for the LGBTQIA+ population and marginalized genders. Through advocacy and education, QWE seeks to break down barriers in a traditionally (cisgender and straight) male-dominated industry. By amplifying voices of the LGBTQIA+ population and fostering a more inclusive esports environment, QWE empowers all people to excel in the esports and gaming industry.
Rachel Quirico
Rachel, known to gaming fans by her in-game tag "Seltzer", is a fixture in the esports scene. Over the last ten years, she has gone from competitive PC player - to reality tv contestant - to host for some of the biggest events in professional gaming around the world. From the high-energy intensity of games like Overwatch and CounterStrike: Global Offensive, to the community-driven experiences of Pokémon GO, and the cutting-edge audience-interactive live productions broadcast across Twitch and YouTube, she's covered it all.
Rainbow Arcade
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 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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.