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Gen.G and Galorants, an all women’s VALORANT community, announced a strategic partnership on Tuesday. Throughout the rest of 2021, there will be a series of VCT Game Changers Academy Tournaments.
The tournaments will be presented by Gen.G and help further the involvement of women in esports, with the first event beginning on July 30.
The esports scene for women
“When we first launched Galorants in June of 2020, we had no idea the journey that it would take us on,” Nicci Barker, the founder of Galorants and Gen.G’s talent development ambassador, said.
“Since then, we have worked with some of the biggest names in gaming, including Riot Games, to continue to develop and encourage growth within our community,” Barker added. Barker then noted how the partnership with Gen.G, alongside the 2021 events would help support and grow the gaming scene for women.
With over 13,000 members, Galorants has the goal of furthering women in esports competitively and behind-the-scenes. Working with Gen.G would help foster new talent, increase involvement and showcase the talent of the community. The partnership would also provide opportunities for aspiring esports players.
Gen.G’s continued involvement
“Gen.G and Galorants share the same values and mission, and we’re teaming up to continue to bring powerful opportunities to both amateur and pro women,” Amanda Kane, the associate director of talent and content at Gen.G, said.
Kane noted how working with Galorants is exciting, as the community has shown care in terms of improving the online space for women.
In the past, Galorants and Gen.G collaborated to host an all-women VALORANT tournament, Proving Grounds which happened back in February.
Amy Chen is an esports journalist and enthusiast who specializes in in-depth interviews and breaking news. A University of Toronto and Humber College graduate, she is passionate about building up the Canadian esports industry. Her current favorite games are Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm, and she has always had a soft spot for World of Warcraft!