Toronto-based organization, MYNNO, will be hosting its Halo Infinite Invitational tournament at the Red Bull Gaming studio on Dec. 12. MYNNO partnered up with Xbox Canada and Paidia Gaming to make this happen.
The Halo Infinite Invitational will showcase BIPOC creators and their friends within the gaming industry. A $1,000 tournament pot bonus from Paidia Gaming will be on the line.
Fans and supporters can catch all the action live on Twitch. The event will begin on Dec. 12 at 12 p.m. ET.
— Mʏɴɴᴏ (@wearemynno) December 6, 2021
MYNNO and diversity in gaming
Although viewers will be watching the tournament from home, the Halo Infinite Invitational will have a social element to it.
“We wanted to use this as a way for creators to network with like-minded individuals, but more importantly make new friends by the time the day is done,” said MYNNO founder Kurston Timothy.
Timothy also acknowledged that minorities can struggle to be seen within their communities. At worst, players may have to validate why they’re passionate about video games in the first place.
“Creating events like this puts a spotlight on talented and incredible creators, giving them a platform to speak about and share their work with others,” he said.
Timothy added that the goal of the tournament is to empower individuals within the gaming space while championing them in the eyes of the world.
He noted that with 2021 wrapping up, MYNNO wanted to do something fun and inclusive for its communities and Toronto.
Alongside the Halo Infinite Invitational announcement, MYNNO posted a video that introduced the event.
Formerly known as Team Black Game Pros, MYNNO is an organization with the goal of supporting BIPOC creators. “The rebrand comes as a way to better reflect their values with ‘MYNNO’ being short for ‘Minority’ and the team itself being minority operated,” according to the announcement.
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