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PlayVS Game Changers

Game Changers don’t just make waves, they shift the tides. We want to make esports as inclusive as possible. Our first mission? Unlock opportunities for more women in the industry.

Squad Up for $1

Our commitment to opening doors for women in gaming and esports begins with how we operate. We want to make sure young women feel comfortable and welcome on our platform. That’s why any school fielding at least one all-girl team will get our Ignite Plan — $1024 in value — for $1.

Highlighting Trail Blazers

We’re hosting an array of featured content shining a light on women in the industry. These AMAs, fireside chats, and other formatted events will help young women hear from current pros how they made their way in the industry and what the next generation should know.

Our Promises

Zero Tolerance

PlayVS has a strict zero tolerance policy on toxic behavior. If players are interested in being crappy to one other or harassment of any sort, they’ll have to find another platform in which to do it.

Coached Environment

PlayVS leagues provide a structured, supervised environment for gamers of all skill-levels to compete and experience the benefits of esports. The presence of a coach provides structure, discipline, and a guiding hand to ensure a positive experience.

Mentorship

Having somebody you can look up to makes big dreams feel achievable. That’s why our Game Changers program seeks to provide mentorship for those who want to connect with an elder within the industry to share their wisdom and offer encouragement.
 

Zero Tolerance

PlayVS has a strict zero tolerance policy on toxic behavior. If players are interested in being crappy to one other or harassment of any sort, they’ll have to find another platform in which to do it.

Coached Environment

PlayVS leagues provide a structured, supervised environment for gamers of all skill-levels to compete and experience the benefits of esports. The presence of a coach provides structure, discipline, and a guiding hand to ensure a positive experience.

Mentorship

Having somebody you can look up to makes big dreams feel achievable. That’s why our Game Changers program seeks to provide mentorship for those who want to connect with an elder within the industry to share their wisdom and offer encouragement.

Community Spotlight

Conversation Series: A Seat at the Table

We are excited to roll out a series of fireside chats for players and coaches to learn more about the esports industry, come ask questions, etc. Each chat will feature panelists and a 15 minute Q&A session.

Our Ambassadors

Amanda Stevens

Diversity & Inclusion Consultant
Amanda is an esports jack of all trades having worked as a journalist, an editor, a host, and a diversity and inclusion consultant. Recently Amanda partnered with Cloud9 for their Pride 2020 initiatives and raised $10.2K for Trans Lifeline with her Street Fighter V tournament Transitional Combat.

Elaine Gómez

Game Designer
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E-Line Media
Elaine is a passionate game designer and developer currently working at indie game studio E-Line Media. She is also a proud co-founder of Latinx in Gaming, a non-profit organization creating a community and amplifying Latinx game industry professionals' voices in the US and Latin America. She has a heart for young people and a deep desire to give back to the community by being the change she wants to see.

Jessica Crabb

Senior Product Designer
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PlayVS
Jessica Crabb is a Senior Product Designer at PlayVS in Los Angeles, CA. Previously, she's designed & researched experiences for Grindr, Patreon, and various high-profile clients at Pivotal Labs. Passionate about inclusivity for LGBTQ+ folks, women and gender minorities in tech, she's the founding lead of PlayVS's employee resource group for LGTBQ+ employees and allies.

Karina Ziminaite

Head of Content
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G2 Esports
Karina has been an active part of the growing European esports media scene for over 6 years. Karina brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from both esports and traditional media. This allows her to focus heavily on establishing and fostering deep connections betweens teams, fans, and their stories. These connections built G2 Esports into the content powerhouse it is today, setting the bar for content and production teams industry-wide.

Kelsey Moser

Director and Head Coach
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100 Thieves Academy
Kelsey spent years as an analytical journalist covering the LoL esports space before transitioning into coaching in 2018. She has worked in Shanghai, Berlin, and Los Angeles in various capacities, but currently resides in LA as the Head Coach and Director of the 100 Thieves Academy program.

Lindsey Migliore

Esports Medicine Physician
Dr. M is a licensed medical doctor, avid gamer, founder of GamerDoc, and President of Queer Women of Esports. She is dedicated to helping gamers of all skill levels game healthier, better, and longer as well as advocating for women and LGBTQ individuals in competitive video gaming.

Liz Murphy

Chief Marketing Officer
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Ritual Motion
Liz Murphy is the newly appointed Chief Marketing Officer at Ritual Motion and responsible for marketing, sales, content and brand strategy. She brings 22 years of experience in the media industry having held positions on both the editorial and business sides. She also served as adjunct professor of Marketing at the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. She received her BA in Journalism and English from Lehigh University.

Melita N. Moore, M.D.

CEO/Founder
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Levels Unlocked Enterprises
Melita N. Moore, M.D. is a quadruple Board certified sports medicine physician. She is a team doctor for the NBA 2K, WNBA and NBA leagues. In addition, Dr. Moore is a Board Member of the Global Esports Federation where she uses her platform to promote healthy gaming and elevate women and persons of color in gaming.

Summer Scott

Head of Player Development
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CLG
For the past 5 years Summer Scott has been focused on helping esport athletes reach peak performance, using a holistic training approach. She prides herself on helping players and coaches achieve a healthy team culture and lifestyle that allows gamers to play in a sustainable way.

Wendy Lecot

Head of Strategic Alliances
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HyperX
Wendy Lecot grew up playing arcade games in a mall, progressed to a WOW parent and today is an avid fan of the NBA2K League For two decades prior to joining HyperX, Wendy compiled success after success in various business manager, product management, channel sales and marketing positions at Kingston, IBM, Ingram Micro, and Epson. A graduate of Pepperdine University, Lecot holds a Master’s in Business Administration degree.
 

Amanda Stevens

Diversity & Inclusion Consultant
Amanda is an esports jack of all trades having worked as a journalist, an editor, a host, and a diversity and inclusion consultant. Recently Amanda partnered with Cloud9 for their Pride 2020 initiatives and raised $10.2K for Trans Lifeline with her Street Fighter V tournament Transitional Combat.

Elaine Gómez

Game Designer
|
E-Line Media
Elaine is a passionate game designer and developer currently working at indie game studio E-Line Media. She is also a proud co-founder of Latinx in Gaming, a non-profit organization creating a community and amplifying Latinx game industry professionals' voices in the US and Latin America. She has a heart for young people and a deep desire to give back to the community by being the change she wants to see.

Jessica Crabb

Senior Product Designer
|
PlayVS
Jessica Crabb is a Senior Product Designer at PlayVS in Los Angeles, CA. Previously, she's designed & researched experiences for Grindr, Patreon, and various high-profile clients at Pivotal Labs. Passionate about inclusivity for LGBTQ+ folks, women and gender minorities in tech, she's the founding lead of PlayVS's employee resource group for LGTBQ+ employees and allies.

Karina Ziminaite

Head of Content
|
G2 Esports
Karina has been an active part of the growing European esports media scene for over 6 years. Karina brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from both esports and traditional media. This allows her to focus heavily on establishing and fostering deep connections betweens teams, fans, and their stories. These connections built G2 Esports into the content powerhouse it is today, setting the bar for content and production teams industry-wide.

Kelsey Moser

Director and Head Coach
|
100 Thieves Academy
Kelsey spent years as an analytical journalist covering the LoL esports space before transitioning into coaching in 2018. She has worked in Shanghai, Berlin, and Los Angeles in various capacities, but currently resides in LA as the Head Coach and Director of the 100 Thieves Academy program.

Lindsey Migliore

Esports Medicine Physician
Dr. M is a licensed medical doctor, avid gamer, founder of GamerDoc, and President of Queer Women of Esports. She is dedicated to helping gamers of all skill levels game healthier, better, and longer as well as advocating for women and LGBTQ individuals in competitive video gaming.

Liz Murphy

Chief Marketing Officer
|
Ritual Motion
Liz Murphy is the newly appointed Chief Marketing Officer at Ritual Motion and responsible for marketing, sales, content and brand strategy. She brings 22 years of experience in the media industry having held positions on both the editorial and business sides. She also served as adjunct professor of Marketing at the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. She received her BA in Journalism and English from Lehigh University.

Melita N. Moore, M.D.

CEO/Founder
|
Levels Unlocked Enterprises
Melita N. Moore, M.D. is a quadruple Board certified sports medicine physician. She is a team doctor for the NBA 2K, WNBA and NBA leagues. In addition, Dr. Moore is a Board Member of the Global Esports Federation where she uses her platform to promote healthy gaming and elevate women and persons of color in gaming.

Summer Scott

Head of Player Development
|
CLG
For the past 5 years Summer Scott has been focused on helping esport athletes reach peak performance, using a holistic training approach. She prides herself on helping players and coaches achieve a healthy team culture and lifestyle that allows gamers to play in a sustainable way.

Wendy Lecot

Head of Strategic Alliances
|
HyperX
Wendy Lecot grew up playing arcade games in a mall, progressed to a WOW parent and today is an avid fan of the NBA2K League For two decades prior to joining HyperX, Wendy compiled success after success in various business manager, product management, channel sales and marketing positions at Kingston, IBM, Ingram Micro, and Epson. A graduate of Pepperdine University, Lecot holds a Master’s in Business Administration degree.
“Women are underrepresented in the gaming industry. By seeing and talking to women like myself who hold a position in the business of gaming today, mentoring helps open up the possibilities for the next generation of female talent looking at gaming as a career.”
Wendy Lecot
Head of Strategic Alliances,
HyperX

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