Women in Esports Charity Poker Tournament To Take Place On Mar 25-26
An upcoming charity tournament will put the spotlight on women and showcase their influence on the gaming industry. “Women in Esports Charity Poker Tournament” is a collaborative effort between world-renowned professional gaming organization Team Liquid and women-focused community Poker Powher which aims to highlight the significance of female representation in esports and poker.
More Women Should Join Poker and Esports
Esports and poker have become increasingly popular over the years, but both games also continue to be dominated by men. For Team Liquid and Poker Powher, this needs to change. Both organizations believe that women have a huge space to occupy in both fields and they must consistently be empowered to take a shot and show the world that they too can compete and be successful in both games, just like their male counterparts.
Team Liquid, which is mostly comprised of women, decided to organize a charity tournament exclusive for women as part of their Women’s History Month celebration. Cris Amaya, the organization’s head of events, said their main goal was to find a platform where women from various groups can gather together, motivate and support each other, and become a stronger voice.
Since esports and poker face the same challenge regarding female representation, Team Liquid reached out to Poker Powher to launch the event.
Women Executives Will Take Part
The charity tournament is comprised of two competitions, participated in by women who have leading roles in different gaming organizations. A competition for advanced players will take place on March 25, while the beginners’ competition runs on March 26. The tournament will take place online, powered by Poker Powher.
Participants will battle it out in a winner-take-all, Texas Hold’em format, and the prizes will go toward both winners’ charity of choice.
The advanced table will be composed of Team Liquid team manager “Fasffy”, Dignitas VP of Talent Heather Garozzo, CLG Director of Esports Franchise Dev and Outreach Miss Harvey, Team Liquid Social Campaign Manager Kelly Richard, Evil Geniuses CEO Nicole Lapointe Jameson, G2 Esports Head of Creators Britanni Johnson, and CLG Content Creator “Nemo”.
Among those participating in the beginners’ table are Evil Geniuses marketing project manager Karen Busenlehner, host/streamer Jessica Chernega, Immortals VP of People and Culture Karen Hennessy Coles, ESG Law Partner Krista Hiner, Overwatch general manager Izzy Mueller, and Cloud9 Senior VP of marketing Kristen Salvatore.
The upcoming tournament will also feature commentary by poker professionals Gillian Epp, and Poker Powher’s Melanie Weisner, Alex “Doc” Chauran, and Xuan Liu.
According to Erin Lydon, Managing Director & GM at Poker Powher, poker and esports are more than just games. Both teach relevant skills and lessons that are transferable to life, business, and work, such as determination, confidence, and critical thinking.
Poker Powher
Poker Powher has been teaching women the fundamentals of poker, which in turn will help them big time in achieving success in their chosen careers.
By exposing women to the game of poker, they learn about emotional discipline, strategic thinking, making the right decisions, assessing opponents, and building relationships in a competitive, fun environment. They don’t only become better poker players, they also get to learn some valuable life skills.
Poker Powher promotes inclusion, and removes the patriarchal element. The company also works with whom they share the same passion building a community of empowered, fearless females.
Team Liquid
Team Liquid also empowers women and believes in their capabilities. A lot of their executive roles are filled by women. Established in 2000, the organization has grown into a multifaceted global company, sponsoring dozens of championship caliber athletes in various games.
Their esports team currently holds the record for the most prize money won in the history of the game, collecting multiple trophies and titles in the international arena. For more details and latest updates on the upcoming charity tournament, visit the Team Liquid website.

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