Celebrating a year in the industry, Global Esports launches a team of four skilful gamers
Worldwide Release, December 2019: With women marching on and taking over every field—be it music, sports, arts or sciences—professional gaming is another sector they are set to conquer. Determined to change the view that esports is a male dominated niche industry, Global Esports, India’s leading and Asia’s fastest growing premier esports organisation has announced the launch of country’s first all-female esports team, GEms (Global Esports’ Mythic Stones).
Four women from different backgrounds, individual fortes, but a common passion for esports, form this team. Each of these women has chosen a gemstone that best suits each personality. All their skills combined come together to form a powerhouse of talent- ‘GEms’. “Apollonia” Hinds with her ‘Black Diamond’ represents leadership, Kyar Thwe "Kivs" Thin with her Garnet symbolizes creativity, Suriya “Hikari” Banu with her Aventurine portrays confidence and Sukanya “EvilNut” Medhi with the Ionite stands for imagination. Completing a successful year in the industry and setting a trend for many to follow, Global Esports has helped shape the competitive gaming scene in India.
Speaking about this pivotal move, Dr. Rushindra Sinha, CEO & Co-Founder of Global Esports, said, “Gaming is a no longer only a man’s domain. According to a study by NewZoo, women contribute to 32% of the total gaming industry, which is a very significant statistic when the global average stands at 45%. We are constantly trying to make esports bigger and better in India. Esports is very different from traditional sports in the way that one doesn’t always need to be competing with the same gender, the same size or the same age. It provides a level playing field for all, making it an inclusive industry. As we mark our one-year milestone in our esports journey, we can’t wait to see how these dynamite ladies empower this industry.”
Excited about taking charge of this all girls team, “Apollonia” Hinds said, “Being born in England and raised in Singapore, esports has been my passion all my life. I decided to move to Mumbai because I realized Indians are more receptive and open to the idea of women gamers as compared to Singapore. It is heartwarming to see the all-female scene in esports burgeoning. I will be mentoring this group of highly talented women, each of whom comes with their unique set of skills. Eventually, we have to bridge the gender gap together and show that we're no different from men."
Mohit Israney, MD & Co-Founder of Global Esports said, “When it comes to content consumption in the gaming space I think there are so many opportunities for women to showcase their talent. We want the announcement of ‘GEms’ to be a call out to all female gamers and those wanting to get into the gaming industry to show them that this too can be a lucrative career path for them with endless opportunities and possibilities.”
They will be making their first public appearance as ‘GEms' at Dreamhack in Delhi on the 6th- 8th December 2019.
About Global Esports:
Founded by Dr. Rushindra Sinha and Mohit Israney, Global Esports is Asia’s fastest growing Esports organization featuring 12 teams across the globe across 9 different gaming titles. GE was recently in their news to be the first esports organization to have raised funding from India (Venture Catalysts).
Having been closely involved in the Esports ecosystem closely in Asia for the last two years – Global Esports has created two fully equipped training facilities based out of Seoul (South Korea) and Mumbai (India) and are home to some of the biggest Esports talent to have been produced from Asia.
Global Esports (GE) owns teams, creates content, organizes tournaments and hosts events online and offline and sells merchandise. With more than 75 people including teams, managers, coaches, support staff and the management team GE has 2 training facilities and bootcamps, one in Seoul, South Korea and the other in Mumbai, India. GE has been rapidly expanding its infrastructure and industry presence.
A strong presence in the Asian Esports market serves as strength for GE as it is home to over 50% Esports players out of 2.5 billion across the globe and 51% of the 500 million global Esports audience. In under a year of inception, the company has 12 Esports teams spread across 9 game titles with players from over 12 countries. They own and manage pro tier teams in games like Fortnite, Overwatch, CS:GO, Dota 2, Pubg, Pubg Mobile, Rainbow Six Siege, Apex Legends, League of Legends etc. With their newly launched Streamer Program, GE is expanding their reach to gamers around the globe with content as their base.