UPDATE (May 19th): Veronique Lallier, Hi-Rez Studios CEO, has won the Esports Contender award.
Original article (April 11th):
The Women in Games Awards finalists have been named, and there are seven people up for the Esports Contender award.
The awards bash takes place on Friday May 19th at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London.
Those nominated in the Esports Contender category include CSGO admin and Team EndPoint social media manager Jasmine “Veracity” Kanunga, Hi-Rez Studios CEO Veronique Lallier and Esports Source founder Kim Newsome.
They are joined by Varsity Games director Amy Yu, SKYLLA founder Petya Zheleva, Twitch’s partnerships manager for Korea, Susie Kim, and Dingit’s brand and community manager Claire Sharkey.
Susie Kim is also nominated in the Career Mentor category, while Veronique Lallier is up for Businesswoman of the Year.
Top PR directors Kat Osman (Lick PR) and Caroline Miller (Indigo Pearl) have also been nominated for Businesswoman of the Year – both of which have experience with esports clients.
Caroline is also in the list of nominees for Career Mentor and Outstanding Contribution.
Other award categories include Breakthrough Talent, Creative Impact, New Development Talent and Rising Star.
There’s more info on the Women in Games website.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.