Riot backs UK’s first women and non-binary only event combining gaming, fashion and beauty, London’s ‘Gamer Girls Night In’

Gamer Girls Night In

Riot Games has announced today it’s joining Gamer Girls Night In (GGNI), which is billed as the UK’s first event for women and non-binary people that combines gaming with fashion and beauty.

Riot is on board as headline gaming sponsor for the second iteration of GGNI, taking on August 21st 2022 at Samsung KX in London.

Presented by the UK’s NNESAGA and online community Black Girl Gamers, Gamer Girls Night In is designed as a safe space for women/non-binary professionals and lovers of gaming to ‘network, celebrate and promote diversity within the industry, exchange experiences and have fun’.

Valorant, Riot Games’ 5v5 tactical shooter, will also be available to play for guests at the event. In addition, there will be an exclusive GGNI hair booth with beauty shop The Boss Look, where guests can get a hairstyle inspired by Valorant’s own Astra. 

Sarah Joynt Borger, Head of Media House – EMEA Esports at Riot Games, will also be joining the event for a panel discussion titled, “The Future of Branding”. That panel, plus others from the event, will be available to everyone watching at home via livestream.

Co-created by Jay-Ann Lopez, CEO and Founder of Black Girl Gamers and Stephanie Ijoma, CEO and founder of NNESAGA (who destroyed Soulja Boy on Twitter last year), the first edition of GGNI took place in January 2020 and was sponsored by Facebook, EA, PlayStation, Supermalt, Wingstop, Palmers, Makeup Revolution and more.

It was a sold out affair with over 400 people on the waiting list, with a demand to also bring it to the United States.

This weekend for the second iteration, Gamer Girls Night In will welcome women (cis, trans, queer) and non-binary people for an evening of panels, gaming, DJs, beauty and career activations, food and drink, and more.

The event will include DJs, a photobooth, an open bar with drinks from Drink A Mix, a nail art experience with Fngr’d By Faith, a custom hair booth with The Boss Look, beauty and career activations and a beauty bar with NYX Professional Makeup.

GGNI will also feature networking with figures from the gaming, fashion and beauty industries.

Tickets to the physical Gamer Girls Night In event are priced at £22.15 and available on Eventbrite. The event will also be available to livestream via YouTube and Twitter.

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