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The*gameHERs Awards celebrate women in gaming


Women in gaming are being celebrated at this year’s the*gameHERs Awards show. The live event starts at 4 p.m. PT on Nov. 29.

The*gameHERs Awards are back for a third year to celebrate women in gaming! The event is happening live on Nov. 29 at Esports Stadium Arlington. Read on for details.

All about the*gameHERs Awards

Kicking off at 4 p.m. PT on Nov. 29, the*gameHERs will also be livestreamed over on Twitch. The event will be presented by Streamlabs and hosted by Verta Maloney and Melissah Yang. While Maloney is the Co-founder and CIO of the*gameHERs, Yang is the Entertainment Director at Refinery29 and Fantastic Frankey.
Nominations for women in the gaming industry will be featured during the live event. These folks will include both well-known and promising individuals who are dedicated to empowering others, building communities and creating content. Various categories at the awards show will shine a light on the multifaceted impact of women in the gaming industry.
"Thousands of people and organizations were nominated for their excellence across the categories of esports, content creation, streaming, industry favorites and collegiate," according to the email announcement.
A total of 28 awards will be available among these five categories. A list of the 2022 finalists can be viewed on the*gameHERs' official website.

“We believe it's essential to acknowledge and support the achievements of women in all industries, and we're committed to continuing to do our part in championing diversity and inclusion."

Ashley Vanicek

Champions of diversity and inclusion

Ashley Vanicek, the Head of Operations at Streamlabs, said she's thrilled for Streamlabs as the presenting sponser.
“We believe it's essential to acknowledge and support the achievements of women in all industries, and we're committed to continuing to do our part in championing diversity and inclusion," Vanicek added. "We hope you'll join us in supporting this important event, and we look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of women in gaming together.
OpTic President and COO Geoff Moore shared similar thoughts. Moore said OpTic is proud to continue partnering with the*gameHERs to encourage and celebrate diversity in gaming.
The*gameHERs Awards have other supporting partners this year as well. They include Spontivly, Generation Esports, iFOLIO, RGB Custom PC, LogitechG and PrizePicks.

The*gameHERs community

“Supporting women in gaming and esports has always been at the forefront of our organization and the ability to highlight and recognize the top talent in the industry through the third annual the*gameHERs Awards is something that our entire organization is excited about,” said Rebecca Dixon, the Co-Founder and CEO of the*gameHERs. 
People from across the globe have participated in the*gameHERs community space over the past year. In addition to offering people a safe space to build connections with each other, the*gameHERs community has featured charity streams, collegiate esports tournaments, bootcamps for professional development and several live and virtual events.
Amy Chen
Amy Chen
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Amy Chen is an esports journalist and enthusiast who specializes in in-depth interviews and breaking news. A University of Toronto and Humber College graduate, she is passionate about building up the Canadian esports industry. Her current favorite games are Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm, and she has always had a soft spot for World of Warcraft!