6 episodes

Welcome to a new segment of Women in Esports, this time a more intimate conversational podcast series with Kat De Shields as your host, tackling the topic of Women in Esports from multiple viewpoints and angles.

Women In Esports // PNC X Knights Pittsburgh Knights

    • Society & Culture

Welcome to a new segment of Women in Esports, this time a more intimate conversational podcast series with Kat De Shields as your host, tackling the topic of Women in Esports from multiple viewpoints and angles.

    Women In Esports S2E6 // It’s Dangerous to Go Alone: Take This!

    Women In Esports S2E6 // It’s Dangerous to Go Alone: Take This!

    It’s Dangerous to Go Alone: Take This!  A conversation about mental health for gamers  As the conversation around mental health awareness continues to grow in the United States, it is increasingly apparent that different groups of people have different needs to address and support mental health. Stressors and social dynamics that affect one group may not affect others in the same way, but this doesn't decrease the need to find positive ways to manage stress, change, and life in general.  In this episode, we're exploring what unique mental health needs exist for gamers and the gaming community with Dr. Sarah Hays, Clinical Contributor for Take This — a gaming-focused mental health organization. Whether you're a pro player, a streamer, or a diehard fan who loves to queue up in multiplayer games, you don't want to miss this episode. Tune in—you’ll be glad you did.

    • 54 min
    Women In Esports S2E5 // The PNC Roadmap: Driving Meaningful Change

    Women In Esports S2E5 // The PNC Roadmap: Driving Meaningful Change

    A lack of representation in esports doesn't solely depend on women being more proactive or esports organizations being more inclusive. It is also vital for endemic and non-endemic brand partners to hold communities accountable and implement programming that drives change. In this episode, leaders at PNC share the roadmap they use internally and externally to create culture-aligned programming that drives meaningful change for the tech industry. Tune in to see how these best practices and initiatives can be applied to create a more inclusive landscape in the esports and gaming ecosystem.

    • 34 min
    Women In Esports S2E4 // Path to Pro: Embracing a Champion Mentality

    Women In Esports S2E4 // Path to Pro: Embracing a Champion Mentality

    Path to Pro: Embracing a Champion Mentality

    Guest: Emmalee “Emuhleet” Garrido, Professional CS:GO/Valorant Player & Team Leader For Dignitas

    Description:

    As the esports scene continues to grow in popularity, many are wondering just what it takes to go pro in esports. This can be particularly challenging for women as the pathway is nebulous and there are significantly fewer women or femme-identifying pro athletes actively competing.

    In this episode, we talk with EMUHLEET —-- a 5x CSGO Women’s World Championship Winner and Captain of Dignitas’ Valorant Team. If you’re wondering how you can take your love of gaming to the next level, you definitely don’t want to miss Episode 4 of the Women in Esports Podcast

    Key Takeaways:


    Use your own life experiences and perspectives (outside of esports and gaming) to influence your approach. Transferable skills can be one of your greatest assets.
    Always keep it professional. You’re more than a competitor. You’re also a brand.

    • 47 min
    Advice from Women in Esports // WIE S2E3 - Stacking The Industry Odds ft. Auverin & Dmitri Shan

    Advice from Women in Esports // WIE S2E3 - Stacking The Industry Odds ft. Auverin & Dmitri Shan

    Watch On Youtube: https://youtu.be/Xrf7_ChohtE

    On this week in Women in Esports, we're talking to two women behind the scenes at Hi-Rez Studios known for their work with games and leagues like SMITE and SMITE Pro League! Learn what advice they'd give to women AND men in the industry to combat diversity and #WomenInEsports!  



    Guests: 

    Auverin Morrow: Esports Brand Manager, Hi-Rez Studios 

    Dmitri Shan, Lead Project Manager, Skillshot Media

    • 54 min
    What is a Gamer Girl? // WIE S2E2 The Modern-Day Plight of the "Gamer Girl" ft Dr. Jenna Drenten

    What is a Gamer Girl? // WIE S2E2 The Modern-Day Plight of the "Gamer Girl" ft Dr. Jenna Drenten

    WATCH AT:
    https://youtu.be/MJ9urjqvcd4


    Title: The Modern-Day Plight of the "Gamer Girl"  Guest: Dr. Jenna Drenten, Associate Professor of Marketing at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business   

    To understand how to solve a problem, one must identify the underlying issues and contributing factors that create the problem. In this episode with Dr. Jenna Drenten, Associate Professor of Marketing at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business, we will explore the history and academic research on what it means to be a woman in gaming, and how toxic and unaccepting environments in casual gaming lead to a lack of female representation in esports.    Gear up and become a Knight yourself at https://store.knights.gg!

    • 54 min
    Where is the diversity in gaming? // Women in Esports S2E1: Democratizing Esports ft. Marcus Howard

    Where is the diversity in gaming? // Women in Esports S2E1: Democratizing Esports ft. Marcus Howard

    Democratizing Esports: Diversity is the Key to Esports' Sustainability   Welcome to a new segment of Women in Esports, this time a more intimate conversational podcast series with Kat De Shields as your host, tackling the topic of Women in Esports from multiple viewpoints and angles.  This week she is joined by Marcus Hayward of Project MQ (and more) to tackle statistics vs reality for the kickoff.  Thank you to PNC for making this possible and be sure to like, comment, and share this video to be a part of the conversation.  Gear up and become a Knight yourself at https://store.knights.gg!

    • 36 min

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