SK Gaming has a long tradition of promoting diversity in esports, being one of the first organizations to field an all women-team as far back as the 2000s. In those days the SK Ladies claimed many trophies in Counter-Strike 1.6 and those are memories that we still cherish and look fondly back on.
Many a year has passed since then and while the esports landscape has changed and grown immensely, the opportunities for women are still few and far inbetween. We want to challenge this status quo, we have wanted to do so for a while now. Project Avarosa has been in the making for close to two years, as we worked hard to find the most authentic way to offer support and resources to women and members of the LGBTQ+ community. We strongly believe in the project's future and are committed to the long term development of diversity in esports.
Starting today, we are scouting women and non-binary League of Legends players that are ready for the next step in competitive gaming. We will offer the best candidates training and support by professional coaches and analysts, and up to 5 offline bootcamps including travel, accommodation and catering. They will have full access to the existing SK infrastructure, as well as the opportunity to work with industry personalities and experts from different fields.
We are not making bold promises that we will change esports overnight, or that by next year we will have a mixed team play in the LEC, but we do want to contribute and be part of the change. We want to level the playing field as much as possible and give a diverse roster of people the chance to thrive in competitive gaming. In the meantime, we welcome the community's feedback and if you can see yourself as part of this project, please apply now!
Irena fell in love with esports when she watched the Season 1 LoL Championship. Nowadays she enjoys superheroes, fantasy books and Asian food.
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