Most Inclusive Esports Initiative Awarded to Women in Esports

Women in Esports Global Awards

Most Inclusive Esports Initiative Awarded to Women in Esports

Adam McGowan
4 min read | 29 Sep 2022

British Esports’ Women in Esports initiative wins “Most Inclusive Esports Initiative” at the Women in Games Global Awards, in recognition of its efforts to promote inclusivity and diversity in the esports industry.

Sunderland, UK, 29th September, 2022 – British Esports is delighted to announce its Women in Esports initiative has been awarded the ‘Most Inclusive Esports Initiative‘ at the recent Women in Games Global Awards – for its work in delivering events, interventions, programs and actions which are helping bring about real change in the esports industry.

Established in 2019 in response to the growing levels of toxicity and online abuse aimed at females and marginalised genders, alongside the need for further inclusivity in esports, the Women in Esports initiative has delivered numerous events, dedicated tournaments, community initiatives and educational content throughout the past 3 years, as it continues to help grow wider representation in the esports scene.

“Winning the Most Inclusive Esports Initiative is recognition of the work we do here at Women in Esports and I’m truly overwhelmed with gratitude and honoured to have our work recognised by Women in Games.” said Billie Purdie, Women in Esports Manager.  “I hope that what we strive for at Women in Esports can serve as inspiration to others, as we continue our efforts in making the esports industry more inclusive and accessible for everyone.”

“We’re extremely proud of the work our Women in Esports team has delivered through this initiative.” said Alice Leaman, Head of Operations, British Esports.  “Creating safer, more inclusive spaces for everyone, especially females and marginalised genders must continue, and we’re fully committed to growing this initiative, alongside other inclusivity and diversity projects.”

For more information on the Women in Esports initiative, please visit

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Billie Purdie | Women in Esports Manager | British Esports | Email:

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About British Esports 

British Esports is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2016 to support and promote esports in the UK. As a national body, its aims are to foster future British talent, increase the awareness of esports and provide expertise and advice. It’s focused on the grassroots level of esports and is not a governing body. The Federation helps educate the masses – including parents, teachers, media and government – around what esports is and what its benefits are. Its three goals are to promote, improve and inspire. For more information and all the latest news, visit or follow British Esports on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitch, YouTube, TikTok.

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