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Latoya Peterson (Deputy Editor, Digital Innovation, The Undefeated)
Location: Room 3002, West Hall
Date: Monday, March 19
Time: 3:50pm - 4:20pm
Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Summits - Get your pass now!
Tutorials: Esports Day
Vault Recording: Video
As esports grows, patterns are emerging where the industry is seeing a growing divide between PC based games (payments/prize pools/sponsorship) and console focused games, which has interesting implications for the racial demographics of who gets to play and who gets to get pro. This session will discuss this critical juncture in esports and examine how inequality manifests in the space even from unlikely connections.
A major disparity is opening in the esports space where the most diverse players are in the least lucrative spaces and unlikely to make a living. To address this, industry professionals need to take a hard look at how the space is forming and what they can influence to create a fairer playing field.
People who care about inclusion in esports and are watching the development of the space and the recreation of certain inequalities.