YDX (YDX.V) has joined Amuka Esports and Wisdom Gaming to create the e-sports series “Women in Leadership” (WIL). The afformentioned companies have partnered with Women Win to bring the series to fruition. 

We are honored to be part of such an important initiative. Women Win is an incredible organization, and we are thrilled to be working with Amuka Esports and Wisdom on this series. Events like this are crucial to help us build a brand that stands for positive change in the industries that we are part of. Women play more games than men worldwide and yet the esports industry is still dominated by male pro players, mostly because of prejudice and toxic behavior creating a barrier against female players and diversity in general,” stated Daniel Japiassu, CEO of YDX

Women Win is an international organization that started in 2006. The company initially began as a global women’s fund dedicated to advancing rights for women via sports. Moreover, Women Win supports all girls and women, especially those from minority and underrepresented communities. These include black, indigenous, mestizas, people of color, and LGBTQI+ communities.

In partnership with Women Win, YDX plans to host the first two invitational tournaments within the next 30 days. Both tournaments will feature RIOT Games’ Teamfight Tactics and their most recent title, Valorant. On March 27th, 2021, a Teamfight Tactics tournament will take place featuring eight upcoming female gamers. In the following month, an invitational Valorant tournament will take place on April 2nd and 3rd. This tournament will feature eight teams, all of which are led by female team captains, however, the team rosters will be mixed-gendered.

In addition to some high-octane competitive gameplay, the series will also include discussion panels. These panels will include high profile women who are part of the esports and gaming industry. Additionally, panels will touch on content creation referencing gender equality and how to ensure the industry develops into a safer and more inclusive space.

We want to show that its fundamental for the industry to open more doors and bring gender balance to esports. A special shoutout to the incredible team of women leading this amazing project, this will be a tremendous success because of all of you,”  continued Daniel Japiassu

Yesterday, during International Women’s Day, all companies involved launched a fundraising campaign on Tiltify, a popular fundraising platform. In light of International Women’s Day, its important to acknowledge the presence of women in a previously male dominated industry. With the rapidly growing popularity of E-sports, its refreshing to see female led teams and teams consisting entirely of women break into the competitive scene. YDX and associated companies should be commended for their effort to popularize some kick-ass female esports competitors in the industry.

YDX’s stock price opened at $0.135 and currently sits at $0.13.

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Kieran Robertson

Kieran Robertson is an experienced writer with a passion for technology, esports, and video games. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Major in English Language and Literature. After graduating, Kieran worked as a freelance writer, managing his own blog and volunteering for La Maza Magazine, a magazine startup focused on collaborating with photographers, writers, models, and designers.

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