Partnership with Games for Change to make gaming a more diverse and inclusive space
June 8, 2021 – Evil Geniuses is elated to announce its newest partnership and collaboration with Games for Change (G4C), a 501(c)3 nonprofit that empowers gamers and content creators to drive social impact through community leadership, educational programs, festivals, and game development. With this partnership, both organizations look forward to working side-by side to create opportunities of development for the next generation of esports talent while bringing gaming to all through education programing and social awareness campaigns.
To kick off the collaboration, Evil Geniuses will host a Diversity and Inclusion Workshop on July 7th at the 2021 Games for Change Festival Workshop Week, part of the 18th Annual G4C Festival. As part of the workshop, EG’s Chief Culture Officer, Jessica Hammond, will speak to Evil Geniuses’ Gaming for All Report and highlight how Games for Change’s mission for equity and social justice aligns with EG’s core value of offering everyone a seat at the table and consistent push to be a leader in ensuring the ecosystem is representative of all gamers.
Throughout the partnership, EG and Games for Change will work together to plan additional programs to give students and community members the opportunity to learn more about the esports industry and network with EG team members.
“We are proud to be a strong voice for inclusivity & partnered with Games for Change who share this same passion,” said Anthony Scala, EG’s Collegiate Lead, “The festival is the perfect starting point for what will be a long-lasting relationship between our organizations.”
About Games for Change
Founded in 2004, G4C promotes games as powerful drivers of social impact through community leadership, educational programs, festivals, challenges, public arcades, and game production. G4C brings together organizations and individuals to grow the field of impact games, incubate new projects, and provide venues for the exchange of ideas and resources. G4C specializes in bringing together funders, content specialists, gaming experts, and researchers to create successful and sustainable projects.
About Evil Geniuses
Evil Geniuses shaped the history of esports with our long running legacy. Our success is rooted in the freedom to choose our own path. This partnership helps EG continue its mission to bring gaming to all through education. We know we must work with organizations who support esports development to best prepare tomorrow’s champions; that is why we give students opportunities to learn from experts at Youth Gaming Camps, Genius Summits, and Press Forward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Events.