GEms set to become India's first all female esports team
The team will be making their first public appearance as ‘GEms' at Dreamhack in Delhi from 6th to 8th December 2019.
GEms, short for Global Esports’ Mythic Stones, is set to become India's only all-female esports team. The team was launched by Global Esports (an esports organisation based in India) in a bid to change the popular view that esports is a male dominate niche industry,
Four women from different backgrounds but a common passion for esports will form the core of this team. Each of these women has chosen a gemstone that best suits each personality. All their skills combined come together to form a powerhouse of talent - ‘GEms’.
“Apollonia” Hinds with her ‘Black Diamond’ represents leadership, Kyar Thwe "Kivs" Thin with her Garnet symbolizes creativity, Suriya “Hikari” Banu with her Aventurine portrays confidence and Sukanya “EvilNut” Medhi with the Ionite stands for imagination.
“Gaming is no longer only a man’s domain. According to a study by NewZoo, women contribute to 32% of the total gaming industry, which is a very significant statistic when the global average stands at 45%. We are constantly trying to make esports bigger and better in India. Esports is very different from traditional sports in the way that one doesn’t always need to be competing with the same gender, the same size or the same age. It provides a level playing field for all, making it an inclusive industry. As we mark our one-year milestone in our esports journey, we can’t wait to see how these dynamite ladies empower this industry.” said Dr. Rushindra Sinha, CEO & Co-Founder of Global Esports.
Excited about taking charge of this all-girls team, “Apollonia” Hinds said, “Being born in England and raised in Singapore, esports has been my passion all my life. I decided to move to Mumbai because I realized Indians are more receptive and open to the idea of women gamers as compared to Singapore. It is heartwarming to see the all-female scene in esports burgeoning. I will be mentoring this group of highly talented women, each of whom comes with their unique set of skills. Eventually, we have to bridge the gender gap together and show that we're no different from men."
Mohit Israney, MD & Co-Founder of Global Esports said, “When it comes to content consumption in the gaming space I think there are so many opportunities for women to showcase their talent. We want the announcement of ‘GEms’ to be a call out to all female gamers and those wanting to get into the gaming industry to show them that this too can be a lucrative career path for them with endless opportunities and possibilities.”
They will be making their first public appearance as ‘GEms' at Dreamhack in Delhi from 6th to 8th December 2019.