Thursday, April 18, 2024

G2 Esports announces first-ever all female team

G2 Esports is well-known for its presence in the Valorant scene and esports overall, but now it’s going to be known for something else: it’s all female team, G2 Gozen.

The female team includes some of the incredible players in the world. Its full roster includes Juia “Juliano” Kiran, Michaela “Mimi” Lintrup, Zainab “zAAz” Turkie, Petra “Petra” Stoker, and Anja “aNNja” Vasalic.

The captain of the team is Julia ‘Juliano’ Kiran, who states she grew up with gaming and has been doing so since she could “walk and talk.” She first started playing Counter-Strike back when she was 11, then moved onto her first tournament when she was only 16.

In her role as captain, Kiran states that there “is no end goal for the team” and that instead they “strive for greater success and continuous improvement.” Fellow team member Michaela ‘Mimi’ Lintrup also shared her excitement of the team’s formation. “It’s surreal. I have never experienced anything like this before, we are all very excited and ready to compete.”

G2 Gozen coming together is part of G2 Esports end goal of empowering both men and women to compete alongside each other in the competitive mixed leagues, as well as putting together high performing gamers in the industry, regardless of their gender identity. With this all female Valorant team however, fans can expect excellent gameplay thanks to the team featuring some of the world’s top Esports players.

“To me they aren’t a female team, they are our Valorant team,” says Carlos ‘Ocelote’ Rodriguez, the founder and CEO of G2 Esports. “At G2, we build teams and bring in players based on skill and brand fit. These are amongst the best female players in the world and we’re proud to have them. We’ll support them all the way, as we support all our teams, and look forward to seeing them grow and kick some ass as part of the G2 army.“

Check out G2 Esports and its teams over on the official website to find out more.

Aimee Hart

[She/They] Aimee Hart specializes in queer fandom, video games and tabletop, having started her career writing for numerous websites like The Verge, Polygon, Input Magazine and more. Her goal now is to boost LGBTQ+ voices in the video games industry.