April 22, 2024

FIFAe Women’s Esports Boot Camp Empowers a New Generation of Female Gamers

Boot Camp

In a groundbreaking move to champion women’s representation in esports, FIFAe, the esports division of FIFA, recently concluded the first-ever women’s esports boot camp from June 14th to 16th. Held at the prestigious Home of FIFA and the FIFA Museum in Zurich, this three-day event brought together 24 of the most talented female FIFAe players from around the world, offering them a unique opportunity for professional growth and personal development in the realm of football esports.

As part of the FIFAe FAMEHERGAME initiative, the FAMEHERGAME boot camp featured an extensive programme that encompassed training sessions, insightful discussions, engaging social activities, and state-of-the-art competitions. Participants were immersed in expert sessions covering a wide range of topics, including mental and physical health, gameplay coaching, and content creation, designed to enhance their skills and overall well-being.

The boot camp played host to a stellar lineup of industry experts and influencers, including Findus Krantz from the anti-cyberbullying organisation Ditch the Label, FIFAe World Champion Coach Daniel Fehr, former World Champion August Rosenmeier, and TV host Rachel Stringer, among others. Their collective expertise and guidance provided the participants with invaluable insights and support throughout the event.

The highlight of the boot camp was undoubtedly the intense two-day competition that took place in the magnificent setting of the FIFA Museum, located in the heart of Zurich. After a series of exhilarating matches, the victor emerged as Cecilia_1707, also known as Maria Cecília, representing Brazil. The runner-up, Naladinho, or Fabienne Morlok from Germany, showcased remarkable skill and determination, earning her a well-deserved place in the finals. As their grand prize, both finalists secured an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the highly anticipated FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™, set to commence on July 20th in Australia and New Zealand.

While the boot camp emphasised competitive gameplay, it also placed considerable importance on fostering camaraderie and mutual support among participants. Various social activities during and after the event provided a platform for cultural exchange and networking opportunities among the attendees. The participants hailed from 17 different countries, including Brazil, Lithuania, Peru, Saudi Arabia, and the United States, fostering a global community of passionate women in esports.

Additionally, the boot camp marked a significant milestone in the history of FIFAe as former FIFAe World Champions Francisco Cruz and Alfonso Ramos were inducted into the FIFAe Hall of Fame, joining an elite group as the third and fourth members, respectively.

Beyond its immediate impact, the FAMEHERGAME boot camp holds far-reaching significance. By providing resources, support, and a safe space for women in the FIFAe ecosystem, it seeks to address the unique challenges faced by women in esports and the gaming community. Through increased visibility and grassroots opportunities, FAMEHERGAME aims to empower women to pursue their passion for FIFAe and break barriers within the industry.

For more information about the FIFAe FAMEHERGAME initiative, including details about the boot camp and the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™, please visit FIFA.GG.