Petabyte Esports, a Nigerian esports organisation, has made a groundbreaking move by adding Charly Harbord, the esteemed Founder of The Kilted Otter Initiative (a research-based extended Gaelic game jam focusing on exploring Scottish heritage, culture, and language), to its Advisory Board. The announcement comes as a significant milestone for the organisation, promising to bolster its growth and enhance diversity within the rapidly expanding esports industry.
Charly Harbord boasts an impressive resume, serving as the Director of Partnerships for Global Game Jam, the world’s largest game creation event and indie developer community. She has also established herself as a pivotal collaborator at Women in Games, a notable not-for-profit organisation championing equity and parity for all women and girls in both the video game industry and esports.
Petabyte Esports expressed in a statement the immense value of Charly Harbord’s experience for the African games and esports industry. They consider themselves fortunate to welcome her to their Advisory board, noting her unique qualities and her impactful efforts in promoting women in game development through Global Game Jam and Women In Games. Petabyte Esports is confident that her contributions will play a pivotal role in further advancing the African games and esports space.
“We are fortunate to have Charly Harbord join our Advisory board. She’s one of a kind who has been encouraging women in game development through Global Game Jam and Women In Games. We are sure that her contribution will be invaluable to the African games and esports space,” the statement read.
With her extensive experience in forging partnerships and fostering a vibrant developer community, Charly Harbord is expected to bring invaluable insights to Petabyte Esports’ strategic growth plans. Her exceptional track record with Global Game Jam demonstrates her keen understanding of the evolving gaming landscape and how to drive innovation in the industry.
Additionally, Harbord’s collaboration with Women in Games underscores her commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion, aligning seamlessly with Petabyte Esports’ dedication to fostering an inclusive esports ecosystem in Nigeria and beyond. The move to appoint her to the Advisory Board signifies Petabyte’s proactive approach to creating a platform that transcends cultural and gender boundaries.
As a trailblazer in the Nigerian esports scene, Petabyte Esports has consistently sought to raise the bar for the industry in the region. The organisation has been at the forefront of nurturing emerging talent and providing opportunities for aspiring gamers to showcase their skills on a global stage.
By welcoming Charly Harbord to its Advisory Board, Petabyte Esports demonstrates its commitment to staying ahead of the curve. Harbord’s involvement is expected to fuel the organisation’s endeavours to collaborate with international partners, expanding its reach and influence in the global esports community.
The addition of Charly Harbord to Petabyte Esports’ Advisory Board marks a momentous occasion for the Nigerian esports landscape. With her leadership and visionary insights, the organisation is poised to accelerate its growth and strengthen its position as a pioneering force in the global esports industry.
As the esports industry continues to surge in popularity and significance, it is heartening to witness organisations like Petabyte Esports take proactive steps to promote diversity and inclusion. With the collaboration of industry stalwarts like Charly Harbord, the future of esports in Nigeria looks increasingly promising and sets a powerful example for the world.