ESPORTS VETERAN

Marie been into games her whole life and esports since its early days (2001), when she registered her first clan on Clanbase. Initially, she spent every minute aside studies on esports, and grew the world's then-biggest community for female gaming.


However, by 2010, it was still impossible for her to find a full-time career in esports, and for the next 10 years, she was a game developer by day and esports vigilante involved in many different initiatives, roles and games at night.

Eventually she came to develop and lead my own esports games, as Game Director, but realized that she also wanted to be even more involved in esports and make a bigger difference for female gaming.

    EXPERIENCE

    CEO for Female Gaming Community


    Back where I started - leading Femina United, rebuilding our site, establishing partnerships, finding arenas, recruiting a team - onto the path to be the mothership of all female esports.


    Stay tuned for more!

    Player Relations Manager 


    Managed relations with the community of the esports game for which I was Lead Designer – The Cycle.

    Organized round tables with players

    - Went undercover as tournament participant to learn more about the player experience

    - Visited streams and tournament broadcasts to make players feel seen

    Discussed tournament competitive rulings and came with recommendations

    - Starred as guest in community-run tournaments

    - Starred in official community streams with Q & A

    - Crowned ‘Queen Mejerwall’ by the pro player community


    Tournament Organizer


    Organized tournament ‘SMITE Night’ at Meltdown Montréal esports bar 


    * Pitched concept & sold it to bar owners, was awarded a budget
    * Coordinated with publisher Hi-Rez for prizes and graphics.
    * Decorated bar with posters, portraits (of SMITE characters) and banners
    * Developed customs drinks
    * Social media promotion
    * Trivia
    * Schedule and brackets
    * Hosting & Casting
    * Prize Ceremony and awards
    * Recruited pro player Paindeviande and famous caster Kaelaris as special guests


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    Streamer


    Twitch Affiliate. Streaming various games meanwhile entertaining viewers on Twitch.

    Hosted RollerCoaster Tycoon devstreams for beta weekends. 


    Managing profile, intro videos, graphics, stream software setup, stream plugins, music, camera, lighting and greenscreen, as well as starred and moderated live chat.


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    YouTuber


    Produced a game series called 'Diamond Duos' where I show off new Smite gameplay.

    One-woman-army starring, casting, playing, graphics, sound mixing, presentation etc. Managing social channels such as Youtube and Facebook.

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    Coach


    Coached several SMITE teams – BOT Empire (semi-professional org), Commitment Committee and Sunbreakers. 


    Responsibilities:

    • Scheduled scrims
    • Conducted video reviews
    • Scouted opponents (picks & bans)
    • Set strategies for picks and bans
    • Set gameplan
    • Mentored players


    One of my teams reached top #12 position and was just below the SMITE Pro League; today several of my old players play there.


    Producer, Host, Commentator & Observer


    Broadcasted ESL’s weekly SMITE tournaments, Conquest of the Gods. Produced the tournament broadcast in its entirety, only assisted by tournament admins who got the games started. All on volunteer basis.


    Preparation - Production & design

    • Storyboarding
    • Graphics and animations
    • Segment transitions
    • Streaming software setup
    • Audio setup
    • Camera setup
    • Styling
    • Lighting
    • Social media promotion


    Live - Starring - host, commentator & observer

    • Intro host segments
    • Changing screens
    • Pre-game predictions
    • Coordinating with game admins, getting into the lobbies
    • Observing
    • Casting
    • Post-game analysis
    • Showing standings, brackets
    • Wrapping things up, exit segments
    • Interacting with viewers and invoking engagement


    Esports Host & Caster


    Main Caster for weekly SMITE tournament 'Battle For Valhalla' for online community SMITE Central, broadcasted 2-3 per week on Twitch.


    Work between shows

    • Putting together statistics
    • Networking with players
    • Watching scrims
    • Analyzing past games
    • Player interviews
    • Predictions
    • Discussing show segments and improvements
    • Practise with co-caster


    On-air

    • Hostess
    • Commentating play by play
    • Follow-up on analysis
    • Moderating chat and interacting with players


    Game Expert (TV, Freelance)


    I was starring as the Game Expert in the pre-season pilot and first season of Swedish tech TV show 'MetroTeknik'. I was a member of the show's production planning team, responsible for my part of it. Each week, I came up with different topics and new content such as graphics, video clips, interview questions for the game host, phone interviews and more. A couple episodes were about esports.


    Also starred several times as Game Expert at Sweden's largest morning TV show TV4 Nyhetsmorgon to talk about current game topics.

    PR Manager


    Working as Public Relations Manager for game Lineage of Conquest (later named Dynastica) and their presence at DreamHack.


    Responsible for:

    • Press contacts, interviews
    • Visitor events
    • Stage performances
    • Marketing content in fliers, homepage and exhibition booth (design, logistics and implementation)

    Manager for Female Gaming Community & Tournament Organizer


    I was there when esport took its first steps, and was part of grassroot movement growing the Counter-Strike scene on IRC, on online communites, Internet cafés and LAN:s. We were leading the initiative on the female esports scene, hosting the largest female gaming community at the time (3000 members). We had an online ladder and league and hosted tournaments at DreamHack, the world's then biggest LAN party (or game festival as people say nowadays)


    Responsible for booth, tournaments at multiple DreamHacks:

    • Recruit and co-lead team, handle logistics
    • Planning & budget
    • Set up tournament format, rules, brackets and schedule
    • Design the booth, crew t-shirts, flyers etc
    • Take care of the teams & translators
    • Tournament Head Admin (Counter-Strike)
    • Host onstage in front of an audience of thousands


    Responsible for partner relations:

    • Putting together competition concepts, product placement on site, booth and stage
    • Negotiate prizes, booth space, stage time and operating cost contribution
    • Reports & thank-you's to partners


    Site administration

    • Articles, coverage, reviews
    • Product placement and ad sponsoring
    • Online update news and standings on our portal and social media