Australia’s Girl Geek Academy is piloting its first ever #GirlGeekGames workshop on Thursday with the aim of teaching teen girls (aged 13-17) how to play games in a supportive, no-pressure environment.
To be hosted at Australia’s home of the video game creation industry, The Arcade in Melbourne, participants will learn how to play the games that are featured in competitive tournaments around the world, with Thursday’s bootcamp being all about Overwatch.
Throughout the day, the teen gamers will learn what critical roles they are good at, whether that be stealth, spotting danger, or acting as a strong supporting player — ensuring they can pick their strongest position on the game playing field. There will be ample opportunities to play, experiment and collaborate with fellow gamers, with experienced players on hand to provide advice, support, and encouragement.
Speaking to Develop Pacific, Lisy Kane, Co-founder at Girl Geek Academy said, “We’re super pumped for the pilot of our #GirlGeekGame bootcamp, which will be the first event of its kind specifically aimed at teen girls and connecting them with the gaming community in a supportive way. We know from personal experience that the first step into the video game world can be daunting, which is exactly the reason why we’ve pulled this initiative together. We hope that our participants will find an increased passion for playing games, and most importantly, make some new friends who share their love for video games. Potentially, some new esports teams could be formed for the upcoming Melbourne esports Open.”
#GirlGeekGames will take place on Thursday 12 July, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at The Arcade, Melbourne.
For further information and to grab your ticket, you can head over to the EventBrite page.