More and more organizations are recognizing the need to make sure their esports events are inclusive and welcoming to diverse participants. This includes not only players, but also spectators and employees. When organizing a tournament you may mostly be focused on the players but keep in mind that you are producing an event that will not only have a (hopefully) diverse set of employees working on it, but also an audience that will bring with it a range of experiences. Making sure you are setting up a structure for fair and inclusive events is key to building the esports space.
Depending on the event, different processes and approaches will need to be in place, though there should always be a baseline goal of creating an inclusive, harassment-free environment. With this in mind, we offer the following sets of best practices and recommendations for esports organizers. These were drawn up after extensive conversation with a variety of experts, esports organizers, players, and other stakeholders.
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