ESL UK business development head Caroline Oakes has won 2018 MCV’s Women in Games award for eSports Woman of the Year. The event itself strives to confer recognition on those female professionals involved in the gaming industry who have stood out in the crowd by dint of their competences and skills.
Oakes was nominated with other noteworthy names, including ESL’s Heather Dower, GAME/Belong’s Mary Antieul, and others, including HP OMEN’s Yvonne Hobden.
Upon receiving the award, Oakes was effusive and thanked everyone who has supported her throughout her career in the segment.
Oakes began her career with ESL back in October 2016 and gradually earned her place as the organisation’s UK business development manager. She has been involved with a number of events, including the ESL Premiership finals, the Digital Schoolhouse finals, the Battle of the Brands meet-up, among others.
In an interview with ENUK, she said that she has had a lifelong ambition to stand in front of an audience and share her passion for professional video gaming as well as participate in the events actively.
Oakes has been quite engaging throughout the community, including carrying out fieldwork by taking interviews with players.