Technical Specialist ' Esports, Durham University
Kylie Kendrick is the Technical Specialist for Esports at Durham University, tasked with enhancing and supporting Durham's esports offer for students as part of their Wider Student Experience. Kylie is also the Chair of the Esports Advisory Board and is leading the way in creating opportunities for students within the esports industry and championing facilities to train/compete in. She also brokered a collaborative partnership between Durham and LDN UTD (an esports organisation) and is an active member of the esports community. Kylie has previously contributed to multiple discussions panels and presented to industry professionals regarding esports (and diversity) across varying disciplines. She is also a member of the award-winning Women in Esports initiative, via the British Esports Federation, which supports women and marginalised genders in forging a path for themselves in esports. Kylie has been gaming since she was 3 and has competed semi-professionally in Counter Strike before retiring to start her professional career in AV/IT. Her extensive esports knowledge spans 15+ years and she has recently ventured of retirement to play VALORANT and compete in the female only VCT Game Changers competition.