Cooldown Episode 1: Barriers Faced by Women in Esports

Cooldown is a Desoladies podcast based around news, stories, and controversies in Dota and esports. While Reddit and Twitter focus on immediate reactions to the latest news, Cooldown gives guests time to collect their thoughts before having a productive discussion.

Episode 1 focuses on the barriers women face when entering the esports scene, and examines the factors that discourage women from pursuing esports-related careers. The episode’s guests are Cait McGee, physical therapist and ergonomics consultant; Sabina Hemmi aka Lawliepop, Dotabuff cofounder;  and Muriëlle Huisman‏ aka Kipspul, Dota 2 coach. Desoladies Manager LeafyPeachy is the discussion moderator.