First Bahrain-based female esports gamer joins G2 Esports team

August 29, 2022

Leading Esports organization, G2 Esports, has announced the addition of the first GCC-based female gamer, Maryam “Mary” Maher, to the G2 GOZEN roster. Sponsored by Lenovo, the Berlin-based G2 Esports organization comprises some of the most successful and prominent female Esports talents within the industry.

The G2 VALORANT team, known as G2 Gozen, includes Julia “juliano” Kiran (Sweden), Michaela “Mimi” Lintrup (Denmark), Petra “Petra” Stoker (Netherlands), Anastasiya “Glance” Rival’evna Anisimova (Russia) and most recently, Maryam “Mary” Maher (Bahrain).

Since 2017, Maryam has been ­showcasing her skills in online video games such as Fortnite. In 2018, Maryam uploaded footage of herself taking out 24 opponents in a row, which helped her establish a solid reputation within the Esports community. She has since established herself as one of the very first female Esports athletes in the region, bagging a sponsorship with Lenovo Legion.

As part of Lenovo’s efforts to increase the visibility and opportunities for female gamers in the region, Lenovo hosted the first-ever Legion Girl Cup in 2019, launched the Miss Esports platform in 2020 and League – all of which have helped girls to share their experiences, create a lasting impression amongst their peers and thrive. We have also extended our partnership with G2 Esports to put some of the best gaming equipment in the world into the hands of professional female gamers.

Making her Tier 1 debut at just 16, Maryam’s abilities will support the team’s quest to conquer the international VALORANT stage as a part of G2 GOZEN, and to contribute to the team’s unrivaled heritage.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.