Pride Week: Emi "Captain Fluke" on being the first openly trans esports caster

Hello! Once again, Eurogamer is marking Pride with a week of features celebrating the intersection of queer culture and gaming. Today, Ed Nightingale speaks to Emi “Captain Fluke” – esports’ most prominent trans caster – about the past, present, and future of LGBTQ+ representation in the industry.

“If I can use the position that I’m in from the sort of privileges that I’ve been gifted here in esports world, then I need to make sure that I can leave it better than I came in, and then I can leave it happy with what I’ve done.”

Emi “Captain Fluke” is an esports caster covering Rainbow Six: Siege and Valorant. In fact, she became the first openly trans caster of an esports major, a trailblazing position that’s come with ups and downs.


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