Our 2022 BroadcastHER Academy Esports Fellows Had a Life-Changing First Visit Thanks to Partners Allied Esports and HyperX: Get the Full Scoop!

1,000 Dreams Fund founder & CEO Christie Garton (center) with BroadcastHER Academy Esports Fellows @anniepoo, @xgompers, @lexilemonhead, and @squajii (L to R) on the HyperX Arena stage

In April, we took Vegas by storm with our first visiting group of 2022 Fellows from our BroadcastHER Academy Esports Fellowship program, powered by Allied Esports and HyperX.

This is our FOURTH year of the BroadcastHER Academy, which specifically helps women who want to work in esports and gaming level up their careers and reach their goals.

And we LOVE taking these game-changing trips with our Esports Fellows to the HyperX Arena, where Fellows are given an immersive, behind-the-scenes experience.

For our ninth visit to the HyperX Arena, we brought along @lexilemonhead, @gompersx, @anniepoo, and @squajii.

All fellows took part in a special mentorship session with Allied Esports CEO Jud Hannigan. (Fellows L to R: @xgompers, @lexilemonhead, @squajii, @anniepoo)

These four Fellows had a jam-packed itinerary that included an amazing tour, learning opportunities, access to Allied Esports team members, and FUN. 

Here’s a quick look at some of the itinerary highlights:

  • Arena tour
  • Virtual focus group with HyperX’s team
  • Special Q&A and mentor session with Allied Esports CEO Jud Hannigan
  • Shadowing team members of Allied Esports at the arena based on their dreams
  • Production assistance for the tournament along with competing and casting during the tournament — with on stage interviews!
Our BroadcastHER Academy partner HyperX’s Head of Strategic Alliances, Wendy Lecot, provided a virtual focus group session with our Fellows.
Each Fellow had the chance to shadow and sit down with a mentor based on their career goal and dream. (Fellow pictured is @anniepoo)

And for some icing on the cake, our friends at NYX Cosmetics even sent customized packages of makeup and products to each of our four Fellows. 

@anniepoo, @lexilemonhead, @squajii, @xgompers
Customized packages from NYX Cosmetics

Each Fellow also received a special “live” on-stage moment after walking through the HyperX hype tunnel to accept their checks with 1DF founder and CEO Christie Garton, which is always an amazing moment!

@squajii and Christie Garton

This was such a wonderful first trip with both BroadcastHER Academy Fellows and community members alike! 

We were joined by two of our Dream Team members — @callmeazia and @wildspice —  to make this a night to remember!

(L to R) Christie Garton, @lexilemonhead, @callmeazia, @squajii, @anniepoo, @wildspice, @xgompers

A huge thanks again to our partners at Allied Esports and HyperX for making the day so memorable. We can’t wait for our next trip this year with another group of 2022 BroadcastHER Academy Esports Fellows in June!

To learn more about our BroadcastHER Academy Esports Fellowship Program for Women (powered by Allied Esports and HyperX), click here. Check out highlights from our 2021 BroadcastHER Academy visits to the HyperX Arena Las Vegas at the Luxor here and here!


All photos were taken by BroadcastHER Grant Recipient & Dream Team Member, @CallMeAzia, and the HyperX Arena Staff.