@Cheyballa718, 26 – Funded

@Cheyballa718 has been gaming since she was three years old. Her favorite games of the moment include Rogue Company, Call of Duty, Fortnite, and Apex Legends. When she’s not gaming, this JBL Quantum Grant winner loves to travel, shop, have fun, and meet new people.

What is your dream in gaming and/or esports? 

I want to become a successful creator/streamer in the gaming industry.

How will this award from the 1,000 Dreams Fund help you reach your goals? 

This award will help me reach my goals by assisting me with the funds for my streaming upgrades.

What does being a 1,000 Dreams Fund – JBL Quantum Grant recipient mean to you? 

This truly means the world to me! I’m thankful that 1DF sees my vision in gaming and is literally making my dreams come true.

Women are underrepresented in gaming and esports. What can we do to change this?

Keep providing opportunities for women in gaming to succeed in the industry. To see that 1DF has tournaments and grants available to all of us women means the world. To even notice that more representation is needed is the start. Let’s break barriers together!

What are some of the challenges you have faced along the way? 

When I was laid off from my full-time job out of nowhere, it was a big shock. So, I had to stream full-time to make ends meet while not having all the upgrades I needed for my setup. I’m thankful to have support from my family, friends, and community throughout my journey.

What advice do you have for women who want to work in the gaming or esports industry? 

My advice is to be yourself and to go for your dreams. There are always highs and lows, but you have to keep going through the grind. Hard work pays off and your work will always be seen. If you want it, you will achieve your goal!

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals? 

My friends, family, and community have always believed in me. Just knowing that I’m making them proud is what keeps me motivated.