@OhhMeggs, 22 – Funded

You might find @OhhMeggs playing Valorant, Overwatch, Minecraft, Animal Crossing, Warzone, and more — with a side of humor, always. But this JBL Quantum Grant has a packed schedule, as she’s also a college student, majoring in Film and double-minoring in Spanish and Psychology.

What is your dream in gaming and/or esports? 

My dream is to become a social media manager for a major esports organization or a team manager. I would also like to pursue a career in content creation that is based on streaming/gaming.

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

This award will allow me to upgrade my equipment for my PC that I haven’t been able to purchase previously. This grant will also help fund my software subscriptions that help me to create content.

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

It means the world to me that I am receiving this grant. I often feel like breaking into the gaming and esports industry will be impossible. But receiving this grant will allow me to make changes to my setup that will improve my content and ability to continue pursuing my dream.

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

I think an important step is to continue fostering environments that uplift and support women in the industry. I also believe that highlighting the achievements made by women in gaming would be beneficial because it will help give younger girls interested in gaming the role models to look up to.

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

One major challenge that I have faced is being able to finance my dreams. Paying for PC parts and affording software is not easy when you are a college student, so this opportunity will help me tremendously.

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

I think my biggest piece of advice would be to just keep your head up — no matter the obstacles that come your way. You are capable of achieving great things and you have to remember that.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals? 

My family and friends are my biggest supporters who push me to continue creating content and finding ways to work in esports. Without their support, I wouldn’t be able to pursue my dreams.