@RicRacti0n, 28 – FUNDED

@RicRacti0n has been gaming since 5th grade. Fast forward to now, and you’ll find this BroadcastHER Academy winner who playing FPS, stealth, and management-style games, including Apex Legends, Two Point Hospital, and Metal Gear. You might also see Clifford and Zoey, her two cats, on stream!

What is your dream in esports and gaming?

My dream would be to become a voice actor and sing on a game intro.

What does being the BroadcastHER Academy winner, which includes a $1,000 grant and all-expense-paid visit to the HyperX Esports Arena to shadow, mean to you and how will it help you reach your goals?

It means a lot to me. I will now be able to afford a gaming PC — and meet some awesome people along the way!

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

You all have been doing amazing with amplifying women and non-men’s voices — so keep up the good work!

What are you most inspired by when it comes to creating encouraging content for young women in gaming, broadcasting, and esports?

I am inspired by seeing women and non-men creating content that they are passionate about.

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

I would say one big challenge was financial because I have not been able to afford a PC for a while. The second one is me learning to video edit and manage my time in order to be able to produce more content.

What advice do you have for women who want to start broadcasting?

Start with what you have and go from there. Don’t feel compelled to have all the fancy gadgets right out of the gate.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

I just think of the end goal. I make a list and tape it to my computer or put it in my phone and look at it when I feel like I need a pick-me-up.