Vegas Dreaming! Our SECOND visit to HyperX of 2022 was a dream come true for our BroadcastHER Academy Fellows!

(Back row L to R): SirenzLullaby, Allied Esports CEO Jud Hannigan, blanketsgg, 1DF Programs Coordinator Chelsea Larsuel, LoveBubbles. (Front row L to R): SpiderTiff & MaurishaMcsavage

In July 2022, we took our second BroadcastHER Academy Fellows trip of the year to Las Vegas — and every second was a blast. (Check out the recap of our first 2022 trip here!)

Our day started out with a tour of the HyperX Arena in Las Vegas with our Fellows and guests!

The BroadcastHER Academy program is powered by Allied Esports and HyperX, and these trips to the HyperX Arena are literal game-changers for our Esports Fellows.

That’s because they get an immersive, behind-the-scenes experience while receiving important advice and mentorship.

In this group, we brought along @spidertiff, @blanketsgg, @SirenzLullaby, and @LoveBubbles.

But this trip was extra-unique because we teamed up with our partners at Beastcoast to bring an extra guest on this trip to get a special behind-the-scenes look at all things esports.

The winner?

BroadcastHER Grant recipient MaurishaMcsavage was selected for the honor, based on a short application period where she showed us her passion for esports!

A virtual focus group with our partners at HyperX. L to R: LoveBubbles, BlanketsGG, SirenzLullaby, MaurishaMcsavage, SpiderTiff.

Included in this trip’s amazing itinerary was a tour of the HyperX arena along with in-person and virtual focus group with HyperX’s team and a special Q&A and mentor session with Allied Esports CEO, Jud Hannigan.

Spidertiff in the production room with her mentor.

Our Fellows also had the opportunity to get a special first-hand look at what it takes to make the HyperX events happen and shadow various Allied Esports team members at the arena across different roles, based on their future career goals and dreams.

They also got in on a HyperX tournament — helping produce the whole thing as well as competing in it and casting with on-stage interviews.

Another fun thing?! We ended the night in epic fashion by announcing our Spring 2022 BroadcastHER Grant winners on Twitch — LIVE! And our Fellows were also invited on-stage for their own moment in the spotlight to accept their grant checks.

Our Fellows with customized NYX boxes.

A huge THANK YOU to our partners at Allied Esports and HyperX for making it all happen. NYX Cosmetics also came through for our BroadcastHER Academy Fellows, gifting each of them a very special customized box of products! Thanks NYX!

A scene from the live announcement with (L to R): host and Allied Esports team member Norr, MaurishaMcsavage, LoveBubbles, SirenzLullaby, BlanketsGG, Spidertiff.

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!