Vegas Proud! Our First BroadcastHER Academy Trip Of The Year Was Winning!

Caption: From left to right: @thehotdish, @kallistakaines, 1,000 Dreams Fund founder and CEO Christie Garton, @laplios, @topaztvee

On March 12, we kicked off our first visit of 2021 to the HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas with four of our JUST ANNOUNCED BroadcastHER Academy Fellows!

In the mix on this trip, we had BroadcastHER Academy Fellows @topaztvee, @laplios, @thehotdish, and @kallistakaines along with 1,000 Dreams Fund founder and CEO Christie Garton.

(Read about our 2020 BroadcastHER Academy visits to the HyperX Arena here!)

The BroadcastHER Academy Fellowship Program specifically helps women with a passion for esports and gaming level up their careers and reach their goals — with the support of our title sponsors Allied Esports and HyperX!

And this immersive, behind-the-scenes trip might just be our favorite part of the fellowship prize package, which also includes a $1,000 micro-grant, mentorship, and resume reviews for all 10 Fellows selected to the program for 2021.

The BroadcastHER Academy Fellows received a special behind-the-scenes look at the HyperX Esports Arena, touring the full arena and shadowing the team.

What was on the itinerary, you might be thinking… well, a LOT! It was a FULL day, with amazing tours, learning opportunities, access, and FUN. Here’s a quick look at it all:

  • Tour of HyperX Esports Arena
  • Virtual focus group with HyperX team members
  • Job shadowing of Allied Esports team members at the arena, with focus areas based on the BroadcastHER Academy Fellows’ dreams
  • Live announcement of the FINAL two BroadcastHER Academy Fellows for the year
  • Production assistance for the Challenger’s Crown tournament with on-stage interviews during the tournament
A special virtual mentorship session with team members from our BroadcastHER Academy partner HyperX.

Pretty incredible, right?!

It was SUCH a great time. And, we were so thrilled that the local news in Vegas covered all the excitement, too.

BroadcastHER Academy Fellows @thehotdish & @kallistakaines accept their checks from 1,000 Dreams Fund in the HyperX Esports Arena Hype Tunnel!

Want to see some of the action?! We have it for you right here. Check out this clip to see our founder and CEO Christie Garton on stage announcing our final two winners as well as the HyperX “Hype Tunnel” (it’s COOL!), and some really special moments with our winners.

Thanks again to our partners at Allied Esports and HyperX for making the day so memorable. We can’t wait for the next trip this year with our next group of 2021 BroadcastHER Academy Fellows!