Sam “Tech Girl” Wright does not have your average job and the appreciation for her field and excitement she displays for her role can be clearly seen on her social media platforms.
While “Esports Desk Host And Shoutcaster” is not a career you hear about often (especially if you are not a gamer), Wright has made a fruitful profession out of it.
Dubbed “Tech Girl” and the “Pew Pew Princess,” she lets us in on her life as a Tech Gaming Esports content creator, what it’s like to be a host, and what her hopes and dreams are for the future…
- Who is Sam Wright, AKA “Tech Girl” and how did you get into gaming and esports hosting?
- On an average day, what does a “Tech Gaming Esports content creator” do?
- You have been travelling around the world hosting, shoutcasting, and more; what does the future hold for “Tech Girl”?
- If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
- What advice would you give to aspiring gamer girls and to future esports hosts out there?
- Getting to know Sam “Tech Girl”:
Who is Sam Wright, AKA “Tech Girl” and how did you get into gaming and esports hosting?
I am a full-time Esports shoutcaster (commentator and host basically) for competitive video game tournaments that happen around the world. I mainly work in Europe but do some South African events as well where I can.
I’ve always been a bit of a nerd and gaming is in my blood (my brother played a game called Dota II competitively). I accidentally fell into the job I do now. I was writing a blog for fun and started including stories about South African esports players. One day someone asked me if I wanted to try interview them in front of a camera and the rest is history.
It was very much a right time right place and a little bit of luck type of break (but I had to work VERY hard to crack the big events in Europe – especially living so far away).
On an average day, what does a “Tech Gaming Esports content creator” do?
It really depends if I’m at home or on a gig. Gigs usually mean I wake up ridiculously early and hit the gym before grabbing breakfast, showering and heading to set to get into makeup and hair. Then we jump on broadcast.
These are all live and sometimes I’ve been live with only a few minutes to run to the bathroom or grab some food between games for more than 10 hours. No two esports events are the same so it’s a bit mental!
If I’m home I have it a lot more chilled and get to control my own time but most days I’ll make sure to get to the gym and spend a good few hours catching up on esports news and content.
You have been travelling around the world hosting, shoutcasting, and more; what does the future hold for “Tech Girl”?
No idea! haha. I have never planned ahead, I tend to fly by the seat of my pants. I desperately would love to work on an Intel Extreme Masters event for Counter-Strike. But that’s more of a dream than a future definite thing.
So for now, I’m just going to keep working at my craft and see where it takes me.
If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Sassy, spontaneous, weird.
What advice would you give to aspiring gamer girls and to future esports hosts out there?
We fall forward. Every mistake you make along the way moulds you, so don’t be afraid to fail.
Getting to know Sam “Tech Girl”:
- What game is your absolute favourite?
Definitely can’t choose. But Mortal Kombat 3 is always going to make me feel soft and squishy inside as I have very fond memories of playing it growing up.
- Pizza or pasta?
- What would you sing at karaoke night?
Linkin Park – Bleed it Out
- If you could be any superhero, who would you be?
- Quote you live by?
In order to achieve what others won’t, you need to do what others don’t.
Thanks, Sam! To follow her journey, check out her Instagram below!