You’re probably thinking, “Oh she’s so good. She got trophies for her dance.” It’s not because I was good. I had good attendance. That’s why I got it. (giggles) This is my gaming stuff. I have my XBOX there. My Nintendo switch. (foreign language) Alta. I usually don’t talk in Russian though. I don’t know why. I’d rather be playing video games. That’s why. I help manage the NY Excel Team which is the New York Overwatch League team. You’re selling sponsorship and you’re hosting events. You’re selling merchandise. Printing content. We want to build citywide fandom. I’m Alta Aleksandrova and I want to be a pro gamer when I grow up. I like to compete and I like the challenge of pro gaming. I want to be paid for the thing I love to do. So, first I’m going to get a coach to help me with my accuracy and second, be a better leader. Last, I need to get hired. So, What do you think? I would consider instead of putting one of the objectives as getting hired, become discovered. And how you do that is streaming. How difficult is it to become a pro player? You have to be very dedicated to what you do A lot of our players specialize in a type of hero and they master that by playing hours and hours of it. But another part of their day is obviously entertaining the fans. Have you been to any gaming events? I don’t think so. No. Here’s a challenge I think would be exciting. Coming up with an esports event that we want to host. I’m a really creative person so I think I could do this. Having the title pro gamer makes it much more aspirational now for people like Alta. It’s a pretty aggressive schedule. Practice, high school training classes, english classes, content generation. Maybe one or two coaching sessions. Obviously ,there’s no shortcut to doing this. You can’t expect to be discovered without putting in that hard work. My team will be called Wild Toe. So, this is my logo. It’s a wild toe. These are headphones, beret, the sweatshirt, the mousepad, and then our exclusive socks. Looks great for the Wild Toe brand. And I think it matches my personality. So can you walk through the event structure? It’s shaped as my logo is. This is the merch dispenser. This is the electronic food dispenser. How many people can it seat? Um I’ll have to count. One ,two, three, four. Have you thought about people who want to come not only want to watch the game, but play the game at the venue as well? So, setting up computers around the venue so they can go play. Oh, maybe the VIP’s could play on the computers. There you go. I think you thought through a lot of different aspects of running an event. Hopefully, it gets you a chance to see that there’s more than just becoming a pro player in esports. I could be a programmer or the person who creates the video games and so I think I’d go to college. [Mom} You want to have something besides just gaming in your life. I don’t know. I just feel like I have a connection with video games. Think about streaming. You’re a born entertainer and I think you would be able to attract an audience pretty quickly. I want to do that now. I don’t know who will take me. But, I want to be hired.