TikTok gaming, humor, and diverse talent: How Amber Howard plans to build TalentX Gaming into an esports powerhouse
- Veteran gaming and esports agent Amber Howard recently took the helm as TalentX Gaming’s new head of talent.
- Business Insider spoke to Howard to learn more about how she got started in the business, her thoughts on recent allegations of sexual misconduct and discrimination in the industry, and her plans to build a diverse roster of gaming creators at TXG.
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Amber Howard was first drawn into the world of esports and gaming in the mid-2010s when she learned that a League of Legends tournament had managed to sell out the Staples Center in Los Angeles (a stadium that can fit nearly 20,000 fans).
“I’m a huge Lakers fan, obviously being in LA. I know they don’t even sell out the Staples Center,” Howard said.
With her curiosity piqued, Howard began researching League of Legends and its developer Riot Games, and eventually began playing the game with the goal of applying for a talent development role at the company.
“I became that person that was going to YouTube to watch videos to get better at the game,” Howard said. “I didn’t know that what I was doing would literally set the foundation for …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]