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Influential Voices in Gaming Reveals All Honorees

Influential Voices in Gaming, presented by Raidiant and Ally, has shared all of the nominees for every category, including pro gamers, journalists, and more that have shaped the esports space.
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The honorees for the Influential Voices in Gaming have been revealed. 

Raidiant, an esports platform with a focus on elevating women in gaming, has teamed up with Ally to present the Influential Voices in Gaming. This is meant to celebrate individuals in the gaming space who have helped to inspire diversity and inclusivity, including esports pros, journalists, on-camera talent, and more. 

In an interview with Ally executive director of brand and sponsorship marketing Bridget Sponsky told Esports Illustrated that gaming is about digital connections in all forms and has created an extremely important community. She said: "It's important for us to work with [Raidiant] on making sure the diverse array of gamers is represented. It's such a diverse community and it's important for those voices to be heard."  

There are 30 honorees, chosen by the gaming community and then finalized by a panel of industry experts. The five judges aim to well represent the entire gaming community, according to Sponsky, to ensure all facets of the industry have a voice. 

"What's really exciting about this particular list is that it emphasizes the importance of diverse voices in gaming," said Sponsky. "When women and people from different backgrounds are telling their story the narrative changes. It's so important for those voices to be recognized in the gaming industry." 

Content Creators

Content Creators


Content Creator, Twitch Streamer

Rosemary "Nekkra" Kelley

Content Creator, professional caster and host


Content Creator, former CS:GO pro player


Content Creator and Founder, the Noir Network

Ovilee May

Content Creator, professional caster, executive producer and host

Gaming Executives

Gaming Execs


Chief Culture Officer at FlyQuest

Victoria Horsley

Global Competition Manager for Valorant at Riot Games

Elizabeth del Valle

Global Head of Marketing at YouTube Gaming

Rob Moore

CEO and CFO of Sentinels Corporation

Nora Valletta

Lead Software Engineer on World of Warcraft Classic

Artists / Designers

Artists _ Designers


Artist and content creator for Flyquest

Fiona Nova

Content creator, production coordinator, streamer, cosplayer, and actress


  • Esports designer


Marketing Designer at Sentinels

Mina Hirano

Designer at KorroBox

Pro Esports Athletes

Pro Esports Athletes


Professional Counter-Strike 2 player for FlyQuest Red


Professional Valorant player for Sentinels

Emily Wang

  • Professional TFT player for Complexity Gaming


  • Professional Valorant player, in-game leader for Shopify Rebels

Ricki Ortiz

Professional FGC player for Evil Geniuses

On Camera Hosts

On Camera Hosts


Professional esports caster, known for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Apex Legends and VALORANT

Frankie Ward

Professional host and interviewer, known for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, PUBG, Hearthstone, and others


Professional caster and personality, known for hosting various games, such as Call of Duty, Halo, Overwatch and Apex Legends


Professional caster and analyst known for Call of Duty, Rocket League, VALORANT and Overwatch


Professional caster and esports player who is currently the host of the League of Legends European Championship

Soe Gschwind

Professional caster and analyst, covering titles such as Quake Live, Warcraft III, and Overwatch

Sierra Hunter

Professional interviewer, caster, and content creator in Pokemon VGC, TCG, VALORANT Game Changers, among other events



Alyssa Mercant

Senior Editor at Kotaku, covering game reviews, news, and features.

Bryony-Hope Green

Social Media and Content Manager at College Esports, freelance journalist

Reb Valentine

  • Senior Reporter at IGN

Travis Gafford

Independent Content Creator and Interviewer

Liz Richardson

Freelance journalist and editor, specializing in Overwatch 2 and Overwatch League coverage