Meet Amy, creative entrepreneur, esports host, social media manager, twitch streamer, and confrence speaker. Also known by her online handle HelloMissPotter, Amy is an MCV Pacific’s 30 Under 30 recipient and voted one of MCV Pacific’s 100 Most Influential Women in Games.
“It’s so important that we have strong, confident women in our lives, and in all our media. I am continually learning from the many inspirational women in my life, and I consider it my mission to ensure the next generation sees the term ‘gamer girl’ as peculiar and outdated.” said Amy in a conversation discussing the importance of women in the interactive entertainment industry.
Learn more about Amy and her brand HelloMissPotter below;
What kind of content do you create?
On my personal channels, I stream and create video content mostly based around simulation and card games. My favourites are The Sims 4, Hearthstone and right now I have a bit of a Fortnite addiction (don’t we all…). For Leaping Tiger, an additional Twitch channel I stream on as a duo alongside Jordan Lilley, we variety stream whatever takes our fancy for the week! We usually have more of a focus on couch co-op titles, since we have a soft spot for the genre. There’s nothing better than throwing it back old school and playing alongside a friend on the couch.
What drives your passion for gaming?
I’ve stared at this question for a long time now, and I’m kind of not sure! The real, honest answer is everything else just pales into comparison with my interest in games. I love games as a creative outlet, a place to experience things outside my own life, a friend, something to share with others, a community, a vehicle for new ideas. The list is endless.
What do you love most about being a content creator?
I grew up as an only child, and struggled to find friends who were also into gaming growing up. Gaming was something I did mostly by myself, not out of desire but out of necessity. The times I played with friends stand out in my mind as some of my fondest memories! When I live stream it’s like playing with a community of best friends, and it’s honestly the greatest. With pre-recorded video content, it’s more about indulging my creative side with Sims 4 builds or vlogs, and having a chance to flex my creative muscles from a past life (I used to be a graphic designer!).
What are your plans for future content?
As of January this year I am now the social media manager and host at LetsPlay.Live (NZ’s largest esports broadcaster), which I am SUPER excited about! It has always been my goal to work in games full time, and I am incredibly thankful for the opportunities my job affords me. My home PC set up and lack of funds have always been an inhibiting factor for me, and now I have the option of using LPL Esports Studio inside Auckland’s Sky Tower to stream out of – I am able to create live content much more frequently which is amazing! Still working on finding the time to create more VOD content though, it’s an ever-evolving balance of life, work, streaming, and video content.