A breakout star in 2018 with her finalist nod at the 2018 Australian Games Awards, Hope Corrigan has been honing her craft for over seven years.
After a life long passion for games, Hope got her fist taste of the industry in 2011, winning Game Informer’s Next Big Critic fan comp, being sent to the first ever EB Expo.
The following year, Hope would begin freelancing as a volunteer writer for Vooks, before founding XXPgames, a female Australian gaming website and former YouTube channel. The Perth based site was established with the aim of supporting more representation of female gamers.
Over the next few years Hope continued to produce volunteer articles for a number of sites, before producing freelance news, reviews, wikis and opinions for IGN in 2017, having bylines with PC Gamer, Junkee, GameRevolution, The Roar, and Player2.
Outside of her freelance work Corrigan has volunteered for both Checkpoint and Childs Play and participated in a number of charity streams.
Speaking to MCV Pacific about her inclusion in this year’s list, Hope said, “I’m honoured to be included in this list of exceptional people and for the amazing support I’ve received. I think it’s rare that anyone truly does anything on their own and the help and encouragement I’ve seen from my editors, friends, and of course, people who read and watch what I create has been paramount in all my achievements.”
“I hope I can continue to grow and create informative and entertaining content that promotes video games, esports, pop culture, equality, and all of those other wonderful things in the years to come.”