This blog was guest written by Jayden Diaz, a streamer for Gen.G.
On Halloween, Xfinity invited me out to the UC Berkeley campus to talk to the students about careers in the gaming world and how I made my way as a streamer with Gen G, and I had an amazing time. As someone who spends hours of time online, it’s extremely important to have a lightning fast and reliable internet connection. To see a brand like Comcast investing not only in the physical tools needed for Esports but also the educational aspect of getting into the industry made it an easy decision for me to team up with them on an event like this.
Seeing all of these students around my age looking to create and reach their goals around my passion of gaming meant so much to me, and being able to share my experience alongside all the other panelists was an awesome experience. I know so many people have to fight against the stigma of parents and others telling them that gaming is a waste of time, and I could tell that, when I shared that the biggest moment in my career was when my parents finally turned the corner to accept it as my job path, it really resonated with the students. I learned a lot just being on the stage with Nicole, MoNsTcR, Greg, Prof. Moran and Katrina that I hope I can share with my followers that hope to follow in my footsteps someday.
And then, of course, getting to play in Cal’s Esports Center was amazing too. Their facility is decked out with all the best PCs and equipment! Getting play alongside the students was something I hadn’t done before and wouldn’t trade for anything.
The success I’ve achieved streaming didn’t happen overnight. It’s been a lot of hard work and a long journey from when I started streaming at 16 years-old. I’m proud to say that at the age of 20, I shared the spotlight with people that are a big deal in the Esport industry, sponsored by one of the largest, if not the largest, internet provider in America. Comcast Xfinity connects us to gaming, and that day, they connected me to my gaming community, from online to face-to-face, and it was unforgettable.