The Dubai-based esports organisation, Galaxy Racer, announced today, 8th September, that Anne "mamabenjyfishy" Fish is joining the organisation as a content creator.
Fish is the mother of Benjy "Benjyfishy" David Fish, a professional Fortnite player who currently plays for NRG Esports Europe and is considered to be one of the best Fortnite players in Europe.
Benjy, who became pro around three years ago, was only 14 at the time, and so his mother, Anne Fish, 58, has managed her son's career, taking care of the business aspects and helping him to make the right moves while developing his professional career.
In the meantime, Fish developed a gaming career on her own, now known as "mamabenjyfishy", boasting 165,000 YouTube subscribers and over 430,000 followers on Twitch.
Mamabenjyfishy becomes the first mother of a pro to sign for a major esports organisation
Mamabenjyfishy decided to follow in her son's footsteps in February of this year, and originally her intention was to simply understand better the game her son is playing, in order to improve her role as Benjyfishy's manager.
What started as a simple pastime activity quickly exploded into something much bigger, and in just six months she amassed a large following online, with over 900,000 followers across Twitch, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter.
Now Anne is a big and growing star, and she has become the first mother of a high-level professional esports player to sign a contract for a major esports organisation.
"Being a mum and manager of a professional gamer, I hope my knowledge and experience will help educate players and other parents about the positive aspects of esports," Anne revealed in a press release. "As the first-ever mum of a professional gamer to be signed under an esports organisation, I hope this encourages more inclusivity within the esports industry, highlighting all the positive aspects of gaming as well as encouraging other parents to discover the game for themselves!"
The story behind the signing is rather interesting, as it was born from the informal agreement with mamabenjyfishy and Galaxy Racer while she was competing in Galaxy Racer's Fortnite tournament.
The agreement was that if she ends up in the top 50, Galaxy Racer would offer her an official content creator contract. Anne managed to be placed in the top 50, and the rest is history.
As a Galaxy Racer content creator, mamabenjyfishy will stream and play Fortnite tournaments, as well as produce various educational and entertaining YouTube content.
Galaxy Racer is an esports organisation founded in 2019, and it is one of the fastest-growing organisations in the world, with over 14 esports teams and 80 content creators under its name, including some of the biggest YouTube content creators in the Arab speaking world, such as Abo Flah, Topz, Hanody Awesome, Noor Stars, and others.
One of Galaxy Racer's goals is to promote diversity and inclusion in esports, having female teams in League of Legends, CS:GO, and Valorant as well as a number of female content creators.
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