The first time Sheever streamed was to show some friends what Skyrim looked like. When she started playing Dota 2 she decided to keep it up. Her first step towards commentating happened as she was helping out as an admin with an amateur tournament. She and another admin were streaming some of the games, and as they were watching, they decided they might as well comment on what was going on.
A pivotal moment in Sheever’s life came when the company she was working for went through a rough patch and the people hired most recently were laid off – Sheever among them. She had some money saved up at this point, and decided to see if this whole Dota 2 business could become something more.
As it turns out, it did. That is not to say it was by any means easy. Sheever is often asked how she got started, and if she can provide tips on how to ‘make it’ in e-sports. And it may sound cliché but the saying ‘nothing worth having comes easy’ applies here. Going after what you want takes dedication, determination, and certainly some luck and good timing. In the period Sheever was trying to make a name for herself, the Dota 2 scene was not yet as established as it is now. That is not to say you cannot still make your way into e-sports today, but it will be hard. And it will be frustrating. It will seem pointless, and at times you will feel like giving up. I know this because I witnessed Sheever go through all of the above in the early stages of her career. Yet somehow she never did give up, and for that she holds my admiration and respect.
Tigrish – Sheever’s sister and most loyal fan