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Sherryjenix talks about future plans after sponsorship, notes GamesterGear is looking for more FGC players - interview with EventHubs part 2

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • August 25, 2013 at 12:21 p.m. PDT • Comments: 222
Sherryjenix talks about future plans after sponsorship, notes GamesterGear is looking for more FGC players - interview with EventHubs part 2 We've posted the second and final part of Zombiebrian's interview with GamesterGear's Sherry "Sherryjenix" Nhan. In this piece, Nhan discusses how she got her start in the fighting game community, and her future plans for tournaments after signing on with the PC gaming headsets company.

She also notes that GamesterGear is looking to sponsor other players and tournaments, in the FGC, who are able to represent their brand. Hit the jump to read everything.
Zombiebrian: What was your first fighting game and where did you play it?

Sherryjenix: My first fighting game was Street Fighter 4. I was first introduced to it at Arcade Infinity, but I actually started playing on PS3.

Zombiebrian: Who introduced you to the genre, or did you discover it by yourself?

Sherryjenix: SHGLbmx, Dan Tam, was actually the one who introduced it to me. He's been a good friend of mine since high school. How this all actually happened will be answered in a latter question.
Zombiebrian: What was the first fighting game you took seriously/competitively?

Sherryjenix: Street Fighter 4 was my first fighting game ever, and that is the one I chose to take seriously.

Zombiebrian: How did you first find out about the FGC and tournaments?

Sherryjenix: I initially went into Arcade Infinity to play Initial D with a couple of friends and it just so happened to be the same day they were running a SF ranbat. Dan Tam was actually one of the entrants and asked if I was interested in participating in the Ladies of SF tournament that AI was going to host in a couple of weeks.

Granted, I have never touched a fighting game in my life, I thought it would be interesting to try something new. I did get bopped (0-2) but the FGC was so interesting I decided to stick around for a bit.

Eventually, I went to my first EVO (2009) and witnessed how fascinating and grand a tournament could be (the grand finals between Justin Wong and Daigo sealed the deal for me). From that point on, I knew I had to be a part this amazing community. I wanted to know how it felt like to represent AI, my local community, and eventually the U.S.

Zombiebrian: Who was your first main?

Sherryjenix: My first main was C. Viper, and I've stuck with her ever since!

Zombiebrian: What is the one thing that's changed between then and now?

Sherryjenix: I think the only thing that has changed is how much the community has grown.

With this growth, we have evolved from just YouTube footage of tournaments, to streams in real time. The community is receiving much more attention from media, positive and negative.

Along with those numbers, the amount of people in the community I have befriended has also grown. It used to be a couple of people, the AI family. Since I've been able to travel to tournaments across the country, I've met quite an amount of interesting people.

Now, the family has extended tremendously and I am grateful for every experience I've had with them.

Zombiebrian: Will this sponsorship enable you to travel more?

Sherryjenix: Yes! I'm so excited to be able to travel to more tournaments! ^_^

Zombiebrian: Any plans to travel outside the USA?

Sherryjenix: I have been to international tournaments already (Canada Cup, VxG) but I can't wait to go to other ones such as Shadowloo Showdown, DreamHack, and GodsGarden! Nothing is confirmed yet, but I do have my calendar marked for those tournaments.

Zombiebrian: Will GamesterGear be looking to sponsor other players/tourneys in the FGC?

Sherryjenix: Yes, they are on the lookout for other players and tournaments who will be able to represent their company.

Zombiebrian: Any shoutouts you would like to give?

Sherryjenix: Shoutouts to shoutouts! I'd love to give shoutouts to the people that have been supportive and encouraging to me. GamesterGear, Justin, Floe, Tami, Kat, Eduardo, Ryan, Neo, ChrisG, Yipes, MarkMan, and the whole entire family! I'd love to name a whole bunch more, but I don't want to write a page long paragraph! I've lost and gained a lot of supporters along the way but every one of you guys have left an impression on me. Much love <3 Oh, can I throw in Jordan (Intrepid) for supporting me all the way from Australia! :D
If you missed it, you can read part 1 of this interview here.
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