Gabriella Devia-Allen

Esports Commentator

“If you show that you're willing to grow and listen to your peers, you will be more desirable to employers. At the same time, know when to stand up for yourself. ”

Location

Bay Area, CA

Average Work Week

60+ hours. My fiancé and I are sort of workaholics, so we enjoy putting extra hours in even over the weekends.

From gaming to entertainment to all things geek, Gabriella “LeTigress” Devia-Allen turned her lifelong obsession with media into a career as on-camera talent. She works in gaming as a commentator, host, interviewer, analyst, and producer.

With a strong desire to diversify her skill set, Gabriella has casted/hosted a plethora of titles in the MOBA, FPS, CCG, BR, and fighting genres. She considers the Duelyst community her first true home in esports, hosting the Duelyst World Championship and even becoming a card in the game. After winning The Caster (2017), a reality show in which 10 contestants selected from thousands competed in various commentary and talent-related tasks, she began working at Hi-Rez Studios through Skillshot Media for Paladins, SMITE, Realm Royale, and Hand of the Gods. She served as stage host for the Hi-Rez Expo and even recorded announcer packs for Paladins and SMITE.

Gabriella backs up her field experience with media-focused education. A competitive background in public speaking earned her recruitment to Western Kentucky University where she studied Broadcasting (TV/Film Production concentration), continued vocal performance training, and earned awards including the National Championship for Informative Speaking. She later received a master’s degree in Communication, producing “Good Game Well Played: An Esports Documentary” as her thesis.

When she’s not working events, Gabriella spends her free time making content across personal channels–quite the change since peering over her twin brother’s shoulder as he played the N64. She also holds a heavy passion for fitness and has begun constructing gamer-friendly workouts for anyone seeking activity while at home or on the road.

My Advice

The second you stop, you’ve lost. If you don’t write off any opportunities, you can eventually be selective in what you pursue. You may even discover a new passion along the way!

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