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19/8/2022

A Life In Games #4 - Estelle

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Estelle Ellis

We've been enhancing play and empowering gamers for over 20 years. Our range of gaming accessories cover everything from headsets and grips to charging and storage, so we've got everything you need, whether you're just starting your video games journey or you've spent your whole life in front of consoles.

But what about the team behind it all? Well, we live and breathe gaming.When we're not bringing you our accessories, we're spending time gaming ourselves. So, we know just how magical and special gaming can be, and the impact video games can have on our lives.

With this in mind, we thought we'd draw back the curtain and introduce ourselves, so without further ado, welcome to the next instalment of our bi-weekly feature A Life In Games. Next up is our Business Development Manager for EMEA and the UK, Estelle!

You can check out all the previous editions below:

A Life InGames #1 – Dee, Marketing Manager

A Life InGames #2 – Sarah, Customer Services Manager

A Life InGames #3 – Kiri, Purchasing and Logistics Manager

What’s your name?

Estelle.

What’s your role at Venom Gaming?

Business Development Manager for EMEA and the UK.

What does your typical day look like?

I wake up, make myself a strong black coffee and switch my computer on. I then let the dog out and then jump on my gym bike and do between20 and 40 mins (depending on what training phase I am in) of fasted cardio. I scroll through my phone and check if any e-mails have come through or if any WhatsApp’s need replying to. By the time I’m finished the children are up and almost ready for school. I make/pour/whizz breakfast, which can vary from scrambled eggs on toast to a full on oaty fruit smoothie, depending on time. We drive to school.

When I get back, I grab my 2-litre bottle of water and sit down to work, which obviously takes up the entire day - working with customers, following up on mails, driving new business and finding new opportunities and contacts. I update myTwitter profile and keep on top of content as and when I can. 

At the end of the working day, I get the children then nip to the gym. Food is king and I love cooking so I relax doing that. I find the kitchen and food is where the heart is. Once it’s down time, I perhaps do a little more work or go on my Twitter before the children go to bed - the rest of the time is mine. I like to read and am all about self-development, so sometimes I might watch a live or listen to a podcast, and I sometimes journal and reflect on the day. Then I go to bed around 11PM ready for the next day!

What’s your earliest memory of gaming?

I think I would have been around 9 when the Sonic the Hedgehog handheld console came out that looked like a miniature arcade machine -it was bright red, if I remember correctly. I recall my first ever experience with it, with my cousins, in a ski chalet just days after Christmas. I remember specifically that I was terrible at playing it!

What’s your favourite game of all time?

I love Tekken!

What game reminds you of your childhood?

Sonic The Hedgehog and Pac-Man, of course!

What game is your happy place?

Star Fox Adventures – the game I worked on back in 2002.

If you could make any game, what game would it be?

Well, I am fortunate enough to be working on exactly that right now! It will all come to light in time…

What’s your must-have gaming accessory?

Headphones!!

And finally – PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo?

Nintendo!

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