PMS Lammy: You definitely fit the hardcore mold then, being someone who both works with games and plays all kinds! What are some of your non-gaming hobbies?
PMS Wedge: I really like to cook. For a while I did some cake baking and decorating, though I haven't done that so much lately since it takes a LOT of energy out of me. I made a blog for some of the cakes I've worked on, it's at www.thesteakerycakery.com - although I got a little lazy and stopped updating it... oops!
PMS Lammy: In the 6 years you’ve been with the clan, the clan has grown and your role in it has evolved. Where would you like to see the clan go from here?
PMS Wedge: I'd love to see us have a wider reach - we're pretty well known in the competitive circles, but as eSports grows I think we have to be sure to grow along with it. PMS can both be a way to get new people into games - turning casuals into hardcore - and to get people into supporting competitive tournaments too. I would love to see us grow and expand our influence even more than who we reach today. I really think that some of the trolling that exists in gaming would start to disappear if it wasn't so much of a "boy's club" - just the presence of females can keep boys' attitudes in check. So if we keep striving to have that gender balance, especially in the more "hardcore" genres of games, we can make gaming a better place for everyone.
Wedge with her fiance Chris in Kyoto. Photo by Dylan Cuthbert of Q Games!
PMS Lammy: Streaming will definitely help us grow our visibility, so your position as Streaming Director could really help with that! Before we wrap things up, do you have any favorite recent clan memories?
PMS Wedge: My best memories are of the events where I get to see people in person - most recently, I got to see a lot of people at PAX East. The last Quakecon I went to, a huge number of people from the Rhythm division went, and I have this memory of me singing Alanis Morissette's You Oughta Know on Rock Band 2... at around 3AM in the BYOC area of Quakecon. I really belted it out and I got all this applause from the people who were in the room. It was hilarious, and I don't think I would have done it without the other clan members there.
PMS Lammy: Do you have any shout-outs you’d like to give?
PMS Wedge: I'd like to give a shout-out to H2O Mystakin, who's grown into my partner-in-crime in the clan. Also to Athena and Athena Twin, for creating such a great, positive environment for gamers to grow competitively. And of course, to all of my Rhythm Division members - we're scattered all over the place in the clan these days, but I think that's just a testament to how awesome we were. Even without the structure of a division so many of us are still involved.
PMS Lammy: As a former member of the Rhythm Division I can’t argue with that! Thanks so much for the interview!