The not-so-typical gamer, Shelly was born and raised in the Jacaranda city, Pretoria. Her family is more of the sporty type, whereas Shelly prefers to geek out over Thor, Hufflepuffs, Azeroth and unicorns.
Her main deal is fangirl-ing over Blizzard games, and emerses herself in the World of Warcraft, Diablo 3 and more recently, Overwatch. Occasionally, she enjoys a good indie game with either an immersive, emotional storyline or that accommodates her organisational OCD .
Shelly is the vice-captain for White Rabbit Gaming’s Overwatch team. The team is currently competing in VSGaming’s First Division League.
Outside of gaming, she enjoys anime with deep plots and many tears, such as Chrono Crusade, or something that just keeps her attached because she can connect. Metal-loving, work-overloaded, Aggretsuko, we’re looking at you.
Shelly forms part of the writing team at Nexus Hub, and largely enjoys following the deeper academic topics in gaming, such as gaming addiction, genders and gaming (gamer girls, pffft), and the psychological impact of online esports teams and players.