South African Gamer sponsored by Gioteck

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Let’s start by saying that had we got wind of this earlier, we would have made Stephanie Fouche our gamer of the week, because let’s be honest, anyone good enough to bag a sponsorship in gaming in South Africa is pretty darn awesome.

25 year old Stephanie (steph1401 on PSN) from Pretoria, Gauteng has become the first “female gamer in SA to be sponsored by Gioteck and Apex Interactive.”

Stephanie – previously a member of NiN, but now a member of LegionSAClan – has been kitted out with Gioteck controllers, headsets, cables, chargers etc, and Gioteck have said that they are “definitely looking for other ladies in light of creating the first female sponsored team.”

More on Stephanie Fouche via Gioteck.

“I prefer console gaming (Play Station) and my psn id is: steph1401.

I come from a family where I was by far the youngest. My older siblings always played Gameboy and then PS1, so of course I played too. A few years past till a friend of mine got completely addicted to ps2, so I started playing with him. Two weeks later I had convinced my dad to buy me the ps2 slim-line and my favourite game of all time Mortal Kombat Deception.

Years later my boyfriend decided to sell his Xbox and get a PS3… lets just say I ended up buying him all the games I wanted to play.

I played on his account till BF3 came out, and I became an online gaming addict. I created my own profile and took over his ps3 completely, till eventually it was clear I had to get my own, so I did.

I joined one of South Africa’s most amazing clans the “NiNE iNCH NiNJAS” where I met some great people! Some of these guys became like family. We had good times and built great friendships.

After about a year with NiN I decided to make some changes and made a move to another top South African clan called LegionSAClan. It was a big change for me and it wasn’t easy, but Legion has a bunch of really awesome guys, and I love playing side by side with them! Legion is a competitive RSA clan that absolutely kicks ass! We have a lot of laughs, we know when to have fun and when to be serious.

As for me, there is no uncompetitive bone in my body, I have a need to compete and I hate losing.  I have set myself certain goals in BF3 and achieved most of them already. I am currently ranked the nr 1 player in RSA for Assault, AEK-971, G18 SUPP. as well as nr 3 for ACB-90. Overall score I am also ranked nr 3 in RSA, and I have my Assault service star 100 dog tags.

The funniest moments are those where you join a server and all you hear is “OMG is that a girl I hear” or  “See I told you Steph’s a girl” its like its so unbelievable…  Well guess what guys, girls do play video games, and we kick ass too.

I play BF3 most of the time, as the game has completely gripped me and taken over all my spare time lol. I do play Call of Duty, Resident Evil, Far Cry, Crysis, Mortal Kombat, Need for Speed, Uncharted, Tomb Raider to name a few.

You can find her on Battlelog and YouTube.