Minnesota Røkkr has signed Call of Duty: Warzone streamer Smixie to its roster of content creators. Smixie is a growing talent in the competitive Warzone scene and has competed in recent high profile tournaments, including New York Subliners $100,000 WarzoneMania earlier this month. Smixie will also compete as a squad leader in the Twitch Rivals and Call of Duty World Series of Warzone next week, which offers a total prize pool of $300,000.
“We are stoked to have Smixie joining Minnesota Røkkr as a Warzone streamer, she’s an incredible talent and has done a great job of proving that women gamers belong in this space,” says Ashley “MiDNiTE” Glassel, director of content at Version1.
Smixie has begun to turn heads in the Warzone community, earning invitations to many mostly male tournaments. She started to break through in 2020 when her team won Røkkr and eFuse’s Women of the eRena Warzone tournament presented by Crocs in October 2020 and the Florida Mutineers and eFuse CoEd Cup in February alongside Newbz.
Smixie has always been passionate about gaming, especially Call of Duty, but it wasn’t until Warzone was released and she started to dominate the game that she considered turning her passion into a career. As she joins Røkkr, her immediate goals are to place T3 in a major Warzone tournament and in the long term, she is committed to growing her footprint. “I have such an amazing and supportive community so focusing on that aspect is the goal,” says Smixie.
Smixie is bullish on where gaming is headed in terms of inclusivity and diversity, and acknowledges there is work to be done. One of the reasons she chose to join Minnesota Røkkr is because of its shared commitment to create a more inclusive gaming industry. “Røkkr is one of the most inclusive orgs I have ever seen that really give women the opportunity in whatever they specialize in.”
And whether it’s women on staff, or women focused on building careers as competitors or streamers like Smixie, she is seeing more opportunities for women to share the spotlight on the horizon. “Tournament organizers are slowly realizing the talent within the female scene,” she says, “… that will only continue to grow the more opportunities women get.”
Version1 recently launched a platform called V1SIONARIES, which is a women-only tournament series. Smixie participated in its debut event in May; a Warzone event in partnership with eFuse that was sponsored by Activision. Her team were the runners up of the event, which offered a $26,000 prize pool.
Røkkr’s addition of Smixie comes on the heels of two other content creators joining the organization. In April, Røkkr signed Warzone streamer Blazt, and in May, Version1 signed variety streamer and content creator Autumn Rhodes.
Smixie is excited for this new chapter. Signing on with Røkkr signals that the time and commitment she’s putting into the game and into engaging with and growing her community is starting to pay off. And if this is the first time you’re hearing about Smixie, this is what you should take away:
“What I want to let you know is I will work my butt off to make you guys proud,” she says. “I’m ready to show you guys why Røkkr chose me.”
Welcome to the team, Smixie! LFG!