Article By: XGN Navstar
Recently Xiled Gaming Network has gone through some changes in staff in the PlayStation Division. After the departure of members and previous leadership, the remaining staff and members of the PS Division, under the leadership of a great Senior Director as their Acting Division Leader, have been working harder than ever to build the PS Division back up to its former glory.
Today I had the chance to interview XGN SH00T1TEX 7, not only is she the Chief Creative Officer for XS, but she is also a Senior Director for Xiled Gaming Network and is helping to rebuild the PS Division.
What are your main responsibilities?
“My responsibilities are to monitor the Directors and make sure Divisions are running smoothly. In Xiled Art, I run the Department so making sure we have quality art coming out consistently. As Acting Division Leader, teaching Division Staff how to run the Division, as well as running the PlayStation Division.”
What is a typical day, or week like for you?
“On a typical day, I correlate everything I’m into on certain days.That way I keep everything organized and flowing well. I usually can handle most things via Discord with a few DMs.”
What attracted you to XGN in the beginning?
“I joined XGN just to try it out and fell in love with the people.”
What skills, abilities, and personal attributes are essential to success within XS?
“Being understanding and passionate. Being able to connect with people on a personal level but still uphold a professional level, and never giving up. Set a goal for yourself and achieve that goal. Also help people around you better themselves, that’s what a true leader in my eyes does. Failure is not an option.”
If you could do it all over again, would you choose the same path for yourself? If not, what would you change?
“I’ve done this all over, this is my second time going up the ranks; so no I wouldn’t again cause I’ve been there.”
What advice would you give someone who is interested in the position you are?
“Advice I would give to an individual is to be patient and don’t give up on yourself, your dreams, or your goals. Work hard and things will fall into place and don’t be afraid to ask for help if need be. People around you are here to help, including myself.”
When did you join XGN and what was the original Division you were in?
“I joined XGN almost 5 years ago, it was back on the 360 side and my original Division was RoD.”
As you are originally from the Xbox side of XGN, how is the Playstation side and are there any differences?
“The people are the same but the overall atmosphere is different. It’s awesome to feel the energy from the Playstation side. There aren’t many differences except different consoles.”
For the time I’ve known Tex,she has been the great leader that I was told so highly of. She has brought new strides to PS and has shown great dedication through all of it, she has helped PS get to where it is today and has made everyone’s time here very enjoyable. I would like to say a huge thank you to her for everything she has done for us, and for making time to do this interview with me.