While I appreciate that you took the time to review my application and recognize there were far more qualified applicants than myself, I can’t help but notice that it doesn’t look like you guys follow your own set of rules when it comes to making cadette choices.
As stated on your website: “The Frag Doll Cadettes Academy is like an “internship” for female gamers who are interested in learning more about the video game industry and possibly going to some industry events. This program would also be useful for female gamers interested in learning more about competitive gaming sponsorships. In addition to the “internship” experience, we offer exposure and moral support for those female gamers looking to start a career in gaming or get into the hardcore competitive gaming circuits.”
I don’t want to come across as catty or a sore loser, so please don’t think of what I’m about to say as that. I know quite a few girls other than myself who applied who aren’t close personal friends with any of the Frag Dolls, or have a limited experience in competitive gaming, and we weren’t picked. Upon looking over everyone that was selected, it looks as if FDC was a condolence prize for those not picked to be a Frag Doll a few months ago, or are living and residing with a current Frag Doll, or are simply over qualified for this experience (ie, have experience streaming, playing competitively, or already have a good career in gaming). I know you can’t select everyone, but I’m extremely disappointed and ashamed at the way it appears like these candidates were selected.
I thought that the Frag Dolls were about opening experiences for all female gamers, not just the ones who are best friends with all of you. I can’t say that I’ll ever apply again for this experience. If you are this selective and prejudice in who gets selected now, I can’t imagine how trying to work with you all would be.
It looks like for many female gamers, we still have to pave our own paths, and find a way around the unfairness of the business and ‘who you know’ subjectivity.