She’s 13 and was born deaf
“I wanted to really jump into that and make history,” Wheeler told CNN Business. “It’s a great opportunity to help inspire other girls… they can join any organization. They can play any game.“
The fan of Starbursts, Twix, sour green Skittles, and her four dogs (one of whom she says looks like an Ewok from “Star Wars”), knows she stands out. She is proud to be a role model.
Wheeler began broadcasting her video game play last October and has since gained more than 200,000 followers on Amazon’s Twitch streaming service. Wheeler is the first female to join Faze Clan, a famous esports organization that helps promote its 80-or-so players and train them for competitions. Now Ewok is making history playing ‘Fortnite’, She’s playing in a world dominated by boys, and she was born deaf. Yet Soleil Wheeler — Ewok, as she’s known in the esports world — just became the newest member of one of the world’s most prestigious professional gamingorganizations
She’s just 13 years old, and she was born deaf. Yet Soleil Wheeler — Ewok,