Name: Ciji “StarSlay3r” Thornton

Location: USA

Specialty: Rhythm, Fighting, Racing

Current Competitive Games: Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Hearthstone

Management: Self Managed

Team: None

Bio: StarSlay3r has been gaming since she was a child and began competitive gaming in 1998. In 2006 StarSlay3r moved to Texas where she would later enter the Midnight Gaming Championship launching her professional gaming career as she gained attention from MTV for being a top 10 Guitar Hero 2 player at the CPL tournament held in Dallas, TX.  StarSlay3r later moved out to California where her skills only increased as she began winning multiple Guitar Hero tournament in the state. In March of 2008 StarSlay3r ranked 3rd in the nation in a tournament called Rocktacular which was featured on Gamespots Tournament TV. As new rhythm games came out, her rankings raised to new levels and she quickly earned respect from players worldwide, not as “the worlds best female guitar hero player”, but as one of the top Guitar Hero and imagesRock Band players in the world amongst both men and women.

During StarSlay3r’s competitive career she has racked up dozens of top 5 finishes for dozens of games across multiple genres. StarSlay3r has proven to be a top gamer not just in the U.S. but worldwide placing as high as 5th Worldwide for Guitar Hero: World Tour on Scorehero.com in 2008. In 2009 StarSlay3r went to Guadalajara, Mexico to compete on Team USA for Guitar Hero: World Tour, being the first female to do so, claiming 7th place in the Pan American region of the world (out of 13 countries) for Guitar Hero: World Tour in the WCG Pan American Championships and 1st place for Rock Band 2.

Over the years StarSlay3r has been a member of the PMS Clan (Pandora’s Mighty Soldiers), was one of the original Frag Doll Cadettes, competed along side the nation’s top gamers as a Valkyrie with Empire Arcadia, and was the first and only female Mortal Kombat 9 competitor sponsored by Team Vital Resolution. StarSlay3r is not currently signed with any team and is competing as a free player.

In the past 6 years of her professional gaming career StarSlay3r has been a recognized player in the gaming community thanks to appearances on news stations such as FOX and MSNBC, on TV shows such as WCG Ultimate Gamer and Sony’s The Tester, films such as FRAG, and KILLER GAME, radio stations such as LEVEL UP and LO3,  magazines such asCHIEF magazineStuff Magazine and GAMEROOM Magazine, on popular gaming websites like KotakuJoystiq and IGN.com, as a host on GirlGamer.com, for being in a viral marketing campaign for the movie Repo Men and most recently as a competitor on the SyFy reality TV series Robot Combat League. Being influenced by other Pro Gamers such as Todd Rogers and Fatal1ty, she is determined to continue to work on her skills to become a better competitor and to help others in their quest to become a pro gamer as well.

StarSlay3r spends her days as a marketing consultant working with video game and non gaming companies. Ford, Energizer, Staples, Sony, and Coca-Cola are just a few of the companies she has worked with over the years and she also offers marketing consulting and social media management services for indie companies or companies/gamers who just need some help setting things up. For more info about this please contact her at StarSlay3r@gmail.com

When she’s not competing or working, StarSlay3r utilizes her gaming skills to help out charities. StarSlay3r has helped to raise money for multiple charities such as The Autism society of America, breast cancer research, To Write Love on Her Arms, Starlight Children’s Foundation, and Child’s Play Charity. With StarSlay3r’s help, thousands of dollars have been raised for these charities. If you would like to involve StarSlay3r in your next charity event, please feel free to contact her at StarSlay3r@StarSlay3r.net