During the recent Ottumwa Trading Card Ceremonies, Robyn "Valkyrie" Swanson was among an elite group of video game luminaries from Empire Arcadia who were honored on trading cards for their important contributions to the global gaming culture. Their trading cards were presented by Billy MItchell and Walter Day -- along with the AWARD CERTIFICATE shown below -- on Saturday, November 11, 2017, during the Ottumwa Old School Arcade Galaxies of Gaming Festival, at the Quincy Place Mall, in Ottumwa, Iowa. To see the other trading cards unveiled during this ceremony -- or to see the long chronological history of the TRADING CARDS AWARDS TRADITION, go to this link: Chronological History of the Trading Card Awards Ceremonies
Robyn has achieved over 30 world records on the Twin Galaxies Scoreboard as a member of the Guinness award-winning eSports team, Empire Arcadia. Robyn has established herself as a world-class gamer who uses her gaming success to help her community through mentoring the next generation of aspiring eSports players. Robyn came to Ottumwa, Iowa -- the “Video Game Capital of the World” -- during the Ottumwa’s Old School Arcade Galaxies of Gaming event, where she learned more about Ottumwa’s legacy as the “birthplace” of organized, competitive eSports -- and even met many of the original early-80s superstars who were on hand for the 1982 Life Photograph Reunion. Plus, Robyn was present to witness Empire Arcadia leader & Founder Isaiah TriForce Johnson be inducted into the International Video Game Hall of Fame (IVGHOF) as a member of the Class of 2016. With an eye to the future, Robyn plans to help Empire Arcadia founder and CEO Triforce Johnson implement eSports programs in other regions of the world which are currently under represented.
Just Dance 2016
All about that bass: Meghan Trainor - 7,238 points
Blame: Calvin Harris Ft. John Newman - 6,748 points
Born This Way: Lady Gaga - 8,927 points
Star Wars Pinball: Boba Fett - 2,334,080 points
Trading Card artwork by Caerwyn Akiwumi-Jones