Stevana "Stevie" Case (born September 7, 1976) is an American game designer and eSports player. She is known as one of the first well-known female gamers. Case has had several roles in the industry, from the first female professional gamer at the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) to level designer to vice president of development and sales.
She adopted the nickname KillCreek as a gaming handle after the band of the same name from Lawrence, Kansas. Case grew up in Olathe, Kansas and later attended University of Kansas.
After leaving Monkeystone Games, Case led a product development team for Warner Bros. Online's mobile group. After leaving Warner Bros., she was employed at Tira Wireless in sales and business development. Afterwards, she held a position with Spleak Media Network, where she was a director of product management.
In September 2008, she was vice president of business development and sales for fatfoogoo, an online commerce company. Case also served as Director of Business Development at Live Gamer, and Vice President, Sales with PlaySpan (acquired by Visa in 2011).
On March 1, 2010, NewWorld (the former parent company of the CPL) announced that it had signed a two-year agreement with Stevie Case for the production of a new podcast show called Stevie FTW. The last podcast was uploaded on March 11, 2011, and the last Twitter/Facebook update was on the same date.
Case is now the Vice President of Revenue at San Francisco-based startup Layer, developer of an open communications layer for the Internet.
Case dated Quake player Tom "Entropy" Kimzey, who was also a University of Kansas student and a member of KU based team Impulse 9.
Case gained repute for defeating Quake designer John Romero in a Quake deathmatch. She defeated him the first time they met, after being introduced by a mutual friend, Don MacAskill. After that, she was employed at Ion Storm, first as a game tester and then as a level designer. Case and Romero moved in together in 1999. That relationship ended in early 2003. Until then, Case was the vice president of Monkeystone Games, a game development company she co-founded with Romero.
Case became known for her looks and penchant for games. She was approached by Playboy to appear in a pictorial based on an interview she did in the Los Angeles Times. She did the photo shoot in early 2000. Images of the photo shoot were released on the Internet, but never made it to the print version of Playboy magazine.
Between 1998 and 2000, she authored three strategy guide books for Prima Games on the games Jazz Jackrabbit 2 (1998), Buck Bumble (1998), and Daikatana (2000). For the latter she used the nickname Stevie "KillCreek" Case.