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BelialBelial

Gaming/Anime enthusiast who mostly sleeps, and spends half his day clicking circles in Osu!

Jason RodriguezJason Rodriguez

I'm a contributor for various sites under the Enthusiast Gaming umbrella: Destructoid, dailyesports.gg, PlayStation Enthusiast, PC Invasion, and Flixist. Games. Movies. Travel. History. Warhammer. Dad jokes. All around nerdy stuff. You name it, I'll happily chime in.

Michael CzarMichael Czar

Polish-Canadian game enthusiast. I've been entrenched in gaming as long as I can remember, with my first ever game being Pokemon Yellow and my most played game being Borderlands 2 (3000+ hours). Some other key favourites of mine are Transistor and Night in the Woods, but I spend stupid amounts of time playing Overwatch. I hope to continue to be part of film, gaming, and writing in the future.

Greg BargasGreg Bargas

A console gamer gone rogue. Collector of retro games, pun and dad joke enthusiast. My spotify playlists are out of control. Rocket League anyone?

Tyler DrummondTyler Drummond

Writer of Things; Lover of Pokemon Fire Red. Constantly wondering where the Switch has been all my life. Uncharted 3 is better than 2.

Francesco Lo PrestiFrancesco Lo Presti

Soccer fanatic, lover of sports and VERY Italian.

Niero GonzalezNiero Gonzalez

I've been blogging about videogames for 12+ years over at Destructoid.com, and now I help direct editorial for the EG network such as Daily eSports, Gamnesia, OnlySP, Nintendo Enthusiast, and a dozen others. Love my job, I'm living the dream!

Brad BallangerBrad Ballanger

Programmer. Writer. Digital media specialist. Competitive gamer in the sense that I'm competing with the constant urge to throw the controller across the room.

Geet AroraGeet Arora

News writer. Giver of opinions even when people don't want them. Occasional video game player. Sometimes I like to do all three at the same time. Eat my dust, Elon Musk.

Taha ZaidiTaha Zaidi

Pizza. Music. Baseball. Wrestling. Netflix. If society thinks it's a waste of time, I'm probably addicted to it. Also, I write about esports sometimes.

Xavier Martin DemersXavier Martin Demers

French Canadian/Jamaican lover of all things digital. I've been gaming since around the time I could walk, and analyzing gameplay since around the time I could speak. Currently a biochemistry student at the University of Toronto as well as a print model. Looking to complete the triforce by coming out with new gaming articles and insights for community enjoyment. My background and interest currently lies in Overwatch, having been a coach and player since beta. "I hope to be of assistance" -F.L.U.D.D.

Lawrence Tyler EsguerraLawrence Tyler Esguerra

Born and raised in Toronto. Sometimes a writer. Sometimes a creative director. Sometimes bored. Catch me with hundreds of unplayed games in my Steam library.

Kevin CarignanKevin Carignan

Kevin has been a fan of fighting games since he first walked up to a Marvel vs. Capcom cabinet at the tender age of 8 at the local arcade. (Kids ask your parents what an "arcade" is) He may not be very good, but that doesn't stop him from enjoying them.

Raphael BastekRaphael Bastek

Just another talking head on the internet, occasionally spouting off thoughts about video games. Some recent obsessions include Persona, Overcooked, and, once and forever, Dragon Warrior VII. 

Tarah BleierTarah Bleier

Tarah Bleier  is a freelance writer , editor and content creator from Toronto. As a graduate from Centennial College's Journalism program she has written for Tribute.ca, and Factinate.com and recently for Geek Enthusiast Magazine. In her free time she loves gaming, cosplaying, prop making and attending as many conventions and geeky events as she can. Writing has always been a passion of hers and she has been a contributing writer of The Planet Observer for many years before becoming its Assistant Editor last year. Her work can also be seen on The Geekcast Radio Network where she has been a podcast host and writer.

Sam GreszesSam Greszes

Sam Greszes is a writer, actor, and blogger currently based in Chicago. He has written for internationally distributed print publications such as ION Magazine and prominent websites like EaterUPROXXKill Screen, and Thrillist for over 6 years. He also thinks he can beat you in an arm-wrestling match, but he's probably wrong.

To unlock him, you must first beat the game on Very Hard difficulty without losing a life. Then, he will challenge you. You must defeat him in this battle to unlock him for play in Arcade and Versus modes.

Chris HintonChris Hinton

I was baptized in the world of gaming at the ripe age of four with an Atari 7800 playing Pole Position II and Galaga most days.  Now, I can be found amidst the chaotic online shooter arena like the Destiny, Battlefield, Fortnite, and anything-Tom-Clancy scenes or a solid AAA campaign found in games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild or God of War.  My other passion for journalism syncs up with gaming nicely and is something I'm striving to expand on in the future.

AxilyaAxilya

Just a typical gaming woman who likes to play healers and supports exclusively. A die-hard Warcraft universe fan, bookworm, and eastern cuisine enthusiast.

Steven ThompsonSteven Thompson

Huge fan of PUBG, Project Cars and Dirt Rally - I'm currently studying a film and photography degree and I also love mountain biking

Tyler ScottTyler Scott

Lover of tacos, Starcraft, and craft beer. When I'm not busy getting crushed on the ladder, you can find me beating my head against a Dark Souls boss or rocking out to The Sword.

KuroKuro

An avid fan of space exploration, owner of many dogs, and an independent video game developer. Drinking, dreaming and the other one are a definite yes.

Naim RosinskiNaim Rosinski

I like to give out free AK-47 headshots in CS: GO, spend some quality time in the kitchen marinating a tender chicken breast and approximately 3 times a week I lift some relatively heavy metal stuff at the gym. Oh, and I also like to write about e-sports and everything related to gaming. Who knew one could have such contrasting interests?

Suzy DarlingtonSuzy Darlington

Based in Australia, I owe my love of esports to my partner’s involvement with Masterminds Gaming Club. In my spare time, I write game reviews for Neon Lights Gaming and troll my favourite streamers’ Twitch chats. I like to eat Nutella straight out of the jar, and If I invite you out for coffee, it means “You can have a coffee if you want; I’m getting a triple-choc Nutella popcorn milkshake with cookie crumb”.

Arend ZijdenbosArend Zijdenbos

I'm Arend Zijdenbos, from the netherlands. Gamer for as long as i can remember. Played and thaught hearthstone at the top level for the past 4 years, currently working to expand further in the esports writing scene.

I currently also write for Gamersensei  for Hearthstone strategy related articles.

Butch CrossButch Cross

Butch “Eo” Cross is a Blizzard enthusiast through and through. A US Navy veteran, he spends his free time engrossed in Heroes of the Storm, as well as World of Warcraft. He currently serves the Heroes community as a free-lance writer, community competition commentator, and coach.

Brendan HyattBrendan Hyatt

Esports and gaming enthusiast. Briefly Grandmaster in StarCraft II. Lover of all things indie and some things weird. @hyattbre on Twitter.

aabicusaabicus

aabicus is a game developer who loves writing articles and filming gaming guides. His biggest claim to fame is being the only known Overwatch player to level-up three times after a single match. You can usually find him on Overwatch or any of the biggest Steam shooters.

MisterLMisterL

I started playing Starcraft II days before HotS release with no prior RTS experience, but instantly fell in love with the competetive nature of the game, particularly not being reliant on teammates for victory like in other games I played previously (lots of League of Legends). I've been playing actively since LotV and am closing in on Grandmaster. I'm streaming almost daily on https://twitch.tv/misterl__

Alex McCormickAlex McCormick

I've been playing Halo since I was three years old, with a brother who frequented local tournaments. So, it should come as no surprise that I love to watch and analyze shooter Esport games. Now, I watch competitive Overwatch and Halo, doing my best to learn the ins and outs of both games. I'm also a fierce advocate for the Metro franchise.

Aedan GarciaAedan Garcia

If I'm not practicing my Melee Falco, perfecting P.E.K.K.A decks in Clash Royale, or watching some esports tournament, I'm probably writing for fun or maybe trying to get a bit better at rock climbing. DBLTAP gave me a shot at esports over a year ago, and at 19, I'm still striving to improve my writing as much as possible.

Jacob DoratyJacob Doraty

I was born and raised in Canada and I currently attend Macewan University studying Communications.

AvinanAvinan

Hey everyone, I'm Avinan and I work for Daily Esports covering Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone. Currently I am 22, halfway through a degree in Advertising, and in a committed relationship.

I believe that constructive criticism and discussion goes a long way in improving a skill so I encourage people to reach out to me on my Twitter to let me know how I'm doing.

I'll see you guys in the Nexus, or maybe by the Hearth!

Michael KloosMichael Kloos

Dutch football (soccer) and Rocket League fan, spending much of my time watching the former, and playing and watching the latter. Also an avid fantasy/scifi reader and writer. I spend most of my time trying not to be in the real world.

Ziggy BartholomyZiggy Bartholomy

I'm a 19 year old in a college town that would rather spend Friday nights playing COD, PUBG, Fortnite, Overwatch, etc. than go out and seize the college lifestyle. I'm a very avid follower of Call of Duty eSports, and make it a point to keep up with the scene. In my spare time I go to the gym, run, and play basketball, tennis, and golf.

Michelle ManneringMichelle Mannering

Michelle is a Content Producer in the realms of innovation and technology. Known as the “Hackathon Queen”, she works with awesome companies to create and deliver hackathons and workshops. You'll often find her on stage MC’ing or speaking on a range of topics from artificial intelligence, to business, community engagement, the future of work, and esports. With a background in both science and arts, Michelle writes extensively on a range of topics including innovation, startups, corporate culture, esports, business development, and more. She has a passion for gaming and combines this with her experience in a range of industries. Michelle brings a unique insight into esports innovation and draws many parallels between the physical world of sport, and the digital world of esports.

John KellyJohn Kelly

John Kelly fostered an early love for video games. By the age of ten, he played Diablo for the first time and the rest is history. Each game after focused his passion for competitive gaming; and while he never engaged in competitive esports, he loved the idea of becoming a pro gamer. John studied History at West Chester University receiving a BA.

Previously a featured journalist with EsportsEdition.com, John covered multiple games, including League of Legends, CS GO, Halo, and Destiny.

John served as COO at Astral Authority, a professional team organization, growing the organization from 5 people and 1 game title to 35 people and 4 game titles. In his position, he was responsible for sponsor development and relationship management; and direct management responsibility for an organization of 35 people. He was also the face and voice of the organization, responsible for all media relations, including ESPN, The Score, GosuGamers, and the Daily Dot.

DinoDino

Competitive Call of Duty player and Rainbow Six Siege fanatic that sometimes writes about his opinion about video games. Based in Toronto but raised in Asia. When I'm not traveling to events, I'm probably streaming, editing, or doing too much at once.

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