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Tarah BleierTarah Bleier (126)

Tarah Bleier is a freelance writer, editor and content creator from Toronto. She currently actively writes for, Daily Esports, Flixist and Outright Geekery. As a graduate from Centennial College’s Journalism program, she has also written for Nintendo Enthusiast, PC Invasion, Tribute.ca, 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.

Kevin CarignanKevin Carignan (86)

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.

Naim RosinskiNaim Rosinski (83)

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?

Brad BallangerBrad Ballanger (80)

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

Check out more of my work at bradballanger.com

Brett TereanBrett Terean (74)

I'm Brett, working in association with Daily Esports to cover Magic the Gathering and gaming news.

Chris HintonChris Hinton (73)

Accountant by day, video games enthusiast by night.  Somewhere in between all of that, I'm a husband, dad, and generally a giant man-child, too.  If a game is all about action, there's a safe bet I'm playing it.  I started laying waste to virtual worlds as a youngin' on the ol' Atari and haven't stopped since.

Jason RodriguezJason Rodriguez (71)

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.

Michelle ManneringMichelle Mannering (71)

Michelle is a Content Producer in the realms of innovation and technology. Known as the “Hackathon Queen” 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.

Michael KloosMichael Kloos (70)

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.

Michael CzarMichael Czar (61)

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.

Taha ZaidiTaha Zaidi (50)

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

Arend ZijdenbosArend Zijdenbos (49)

I'm Arend Zijdenbos, from the Netherlands. Gamer for as long as I can remember. for the past 5 years I competed and coached Hearthstone at the top level . My current focus is to expand further in the esports writing scene.

I currently also write for Gamersensei, Dignitas, Team Genji, Montreal Gaming and Kyoto Esports for all kinds of Esports related articles.

Joey CarrJoey Carr (48)

Joey Carr is a University of North Georgia Journalism graduate. He has 4+ years experience covering Esports and traditional sporting events, including Dreamhack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.

Dino MedallaDino Medalla (41)

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.

Tyler ScottTyler Scott (29)

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.

Asen AleksandrovAsen Aleksandrov (23)

Games player and write-abouter from Ottawa. Doom basically raised me.

Jack MortonJack Morton (17)

Journalist, editor, historian and avid esports writer. Twitter: AlbionJacks Contact: [email protected]

Vince KoyleVince Koyle (17)

Vince Koyle is an esports writer, tech nerd and future CompSci student. He often likes to compare traditional sports to esports, showing his love for both kinds. Also tends to sometimes try too hard with explaining what esports is and how it isn't any different than traditional sports. He mainly covers the League of Legends scene, with an emphasis on European and Asian leagues.

Alexandra TremblayAlexandra Tremblay (15)

Alexandra is an avid writer and a huge fan of StarCraft, and combining those two things is giving her a great excuse to watch an absolute ton of progaming.

Jacob DoratyJacob Doraty (14)

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

Ian KrzysztofIan Krzysztof (14)

Hard-stuck in both platinum and my opinions. MMA fan, lover of corgis, collector of shoes. The rest is either a mystery or not very interesting.

Ethan ChenEthan Chen (14)

Follower of tech startups and the Esports industry. I have a love/hate relationship with cooking and suck at Battle Royale games.

Grant BeardGrant Beard (12)

Writer, shoutcaster, memer, esports enthusiast, and trilby expert. I enjoy writing about the League of Legends lore on reddit, video games, sports, and screaming into a microphone over the combination of the latter two. Oh and I occasionally write about esports.

Taylor YatesTaylor Yates (10)

Taylor Yates is a gamer, sports lover, and content creator. He has been an avid gamer since the days of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Halo 3. Taylor now plays Fortnite under the name 'sombodysgun' and loves to share his gameplay. A recent NC State grad, Taylor loves to support his Wolfpack and other sports teams.

Xander TeunissenXander Teunissen (9)

Writer, developer and esports observer from the land of cheese and windmills.

Amy ChenAmy Chen (8)

Amy Chen is an esports journalist and enthusiast who specializes in in-depth interviews and breaking news. A recent University of Toronto and Humber College graduate, she is passionate about building up the Canadian esports industry. Her current favourite games are Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm, and she has always had a soft spot for World of Warcraft!

Tyler SolleyTyler Solley (8)

Gamer, hobbyist, writer.  Streaming Starcraft 2 and Old School Runescape in my free time.

James EdgarJames Edgar (8)

Avid Gamer with over 15 years experience with Magic the Gathering. Mid-West born and national wanderer. Always up for a good discussion on anything gaming related.

Kyler PlackowskiKyler Plackowski (7)

Hi I'm Kyler Plackowski! I am a huge fan of eSports in all regards with a main focus in League of Legends and Magic: the Gathering. I am one of the founding members of the eSports Council at my college and an avid player of many games. I am a die hard TSM fan but if I am watching good games of League or playing an enjoyable game of commander or prerelease events I am extremely happy.

Abrar AhmadAbrar Ahmad (6)

I fell in love with Tomb Raider for the PS1 as a 4 year old and have gamed ever since. While I've meddled with the pro scenes of a couple games, I only really got invested with Overwatch for which I've been a pro player, coach and analyst in the tier 3 scene. Nowadays I mostly just play Overwatch, some Pdx Grand Strategies and R6 Siege but my favourite video game will forever be Star Wars Republic Commando. RIP Sev, you'll always be remembered.

Disclosure: I've been a tournament admin and writer for The NUEL. While I am unlikely to cover the UK collegiate scene I still believe it important to disclose.

Maurice BartonMaurice Barton (6)

The name is Maurice Barton. Esports is a passion. Gaming is a lifestyle. Come read my thoughts and information!

Adam ObringerAdam Obringer (6)

Proud alum of the slimy pebble, Slippery Rock University, and DePaul University. Making the transition from four years in traditional sports to esports. Happy to turn my obsession with NBA2K, CSGO, and Rocket League into content.

Dave ThroopDave Throop (6)

With over a decade of experience in the esports industry Dave is an industry jack of all trades. He has a special affinity for FPS, MOBA and Battle Royale titles with his favorites being Halo, Call of Duty, League of Legends, Fortnite and Apex Legends. When he isn't writing, making content or watching esports you can find him playing games and hiding from the Canadian winter.

Ryan ArnettRyan Arnett (5)

Former competitive PUBG player for Hog Pen Esports, past broadcaster for Overwatch University League, and current writer for Daily Esports. Excited to bring exciting content from the world of gaming to everyone!

Lucas ChillerónLucas Chillerón (5)

I´m Lucas Chillerón, a passionate Spanish esports fan who absolutely loves to follow any competitive scene in order to create content about it throughout different sites within the community. Should I choose a single game in the market to be a fan of, however, my heart would definitely lean towards League of Legends since it is the title I, fortunately, got to grow up with. There is really not much more to say, I just hope you enjoy reading my articles and, if possible, learn something while doing so. Cheers!

Tyler PieperTyler Pieper (5)

I'm a veterinary student based out of Illinois. I enjoy (and sometimes stream) Shadowverse and MTG in my spare time.

Jared WarnkeJared Warnke (4)

I am a League of Legends writer from New Jersey. Graduated from Rutgers with my Bachelor's in Journalism. Favorite League champions: Vel'Koz, Sion, Blitzcrank to name a few. I also play Overwatch, Slay the Spire, Stardew Valley, and D&D. Find me on Twitter @warnkejared

Wes TacosWes Tacos (3)

Enthusiast Gaming Community Manager / Lifetime Cheese Awards Winner

Ellis LaneEllis Lane (3)

Ellis (Llexis) Lane is a writer and developer from Birmingham, UK. If he's not currently playing Rocket League you'll be able to find him talking about it on twitter.

Giorgio CaferraGiorgio Caferra (3)

Born in Italy, I moved to Canada to get a journalism degree. Now I live in the UK.
Nerd since infancy, I started playing magic the gathering when i was seven years old, around the release of sixth edition.
Growing up, I became a pc and ps4 gaming nerd as well, much to the dismay of my wife.
Hit me up on MTGA for quick wins against janky decks that almost never work!

Dillon BantelDillon Bantel (3)

Dillon Bantel is an avid gamer, esports enthusiast, and writer. He has been gaming since he and his brother got their first Nintendo 64 and had to fight over the only controller. He found his home with first-person shooters like Halo 3 and Modern Warfare 2. He still loves playing games with friends and asserting his dominance to the noobs on the other team. When he isn’t gaming with friends, he is working on his debut young adult novel, Tyranny.

Natalie PackNatalie Pack (2)

Communications student born and raised in Kentucky. Average console player who plays insane amounts of Overwatch and Destiny 2. Occasional Twitch streamer.

Niero GonzalezNiero Gonzalez (2)

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!

Brandon Borrelli YiBrandon Borrelli Yi (2)

Name's Brandon, I'm an 18 year old who is simply fanatical about all things Esports. Also a Self Confessed C9 Fan Boy.

Eliana BollatiEliana Bollati (2)

Freelance journalist from Australia who loves to get carried by phat Phantom Assassins in Dota 2. Passionate about esports and gaming. Also loves cats.

Noah RolfNoah Rolf (2)

Noah is a freelance writer, currently working for Esports Daily as a Magic: The Gathering content contributor.

Jim HarborJim Harbor (2)

Jim Harbor is a writer of articles, plays, comics, songs  and animation.

Chris O'BerryChris O'Berry (1)

Chris O'Berry is a writer based out of Boise, Idaho. He primarily enjoys playing Magic: The Gathering, but also have a deep love for Super Smash Brothers: Melee and World of Warcraft.

Monty CoyleMonty Coyle (1)

Monty Coyle is a writer based out of Lincolnshire in the UK. He mostly plays DotA 2 and Magic: the Gathering, but also very much enjoys some casual Overwatch games with friends.

Brennan RetzerBrennan Retzer (1)

Gaming when I'm not writing. Writing when I'm not gaming. Dreaming instead of sleeping.

Currently battling a 18-year addiction to Starcraft using FPS, MOBAs, and Fighting Games. There's still no cure.