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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.

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?

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.

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 stuff sometimes.

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. 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.

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

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.

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.

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. 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.

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.


I'm Avinan, working in association with Daily Esports to cover Heroes of the Storm and Magic the Gathering news.

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” 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.


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.

Matt HolyoakMatt Holyoak

Part-time streamer, huge fan of all games, especially the FIFA Series! Graduate of Cambridge Technical Diploma in Media Studies.

TJ DenzerTJ Denzer

TJ Denzer is a video game journalist and Co-Editor-in-Chief at Daily Esports with a passion for games that has dominated a lifetime. When he's not entrenched in the latest fighting games, exploring video game history, or playing through RPGs with his wife, he's putting time into local beer breweries and searching for new food and drinks in the constant pursuit of good times with good people.


I stood in line for Pac Man on the Atari 2600 with my dad. I didn't figure out the 3pt glitch on Double Dribble until 2 years ago. I wasted many quarters playing Rayden in Mortal Kombat with my friends at local arcades. My first internet experience was on AOL dial up. I play Starcraft 2 poorly and often.

Alexandra TremblayAlexandra Tremblay

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.


With over 8k hours in DoTA 2, you would expect me to be way better than I actually am.  I enjoy Fifa, HotS, D&D and any multiplayer games I can play with friends.  I'm also a big fan of Kpop! My one prized possession is my Akke signed T-shirt.

Wes TacosWes Tacos

Enthusiast Gaming Community Manager / Lifetime Cheese Awards Winner