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Ethan ChenEthan Chen (318)

Follower of tech startups and finance. I write about esports in my free time.

Joey CarrJoey Carr (310)

Joey Carr is a University of North Georgia Journalism graduate. He has 5+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including Dreamhack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.

Asen AleksandrovAsen Aleksandrov (198)

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

Tarah BleierTarah Bleier (182)

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.

Naim RosinskiNaim Rosinski (157)

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?

Brent TereanBrent Terean (149)

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

Dylan TateDylan Tate (131)

Dylan Tate is a student in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, including Smash Bros., Splatoon, ARMS, and Pokémon. Dylan also writes Nintendo news articles for Nintendo Enthusiast.

Arend ZijdenbosArend Zijdenbos (125)

I'm Arend Zijdenbos, from the Netherlands. Gamer for as long as I can remember. My current focus is further improving at esports journalism. Currently, I write for Daily Esports and PCInvasion. For more of me, find me on twitter @Azijdenbos.

Michelle ManneringMichelle Mannering (114)

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 CzarMichael Czar (108)

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 recently got my BA Honors in Film Studies, and want to continue to be part of film, gaming and writing.

Michael KloosMichael Kloos (104)

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.

Tyler PieperTyler Pieper (99)

I'm a veterinary student based out of Illinois. I enjoy (and sometimes stream) Shadowverse and MTG in my spare time. Follow me on twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/elpieps

Vince KoyleVince Koyle (93)

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.

Taylor YatesTaylor Yates (92)

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.

Taha ZaidiTaha Zaidi (55)

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.

Dino MedallaDino Medalla (49)

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.

Amy ChenAmy Chen (49)

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!

Adam ObringerAdam Obringer (43)

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.

Grant BeardGrant Beard (38)

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.

Lucas ChillerónLucas Chillerón (32)

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!

Ian KrzysztofIan Krzysztof (29)

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.

Kyler PlackowskiKyler Plackowski (26)

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 (25)

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.

Dillon BantelDillon Bantel (21)

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.

Xander TeunissenXander Teunissen (20)

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

Jim HarborJim Harbor (15)

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

Ryan ArnettRyan Arnett (14)

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!

Ellis LaneEllis Lane (14)

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.

Jared WarnkeJared Warnke (13)

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 @JaredWarnke

Noah RolfNoah Rolf (12)

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

Brandon Borrelli YiBrandon Borrelli Yi (9)

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

Natalie PackNatalie Pack (9)

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

Wes TacosWes Tacos (8)

Enthusiast Gaming Community Manager / Lifetime Cheese Awards Winner

Dave ThroopDave Throop (7)

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.

Brennan RetzerBrennan Retzer (6)

Gaming when I'm not writing. Writing when I'm not gaming.

Currently battling a 18-year addiction to Starcraft using FPS, MOBAs, and Fighting Games.

Carly SobaCarly Soba (6)

Digital artist, bunny mom, and avid League of Legends fan.

Ryan HayRyan Hay (6)

Ryan Hay is a writer and content creator currently living in New York. Video games, anime, and Magic: The Gathering have all been strong passions in his life and being able to share those passions with others is his motivation for writing. You can find him @HorrorEngine on Twitter where he complains about losing on MTG Arena a lot.

Monty CoyleMonty Coyle (2)

Monty Coyle is a writer based out of Lincolnshire in the UK. He mostly plays DotA 2, hovering around the 2500 MMR Archon bracket. He's also an avid Magic: The Gathering player, regularly playing both Standard and Modern.

Esmée OdyssevsEsmée Odyssevs (2)

Recovering Dota 2 player and perpetually tired esports freelancer.

NieroGonzalezNieroGonzalez (1)

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