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Esmée OdyssevsEsmée Odyssevs

Excesstigress is a streamer, speedrunner, doto tryhard, ex programmer, also occasionally provides press coverage at tournaments and LANs. If you multiply her Steam hours by minimum wage, you could afford a gently used Aventador.

Katerina KosevaKaterina Koseva

Console Peasant since the mid 90s, Moba noob and cat addict.

Mark TotañesMark Totañes

Every time an artist dies, God lets them paint the sky that night.


Hi! Im Aaron Zandler Guillermo, 15, part of the News team. I play DOTA2 and Unturned. Dangerously Handsome, Currently studying on high school. I do martial arts, broacasting and many more 🙂


A marketer by profession and a part time wannabe sports-opinion-writer. Mostly write about Dota, Hearthstone and Pro-Wrestling.


I'm just a lonely DotA 2 Player trying to be a pro. 🙂


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


English Esports Writer //

Dota 2 and Hearthstone //

Follow me on Twitter @TheCBloom //

A.K.A Layton //

Marlon BasilioMarlon Basilio

Some players are called "cancer" because they want to drag other players down so that they can be at the top.

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?

Michael NormandinMichael Normandin

I always found myself reading and writing. I am a quirky, funny, and a deeply honest individual. As a child, teen, and even adult I always found myself doing something connected to creation, whether it was video creation, writing, putting together tech and improvising short stories quite quickly.

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 stuff 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. 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.

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.


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. 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.

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.


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.

Brett TereanBrett Terean

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

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.

Dino MedallaDino Medalla

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

Asen AleksandrovAsen Aleksandrov

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

Dave ThroopDave Throop

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.

Ellis LaneEllis Lane

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.

Amy ChenAmy Chen

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!

Dillon BantelDillon Bantel

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.

Ryan ArnettRyan Arnett

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!

Tyler SolleyTyler Solley

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

Joey CarrJoey Carr

University of North Georgia Journalism graduate. 4+ years experience covering Esports and traditional sports. Covered Dreamhack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.

Jared WarnkeJared Warnke

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

Ian KrzysztofIan Krzysztof

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.

Maurice BartonMaurice Barton

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

Natalie PackNatalie Pack

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

Eliana BollatiEliana Bollati

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