Munly Leong is a software engineer/ filmmaker and also someone who can "get the deal and work the deal". He has a broad spectrum of technical experience mainly rooted in the C++/C# worlds from gamedev (Midway), web apps (Vancouver 2010 winter Olympics) and as a former sysadmin for News Corp. Recently he has been part of marketing campaigns behind several multimillion dollar crypto raises and was a former startup/visa policy advisor for the office of US Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kansas). Now in advocating similarly for digital nomad visas as "the future of work" in SE Asia beginning with Thailand and Malaysia.
Munly began his working life as a writer for Australian gaming magazines such as Official Australian Playstation and PC Powerplay while also doubling as a BBS sysadmin back in the day.
Oliver Pudlo has had a 20 year in operations and logistics management with companies such as Gebrüder Weiss (Austria) and MOL Logistics (Japan) whose journey took him to Razer Europe, initially as a client he worked with before he became an early employee and somehow this had nothing to do with his gaming background or his very respectable taste in indie and adventure games! Oliver has been instrumental in early stage growth and community building and his logistics background will be invaluable in the future as we expand our e-commerce operations and build our international distribution centers.
FreyaFox was previously a Facebook gaming partner, a full time Twitch streamer for Fortnite and Overwatch and a proud member of the LBGT community. She is fluent in 4 languages. English, Mandarin Chinese, Tagalog and Vietnamese.
Celeste, also known as "BiiTTERSWEET", is a hardcore competitive gamer who has competed in multiple game genres. She is well known for her skills in FPS (Halo series) and being the winner of the first season of TBS' Reality TV show King of the Nerds (2013). She also dabbles in competitive Smash Bros and DDR
Operations / Representatives
Staff, regional reps or executive partners
USA/Southeast US regional representative
Godric Johnson is an American artist / game developer / musician born & raised from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is also the founder of GeSports, one of the top two premier professional gaming teams in Louisiana and serves as Producer / Creative Director of the independent game company Jetstreame, housed in the Louisiana Technology Park. In addition to his work with Balance and his own businesses, he is also a consultant for industry with his finger on the forefront of esports and gaming tech
Bountie.io is an esports tournament organizing platform that is also powered by blockchain and cryptocurrency. Lex over a decade of experience in tech and has founded several design and and e-commerce related businesses. They also own and operate their own esports arena in Singapore. Bountie is our platform partner for online play
Director of Barcraft.com
Barcraft.com is the Valve Software official source for DOTA2 international pubstomps (viewing events) and venue/organizing platform for operators. The term Barcraft originated from the trend of live viewing events of esports at local venues such as bars and clubs and has since a worldwide underground trend. Lorin was among the original organizers and Barcraft subreddit operators. Barcraft is our platform partner for offline / in-person events.
Venue and Regional Operators / Coordinators
A&C Games / The Hive Esports (Canada)
A&C Games represents the heart of the Greater Toronto Area's gaming culture and community in the heart of downtown Toronto. It's founders, Gar Wan Toy and his brother originally started selling retro games from their family's 7-11 before they opened their own store. They also founded a close-knit and popular fighting game community out of an adjacent basement to their former store otherwise known as "fight club" which has since migrated to The Hive and now represents a much more diverse gaming crowd.
Founded by our ambassador Keisha Howard, Sugargamers is still largely a women-centric gaming community at it's core but also a multi-skilled collective of young professionals with various skills and creative trades which also now includes incorporates a few men as well :)
Gold Standard Gaming (USA)
Led by former pro-gamer Sebastian "Chosen1" Burton who has competed across the board from sports games to fighting to competitive shooters, Gold Standard Gaming is both E-Sports Talent as well as marketing agency who has worked with clients such as EA, Supercell and KT.
Ryan "Gootecks" Guittrez (USA)
"Gootecks" is an on-off professional fighting gaming player. When he was on, he was part of things like Capcom Pro Tour but ended up being better known for his showboating and unique dress sense at events than the big leagues themselves. He ended up being better known for his Cross Counter youtube show, teaching and several books he has written on Street Fighter
Behrouz "Behrudy" Safi (Canada)
"Let's learn like gentlemen!" is a phrase Behrudy popularized on his Youtube channel, paraphrased from his favourite Street Fighter main, Dudley. More of a video editor and content creator than a progamer, Behrudy nonetheless is well known locally (and sometimes local champion) along with his international following on Youtube.
Pantip Plaza / Chiang Mai University (Thailand)
Munly and Niraj "Masterpiece" cover Chiang Mai, Thailand, often "Northern capital" of Thailand which already has an esports venue at Pantip Plaza while Chiang Mai University on the side of town is often a host of events and is also home the College of Arts, Media and Technology (CAMT) , training the next generation of Thai game developers.
Alpha eSports / King Mongkut University / Game Over Lounge (Thailand)
Alpha eSport Team is an often qualifier or semi finalist in the SE Asian region's events as well as in China and has also parterned with King Mongkut University in Bangkok while Game Over Lounge is a bar
Johor eSports Association
Johor Bahru / Iskandar
Johor E-Sports Association are made up of veteran operators from the former Academy of E-Sports. . Our man Aaron Ting is head of Access Blockchain and also founded the Bitcoin Malaysia group and is part of business development for the Iskandar region. His sons are more avid gamers than he is but he retains an interest in gaming especially as a way to bridge his sons into programming, blockchain and tech entrepreneurship. His family is a fine example of the positive outcomes that can come from gaming especially when combined with good balance :)
He was a co-founder of a regional advertising agency and a senior investment associate of Castlewood Group. Desmond is a flamboyant on stage aficionado with 7 years of experience in events. He is also a former speaker and presenter for a foreign property developer in China & Indonesia.
Bountie have their own e-sports arena that can play host to our special events in Singapore. They aim to build the e-sports and gaming scene in Singapore along with the "play for money" in a more casual sense of Bountie's core business.
Spawn Point (Australia)
Kyle Rollinson is Sydney based indie game developer and also a long time patron of Spawn Point, a gaming bar and venue in the heard of Sydney's CBD.