Take a look at some of the hottest esports players in the U.S. and Europe and discover their other passions beyond the console - from pets and cars to music and more.
Longtime CEO of OpTic Gaming, Hector Rodriguez is largely regarded as the most successful owner in esports. With an overflowing trophy case and a following that most people can only dream of, Hector keeps his fans in-the-loop on all aspects of his life; whether that may be his team, family, friends, fishing, his animals or whatever his next endeavour – he takes you along for the ride through interactive content.
Ian Porter, better known as Crimsix is known amongst the esports community as the Crimbot – a fiend on the controller and behind the wheel. When he’s not dominating the competitive Call of Duty scene with his OpTic Gaming teammates, he’s modifying his newest car, taking laps at a track, or cruising through the streets. He may have a show car, but he’s not afraid to get it dirty.
A longtime content creator in the esports scene, Austin Pamajewon has built himself a large, engaged audience from Call of Duty trick shots, sniping skills and a style that has helped him reach over 3 million YouTube subscribers. A music buff at heart and a fashion forward style creates new experiences in which he brings his followers along for the ride.
Longstanding member and core member of OpTic Gaming’s streaming team, Ashley “Midnite” Glassel has been a staple in the esports scene producing content in many different esport titles. Ashley represents females in esports to the highest degree and can be seen making appearances and contributing as a special guest for many events, tournaments and conferences across North America.
A well-established former competitive HALO player, Michael “Flamesword” Chaves is known for engaging with fans across the world and being one of most friendly personalities in the scene. In his free time, Mike likes to hop on his bike and cruise around . . . more often than not – to the gym. A true adventurer at heart, Mike exhibits a grit that is rarely matched in the scene.
As CEO of tK Gaming, Justin “Kosdff” Chandler, runs a tight ship and a busy schedule. Justin can be credited with bringing his team back to the top as they came away with the MLG Dallas and MLG New Orleans Championships. When he’s not supporting one of his teams around the world, adding to his shoe collection or getting his latest tat, Justin can be seen cruising around in his Tahoe.
Often referred to as the G.O.A.T., Will “BigTymeR” Johnson has been around the esports scene for a long time. Will quickly came to fame through Call of Duty and grew his following through entertaining streams and YouTube videos where he plays a mixture of console, PC and VR games. His charismatic personality is shown through his car as well, as you’ll see him cruising around in a Tesla.
Launching his career through HALO, Formal rose to professional status before quickly transitioning to the Call of Duty World League. With the rise of Call of Duty’s popularity, Formal began one of the most successful tenure’s in esports. Formal was the first player to win a championship in both HALO and Call of Duty, tallying multiple wins across both titles, an X Games Gold medal in 2015, and a World Championship in 2017.