Meet Our Coaches
In partnership with Connected Camps, we are happy to offer free coaching for our season long tournaments! Connected Camps is a not-for-profit organization providing connected learning experiences that foster creativity, problem solving, collaboration and interest-driven learning. Connected Camps’ mission is to build a global online community where kids build, code, play, and learn from one another. Learn more about their organization here.
Alberto “Kaiser” Rivera
Bachelors in Communicational Arts, Current eSports assistant coach at Benedictine University
“I’ve always enjoyed playing online with my group of friends and competing, I would like to help cultivate new players to help improve their skills as well as instilling a good sportsman like attitude in the competitive field.”
Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO Health and Exercise Science - Sports Medicine
“I have been coaching since beta release of the game. I love the game and I love the ability to pass on the knowledge of countless hours watching/playing/analyzing the game with others to bring out their fullest potential. I want to keep growing as a coach to continue my line of professional coaching and developing the next wave of talent within the scene.”
Aveary "FaizeLeingod" Hicks
School/Degree: New Mexico State University, Secondary Education - Mathematics.
"My dedication to being an Esports coach comes from my love of a growing Esports community that I want to positively contribute to. I look forward to being able to educate and encourage players in a game I am passionate about."
Christopher J. "LucidRaven" Shell, M.A., RYT-200
From: Washington, D.C.
Studies: Psychology & Coaching
"My passion is to develop the next generation of professional esports athletes and gaming enthusiasts in a way that promotes greater well-being, respect, positive regard, and life skills across the gaming community. I’m excited to coach Overwatch players specifically because it is a game that requires a great deal of coordination, communication, and teamwork; offering the opportunity as a coach to cover and expand upon training materials that speak to these target areas."
Drake "2avage" Everlove
Bachelor's of History UCLA
"I love esports and I have had a deep passion for video games all my life, and think the esports industry has a lot of room to grow and I want to be a part of it. I'm really excited to see the kind of competition we'll all be having as the gameplay begins!"
Gregory “Gmoney” Boehm
University of Michigan – Class of 2016 Environmental Science
"My name is Gregory and I was born and raised in Santa Monica, CA. I have a background in science education and I currently produce and edit esports videos for a small website. Overwatch has been my favorite game for the past two years, and I am very excited to be able to combine my love of teaching with my love of Overwatch."
Griffin “H2O” Poyck
From South Carolina
Studying computer science and minoring in digital production arts
"The feeling of playing in a team and working together in strategic games is absolutely phenomenal. It's the way the games feel best and I want to share the experience with as many people as possible."
Jonathan “reVo” Gargoshian
Michigan, USA - MBA Business and Marketing
“My passion for esports has brought me to a point where I can now inspire and guide the future esport players of tomorrow.”
Jon "knee hao" Quinn
Ohio State University
"I have been playing League of Legends since Season 4, and it developed my passion for Esports. During my time at college, I was part of Ohio State University’s Esports and LoL Club, where I helped establish the University’s foundation for Esports. I am looking forward to an exciting season!"
Houston, Texas - User Experience Designer & Researcher
"I've been playing competitive video games for a few years now and I'm excited to bring my skills and knowledge to Overwatch. I look forward to fostering a healthy and competitive community with everyone this season."
Tampa, FL - Oculus Brand Ambassador
"My love and passion for competition in Esports goes beyond my own personal pursuits. I'm eager to help others become the best they can be!"
Lumen “Lulumeister” Vera
San Diego, California - Crescent Esports: CEO/Co-Owner
"I am very drawn to teaching and bettering players around me. The best part of teaching is when those “Aha!” moments happen and the student/player learns a new skill."
Nicholas "HypeHouse" Hughes
Concord, NH - Program Assistant for the NH Dep. of Agriculture
"The appeal of coaching Overwatch comes from how progressive and cutting edge Blizzard has been when it comes to esports. There's no better time to be involved in the industry and be a part of that forefront."
Ryan “Scrubz” Hoskins
Tampa, FL- University of South Florida History & Political Science
"I love Overwatch and have been playing soccer competitively for most of my life. Bringing my passions for teaching, sports (or in this case, eSports!), and Overwatch together seems to be a dream come true."
Shawn “PAŇĎŐ#1133” Leung
El Monte, CA - University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A. in Sociology
“I have been with Overwatch since Open Beta and have since developed a community for Overwatch players within the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Gaucho Gaming Organization. I aim to not only coach developing youth, but to also promote the drive for a higher education and to create space for those who feel there isn’t place for them.”