Contributors
Sascha Yiska Heinisch

Sascha "Yiska" Heinisch has been creating content in esports for over a decade initially starting in Warcraft 3, going over to WoW Arena and since 2015 he has moved to Overwatch. You can join his Discord here.

Matt Gerrity

Matt is a Freelance Journalist for GGRecon and an avid esports fan. He grew up with a passion for traditional sports and studies Sport Management at Liberty University. With this background, he fell in love with esports and determined to pursue a career in the industry. He has written for Dignitas as well as being a Title Specialist for Espo.

Rijit Banerjee

Rijit Banerjee is a freelance esports and gaming journalist who covers games like Fortnite, VALORANT, League of Legends, PUBG, and more for GGRecon and Sportskeeda. He has an undying love for indie video games and PlayStation exclusive games as well.

Arnab Baidya

Arnab is a gaming and esports writer for GGRecon and multiple outlets including Gamepur (Gamurs) and GamingonPhone. Along with this, he has been managing professional esports teams and YouTubers for over a year and loves playing games and watching streamers on Twitch and YouTube.

Brittany Vincent

Brittany Vincent has been covering video games and tech for over a decade for publications like MTV, Rolling Stone, Popular Science, Playboy, Empire, Complex, IGN, GamesRadar, Polygon, Kotaku, Maxim, GameSpot, Yahoo, and more. She's also appeared as a panellist at video game conventions like PAX East and PAX West and has coordinated social media for companies like CNET. When she's not writing or gaming, she's looking for the next great visual novel in the vein of Saya no Uta.

Meg Kay

Meg is a freelance League of Legends writer and content creator, focusing on the LEC. A soon-to-be English Literature graduate, she's passionate about the storytelling of the esports world, and the stories of the people behind some of League's most famous names.

Zain Fairuz Syaakir

Zain is a Freelance Writer for GGRecon. He got hooked on the esports competitive scene since 2012 when he watched Dota 2 The International 2012. Now he’s been following Dota 2 and CS:GO passionately.

Cameron Taylor

Cameron is a freelance journalist at GGRecon. Specialising mainly in FPS games such as Call of Duty and CS:GO, he has been following esports passionately, starting with Black Ops 2.

Matt Dixon

Matt is a former competitive Call of Duty player born in Northern Ireland, now living in England. Matt is a freelance Call of Duty writer for GGRecon. He’s loved gaming since a young age and has been heavily involved in the esports scene for over 7 years. Currently, in his final year of studies at Ulster University, Matt is pursuing a business degree in Management & Leadership Development. 

Katie Gripne

Katie Gripne is a freelance features writer for GGRecon. She has covered Overwatch League and Super Smash Bros., though she worked most recently as the Junior Broadcast Writer for the LCS’s 2020 Summer Split. Avid fan of the intersection of technology and culture.

Declan McLaughlin

Declan is a freelancer for GGRecon and has bylines with InvenGlobal and Win.gg. Declan has covered Indiana University sports and esports in his time as a journalist and editor at the school's student newspaper, the Indiana Daily Student. You can find him toiling in low ranks in League of Legends, Valorant and Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Anuj Gupta

Anuj Gupta is a freelance Dota 2 writer at GGRecon. He started out on his gaming journey as a FIFA fanatic in the early 2000s. Soon after high school, Anuj caught interest in esports titles like Dota 2 and CS:GO. After a long stint of a love/hate affair with Dota 2, he settled not as a professional player but as a gaming and esports writer. Anuj loves to play games and specializes in delivering quality content in the form of articles and features to the community. However, you can find him writing lame punch lines at the start of every Dota 2 pub match.

Owen Turner

Owen is a Freelance Journalist for GGRECON, an esports writer with a passion for the industry. He has worked for LeFurgey Software and is a recent graduate at South Island Distance Education located in Victoria, BC. With years of experience as an amateur esports player, Owen has moved on to writing about the role he once served under.

Jon Godwin

Jon is an experienced esports player, coach, and freelance journalist, with years of expertise under his belt across the worlds most beloved competitive video game titles. Mainly focusing on VALORANT, he still has a passion for all games; especially those in the shooter genre. Currently completing a bachelors degree in Game Design & Production at Staffordshire University.

Tom Chapman

Tom Chapman is a Senior Trending News Journalist at GGRecon. He started out writing movie reviews online before studying Broadcast Journalism at Leeds University. Tom's bylines have included Movie Pilot, Screen Rant, Comic Book Resources, Student Problems, Radio Times, and Digital Spy. With a passion for all things pop culture, Tom can be found mashing buttons or developing square eyes. Contact him - tom@ggrecon.com

Katey Roberts

Katey Roberts is a Trending News Editor at GGRecon. She graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2017 with a BA of Film And Media Studies. Following her studies, Katey has since worked for the LADbible Group and Social Chain as a Social Editor, and has bylines in Student Problems, GameByte, LADbible, Tyla, SPORTbible and more. Frequently found with her head buried in a good thriller book, and has a bit of an obsession with Reddit.  Tweet her @K4T3Y_, or email her at katey@ggrecon.com.

André González Rodríguez

André is a Freelance League of Legends Journalist at GGRecon. He is currently studying to finish his A.S. New Media Communications and his A.A. at Valencia College in Orlando, FL. to later transfer to the University of Central Florida’s Journalism program. He has written about his state’s local esports teams such as the Florida Mayhem and the Florida Mutineers on the Valencia Voice (Valencia College’s online newspaper). André has been watching esports since 2013 spanning different titles such as Call of Duty, League of Legends, Overwatch, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Ultimate, as well as other FGC titles.

Jonno Nicholson

Jonno is a freelance journalist at GGRecon, specialising in Call of Duty and its esports scene. His work can also be found on Esports Insider, Gfinity, Millenium, and a range of other esports publications.

Stuchiu

Stephen Chiu is a freelance journalist for GGRecon. He previously wrote for other publications like Dexerto, VPEsports, and Slingshot. His work can be also found on ESPN, EsportsHeaven, Upcomer, Rivarly, and a range of other publications.

Sebastian Romero

Sebastian is an avid esports fanatic, a freelance journalist for GGRecon, and holds a huge passion for the Overwatch and Dota 2 scenes.

Coleman Hamstead

Coleman is a freelance journalist at GGRecon. While gaming has always been his passion, it wasn’t until he worked as a Sports Journalist at the Community College of Baltimore County that he found his enthusiasm for writing. In the time since Coleman has had his work featured in publications such as The Washington Post/Launcher and ESTNN. Coleman is a graduate of Towson University with a degree in Sport Management and Business Administration.

Joseph Franco

Joseph “Volamel” Franco is a freelance journalist at GGRecon. Starting with the Major League Gaming events 2006, he started out primarily following Starcraft 2, Halo 3, and Super Smash Bros. Melee. before transitioning from viewer to journalist. Volamel has covered Overwatch for four years and has ventured into VALORANT as the game continues to grow. His work can also be found on sites like Esports Heaven, HTC Esports, and VP Esports.

Ben Hurst

Ben is a freelance journalist for GGRecon. As well as writing on Rocket League, he also runs tournaments for APL Esports including The Kickoff. His work can be found on The Players' Lobby, Gfinity, GINX and other publications.

John Nolan

John is a long time Rocket League enthusiast, he specializes in covering their esports scene as a Freelance Journalist at GGRecon, and works in the community as a moderator of r/RocketLeagueEsports and helping to run various tournaments.

Katie Memmott

Katie is the Sub Editor and Freelancer Coordinator at GGRecon. An NCTJ-trained Journalist, who trained initially in Music Journalism and received her degree in 2013, Katie has had a varied career in print, online and radio since 2010. She then moved on to her own online music publication of which she was founder and editor; Hit The Scene Magazine. Katie has always been an avid gamer, from the heady days of The Sims 1 to competitive Apex Legends, her knowledge derives from a personal passion for gaming. 

Jack Marsh

Jack is a Journalist at GGRecon. He joined the team after graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism. Specialising in Rocket League, Call of Duty, and trending gaming news, Jack aims to bridge the gap between players and audiences with interviews and creative features, alongside breaking esports news. Originally becoming involved in esports in the days of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 he is also knowledgeable in Apex Legends and Fortnite, amongst other titles.

Fabio Schlosser Vila

Fabio is a Freelance Journalist for GGRecon, an esports writer and videographer. He has worked for GosuGamers, ALTERNATE aTTaX, the German Esports Federation, Deutsche Welle, and numerous esports outlets. With his camera, he has travelled to tournaments all across Europe and continues to create written content for the Counter-Strike and Rainbow Six: Siege spaces

Mackenzie O Brien

Mackenzie has a Bachelor's Degree in English and has worked at various gaming and esports ventures, including Artix Entertainment and Lionbridge. As well as being a Freelance Journalist at GGRecon, she has experience in the social media side to the gaming industry, as she has worked as a blog writer, social media marketer, and even a QA tester.

Jens Koornstra

Jens is an Applied Linguistics student who writes freelance esports content for GGRecon, Rocketeers and RLAftershock. He is especially passionate about the Rocket League scene and has been following it closely since RLCS Season 1. He attended the RLCS Season 2 grand finals as a fan, and the Season 8 grand finals as a reporter. Jens enjoys watching all kinds of esports, from Trackmania to Valorant, and likes to get involved with the esports and their communities.

Nico Fulford

Nico is a Junior Writer at GGRecon, with a focus on League of Legends. He has followed the game’s competitive scene closely since 2015, but has only recently begun to share his interest through writing. He has been a dedicated follower of both Destiny and Hearthstone since 2014, while also enjoying challenges like the Dark Souls series.

Mel Ramsay

Mel is the Head of Editorial at GGRecon. She was previously a senior journalist at LADbible, where she wrote regularly for GAMINGbible and SPORTbible. She then moved on to Social Chain, where she led the editorial teams on both GameByte and FragHero. Her work can also be found on Sky News, BBC, Huffington Post, Student Problems, TYLA, and a range of other publications. 

Yinsu Collins

Yinsu Collins is a Gold Standard NCTJ-trained freelance Journalist for GGRecon, specialising in gaming and esports. From League of Legends to CSGO and Valorant, Yinsu has three years of experience in a diverse range of esports titles as shown in her features, interviews and event coverage. You can find her work on Sky Sports, Red Bull Gaming, ESPN, Dexerto and more. 

Tom Hurrell

Tom is a Freelance Journalist at GGRecon. He was introduced to CS:GO in late 2015 by school friends and has been hooked on esports since. In addition to writing about Rocket League for Octane.gg and Rocket Kingdom, he has made significant contributions to the PUBG, CS:GO and Sim Racing sections of Liquipedia.

Brad Lengden

Brad is an award-winning journalist specialising in covering pop culture and sport. When he’s not moaning about Manchester United, he’s pretending to be competent at Warzone.

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