About Us

At ESTNN we strive to provide esports news, videos, live streams, tournament coverage, event details and all aspects of esports to our users in a fan-friendly environment. We write breaking news and exclusive articles, create original videos, provide tournament coverage, share popular esports streams and aggregate esports news from the top publications at lightning speed. ESTNN hopes to be your primary source for everything esports.

Our Address is 495 St Germain Avenue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. If you have any questions, concerns, feedback, would like to advertise with us or want to chat, you can visit our contact page or email us at info@estnn.comYou can also direct message us on Twitter or on Facebook.

Our office hours are from 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday. Our office phone number is +1 (416) 278-4011.

Founder & Editor-In-Chief



  • Corey is a video game expert; he has been spending his time playing video games since he got an NES at age 3. Corey has been ranked #1 on the NBA 2K leaderboard and in the top 15 in Madden. He has over 105,000 Xbox GamerScore. Corey is a team member of one of the leading esports organizations. Corey founded the company Wave Digital Media, which was ranked the 60th fastest growing company in Canada for 2018. Corey graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in Business Management. He currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.
  • View Corey’s esports articles here.
  • Corey’s office hours are from 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday.
  • Note: Corey is the founder of ESTNN. Any issues should be brought directly to his attention via the contact info below:
  • Contact Corey at info@estnn.com, or by phone (416) 278-4011.

Senior Video Developers



  • Mohammed “MOETORIOUS” Abuzahria has been playing video games competitively for years getting top placements across multiple games including CrossFire, Paladins, Realm Royale, and Overwatch. With a heavy amount of experience playing video games through different perspectives, Mohammed has been able to gain unequivocal knowledge which is why he is the perfect content creator for breakdowns and analysis.
  • Contact Mohammed at mohammedabuzahria@yahoo.com or on Twitter @theMOETORIOUS.
  • Mohammed’s office hours are from 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday

Malik Shelp

Malik Shelp, SENIOR VIDEO DEVELOPER & Overwatch Writer

  • My name is Malik and I do photography, videography, video editing, and graphic design work when I’m not grinding out SR in Overwatch or sinking hours into looter-shooters. I have been into competitive Overwatch way back when APEX was a competition and Seagull helped EnvUs burn blu– I mean burn bright. I have always been active in the gaming world but it wasn’t until I attended the MLG Overwatch Invitational 2016 event in Vegas that I wanted to make esports a career. I wrote articles for Overwatch and DOTA for 2 years prior to changing my focus on video and graphic design work. I am usually active in the Reddit threads and spent the off-season watching Overwatch Contenders, looking for the next big names and making highlights videos. I currently do highlights and produce our weekly news show but be on the look-out for special video projects.
  • Contact Malik at malikshelp@freedlancecollective.com or on Twitter @malikshelp.
  • Malik’s office hours are from 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday.

Mark Reyes


  • A life long avid gamer and video editor, Mark started editing AMV’s on windows movie maker in high-school and then that turned into a career of editing other things, mostly video game related. Mark has worked at Blizzard, Machinima and Blitz making quality content and is continuing to do so today.
  • Contact Mark at marcusde115@gmail.com.
  • Mark’s office hours are from 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday.

Staff Editors

Brandon Sturak | LoL Writer

Brandon Sturak, Editor, Social MEdia & League of Legends WRITER

  • Brandon is a Niagara University student studying History and Communication Studies, and lover of all aspects of esports. He writes about League of Legends and their esports scene, with analysis and commentary on both. He is also the Vice President of Niagara University Esports and the mid laner/coach for the NU Esports LoL team. Though LoL is his passion, you can find Brandon playing RuneScape and Overwatch from time to time. 
  • You can view Brandon’s esports articles here.
  • You can contact Brandon at bsturak1@verizon.net or on Twitter @GhandiLoL.
  • Brandon’s office hours are from 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday.

Eliana Bollati Dota 2 Esports Writer

Eliana Bollati, Editor & DOTA 2 WRITER

  • Eliana Bollati is a freelance journalist from Australia with a passion for esports, especially Dota 2. A casual player of the game for the better part of a decade, (and only spending about half that time in low priority.) Eliana started following the professional circuit avidly during TI5. She brings a casual player and hardcore fan perspective into her commentary on the professional scene.
  • You can view Eliana’s esports articles here.
  • You can contact Eliana at e.bollati@gmail.com.
  • Eliana’s office hours are from 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday.

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Kiara Richards, Editor

  • Kiara has worked within the esports industry for years, including live event coverage, interviews, and providing copy for large esports organizations. Kiara has worked for ProGuides, Akshon Esports, and Team Liquid.
  • You can view Kiara’s esports articles here.
  • You can contact Kiara at iamoliviar@yahoo.com.
  • Kiara’s office hours are from 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday.

Nick Johnson Esports Writer

Nick Johnson, Editor

  • Nick “Lesona” Johnson is an esports journalist with a focus on CS:GO and the OWL. His interest for esports started with CS:S and grew into a career as both an esports writer and an avid fan, giving him a unique perspective on both the casual and professional scenes.
  • You can view Nick’s esports articles here.
  • You can contact Nick at NEJWritings@gmail.com or on Twitter @Lesona_.
  • Nick’s office hours are from 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday.

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Amy Chen Esports Writer

Amy Chen, ESPORTS WRITER & Interviewer

  • Amy 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.
  • View Amy’s esports articles here.
  • Contact Amy at amychen.education@gmail.com.
  • Amy’s office hours are from 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday.

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David Hollingsworth, ESPORTS WRITER, Overwatch, CoD, Apex, LoL

  • David has written for games media outlets for the last seven years. With his first major esports role being with Esports News UK covering mostly UK League of Legends. David is also a member of the British Esports Association and is an advisor to them on World of Warcraft Esports. More recently David has worked for Esports Insider and Red Bull as an esports journalist.
  • You can view David’s esports articles here.
  • You can contact David at David@geekmandem.com.
  • David’s office hours are from 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday.

Alex McAlpine Esports Writer


  • Alex is a PUBG enthusiast. He often sees ‘winner winner chicken dinner’ on his TV. He is ranked in the top 100 on the PUBG leaderboards. When not playing PUBG he enjoys cooking, buying new clothes + shoes, and spending time with his family. Alex graduated from the University of Western Ontario (UWO) with a degree in journalism.
  • You can view Alex’s esports articles here.
  • You can contact Alex at info@estnn.com or on Facebook.
  • Alex’s office hours are from 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday.

cs:go writers

Benjamin Hodge

Benjamin Hodge Mckenna, CS:GO Writer

  • Ben is a student on the UK’s first esports degree at Staffordshire University. Alongside writing, Ben is a CS:GO caster under the pseudonym ‘Protalis’. He has worked with the National University Esports League to provide coverage for their CS:GO division. 
  • View Benjamin’s esports articles here.
  • Contact Benjamin at benjaminhodge@hotmail.co.uk or on Twitter @Protalis22.
  • Benjamin’s office hours are from 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday.

Caroline Rutledge

Caroline Rutledge, CS:GO Writer

  • Caroline is an esports journalist focusing on CS:GO. Starting out as a casual CS:GO fan, her interest quickly turned into a passion as she spent years studying the game. She has put that knowledge to use as a journalist, now writing about professional CS:GO for multiple websites including TheGamer.
  • View Caroline’s esports articles here.
  • Contact Caroline at crutledge101@gmail.com.
  • Caroline’s office hours are from 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday.

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Slava Britvin, CS:GO Writer

  • Slava “innersh1ne” Britvin is a CS:GO analyst and esports journalist with a focus on CS:GO and Dota 2. Esports is his passion and he believes that one day strategy games will resurrect to the top of esports. He didn’t expect to enter esports but started his career in late 2016 and quickly became a fan of esports. 
  • View Slava’s esports articles here.
  • Contact Slava at slavabritvin@gmail.com or on Twitter @innersh1ne.
  • Slava’s’s office hours are from 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday.

Max Melit CSGO


  • Published since 2015. Unscrupulous CS:GO demo gypsy who will talk about Astralis for food. Have had my words on ESPN/Dot/Blitz/HTC esports, Rivalry, Red Bull, Cybersport and the men’s bathroom of my high school. Appear on CS:GO podcasts from Counter-Points to Writer Block. Former research assistant to Thoorin. An interviewer at events around the world. Journalism student at QUT.
  • View Max’s esports articles here.
  • Contact Max at maxmelit@outlook.com or on Twitter @max.melit.
  • Max’s office hours are from 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday.

overwatch writers

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Ophelie Castelot,  Overwatch WRITER

  • Ophelie is both an esport and journalism lover. She is the former head of the CS:GO section for a major esport website. Ophelie has been analyzing Overwatch ever since its release in 2016.
  • View Ophelie’s esports articles here.
  • Contact Ophelie at ophelie.castelot@gmail.com.
  • Ophelie’s office hours are from 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday.

Charlotte August Overwatch Reporter


  • Charlotte “CharlieHiggins” August is a student in London, England with a strong passion for Overwatch Esports. She is a Community Moderator for the Los Angeles Gladiators and creates daily content for fans to enjoy. You can learn more about Charlotte on our About page.
  • You can view Charlotte’s esports articles here.
  • You can contact Charlotte at charlotteaugust@sky.com.
  • Charlotte’s office hours are from 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday.

Call of Duty, Fortnite & Apex writers

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Matt Pryor, FORTNITE & Call of Duty Writer

  • Matt is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University. He appreciates all esports titles but primarily focuses on Fortnite and Call of Duty. Matt continuously analyzes gameplay and plays the games himself to better understand in-game decisions by the best players in the world.
  • You can view Matt’s esports articles here.
  • You can contact Matt at mattjpryor@gmail.com.
  • Matt’s office hours are from 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday.

Jacob Shrader | Esports Writer


  • Jacob is a student at Tufts University. He enjoys console FPS games specifically Call of Duty and Fortnite. He fell in love with the Call of Duty franchise of games while playing Modern Warfare 2 custom games such as Cops N Robbers and Micheal Myers and has played every Call of Duty game since. Today, he enjoys both playing both Fortnite and Call of Duty in his free time as well as studying and analyzing the competitive community of each game.
  • You can view Jacob’s esports articles here.
  • You can contact Jacob at kanyeshrayz@gmail.com.
  • Jacob’s office hours are from 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday.

Ashwin Esports Writer

Ashwin Palepu. COD & Fortnite Writer

  • Ashwin is an industry expert primarily focused on Call of Duty and Fortnite, but a lover of all shooters. He enjoys focusing on the business side of esports as well as team profiles and game strategy. He is an avid programmer in his spare time. 
  • You can view Ashwin’s esports articles here.
  • You can contact Ashwin at tarun.palepu@gmail.com or on Discord @tagoonsquad.
  • Ashwin’s office hours are from 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday.

Phillip Miner | CoD Writer

Phillip Miner, CoD & Apex Writer

  • Phillip has been a freelance writer covering video games for over a decade. He’s had video game articles published in places from local newspapers to The Escapist. Call of Duty has been a passion of his since the first Black Ops.
  • You can view Phillip’s esports articles here.
  • You can contact Phillip at phillip.miner@gmail.com or on Discord @Webimpulse.
  • Phillip’s office hours are from 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday.

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Harrison Giza, Call of Duty Writer

  • Harrison is an esports commentator and gonzo video game journalist, focusing on esports and Call of Duty news for ESTNN. Current writer at Punchland and former contributing staff at Midnight Pulp, Bad Hat Harry, Montecito Picture Co.
  • You can view Harrison’s esports articles here.
  • You can contact Harrison at harrisonanthonygiza@gmail.com.
  • Harrison’s office hours are from 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday.

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Coleman Hamstead, Fortnite, Apex & Call of Duty Writer

  • Coleman is an esports journalist who specializes in Fortnite, Apex Legends and Call of Duty. Starting back in 1996 on the N64, Coleman hasn’t been without a controller in his hands since. 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. With his newfound excitement for journalism, it only made sense to pursue a career in esports journalism where he could mix the two things he loves the most, gaming and writing. Coleman is a graduate of Towson University with a degree in Sport Management and Business Administration.
  • You can view Coleman’s esports articles here.
  • You can contact Coleman at colemanhamstead@gmail.com.
  • Coleman’s office hours are from 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday.

league of legends writers

Manny Gomez | Esports Writer

Manny Gomez, League of legends writer

  • Manny ‘Manstr’ graduated with a degree in game design and development but fell in love with the thrill of esports. Manny has always enjoyed talking about professional League of Legends and FIFA. He has been a published video game journalist in Colombia for two different publications. Twitter: @Manster415
  • You can view Manny’s esports articles here.
  • You can contact Manny at mdgomezprieto@gmail.com
  • Manny’s office hours are from 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday.

Yuri Esports Writer

YURI CUSTODIO, League of LEgends & Teamfight Tactics Writer

  • Yuri is a student at St. Clair College in Windsor ON, studying Esports Administration and Entrepreneurship. Yuri is passionate about all aspects of esports and specializes in League of Legends and Overwatch. He has even competed in a Collegiate Overwatch League for his school team – Saints Gaming
  • You can view Yuri’s esports articles here.
  • You can contact Yuri at y.custodio@outlook.com or on Twitter @yBlazin.
  • Yuri’s office hours are from 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday.

Ibriz LoL Esports Expert


  • Ibriz is a seasoned League of Legends (LoL), Colour Caster & Analyst. He has traveled all over the world, giving his expert analysis on LoL esports events at all levels of competition. Ibriz has not missed a major LoL game in a long time. Ibriz is a Challenger in Season 5 of LoL with 4000+ hours played since Season 2.
  • View Ibriz’s esports articles here.
  • Contact Ibriz at ibrizdaya@yahoo.com or on Twitter @IbrizLoL.
  • Ibriz’s office hours are from 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday.

Dota 2 writers

Veselin | Dota 2 Writer

Veselin Ignatov, DOTA 2 WRITER

  • Veselin ‘Noiselessx’ is an esports expert, mostly focusing on Dota 2, where he has achieved 5800 MMR . Having more than 12 years of experience in the game itself and playing on multiple tier two, tier three teams, he has the needed knowledge to analyze details . His work has been featured on many esports websites.  When he is not gaming, Noiselessx loves to go jogging. He also has an LLM and actively does legal work too. Be sure to follow him in Twitter 
  • You can view Veselin’s esports articles here.
  • You can contact Veselin at ignatov.nikola@abv.bg  or on Twitter @noiseless123.
  • Veselin’s office hours are from 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday.