Meet the Heroes Lounge team of volunteers, supporting the largest Heroes of the Storm amateur league in the world

27, Swiss/British. I am the founder of Heroes Lounge. I am also the owner of Barcraft Zurich, organising public viewings for esports events. Although professionally a data scientist, I have always been a huge fan of esports, particularly with Blizzard games, with my first love being for SC2. Building Heroes Lounge from the ground up has been an incredible experience, and I am proud to be part of such an awesome community.
 

Cosmic

Founder CEO



Hi there, I'm TinyOwl from the Netherlands. I am Chief Operations for Heroes Lounge. I make sure our organisation keeps running smoothly. Its a weird task that sometimes means pestering people about setting up meetings. Other times writing plans to go to new regions. And im sometimes an HR person to try and settle our differences. One of the things I like to do most is the mentor program for the free agents, to help new people get into the league and the community. I first played HotS during a LAN at home with some friends. That's how my first team Beginner AI was born, which joined Heroes Lounge in season two. During the day I am a business/IT advisor.
 

TinyOwl

Chief Operating Officer (COO)


My name is Petter ”Pittor” Ljung and I’m 25 years old from Sweden. I’ve been playing computer games for as long as I can remembered and I’ve fell in love with esports and HotS the last few years. I’ve been playing in Heroes Lounge since season 1 and the best part here is our awesome community.
 

Pittor

Chief League Officer (CLO)


32, Israel (currently living in Bulgaria). I first got into eSports when StarCraft: Brood-War came out, which I got pretty competitive in and was part of a local group of players that arranged local tournaments (that was back in 1999). First time I heard about Heroes Lounge was through a reddit post made by cosmic back in 2016 where he introduced Heroes Lounge to the world. I immediately fell in love with the idea and wanted to help, more specifically as a caster and after talking to Cosmic a bit, I got accepted and started my journey in Heroes Lounge and now I am head of casters, whose main job is to make sure our beloved teams get cast. It will never cease to amaze me what a group of volunteers can do with a little bit of time, and a lot passion!
 

Heartless

Chief Stream Officer (CSO)



Hiya, Astraeus here! I'm a 22 year old student from the Netherlands. Been a fan of e-sports since Starcraft II Wings of Liberty, now enjoy spending my free time on HotS, working "hard" to get to masters. My staff duties involve assisting you in our Heroes Lounge discord, adding the freshest memes to the discord bot and keeping a watchful eye over all the content we produce.
 

Astraeus

Chief Content Officer (CCO)


26, German. My first involvement in Heroes Lounge was as a cocaster in Season 2 which I still do irregularly. Since then I have focussed more on the organisation of the Heroes Lounge competition where I am coordinating our moderator team, the regular season and the playoffs. I am following esports since the release of StarCraft 2 in 2010 and got involved with organizing tournaments myself in 2015. Playing Heroes of the Storm since alpha and a long standing member of the Church of Rehgar through highs, lows and bugged feral lunges.
 

TyphoonHawk

Competition manager


21, Dutch. I am the senior moderator of the EU side of heroes lounge doing my best supporting the community. Besides making people play nice in the discord I am in charge of maintaining the bans on heroes, talents and other interactions. I have been playing MOBAs for atleast 5 years but two years ago I fell in love with Heroes when I just wanted try how Zarya would play in a MOBA (Zarya main btw). Soon after I joined lounge and got massively involved with the community and its memes.
 

Ruini

Senior Moderator


Hails from the only corner of Canada that isn't frozen for half the year. May or may not actually be a fish, and hasn't been able touch Master rank with a 10 foot pole (the fins make it hard).
 

Masterfish

Moderator NA


Griefings, I am Penelope. I live in Denmark and am an eager mage player. I have always been very interested in competitions both sports and Esports. Therefore, I was fast to join Heroes Lounge, when I first heard of it back in season 3. Masters degree in history, classical culture and archeology. I spend my time in Lounge as a mod and writer mainly, plus whatever else I can help out with.
 

Penelope

Moderator EU


Moderator and Content Creator. I have loved Heroes since Beta and have been playing games all my life. If not writing, I spend my time with my awesome family.
 

JScottGhost

Moderator NA

21 year old student from belgium that likes to play videogames in his free time, and during his non-free time too. I do community support for the Lounge, herding the plebs as I go.
 

Reynaerdus

Moderator EU


 

Park555

Moderator NA


Greetings! I'm leikocyte. Scientist by day, a member of the moderation team by night (and day, and weekends). I started playing HotS in beta, hooked ever since. HotS is the first game in which I started seriously following the competitive scene. I participated Lounge in season 2 because I believe that coordinated is the way this great game is meant to be played. And I hope you, like me, will form new friendships, create new memes, and enjoy this amazing community!
 

Leikocyte

Moderator EU

Hey there! Bill "noznaree" MacNamara here. I'm a 26 year old Irish guy who has been memeing and dreaming in Heroes Lounge since season one. I've always been a competitor, playing a lot of sport and games as a kid. That love for competition has been the catalyst for an interest in esports which has grown rapidly over the past couple of years in to a passion. While it was my competitive spirit that brought me to Heroes Lounge, it's the community that has made me want to stay.
 

Noznaree

Moderator EU


 

Rianor

Moderator EU


Ello, I am Undead and I am 25 years old from Norway. I am here to help teams and members of the community.
 

Undead

Moderator EU



 

Carvisjocker

Moderator EU



 

CavalierGuest

Stream manager NA

Dutch relic playing his first MOBA. Came across Heroes Lounge in Season 3, didn't work out that time, but second time was the charm and the rest is history. Discovered at some point that casting is extremely fun to do, and now I've ended up as the Stream Manager EU. Sounds a mouthful, but really, my job is to make sure that the EU side of the casting crew can do what they love: cast the amazing teams that participate in Heroes Lounge season after season. I also write blogs on the side/site: usually recaps of what has gone down halfway through the season, and later on a piece on which teams can make it into our vaunted playoffs.
 

Oment

Stream manager EU


I'm Kharis, I'm 29 and disappointingly British. You'll often find me casting on the Heroes Lounge channel, where I've been casting since the start of Season 6. On the admin side, I'm mostly responsible for scheduling our European casters to ensure the best coverage of matches, but I also have interests in Twitch analytics of our casts and in improving production quality, so if you have any thoughts on these areas, then get in touch!
 

Kharis

Head of Casters EU

ghostDunk is an old dude that has casted Heroes of the Storm since the days of Chair League, and plays the video game far more than is probably healthy. You can see him casting games and streaming his own games at twitch.tv/ghostdunk and on twitter.
 

GhostDunk

Head of Casters NA

30 year old Streamer and caster. I started to play and cast the Lounge in Season 3. First this was a weird idea, since the main channel of the Lounge was small and not that many people were interested in the Lounge. Nowadays this has changed a lot, the Lounge grows and improves every year! Since 2018 Blizzard also gave me the license to cast the HGC NA and Open Divsion in German. Which was made possible due to my experience in Lounge casting.
 

Baithoven

Caster



 

Bayaz

Caster

Celestina, A teddy Bear lover, known griefer support (lets not mention the Alexstrasza and Uther Clips). Saying whatever comes to her mind always with her trusty bear Barty in tow from the United Kingdom. Avid Girl Gamer spanning from the likes of Day of the Tentacles, Simon the Sorecerer, Dragon Age and Mass Effect.
 

Celestina

Caster


Hey, I'm a casual tryhard from Sweden, currently playing offlane for Sloth Sanctuary. I do casting for Heroes Lounge as my way to give something back to the lovely bunch of sloths who make this whole thing work.
 

Dentro

Caster


 

FictionalAroma

Caster


 

FlubbyBorry

Caster

Halloween is an eSports community caster for Heroes of the Storm within the European community. He splits his time both in Heroes Lounge and in the HGC. He is also the lord of the All Hallows Cup which is a year round invitational tournament. His primary co-caster is Jabroni.
 

Halloween

Caster

Hello! I'm Reebs and I am from the UK. I've been playing HoTS for about 2 years+. I joined Lounge in Season 5, Captained my own in Season 6 where I started co-casting and really found it enjoyable. Everyone was so welcoming! I started casting in Season 7 and really loved it! So I decided to continue on with it :smiley: Hope to see you soon in the Nexus!
 

Reebs

Caster

1983 born German gentleman, gamer and caster. Performing with passion and fun. Heroes is one of those games that fascinated me from the beginning and still is one of the games I enjoy the most. Especially casting it. ;)
 

Tai Kahar

Caster

Hey you nice creature! I'm VenoM. Swiss. Born in 1992. First caster of the league (together with MacDino), creator of the world famous MatchHandler. I love this ommunity and how big it gets out of nothing. I'm very bad at this game, so I enjoy casting more then losing. Social-Ecological beer-drinker with passion for everything. Especially cats and esports. Have a beautiful day. GG, GL, HF!
 

VenoM

Caster

Dutch HotS player. Proud captain of SMORC. Apparently I look 18, am 24 and act like a 30 year old. Feelsbadman
 

DiddlySquat

Co-caster



 

Doden

Co-caster

ExKirby is a pretty chill dude and you should all go follow him at twitch.tv/exkirby and twitter.com/exkirby Honestly, there's probably more relevant stuff to put here but I'm an unimaginative hack so this is all you get.
 

ExKirby

Co-caster



 

Frey

Co-caster

Halloween is an esports community caster for Heroes of the Storm within the European community. He splits his time both in Heroes Lounge and in the HGC. But I'm Jabroni and his primary co-caster. Message him if you want your game casted.
 

Jabroni

Co-caster

JoyK is a dutch caster for Heroes of the Storm. I joined Heroes Lounge, because I wanted to get into casting. In season 7, I only Co-casted, but with the start of Season 8 I will also be a main caster. From time to time I'm streaming on Twitch. You can find me in various other tournaments as a caster such as the All Hallows Cup and The Nexus contest. Fun fact: JoyK is the first female to ever cast a Heroes Lounge Final!
 

JoyK

Co-caster

Hey, I'm an ex/freelance French HGC caster who covered most of th epro hots scene from 2015 to 2017, no with less time to fulltime it, I still enjoy casting and work to make it as fluent in english for the lounge. I'm also a player, currently main tank at Master level. Crazy about esports and theory crafting. I'll always look tyo bore friends to death with endless analysis of competitive games XD.
 

Minsc

Caster

I am a 27 year old civil engineer in Finland, most known for my songs. I got added to the media team after my song Human (end of season 4.) One of the few pc games I had as a kid was Warcraft III and that is part of the reason I really liked HotS when I first tried it. I found Heroes Lounge in the end of season 1, when I saw some games casted by Khaldor and have been a player since season 2.
 

Myrmidon

Co-caster

Hey there! Bill "noznaree" MacNamara here. I'm a 26 year old Irish guy who has been memeing and dreaming in Heroes Lounge since season one. I've always been a competitor, playing a lot of sport and games as a kid. That love for competition has been the catalyst for an interest in esports which has grown rapidly over the past couple of years in to a passion. While it was my competitive spirit that brought me to Heroes Lounge, it's the community that has made me want to stay.
 

Noznaree

Caster


 

ParadoX

Co-caster

Sarcastic moaning and nit-picking Dutchy that somehow managed to find amazing teammates and somewhat accepted into this community.
 

Ranja

Co-caster



 

Samu

Co-caster

Skylore, Captain of Protect Ya Nexus. The Bringer of Cake. The Fountain of Memes. Co-Caster of Some Games
 

Skylore

Co-caster



 

Larkin

Co-caster

Romanian guy, loves sheeps.
 

Malthael

Co-caster

Hi, I'm Riskiwi. I was a main tank player for Oil Rig the last couple seasons as well as an ear health threatening shout caster often seen as part of hte renowned Khariskiwi duo.
 

Riskiwi

Co-caster


 

Akfon

Co-caster

Hello, I'm Szaman, just Shaman, not as big as Thrall. Shaman from Poland with some sense of humour and I'm here to talk to you. :-)
 

Szaman

Co-caster

Casual co-caster from the Wings teams, hard to make me shutup. Likes to help whoever needs it. ^w^
 

OliviaFrostpaw

Co-caster

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Content Manager and loving the organisation. Been playing games since I've been a little girl. Played Heroes as my first MOBA ever since closed Alpha and never looked back. I love writing and chatting to people online :)
 

Eef

Content manager

23 year old German, I love Blizzard games since the original Starcraft. I joined Heroes Lounge in Season 2 and picked up working on our website shortly afterwards. In real life, I study computer science.
 

ZalzDecay

Lead developer



 

Llarion

Writer


Lifetime gamer and eSports aficionado, Crow has been a designer, caster, coach and competitor in North American amateur leagues for the past two years, all while feeding his way up the Hero League ladder each morning. Now he spends the majority of his time driving community projects and connecting with like-minded individuals who want to talk shop.
 

Crow

Media editor

I am a 27 year old civil engineer in Finland, most known for my songs. I got added to the media team after my song Human (end of season 4.) One of the few pc games I had as a kid was Warcraft III and that is part of the reason I really liked HotS when I first tried it. I found Heroes Lounge in the end of season 1, when I saw some games casted by Khaldor and have been a player since season 2.
 

Myrmidon

Media editor


I started playing Heroes of the Storm in closed beta and haven’t stopped since! I’m a big fan of gaming and esports, dog lover, and beer aficionado.
 

ThistleDew

Developer

Quietman, or Quiet for short, is a Freelance Video Editor who works with Heroes Lounge when not creating content for Twitch streamers or Esports organisations. He first got into Heroes of the Storm following the release of Sylvanas and has since transitioned, ironicaly, into a Greymain.
 

Quietman

Media editor


 

Coup

Writer



 

Deadlatin

Writer



 

Huntercj1476

Writer


Moderator and Content Creator. I have loved Heroes since Beta and have been playing games all my life. If not writing, I spend my time with my awesome family.
 

JScottGhost

Writer


 

Oddthought

Writer


Griefings, I am Penelope. I live in Denmark and am an eager mage player. I have always been very interested in competitions both sports and Esports. Therefore, I was fast to join Heroes Lounge, when I first heard of it back in season 3. Masters degree in history, classical culture and archeology. I spend my time in Lounge as a mod and writer mainly, plus whatever else I can help out with.
 

Penelope

Writer


I'm a Programmer with son and beautiful wife. Currently living in Cracow, Poland. I'm a maniac of paper RPG, as well as tabletop miniatures games. Huge fan of Diablo 2 and still play it. In my free time, I'm working with YouTube content for Heroes Lounge.
 

Pieczar

Media editor


 

Zembar

Media editor


A girl from California who enjoys playing HotS and making websites, so it just makes perfect sense to help out with a site that is related to the game. I hope to bring my development experience to Heroes Lounge to help keep growing it as a community of passionate people.
 

Karenthefish

Developer