Meet the Heroes Lounge crew 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

Vice Lounge Master


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)


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

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 Technical Officer (CTO)


Phalop here, I am 23 years old with a masters degree in biomedical engineering and will be starting my PhD soon. Apart from being a scientist I am also a big fan of HOTS, other games and TV series. I am playing HOTS now well over a year and really fell in love with the game. When my interest was declining I found the HL which ignited the love for the game again. Currently besides competing, I also started casting and joined the moderator team as I always love to help people out and want to help the HL in any way possible as I love this community and everything HL stands for.

Phalop

Chief Division S


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

EU League Manager


Call me Ishmael. Your friendly little liability of the storm. I have been playing HoTS for 5 years and I'm here to help Heroes Lounge take on NA!
 

R0bynbird

NA League Manager

UK based lover of rulebooks. Supporting in-game and out with a competitive spirit. You will probably find my bad jokes littered through the discord, but please don’t let that put you off asking me for anything!

Transparent

Vice EU League Manager



 

Xatiie

Vice NA League Manager



Fishy

Senior Moderator



JohnBranon

Senior Moderator


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

Senior Moderator


Hi, I'm a 26 year old sloth from Warsaw, Poland. A moderator/developer for Hereos Lounge. I'm an IT specialist for a living and played in Lounge for several seasons before joining the team. Followed Heroes esports ever since the game's inception in 2014. Mostly known for my near-supernatural ability to grief myself while traveling on any distance beyond walking.
 

Aingar

Moderator


Hail stranger! I'm Aloname (or Alon for short, which is also my real name - HOW CONVINIENT), video game connoisseur. At day a psychologist and at night a heroes lounge moderator and discord spammer in general. Been in Heroes Lounge since season one and part of the HotS community since forever because social life is overrated. I'm here in whatever it is you need (or maybe don't need) and happy to be part of this every growing community.
 

Aloname

Moderator

I'm Hidde, the renowned loudest person in lounge and still unsure why I'm not banned.

Hidderino

Moderator


My name is Rick, I'm from Long Island, NY. I got my start in competitive gaming playing WC3 and MTG. I'm an audio engineer and project manager with an AA from Full Sail University
 

JudoChop

Moderator


Kingleberry

Moderator


Hi. My name is Anthony. Better known to some Sloths or Crabs as Krinovast. Currently the only Crab in a World of Sloths. I hail from Pennsylvania, the land of the Yinzer, and home of the best American Football Team - The Steelers. I've loved HotS since the early beta days, and I'll never jump from this game. We've got Deathwing, Dehaka, and Johanna!

Krinovast

Moderator



Plasticine

Moderator


Hello there! I am Poppin, a 27 year old sloth from the North West of England. I enjoy moderating, creating content for Lounge and trolling my team by picking Dragonstrike. I have played HotS since beta and have competed in Heroes Lounge since Season 7.
 

Poppin

Moderator

24 year old student from Germany
 

Rianor

Moderator



 

SgtHater

Moderator


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



 

BWBloody

Google Sheets Expert


I'm a mechanical engineering student, who loves playing games. My favorite game, by far, is Heroes of the Storm. I am casting for the biggest amateur league in Heroes, and I love it. Casting isn't just commentating games, it's so much more. It's also about the glare of happiness in the players eyes, when they realize, they are being casted. And it's about finding friends in other casters and players.
 

Samu

Casting Manager

Hello, I'm just some polish boi hangin around just to bring you as much support as I can! Maximum effort.
 

Pitax

Head of Casters EU


 

Xatiie

Head of Casters NA



 

Art1

Caster



 

Aviater

Caster



 

Bahamut

Caster


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

Hi folks, I'm Bayaz, one of the long serving Heroes Lounge EU casters, I've been playing HotS since beta and playing in and casting Heroes Lounge since season 2! My first ever match in Heroes Lounge all that time ago, was casted by none other than Khaldor himself and that experience (while somewhat embarrasing) was so awesome when the chance to try casting myself came up, I couldn't turn it down. You can find me for Heroes Lounge casts and streaming of my own games on my channel.
 

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

Terrible player, colour and shout caster since Season 2. Queen of Production for the Final Weekends. Day job is Software Engineer.
 

FictionalAroma

Caster


 

Gwels

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

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

Caster


 

Cydonion

Co-caster



 

Drakvor

Co-caster



 

Eren

Co-caster


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

Skylore

Co-caster

Falindrith hangs out with a lot of casters, but isn't that great at casting. He's pretty okay with a camera though, so they let him be an observer instead. Creator of Stats of the Storm, a HotS replay analysis app, and Soothsayer, an app for generating caster overlays.
 

Falindrith

Observer


 

Acta-Kam

External Caster



 

Bubulos

External Caster



 

Cuky

External Caster



 

DMAlchemist

External Caster



 

Dr3j

External Caster



 

HeroesAtSchool

External Caster



 

Lscorp

External Caster


My name is Rick, I'm from Long Island, NY. I got my start in competitive gaming playing WC3 and MTG. I'm an audio engineer and project manager with an AA from Full Sail University
 

JudoChop

External Caster


 

Lordevening

External Caster



 

Moonamoonya

External Caster



 

Noznaree

External Caster



 

Parnaby

External Caster



 

PewpewBoom

External Caster



 

Skovald

External Caster



 

Skyybunnie

External Caster



 

Starvi0

External Caster



 

TheDuke

External Caster



 

TheEpicE

External Caster



 

Winterhund

External Caster


Hello there! I am Poppin, a 27 year old sloth from the North West of England. I enjoy moderating, creating content for Lounge and trolling my team by picking Dragonstrike. I have played HotS since beta and have competed in Heroes Lounge since Season 7.
 

Poppin

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



 

Drakvor

Writer



 

Fengshen

Writer



 

Grier

Writer



 

LazyHydra

Writer



 

Lothair

Writer



 

Morse

Writer



 

Peakstyle

Writer



 

Pioavenger

Writer


I'm a mechanical engineering student, who loves playing games. My favorite game, by far, is Heroes of the Storm. I am casting for the biggest amateur league in Heroes, and I love it. Casting isn't just commentating games, it's so much more. It's also about the glare of happiness in the players eyes, when they realize, they are being casted. And it's about finding friends in other casters and players.
 

Samu

Writer


 

Shinyhero

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'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

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


 

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


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