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

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 Technical Officer (CTO)


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


34 year old professional IT geek from the UK, have been involved in esports since the early 2000's with Star Wars: Jedi Academy, have been a volunteer for lounge since season 2, where I have held pretty much every staff role at some point. Currently speaks and writes for the Lounge as well as arranging meetups. Still disappointed TinyOwl is in fact, not a tiny owl.

Robb

Season Admin

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

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

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


I'm Park, and I hail from the land of hamburgers and free refills. May or may not actually be an actual part. I help tell people what to do and try to not sound like an idiot, or make other people feel like idiots. Just remember that if you have something important to share or need someone to lean on...please ask Masterfish.
 

Park555

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

Moderator


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

Moderator


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

Moderator

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

24 year old student from Germany
 

Rianor

Moderator


Hi there! My name is Alyona (26 y.o.), I live in Ukraine and doing different Japanese translation stuff. Computer games attracted me my whole life and for the last few years, HotS became very special to me. Even if I don't have any significant results in this game, the competition part of HotS and it's community always makes my heart beat faster.
 

RosyBlozy

Moderator

Hey all!! Typhoon here, I'm one of the casters for Heroes Lounge, delivering the deepest analogy my poor silver league brain is able to comprehend! I live in North East America and tend to be active every weekend. I've been playing Strategy Games since Warcraft 3 came out, but never found a MOBA I could tolerate until Heroes came out. I also continually say Keep instead of Fort, probably because of Towers of Doom >_>
 

Typhoon

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


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


 

CavalierGuest

Stream manager NA

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

Stream Manager EU

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

Head of Casters EU

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

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

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


 

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

34 year old professional IT geek from the UK, have been involved in esports since the early 2000's with Star Wars: Jedi Academy, have been a volunteer for lounge since season 2, where I have held pretty much every staff role at some point. Currently speaks and writes for the Lounge as well as arranging meetups. Still disappointed TinyOwl is in fact, not a tiny owl.

Robb

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 all!! Typhoon here, I'm one of the casters for Heroes Lounge, delivering the deepest analogy my poor silver league brain is able to comprehend! I live in North East America and tend to be active every weekend. I've been playing Strategy Games since Warcraft 3 came out, but never found a MOBA I could tolerate until Heroes came out. I also continually say Keep instead of Fort, probably because of Towers of Doom >_>
 

Typhoon

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

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

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

Gamer that plays mostly strategy games who tends to be high rank in most of the games I play. I have a passion for gaming. I analyze everything about the games, players and teams. I am a Neuropsychology Major who has owned and operated a Marketing company that has clients all over the world.
 

NotParadoX

Co-caster

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

Ranja

Co-caster

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

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

I'm both playing and casting Heroes of the Storm in my streams. Casted HGC 2018 and Nexus Games Europe 2018 for Blizzard as a Turkish Language Caster. Also casting Heroes Lounge matches in the Turkish Language.
 

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

Content Creator and Social Media Guru for Heroes Lounge. 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 & Social Media

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


34 year old professional IT geek from the UK, have been involved in esports since the early 2000's with Star Wars: Jedi Academy, have been a volunteer for lounge since season 2, where I have held pretty much every staff role at some point. Currently speaks and writes for the Lounge as well as arranging meetups. Still disappointed TinyOwl is in fact, not a tiny owl.
 

Robb

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


Real name is Stratos, but I am also known as BeardedMurloc and I am a Youtuber and a professional Video Producer and Editor. My YouTube channel called "BeardedMurloc" is where I upload Heroes of the Storm related content every week. I play HOTS since the closed alpha period and I have a series called "HOTS Epic Moments" on my YouTube channel. MRLGMRLGMRL
 

BeardedMurloc

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