Meet the team
The team at Esports Scotland are two things first and foremost. Gamers and passionate about Scottish esports. All of us play on different platforms, have different taste in games but we are all linked by our love of the video game industry especially esports. Some of us have set up communities before while others have organised some of the biggest tournaments in the UK never mind Scotland. Every staff member of the Esports Scotland team is more than qualified for the job and have the passion to really do some good for the Scottish esports scene. Click below to find out more.
IRL Name - james hood @jamesadmin
Position - Founder, General Manager
Gamertag - Hoody Craw
Previous positions - Videographer, Editor, Xbox One Scotland Owner
Special moves - Ideas, plans and using the word "Boom!"
Favourite games - Halo, Ark, Destiny
Quote - "Do what you love, love what you do."
Position - Operations Manager and Tournament Manager for (coming soon)
IRL NAME - CAMERON BEARD
Position - Content Writer
Gamertag - CMRNBRD
Previous Positions - Game Dev/ Comp Sci student
Special Moves - Nasty quickscopes, Netflix procrastination, Pro at being bad
Favourite Games - Fortnite, Rocket League, Islands of Nyne, R6S, The Last of Us
Quote - "Where we going boi"
IRL name - michael philip
Position - Graphic Designer
Gamertag - steelmike237
Previous Positions - Graphic Designer at Livewire Gaming Ltd and Sales Associate at TK Maxx
Special Moves - Illustration and graphic design
Favourite Games - World of Warcraft, Fallout 4, Star Wars Battlefront (2004), Rogue Squadron 2, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Legend of Zelda:Wind Waker
irl Name - Mark Bishop
Position – Stream Coordinator
Gamertag – Grandy
Previous Positions – None of my previous roles involved fancy titles! However, I do casting/hosting and occasionally graphics for various orgs when I have the time
Special Moves – Fortitude
Favourite Games – Rocket League, Civilisation V, Team Fortress 2, Age of Empires II/III, Half Life, Portal"
Quote – “Tea-drinking scone chomper with a monocle”
IRL name - Michael Pilkington
Position - Video Content Creator
Gamertag - RealPilky
Previous Positions - YouTube Content Creator for 6+ years.
Special Moves - Pretending to be funny. Pretending I can edit videos. Pretending.
Favourite Games - Bioshock, Fallout, Telltale’s The Walking Dead, Halo, FTL : Faster Than Light, The Last of Us, Binding of Isaac and many more.
irl name - Verona Parker
Position - Video Content Creator
Gamertag - Verona
Previous Positions - Used to make video games, now I just play them and sometimes write about them.
Special Moves - Making breakfast and being opinionated.
Favourite Games - Final Fantasy XI, Half-Life 1, Silent Hill 3, CS:GO, Europa Universalis IV
Quote - “It’s only game, why you have to be mad?”
irl name - robert allAn @rallan
Position - Tournament Manager for Street Fighter V Arcade Edition
Gamertag - Bahamut Zero 84
Previous Positions - N/A
Special Moves - Encyclopedic knowledge of retro console setup and an unending hunger for hotdogs
Favourite Games - Far too many to count
Quote - "..... If only I could be so grossly incandescent"
irl name - iain livingstone @iainL
Position - CS:GO Tournament Manager
Gamertag - Lainzi
Previous Positions - Events Admin: Versus Scotland, Tournament Admin: Rushdown Edinburgh
Special Moves - Travelling forward in time at regular speed
Favourite Games - CS:GO, Monster Hunter World, Super Smash Bros
Quote - "I can't believe I ate the whole thing"
irl name - logan watt @lwatt
Position - Tournament Manager for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Gamertag - Myrrh
Previous Positions - Organiser at FIFA Night Kirkcaldy 2014 - 2016
Special Moves - Godly spreadsheeting and hammering the A button to skip storyline text
Favourite Games - World of Warcraft, Rocket League, Pokemon, Fire Emblem, League of Legends, PUBG
Quote - "Happy tauren come from Mulgore."