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 - BRIAN HOUSTON @dotshotgun
Position - Operations Manager and Tournament Manager for Dota 2
Gamertag - DotShotgun
Previous Positions - General Manager, Dota 2 and FGC Manager at Perilous Gaming, Retail Team at Epic.LAN
Special Moves - Managing esports folks, multitasking, letter writing wizard and good banter
Favourite Games - God of War 2, Dota 2, Sonic 2, Uncharted 2 (he likes sequels)
Quote - "It's Robotnik not Eggman and it always will be"
IRL name - Alannah Hunter
Position - Social Media Manager
Gamertag - Alannah001
Previous Positions - Social Media at Namedroppers, Full Time Twitch Streamer
Special Moves - Gaming, Music
Favourite Games - Overwatch, Fortnite, Call Of Duty-Black Ops 3, Far Cry
Quote - “I think, therefore I am”
IRL name - Jason Welsh @Pelega
Position - Web Development Manager
Gamertag - Pelega WoC
Previous Positions - World of Clans (WoC) founder - ladders and tournaments, Big Clan Bash (BCB) organiser, Our Clan Host (OCH) web hosting, Pimp my Gaming (PMG) store founder, EVE Arena website admin
Special Moves - Waving wands at the internet
Favourite Games - Total war games, Games Workshop video games, anything with strategy
Quote - "Be like water"
IRL Name - James Rodgers
Position - Audio Manager
Gamertag - Jodgers
Previous Positions - Freelance Game Music Composer, Game Developer
Special Moves - Composing Music, Audio Design, Smash 4
Favourite Games - Super Smash Bros., Resident Evil 4, Super Mario World, Shovel Knight, The Long Dark
Quote - “For Shovelry!”
IRL Name - Andrew Dooner
Position - Content Writer Editor
Gamertag - DubstepGravyCat/Skorpio917
Previous Positions - Vehicle Technician and Media Producer for INN
Special Moves - Making funny videos, memes and being lazy
Favourite Games - Overwatch, Warframe, Stellaris, EVE Online
Quote - "Where we droppin', boys?"
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 - ror mackenzie
Position - Stream Team Manager
Gamertag - The Subtle Arts
Previous Positions - Classified
Special Moves - Classified
Favourite Games - RB6: Siege, TW3, Diablo 3, The Division
Quote - "Existence is overrated"
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 - Neil Strachan
Position - Stream Coordinator
Gamertag - SunnyStrachan
Previous Positions - Playing lots of video games
Special Moves - Video games, Making tacos, Youtube
Favourite Games - Smite, Marvel vs Capcom 2, Metal gear solid 1/2/3, Rust, PUBG, Final Fight and Unreal tournament
irl name - emma mcneill @emcneill
Position - Video Content Creator
Gamertag - emsiepop
Previous Positions - I’m 35 so too many to list, the highlight being co-editor of MarriedtoXbox
Special Moves - Fixing broken toys and feeling like a hero, doing the hard bits on games the kids can’t do (and feeling like a hero) and then sleeping
Favourite Games - Rez HD, CoD:MW2, Mass Effect 1-3 and Peggle
Quote - "Just once, I'd like to ask someone for help and hear them say, 'Sure, let's go. Right now. No strings attached"
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 - David g barrett @dbarrett
Position - Online Events Manager and Tournament Manager for Splatoon 2, ARMS and Rivals of Aether
Gamertag - GimbleB
Previous Positions - N/A
Special Moves - Master strategist
Favourite Games - Rivals of Aether, Timesplitters 2 & 3, Starcraft 2
Quote - "I have a cunning plan"
irl name - adrienne r angel @aangel
Position - Tournament Manager for League of Legends
Gamertag - Arangela
Previous Positions - Tournament Manager at Insomnia, Esports Crew at MCM Esports, Founder of the League of Legends Scotland Community, Tournament Lead at Insomnia Game Festival's Overwatch tournament
Special Moves - Speaks more languages than any one person should (often at once). Proficient at herding cats (aka "people management"
Favourite Games - League of Legends, Age of Empires
Quote - "Yup, that tasted purple"
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 - Charlie Cannell
Position - Tournament Manager for Rainbow Six Siege
Gamertag - xScottish Wolfx
Previous Positions - Team Leader for 5-man squad for Rainbow Six Siege.
Special Moves - Being a father.
Favourite Games - Skyrim,Fallout (4 especially), Rainbow Six, GTA, 7 Days to die, Elite Dangerous, Ark, Arma , seriously most games i play i love
Quote - "Freeeeeedommmm."
irl name - neill donaldson @ndonaldson
Position - Tournament Manager for CS:GO/League of Legends and Caster
Gamertag - Neilly
Previous Positions - Admin and On-Site Interviewer for November Regin
Special Moves - Child prodigy at Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2, adept at killing locust
Favourite Games - League of Legends, CS:GO, Stellaris and CoD 4
Quote - "Win it until you are it"
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 - "No. No it's the children who are wrong."
irl name - craig mcneill @cmcneill
Position - Tournament Manager for Overwatch
Gamertag - Omallystwin
Previous Positions - Co-editor of MarriedtoXbox and Orisa Main
Special Moves - Mad kart racing skills, editing videos and chasing achievements
Favourite Games - Sonic the Hedgehog, Gears of War 1-4, Portal 1&2 and Sonic Racing Transformed
Quote - “Trust me, it’ll work…..ah…..crap.”
IRL Name - Lewis Murray @lewsleeps
Position - Tournament Manager for Puyo Puyo Tetris
Gamertag - lewsleeps
Previous Positions - Helped out in several BiGs (Battles in Glasgow), co-ran Smash Bros tournament series Final Deenstination, TO + Mod + Designer for PuyoGB
Special Moves - Drawing, cooking, sleeping
Favourite Games - Team Fortress 2, Sonic Adventure, EarthBound, MOTHER 3, Wonderful 101 and ArcSys fighting games
Quote - "ooft"
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."