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Meet the Hotspawn Team


Are you an esports fan looking for the latest information on your favorite teams? A casual player looking to take your game to the next level? Just trying to figure out what exactly esports are?

Then Hotspawn is for you.

Built from the ground up as the latest hub for all things esports, Hotspawn’s goal is to provide all the information and tools you need to be the best player/fan you can be. From news to data, guides, rosters, and more, Hotspawn has it all.

Interested in connecting with us? Visit our Contact Us Page or social media channels listed below to get in.

 

The Team

Justin Hartling

Justin has been writing professionally for his entire career with a background in journalism and broadcasting. After writing about what other people wanted for years, Justin came up with the idea for Hotspawn – allowing him to combine his love of writing and of esports.

Aaron Alford

Aaron Alford

Aaron is a 25 year old esports journalist who has worked with dotesports.com, upcomer.com, qrank.gg, among others. Aaron completed a Master's degree in Communication from the University of Dayton in 2018 (Go Flyers). Aaron has also worked as a national circuit debate coach and communication manager for emerging technology companies.

Bradley Long

Bradley Long

Bradley is a freelance writer who started his esports journey with Overwatch’s launch in 2016. Since then, he’s thrown himself headfirst into the competitive scene at all levels. When he’s not writing about the Overwatch League, he’s probably casting Tier 3 tournaments or playing with his cats.

Brittany

Brittany "Briggsycakes" González

Brittany Angelica Gonzalez, a.k.a "Briggsycakes" is a lifelong gamer and history addict who enjoys using her knowledge of socioeconomic issues to provide a necessary insight as to what needs to be done to make gaming a safe space for all. She enjoys cooking, pole dancing, a nice glass of red wine, and getting involved in all sorts of good trouble to hopefully inspire other people to stand up and fight.

Craig Robinson

Craig Robinson

Craig is passionate about two things: History and Gaming. Whilst at university, Craig focused his degree on history and voluntarily wrote about esports on the side. Nowadays, he tends to write about esports whilst enjoying history as a hobby.

Dan Smyth-Temple

Dan Smyth-Temple

Dan is a Massachusetts-based League of Legends writer whose passion for the genre dates back to playing DotA when it was still a Warcraft III custom map. Lover of strategy and eurojank games. Can usually be found gardening, hiking, or reading sci-fi when not distracted by his computer.

Jalen Lopez

Jalen Lopez

Jalen has been destroying noobs for almost as long as he could read. When not working full time in marketing, Jalen is combining his passions of gaming and writing as an esports writer.

Jennifer

Jennifer "LemonKiwi" Pichette

Jennifer is a professional Overwatch commentator for Contenders North America and Europe. Jennifer has appeared on the Overwatch World Cup 2019 broadcast and has covered numerous Contenders regions including Korea, China, and South America. Jennifer is also fluent in French and has a Master's degree in Molecular Microbiology.

Michael Hassall

Michael Hassall

Michael is a Brit-based esports generalist and timezone traveler. He spends his free time polishing his collection of fighting game tournament participation trophies.

Mike Plant

Mike Plant

Michael Plant has been playing League of Legends since 2010 and analyzing it nearly as long. He also enjoys playing TeamFight Tactics and has reached challenger on multiple accounts. When he's not playing or watching video games, he's more than likely following one of his Houston sports teams.

Patrick Bonifacio

Patrick Bonifacio

Patrick has been playing Dota since the dawn of time, having started with the original custom game for WarCraft III. He primarily plays safe lane and solo mid, preferring to leave the glorious task of playing support to others.

Scott Robertson

Scott Robertson

Freelance writer primarily focused on CS:GO and VALORANT. Big dreams and bigger memes. Too embarrassed to reveal his VALORANT rank.

Tom Matthiesen

Tom Matthiesen

Tom has been an esports journalist since 2015 and has taken an interest in a wide range of esports titles. More recently has fallen in love with League of Legends esports. In particular, the League of Legends European Championship.

Zakaria Almughrabi

Zakaria Almughrabi

Zakaria is a former professional TF2 player turned caster and analyst. He has had a passion for gaming and esports for years and hopes to use his skills and experience to convey why gaming is so great. His specialty games are League of Legends, CS:GO, Overwatch, Super Smash Bros, and PUBG.