About

Meet the Hotspawn Team

about

Meet Stephen Andrews, Product Manager (left), Justin Hartling, Business Manager (right).

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 (and one day greatest) 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 (and if it doesn’t, it will soon!)

Wondering who is behind Hotspawn? Great question – that is Justin and Stephen, two gaming and esports fans who work to make Hotspawn the best it can be. We also have a stable of amazing writers creating the best content around – covering all the esports you could want!

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

Our team

Justin Hartling
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.
Gillian Linscott
Gillian Linscott
Gillian is Hotspawn's Communication Manager. She is also a lifelong gamer with a habit of getting distracted by random side quests, falling in love with fictional video game characters and forever buying wards as a position 5 in Dota 2. You can normally find her watching far too many Twitch streams to be human and rambling about esports community issues with a cup of coffee in hand.
Mike Plant
Mike Plant
Michael Plant has been playing League of Legends since 2010 and analyzing it nearly as long. More recently, he's been interested in the developing PUBG and Fortnite scenes. When he's not playing or watching video games, he's more than likely following one of his Houston sports teams.
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.
Nick Ray
Nick Ray
Nick is a Richmond based writer and pianist with a passion for League of Legends and esports dating back just far enough to say he was into it before it was cool. When he's not consuming massive amounts of League content, grinding out ranked games, or walking his dog, he's quite possibly asleep.
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.
Cody Luongo
Cody Luongo
An American journalist specializing in business, gambling and Counter-Strike - Cody was a competitive gamer first before starting his career in esports. Competing in several titles including Halo, Counter-Strike and Rainbow Six prior to his career as a journalist where he would go on to write for ESPN, Esports Insider, SickOdds and many more.
Katrina Weil
Katrina Weil
Katrina is an interviewer and analyst based in Los Angeles. When she's not at the Blizzard Arena, you can find her either working with data or asking her teammates for healing.
Brandon Howard
Brandon Howard
Brandon has worked with a variety of clients in his freelance writing career before transitioning into the esports scene where he obsesses over the Overwatch League and the Call of Duty League. He enjoys good conversations, concerts, reading, writing about/playing Overwatch, night drives, movies, and laughing. Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose.
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.
Joe Gstettner
Joe Gstettner
Joe started playing games in the pre-C64 era and keeps it up until today. Due to his professional background, he loves to play with numbers, statistics and to gain some insights about players performances.
Ryan Hoskins
Ryan Hoskins
Ryan is an esports journalist and coach. When he's not coaching or writing, he enjoys shoutcasting and playing League of Legends and Overwatch. Outside of esports and gaming, Ryan enjoys playing soccer and reading classic literature.
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.