Meet the Counselors


Our counselors and coaches are as enthusiastic about gaming and technology as our campers, and come from top university programs in computer science, game development, economics, sports performance, and design. We run a background check as part of our hiring process and we train our staff to educate and inspire your child.


Counselors and Coaches

Krista
Krista Acas
Salad
I’ve been playing competitive video games for a few years now and I’m excited to bring my skills and knowledge to Overwatch. I look forward to fostering a healthy and competitive community with everyone.
Gregory
Gregory Boehm
gmoney
My name is Gregory and I was born and raised in Santa Monica, CA. I have a background in science education and I currently produce and edit esports videos for a small website. Overwatch has been my favorite game for the past two years, and I am very excited to be able to combine my love of teaching with my love of Overwatch.
Nick
Nick Butts
MrDantes
I have been playing, watching, and studying League of Legends for over 5 years, and am very excited to bring my passion for the game to a coaching role. I played two seasons as a support for the Boston Revolt in SuperLeague City Champs, and am currently Head of Esports for The Game Haus, where I started as a League writer.
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Morgan Buyse
MissMX
Hi guys! My name is Morgan but I go by MissMX! I’ve been playing Minecraft since 2012 and I still enjoy it! I love graphic design, building in creative, and going on adventures! I can’t wait to meet all of you!

Micah
Micah Cavender
Tirate
Before I founded Texas State Esports this past summer, I played collegiality as a top laner in League of Legends. Since starting the organization I have grown it to have a member base over 250 and foster 10 collegiate teams across multiple titles and tournaments. During this time I have managed the teams, delegated coordinators to titles I am not invested in, and coached players to be stronger individually and in a team environment.
Jake
Jake Carr
Garry Kasparov
I started my esports career as a pro WoW player and moved on to League of Legends from there. At first I did coaching for solo queue players online, but I much prefer working with teams for longer periods of time, and focusing on good communication above everything else.
Drake
Drake Everlove
2avage
I love esports and I have had a deep passion for video games all my life, and think the esports industry has a lot of room to grow and I want to be a part of it. I’m really excited to see the kind of competition we’ll all be having as the gameplay begins!
Jonathan
Jonathan Gargoshian
ReVo
My passion for esports has brought me to a point where I can now inspire and guide the future esport players of tomorrow.
Juan
Juan Haro
SlyRaccoon
I have been playing league of legends for the past 6 years, and the game truly sparked my competitive drive. I started an NMSU team before they had even established an esports club at the school. I still occasionally play when I am needed but I enjoy helping others get better and achieve their goals more.
Devin
Devin Hartnett
Kind Words Only
My name is Devin but most people refer to me as ‘kind’. I’ve been playing League of Legends for about 7 years specializing in the jungle role. I’m currently in college majoring in Human Services with an emphasis in psychology with my focus being on getting involved with esports mental health. My goal for Connected Camps is to not only foster growth as players with my students but also promote their growth as individuals to allow them to reach their personal goals.
Aveary
Aveary Hicks
FaizeLeingod
My dedication to being an esports coach comes from my love of a growing esports community that I want to positively contribute to. I look forward to being able to educate and encourage players in a game I am passionate about.
Ryan
Ryan Hoskins
Scrubz
I love Overwatch and have been playing soccer competitively for most of my life. Bringing my passions for teaching, sports (or in this case, esports!), and Overwatch together seems to be a dream come true.
Nicholas
Nicholas Hughes
HypeHouse
The appeal of coaching Overwatch comes from how progressive and cutting edge Blizzard has been when it comes to esports. There’s no better time to be involved in the industry and be a part of that forefront.
Cherry
Cherry Jung
VIVIDfiasco
Hello! My name is Cherry and my Minecraft username is VIVIDfiasco. Minecraft to me is a toybox of adventures waiting to happen! Be it adventuring uncharted portions of the the realm or spelunking in caves. I hope to see you online soon!
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Nickolas Landry
Heiisama
Hey everyone! My name is Nick, and my Minecraft username is Heiisama. I love everything about Minecraft, Video Editing and Game Design, and I’m an expert at all three! If you see me online, don’t be afraid to come say hi.
Emily
Emily Leckie
Lark
I have a strong background in teaching and coaching youth through many years of experience in the 4H program. Esports is a recent love of mine, and I can’t wait to bring my skill set to this theater.
Shawn
Shawn Leung
PAŇĎŐ
I have been with Overwatch since Open Beta and have since developed a community for Overwatch players within the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Gaucho Gaming Organization. I aim to not only coach developing youths, but to also promote the drive for a higher education and to create space for those who feel there isn’t place for them.
Jake
Jake Lui
Skargent
Hi everybody, I’m Skargent! I’ve been playing Minecraft for at least five years. On the servers you’ll recognize me as a green Castle Crasher. Although I love lots of activities in Minecraft, some of my favorites include Survival, playing and designing Minigames, and making escape rooms and puzzles.
Andeanna
Andeanna Mata (Ande)
ExtraFancyRice
Hello, everyone! I’m ExtraFancyRice, and it’s a pleasure to meet you! I’m a student at Azusa Pacific University with a major in Psychology. I love school and teamwork based activities, and like to find ways to bring people together both with Minecraft and learning in general.
Casey
Casey McDonald
Chivalaric
I want to help players achieve and improve, improve where they thought they were proficient.
Alex
Alex Nguyen
Aurace
I have been coaching since beta release of the game. I love the game and I love the ability to pass on the knowledge of countless hours watching/playing/analyzing the game with others to bring out their fullest potential. I want to keep growing as a coach to continue my line of professional coaching and developing the next wave of talent within the scene.
Devlin
Devlin Nipper
Trackpad Supreme
Hello everyone, my name is Devlin! I go by “Traçkpad Supreme” on League of Legends. I have been playing for 3 years, and eSports is my passion. Between world building, lore creation, and character building and coaching there’s nothing about the gaming world I don’t love.
Nicholas
Nicholas Pena
Lee Saitama
I’m an avid gamer with over a decade of experience backing me, and a long-time LoL player of 6 years and numerous competitive matches at a high level. I’ve got a burning passion for esports and video games, and being given the opportunity to give players unforgettable memories and bonds with their teammates is a dream come true for me. I’m very excited to be a part of the future of esports.
Griffin
Griffin Poyck
H20
The feeling of playing in a team and working together in strategic games is absolutely phenomenal. It’s the way the games feel best and I want to share the experience with as many people as possible.
Joe
Joe Quinn
Knee Hao
I have been playing League of Legends since Season 4, and it developed my passion for esports. During my time in college, I was part of Ohio State University’s Esports and LoL Club, where I helped establish the University’s foundation for esports.
Hector
Hector Ramirez
Cowwhy
Yo, my ingame name is cowwhy but you can call me cow. During my down time I’m usually solving puzzles, learning a new programming language or playing minecraft. I’ve been playing minecraft for a few years now and I still find it fun which goes to show how many possibilities there are in the game.
Alberto
Alberto Rivera
Kaiser
I’ve always enjoyed playing online with my group of friends and competing, I would like to help cultivate new players to help improve their skills as well as instilling a good sportsman like attitude in the competitive field.
Lauro
Lauro Remulla
SirLauro
My love and passion for competition in esports goes beyond my own personal pursuits. I’m eager to help others become the best they can be!
Namir
Namir Salvant
Mahikari
I enjoy coaching Overwatch because it gives me the opportunity to teach something that I am passionate about analyzing and playing.
Samantha
Samantha Scott
Greekgeeksam236
Hi everyone! My name is Sam and I’ve been playing Minecraft for six years now. Some of my favorite games other than Minecraft include Legend of Zelda, Skyrim and House of the Dead 2 and 3 Return. My favorite thing to do in Minecraft is building elaborate cities. Feel free to say hi to me if you see me around any of the camps or labs!
Chrstopher
Christopher Shell
LucidRaven
My passion is to develop the next generation of professional esports athletes and gaming enthusiasts in a way that promotes greater well-being, respect, positive regard, and life skills across the gaming community. I’m excited to coach Overwatch players because it is a game that requires a great deal of coordination, communication, and teamwork.
Steffen
Steffen Spreng
Chinterrr
I am currently an assistant esports coach for Benedictine University. I have always enjoyed the strategy and team-based aspect that League of Legends and Overwatch bring to the video game industry. I look forward to coaching our teams at Connected Camps and providing a welcoming team environment where players can improve their skills in the game and have the opportunity to develop a sense of collaboration, all while having fun.
Dalton
Dalton Swaino
Prankuru
I helped start the esports club at my high school in my sophomore year, which led me to forming and becoming the captain of my school’s League of Legends team. We made playoffs my senior year and that’s when I really got interested in playing on teams. Then I received a scholarship to Illinois College for their varsity League of Legends team and that’s where I am now!
Chance
Chance Sweeney
Your Only Chance
I’ve played games both for fun and competitively since I was a kid from playing on my college’s League of legends team to their Overwatch. Now, I want to pass down my knowledge to kids who get to play on high school teams. Man I wish that was a thing when I was in high school. I’ve always liked teaching or mentoring so am excited to do just that!
Michael
Michael Swisher
Swish
My start in esports centered around getting involved in my school’s League of Legends ULoL team. Eventually I was asked to take a leadership role in the club as well as coach the team. When we got our varsity esports program I hopped on the opportunity and tried out for the team. We were able to place top 8 in the West and get ourselves a small scholarship. Now I am coaching the Varsity team during our CLoL run in 2019.
Angelo
Angelo Tordecillas
N_E_E_T
Hi! N_E_E_T here, I’m a friend to all campers and always excited to see the creativity from everyone flow into their builds! I’d rather help someone build than start my own so I can follow through with what they have in mind and let the leadership in them take charge! If you need any help or want to build together, come fine me; for I am a also a camper at heart.
Lumen
Lumen Vera
Lulumeister
I am very drawn to teaching and bettering players around me. The best part of teaching is when those “Aha!” moments happen and the student/player learns a new skill.
Christian
Christian Vidal
Lamp
I have played and coached not only esports but traditional sports as well. My goal is to give these students a fun and safe environment to grow and make memories!

Volunteer Counselors

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Gabriel Iskandar
TheMCLionSheep
I have used Minecraft for about 5 years. I love almost everything about the game, mainly the unique way a player can shape a dream to a reality. Everything about connected camps is amazing from the staff to the kids. Being able to teach, and help uncover some hidden passions and talents within a video game and online camp is wonderful.

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Matt
DarkkillerM
Hello! My name is DarkKillerM, also known as Matt! I’ve been playing Minecraft since 2013. I like working on massive projects, which involve detailed building and command blocks. Aside from Minecraft, I am a big Pokémon fan, and love listening to music. If you ever see me around, feel free to say hello, and ask any questions. I will be glad to help you.

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Thomas
xDarkDiamond
Hi! I’m Thomas! I’ve been playing Minecraft since 2015. I most enjoy doing Commandblocks and making crazy automated farms in Minecraft survival! My favorite part of volunteering here is seeing what sort of crazy things the campers come up with and build, it’s awesome to watch one of their projects come together.

Jasper

Jasper
missileman12
I’ve been playing Minecraft since 2014. I loooove to build nerdy stuff. I once started building a Jager from pacific rim and I’ve tried to make some fallout themed builds. Chances are, whatever you’re into, I’ve heard of it. My favorite part about volunteering? The people. I love to help and share passions with people.

John
L33tech
Kailas
Kailas_

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