July 11, 2019
Thom “F.” Badinger has been an active commentator for almost a decade, and a gamer for much, much, longer than that. Spending his early years as a broadcaster for a MOBA, he’s now a rising fixture in the greater esports scene. A mainstay host of the RLCS, F. can also be seen casting Valorant, Call of Duty, PUBG Mobile, and a slew of other titles, as well streaming on his own channels. Outside of on-camera work, F. has touched virtually all sides of the industry: shifting behind the camera to produce and direct, actual game design and balance, league and tournament operations, community/influencer management, etcetera. F. leads with passion and respect for the community first and foremost, and brings that to work every time.
Scuf Gaming®, global leader and innovator in esports and winner of Esports Industry Awards “Esports Hardware Provider of the Year” Award for 2016, provides tactical gear for elite gamers where over 90% of the top professional gamers in the world use SCUF.
Selling high-performance customized gaming controllers and accessories for PC and console, SCUF offers a number of functional and design features custom built to increase hand use and improve gameplay. Built to specification, SCUF controllers cater for competitive and casual gamers who recognize that one size does not fit all.
Today, SCUF Gaming’s® innovations are covered by more than 90 granted patents and designs, and another 50+ pending patent applications that protect 4 key areas: back control functions, trigger control mechanisms, thumbstick control area and handles, and side action controls.
Scuf Gaming is the official controller partner of major gaming leagues, including CWL, MLG, ESL, UMG, Gfinity and EGL. With operations and production in North America and Europe, Scuf Gaming also provides a variety of accessories and apparel specifically designed for elite gamers.
Ross Thompson also known as “TommyT999” is a video game industry veteran who is now running his own business & creating/publishing content via his YouTube channel TommyT999. Fully focused on video games content across games both new & old, spanning all formats & genres the channel hosts some of the biggest most incredible plays gaming series running on YouTube at this time & he covers across a wide variety of games including Call of Duty, Rainbow Six, Fortnite, PUBG, Rocket League & Fifa to name but a few. Working within the industry for the length of his career to date, in many companies all dedicated to growing the world of video games & esports he has a vast knowledge & experience of the industry & within his current role, every day he is watching the best clips the best players & gamers have to offer in the world of online competitive gaming.
Britanni Johnson is the Head of Creators for G2 Esports and responsible for building a roster of top content creators for the esports organization and supporting the team’s expansion to the US. After spending nearly a decade in the gaming and esports industry, Britanni has become an expert in influencer marketing, casting, and strategy consulting.
She has also worked on the talent side as an on-camera, voice-over actress and host working with notable brands such as Twitch, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Disney. She is best known for her role in the Borderlands series.
Bil “Jump” Carter is a Los Angeles based esports host and commentator within the gaming space. Known for his energetic personality and witty wordplay, Jump has been featured on a variety of esports projects such as host of ESPN’s EXP Invitational at the X-Games, Rainbow 6: Siege US Nationals and Game Over with Bud Light, as well as the 2019 Esports Awards. From hosting his first event in 2017, to working 70+ events around the globe in 2019, Jump enjoys doing what he has done from the very beginning – helping tell the stories that deserve to be told. Whether it be casting a clutch fight at the end of a battle royale, or introducing the teams on Championship Sunday, Jump enjoys bringing his signature energy to every event.
Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf is a professional Fortnite player and streamer for the Sentinels esports organization. He earned overnight fame and success after winning the inaugural Fortnite World Championship held in July 2019. Kyle first beat out over 40 million worldwide contestants to make it to Queens, New York for the Finals, where he bested 100 competitors to win a record $3 million purse. In what was a banner year, Kyle was named 2019 Gamer of the Year, 2019 PC Player of the Year, and 2019 PC Rookie of the Year while also being named to Forbes 30 under 30 at the age of 16.
Jess Brohard is an event host and content creator with over 10 years of experience working in esports. Represented by Character Select Agency since 2013, she has provided hosting and interviewing for a variety of games and events, including: the Call of Duty World League, the National PUBG League, the Pokemon World Championships, and many more.
When she’s not hosting at events, Jess also loves engaging with her own community via her daily Twitch streams.
Nyvi Estephan (São Paulo, August 3, 1991) is the leading host of electronic sports and games in Brazil. Since 2014, she has presented some of the most important championships in the world.
Presenter at Globo TV, e-SporTV, Ubisoft, Hyperx Drive, streamer at Facebook Gaming, ambassador of Hyperx and Acer in Brazil, ambassador of the eSports Brazil award at Sportv and presenter of the Start TV show at Rede Globo TV, Nyvi Estephan is one of the most active names in the electronic sports market in the world.
Craig “Mini Ladd” Thompson is a major online personality with over 10 million followers across all social platforms and over 1.5 billion views. A native of Northern Ireland who now resides in the US, Craig began his online career in 2011 posting gaming-related content and has evolved into a comedic presence, with two YouTube channels averaging over 40 million views per month, and content that is witty, relatable and on-trend with the always-evolving online culture. Craig is also one of the largest live-streamers online, averaging roughly 48,000 concurrent viewers. Most recently, he was named Content Creator of the Year at the 2019 Esports Awards, and in 2019, Craig went on a 27-city North America tour to overwhelming support, selling out many dates in massive venues. Craig also uses his reach for good as an official Board Member for Thirst Project, having raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the charity.