Born a competitor, I strive to distinguish myself amidst the pack. I
combine my knowledge in programming to host extravagant tournaments of
epic proportions for the local scene and beyond.
World of Warcraft
My first online game was World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. It
introduced me to an immersive virtual world with a vibrant community
and immortal-seeming villains. Over a few years I leveled to 80, and
then defeated The Lich King with my guild, Horde to Death. In the
meantime, I learned about the strategic roots of the game, namely
Warcraft III. I still like to throw LAN parties once in a while to
play competitive and friendly matches with friends.
League of Legends
My conquest of the Rift began in Season 1. Starting as a Shaco
1-Trick, I mained jungle for the first year of my competitive
career. In Season 2, I transitioned to the Mid Lane, exclusively
maining Ryze, LeBlanc, and Katarina. It wasn't until Season 3 that
I found my true calling: Nidalee Mid. I quickly rose to
Challenger Tier in Season 4, competing with the best players that
North America could offer.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Although Smash for the N64 was my first game in the series, Melee's
fast paced, highly technical gameplay makes it a perfect match
for a speed-seeking competitor like me. After playing the game for
fun during much of my childhood, I discovered the professional scene
when I accidentally turned on the EVO 2013 Twitch stream. Since then
I decided to become a tournament host, launching VJA Smash. I also
have attended many tournaments, including all three Smash n Splash
events, while maining Captain Falcon and Falco.
VJA Smash Society
VJA Smash is a club I founded in 2014 that promotes healthy
competition and provides all members with a sense of community and
friendship, regardless of skill level. Our home-produced
showcases the club's origin and common values.
We host frequent tournaments and run yearly competitive seasons. Players
sign up for tournaments on the
Tournaments Portal, where they could also see their current
ranking on the
ELO ladder and watch their previous matches in their profile.
Every year, VJA Smash hosts a few major tournaments
thematically related to the winter and/or summer seasons. The
second iteration of the series, Inferno 2017, was the most hype
VJA Smash event to date, featuring a large prize pool, a spectator
arena, professional commentary, and TwitchMan, an app I wrote to
bring the live stream to life.
TwitchMan integrates with Challonge! as well as match statistics databases
in order to streamline the live-streaming process. It combines a simple yet
powerful user interface with automated matchup analysis and match reporting. Watch it