Who we are
Gil is a gamer of 25+ years experience. Before web browsers were invented, he dabbled in MMO text-based games on a BBS. That involved into MUDs. That evolved into console and PC gaming. He is an expert in anything FIFA, having played the game since it's initial inception. Gil left his position as CEO of an online financial trading firm in early 2017 to found Esportsranks.com, and hasn't looked back since.
A lifelong gamer who initially had dreams of going pro, Ray has since turned his attention to writing Esports content and hardware reviews. Since joining Esportsranks, Ray has covered Valve's premiere MOBA, Dota 2, extensively, providing meta analyses, tournament previews, predictions and recaps, as well as the occasional power rankings.
Alex is the editor of the CS:GO section on this site. He has been active in the games development and Esports scene for more than a decade, even experimenting with creating DOTA-like maps in the original Warcraft III engine that spawned DOTA 2. He also used to hold regional FIFA and CS:GO tournaments. Alex now runs his own indie games-dev company, and mods games on the side. He's also a 3D texture artist, and an expert on 'skins', often creating his own complete sets.
Alex is an Esports writer from New Zealand. He has religiously covered the CSGO scene for over a year and has in-depth knowledge of the players and the teams they play for. Alex started writing about CSGO for various online publications and has been writing for over 2 years. Many of Alex's articles cover in depth the teams, strategies, and tournaments of CSGO.
Obligatory hipster coffee machine employee
Hamza has been an avid gamer for the better part of his life, and fell in love with League of Legends immediately upon discovering it. He has years of experience as a writer, and is currently writing articles about League of Legends at Esportsranks which are aimed at helping the community thrive.
Richard is a military veteran, martial artist, and burrito enthusiast. He got his start in competitive gaming back when the most prominent Esports of today were still only mods, and the idea of gaming as a true profession was only fantasized about at your local LAN party. He has written professionally for many gaming outfits, including work for Fatal1ty and multiple games currently in production.
Humberto is a League of Legends expert with 5+ years of experience both playing the game and watching it competitively. He follows all major LCS regions (NA, EU, KOR), the current league leaders, rosters, and players performance. He also offers insights in patch notes, champions to climb the solo queue ladder, and build-paths, so you know what to buy and can cleanly win games and get that sweet LP. Other than esports, he works as a high school teacher, and enjoys cooking and rugby.
Hieu is Esportsranks' resident pro Dota player. He started played Dota way back in the day of early version 6.48b (Templar Assassin). After many years learning and playing, he decided to contribute something helpful to the community: by writing about it, by sharing his journey from a newbie to a dedicated leaderboard support player.
Igor KarimovCreative Director
Igor is high level art-director and has 11+ years experience in advertising agencies, startups and Esports organisations. He passed the path of a professional from a designer to an art director and then to creative director. Igor worked for about 2 years in NATUS VINCERE as a creative director and launched many advertising campaigns for the sponsors of the team and the Na'Vi. He makes simple, сlean, and user friendly designs.