Working as a Game Designer in real life, Cricket was always drawn to games, which you can win by doing smart calculations and decisionmaking instead of luck. In Gwent, he found exactly what he was searching for and since he played his first card, he was hooked.
Now he is streaming every day and improving every season, so beware of the day when you can find him on top of the ladder.
"Professional hobbyist" lordgort makes his money helping others enjoy their leisure, whether as an auction catalog writer, copy editor for a Magic: The Gathering strategy site, or game show contestant (lifetime winnings: $5000). A Magic columnist for seven years, in 2018 he turned to Gwent, swiftly reaching the Pro ranks. With Team Aretuza, he seeks to help all — watchers, readers, writers, streamers — discover their potential and improve in ways they never expected.
Lothari is a long-time fan of CCGs, building up a wealth of experience in Hearthstone, MTG, TESL, Artifact and of course Gwent, which she has been playing since the end of Closed Beta. She always aspires to improve and learn more about what has come to be one of her favourite pass-times. She has also found a passion in creating content for Gwent, and will continue to do so with a passionate and analytical outlook for Team Aretuza. Lothari has a BA in Computing and German and spent four years working as a game developer.
An actuary by day, unrepentant roper by night, and the Wild Hunt #2 NA LAN Champion, Kochua takes a highly quantitative and analytical approach to competitive card games. He discovered Gwent in October 2017 and was an instant convert, won over by the game's complexity and depth of strategy. Since then, he has compiled several top-50 Pro Ladder finishes while balancing work, life, and a never-ending stream of statistics. Kochua provides the team with editorial support, with a goal of making Aretuza the leading source of competitive Gwent content. He also helps the team in its constant search for an analytical edge, and in the meantime tries some of his crazier theories out on the Pro Ladder.
JMJWilson is a 22-year-old engineering student from the United States. He got his start in Gwent in June 2017 after playing through The Witcher 3, and despite having no background in CCGs, he was hooked from the start. He began playing competitively on Pro Rank in July 2018 and since has sought to improve his ladder finish every season, with the eventual goal of consistently finishing in the Top 20. He tries to take the same analytical approach into content creation, focusing on the competitive scene and providing insight from his own and others' experiences.
BobbyKazoole is a casual and analytical gamer, who plays games for fun, but looks at the gameplay critically and with a quantitative eye. Gwent caught his attention because it was so different from other card games, bringing with it a set of strategies and a way of thinking entirely of its own. Seemingly simpler than all other card games because cards only have one stat and no mana cost, it turned out to be remarkably complex and a bottomless pit of depth and insights. Bobby has always loved expressing ideas through articles, and the fact that making content improves the game experience for so many people is an amazing added bonus. With Team Aretuza, he wants to do just that: Make analytical content to inform people and help them see the complex networks of interactions behind every game of Gwent.
Mortheous has been playing CCG'S since finding Magic: The Gathering in middle school. After playing the Witcher 3 Gwent he had been excited about its standalone release and has been playing since the tail end of closed beta. Mortheous has a degree in Music Industry which allows him a unique outlook on the technical side of content creation.
Currently, Danman233 is working on his degree in Philosophy and also at the same time he is fully focused on Gwent! Before Gwent, he never really got into competitive gaming. However, he used to play almost every CCG known to man as well as MOBAs and RPGs. He started playing the game shortly after Closed beta and immediately fell in love with it. After one week of playing he reached top 100 with Eredin (god bless CB weather) and ever since he remained a constant name at the top of the ladder. Throughout the seasons he participated in several community tournaments and won a couple of them too.