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.
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.
After more than 15 years with Magic: The Gathering and three National Champion titles under his belt, Emir decided to move to Gwent in Open Beta to look for something fresh and challenging. After finishing the in the pro ladder top 100 twice, Emir will now be focusing on Arena to create content and analyze the subtle differences that the players can make playing in the Arena.
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.
"Professional hobbyist" lordgort has made a career of helping others enjoy their leisure, including stints as an auction catalog writer and as copy editor for a Magic: The Gathering strategy site. After seven years of biweekly Magic column writing ended in January 2018, he focused on Gwent, qualifying for the Pro Ladder that February and earning Crown Points in his rookie season. With Team Aretuza, his mission is to help all — watchers, readers, writers, streamers — discover their potential and improve in ways they never expected.
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.
As a big fan of the Witcher franchise, SwanDive is always on the lookout for her next Witcher fix. She started playing Gwent in the Closed Beta for the lore – and stayed for the game and the community. Long an avid gamer, Swan found her passion for CCGs and competitive gaming at the Gwent table. Away from it, Swan is studying for her Master’s degree in English and working as content manager for Team Aretuza.