Kolemoen has always been a fan of card games, starting with Yu-Gi-Oh in high school, then later Hearthstone, and finally beginning his Gwent journey in March 2017. Since then, he has participated in 4 Gwent Opens (winning one) and 3 Gwent Challengers, and has qualified for the upcoming Gwent World Masters event. His strength as a player lies mostly in analyzing matchups and adapting strategies. He is part of Aretuza's competitive roster and will represent the team in tournaments, as well as helping others in the team prepare for their tournament appearances.
Adzikov began to play Gwent at the start of Open Beta. He has played computer games since childhood, and always tries to compete at a high level. Before he began his Gwent adventure, he played competitively in Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, and League of Legends.
Adzikov finished as the top-ranked player in each of the first two Pro Ladder seasons and has also achieved high placings in the seasons after that. He has participated in almost all of the official CDPR Gwent Masters and GwentSlam tournaments. His goal is to get into every possible tournament and win it, especially the Gwent World Masters.
Santtu2x is a 20-year-old economics student from Finland. He first started Gwent during the closed beta, but only started playing at a competitive level in early 2018. In addition to finishing in top 20 of pro ladder several times, he has also reached good results in community tournaments. Santtu2x often tries to gain an advantage by using unique decks tailored to beat some of the more popular lists. This can be seen both on pro ladder where he climbed to respectable scores with engine soldiers and Radovid Shupe and in tournaments like Open #7 qualifiers, where he reached the finals running Eithne Elf Swarm and Moonlight Sabbath.
SL1CKz got started with competition early as a youth soccer player, inspiring his passion for healthful lifestyles and fitness. Another passion grew alongside it, for video games such as Age of Empires, Heroes of Might, and Warcraft III. An early Auto Chess player, SL1CKz tried Dota Underlords on its Open Beta debut and was hooked. So hooked, in fact, that he saved up to leave his job and compete in Underlords full-time. He reached the Top 10 of the first Lords of White Spire leaderboard and can often be found online, streaming his hunt for even greater glory.
NinjaNinjaNinja has long been a fan of strategy games with a luck factor, starting with competitive Scrabble in high school as a national-level player and then autobattlers such as Dota Auto Chess and Dota Underlords. In addition to getting a Top 1000 Queen rank in both S0 and S1 of Auto Chess, he has achieved Rank 1 Lord of White Spire in Underlords. NinjaNinjaNinja uses his flexibility with team compositions to give him an edge over his opponents. His goal is to win upcoming tournaments with bigger prize pools and prove himself as a competitor.
Molegion is a 21-year-old competitive player and streamer from Poland. His first official tournament was Gwent Open #6, where he faced Damorquis in the quarterfinals. Since then, his favourite Gwent card is Ointment. Working efficiently over the next months, he was a constant presence at the top of the Pro Ladder and won a qualifier for Gwent Open #8. In that tournament he reached the Top 4, falling only against the winner of the whole tournament. Molegion's life motto is "Work smart, not hard." He loves efficiency and is highly ambitious and known for being vocal with his opinions about Gwent. His biggest dream is to play in World Masters and to make it a good show.
Octopuses started playing Gwent in July 2017. He prefers decks that are more complex and require great deal of thinking. His favourite decks are Henselt NR and Spy NG. What makes Octopuses good as a player is his analytical mind set. After each loss he will go over the match in his mind to found out exactly why he lost that game, to prevent it from happening in the future. He doesn't usually blame the coin, RNG, matchup conspiracy or anything like that, but he believes that most of the losses are due to his own mistakes. He hates making mistakes and will do his best to play flawlessly one day.
Octopuses has the great ambition to be the best Gwent player out there. Every pro ladder season he greatly improves his ranking and will thrive to do so until he is number 1. He also tries to compete in as many Gwent tournaments as possible. He won few of the community tournaments already and plans to win many more.
Gvuardya has been playing Gwent since Closed Beta, achieving several Top 100 Pro Ladder finishes and reaching the semifinals at the Red Dragon LAN event. A lover of strategy card and board games dating back to his childhood, he entered the digital CCG genre with Hearthstone. After discovering Gwent he took his commitment to a new level. He thrives in tournament environments and is part of Team Aretuza's preparation group for competitive events, analysing past events, theorycrafting and improving lineups, finding the right queue order, and more. He plays Gwent and Artifact while keeping an eye on the further development of Dota Autochess/Underlords.
MrMax71 is the youngest player on Team Aretuza at only 17 years old. He has been interested in video games and card games since he was a small child. As a big fan of The Witcher universe, he loved Gwent in The Witcher 3. In January 2017, he got access to the Closed Beta of Gwent and he has been playing daily since then. Tournaments are his favourite Gwent environment and he is the most successful online tournament player on the roster, with over 20 wins in different tournaments such as GwentMania #12 and #15, RuGwent Open July 2018 and August 2018, myGwentCup II #2 and #6, and many more. He was also official caster of the Red Dragon Tournament in June 2018. Beyond tournaments, he is the author of card ratings in Team Aretuza's Arena Picker.
AndyWand is one of Aretuza's fiercest competitors. He dove into digital CCGs by playing Hearthstone on a semi-competitive basis, but Gwent Masters inspired his competitive drive. After his first major live appearance at GwentSlam #2, he won the title at Gwent Open #5 and finished as the runner-up in Gwent Challenger #4. He is becoming more and more of a card game nerd by the minute, playing CCGs like the Pokemon TCG and Shadowverse with his friends and family. He also took a deeper dive into Artifact, qualifying for WePlay! Agility. AndyWand's joyful nature makes him highly approachabe. He loves talking to people, as long as there is something to discuss deeply. It doesn't matter if it is politics, history, or card games... just leave the small talk at home.
Shaggy is a sociology student and gaming fanatic. Though long interested in card games such as Magic: The Gathering and Hearthstone, he began his competitive career with Gwent, gaining fame by winning the Wild Card Qualifier for Gwent Open #1 and then becoming Gwent's first-ever Open Champion.
After a hiatus to concentrate on his studies, Shaggy returned to Gwent with the release of Homecoming. Long considered a "lone wolf" in the Gwent scene, Shaggy has shed that label by joining Team Aretuza. His goals include qualifying for all future Gwent Masters events and claiming more titles.
I've always enjoyed competetive gaming. I grew up playing chess and the first games I played at a decent level were Starcraft 2 (high masters) and League of Legends (dia1). My card game experience before Artifact is mostly Hearthstone and Faeria. in HS, I've reached top 100 legend a couple of times but never played in any tournaments. In Faeria, I'm one of the top players and have won about 3k in prize money.