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Henry Fang
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Shinmiri2 has been playing Gwent since Closed Beta and consistently finished in the Top 100 of Pro Rank. He is known for his educational streaming style as well as being an official analyst at Gwent Challenger. His favourite thing about Gwent is how you can almost always pinpoint the reason or misplay that caused you to win or lose a game, which is vital to improving. He has loved playing competitive strategy games all his life. Before Gwent he was a top-tier Dota player and has competed on teams such as Meet Your Makers and compLexity.

Shinmiri2

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Shinmiri2 has been playing Gwent since Closed Beta and consistently finished in the Top 100 of Pro Rank. He is known for his educational streaming style as well as being an official analyst at Gwent Challenger. His favourite thing about Gwent is how you can almost always pinpoint the reason or misplay that caused you to win or lose a game, which is vital to improving. He has loved playing competitive strategy games all his life. Before Gwent he was a top-tier Dota player and has competed on teams such as Meet Your Makers and compLexity.


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Peter Hechler
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Johaggis, or as some call him, “Peter”, started playing Gwent as soon as it went into closed beta. During closed beta, he peaked at #75 on ladder, but took a break from the game after open beta began. He started playing again in late 2017, and has been a consistent Pro Rank player since February 2018. Lately, he's been writing articles and doing casting for community tournaments. As a Gwent player, he tends towards Scoia’tael, particularly Francesca, though the only faction he really doesn’t play is Monsters.

Johaggis

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Johaggis, or as some call him, “Peter”, started playing Gwent as soon as it went into closed beta. During closed beta, he peaked at #75 on ladder, but took a break from the game after open beta began. He started playing again in late 2017, and has been a consistent Pro Rank player since February 2018. Lately, he's been writing articles and doing casting for community tournaments. As a Gwent player, he tends towards Scoia’tael, particularly Francesca, though the only faction he really doesn’t play is Monsters.


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Aaron Koch

An actuary by day, unrepentant roper by night, and the Gwent Wild Hunt #2 LAN Champion, Kochua brings a highly quantitative and analytical approach to competitive games. He discovered Gwent in October 2017 and was an instant convert, won over by the game's complexity and depth of strategy. During 2018, he compiled several top-50 Pro Ladder finishes in addition to winning Wild Hunt #2. In 2019, Kochua took a brief detour into Magic the Gathering: Arena, earning a bid in a Mythic Championship Qualifier Weekend before finally making the move to Dota Underlords. Kochua provides the team with editorial support, with a goal of making Aretuza the leading source of competitive Gwent and Underlords 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 Underlords ladder as a Lord of White Spire.

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An actuary by day, unrepentant roper by night, and the Gwent Wild Hunt #2 LAN Champion, Kochua brings a highly quantitative and analytical approach to competitive games. He discovered Gwent in October 2017 and was an instant convert, won over by the game's complexity and depth of strategy. During 2018, he compiled several top-50 Pro Ladder finishes in addition to winning Wild Hunt #2. In 2019, Kochua took a brief detour into Magic the Gathering: Arena, earning a bid in a Mythic Championship Qualifier Weekend before finally making the move to Dota Underlords. Kochua provides the team with editorial support, with a goal of making Aretuza the leading source of competitive Gwent and Underlords 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 Underlords ladder as a Lord of White Spire.


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Eliška Hanáčková
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Elis is a graphic designer in her early 20s, hailing from the Czech Republic. She graduated with a degree in Graphics and Art and has been involved in art and design since her childhood. A coincidence led her to the Witcher saga, and the Witcher saga led her to Gwent, and what she might lack in experience, she compensates for with passion for playing and learning the game. Within the team, she aims to create a visual presence that is united, branded and very much "Aretuza".

Elis

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Elis is a graphic designer in her early 20s, hailing from the Czech Republic. She graduated with a degree in Graphics and Art and has been involved in art and design since her childhood. A coincidence led her to the Witcher saga, and the Witcher saga led her to Gwent, and what she might lack in experience, she compensates for with passion for playing and learning the game. Within the team, she aims to create a visual presence that is united, branded and very much "Aretuza".


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Ann-Kathrin Kirchner
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Ann is a Graphic Designer currently studying Graphic Design in Frankfurt. She got into Gwent through the Witcher 3, and fell in love with the game, especially its art, in an instant. Having spent most of her time playing boats and bears (SK) she proclaimed herself Queen of Skellige. In her freetime she enjoys multiple naps a day and definitely also does other things!

Annkett

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Ann is a Graphic Designer currently studying Graphic Design in Frankfurt. She got into Gwent through the Witcher 3, and fell in love with the game, especially its art, in an instant. Having spent most of her time playing boats and bears (SK) she proclaimed herself Queen of Skellige. In her freetime she enjoys multiple naps a day and definitely also does other things!


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Matthew Ryan
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Lionhart is an English streamer who has been playing Gwent since Closed Beta. Having been an avid Witcher 3 fan, inevitably he succumbed to the temptation of Gwent having previously played Hearthstone. After taking a break from streaming for 18 months, Lionhart has returned to a daily stream schedule of Gwent with the aim of steadily improve his placements as well as co-hosting the Out Of Focus talkshow. The streams are welcoming for new players and seasoned veterans.

Lionhart

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Lionhart is an English streamer who has been playing Gwent since Closed Beta. Having been an avid Witcher 3 fan, inevitably he succumbed to the temptation of Gwent having previously played Hearthstone. After taking a break from streaming for 18 months, Lionhart has returned to a daily stream schedule of Gwent with the aim of steadily improve his placements as well as co-hosting the Out Of Focus talkshow. The streams are welcoming for new players and seasoned veterans.


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Philipp Meißner
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Kafunow is a German Gwent Streamer/Content Creator who takes nothing very seriously. He's been playing Gwent since the closed Beta and loves the game so much that he decided to share his experience or decks with the community in Gwent. In his lifetime, he started playing with cards at a very young age with Pokemon Cards, later Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh, Shadowverse etc. His favourite Quote is: “I fear not the man who has practiced 10000 Decks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one Deck 10000 times”

Kafunow

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Kafunow is a German Gwent Streamer/Content Creator who takes nothing very seriously. He's been playing Gwent since the closed Beta and loves the game so much that he decided to share his experience or decks with the community in Gwent. In his lifetime, he started playing with cards at a very young age with Pokemon Cards, later Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh, Shadowverse etc. His favourite Quote is: “I fear not the man who has practiced 10000 Decks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one Deck 10000 times”


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Thea Booysen
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TheaBeasty is a South African student who spends most of her free time streaming on Twitch. She is also the co-host of a talk show called Out Of Focus. Thea realized she had a Gwent problem when she spent entire days roaming the Witcher 3 just to find new cards or battle NPC's. Beasty now plays the official card game whenever she's not busy studying law/psychology or trying to get her novel (The Marked) published. She wishes to play competitively someday, but until then, you can watch her suffer away on Twitch.

TheaBeasty

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TheaBeasty is a South African student who spends most of her free time streaming on Twitch. She is also the co-host of a talk show called Out Of Focus. Thea realized she had a Gwent problem when she spent entire days roaming the Witcher 3 just to find new cards or battle NPC's. Beasty now plays the official card game whenever she's not busy studying law/psychology or trying to get her novel (The Marked) published. She wishes to play competitively someday, but until then, you can watch her suffer away on Twitch.


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Jeremy Wilson
Content Manager

JMJWilson made his first forray into the world of CCG's with Gwent and has been hooked ever since. Since July 2018, he has competed in the game's Pro Rank scene and has participated in most online qualifiers since the official release of Gwent. Wilson serves as a content creator for Aretuza, especially focusing on the monthly Meta Snapshot and the Aretuza Academy projects. He seeks to bring the same analytical mindset to content creation as he does to his own gameplay with the goal of improving others' gameplay experience in whatever way is possible. With the implementation of Gwent Masters Season 2, Wilson aspires to continue his trend of being a consistent competitor in Gwent Masters qualifiers while also remaining committed to coverage of the game's highest level of competition.

JMJWilson23

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JMJWilson made his first forray into the world of CCG's with Gwent and has been hooked ever since. Since July 2018, he has competed in the game's Pro Rank scene and has participated in most online qualifiers since the official release of Gwent. Wilson serves as a content creator for Aretuza, especially focusing on the monthly Meta Snapshot and the Aretuza Academy projects. He seeks to bring the same analytical mindset to content creation as he does to his own gameplay with the goal of improving others' gameplay experience in whatever way is possible. With the implementation of Gwent Masters Season 2, Wilson aspires to continue his trend of being a consistent competitor in Gwent Masters qualifiers while also remaining committed to coverage of the game's highest level of competition.


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Nick Akerman
Content Manager

Nick is an experienced writer and producer whose two main passions are gaming and football. He was worked for a number of publications in both fields and currently oversees B/R Football's gaming output. Nick played FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer competitively before turning his attention to Gwent, where he quickly reached Pro Rank. Nick is keen to work closely with content creators to help improve their skills, and has ambitions to compete at the top level in Gwent.

Nakerman

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Nick is an experienced writer and producer whose two main passions are gaming and football. He was worked for a number of publications in both fields and currently oversees B/R Football's gaming output. Nick played FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer competitively before turning his attention to Gwent, where he quickly reached Pro Rank. Nick is keen to work closely with content creators to help improve their skills, and has ambitions to compete at the top level in Gwent.


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Brett Cervantes
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TheFoxBride is an American who has been playing Gwent since becoming obsessed with The Witcher universe, primarily the books. With a degree in history, it was a natural fit to fall in love with the medieval fantasy world that is brimming with subtlety. This led to starting multiple podcasts that cover the games, show, and books, all with an emphasis on insight you would not find anywhere else. Within the team, he aims to showcase the personalities of fellow teammates and give the audience an appreciation of the creator behind the content. Whenever he is not busy writing fantasy, working out, or watching/playing sports, you can catch weekly streams where he and his fiancee play Gwent, and talk way too much about Disney movies.

TheFoxBride

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TheFoxBride is an American who has been playing Gwent since becoming obsessed with The Witcher universe, primarily the books. With a degree in history, it was a natural fit to fall in love with the medieval fantasy world that is brimming with subtlety. This led to starting multiple podcasts that cover the games, show, and books, all with an emphasis on insight you would not find anywhere else. Within the team, he aims to showcase the personalities of fellow teammates and give the audience an appreciation of the creator behind the content. Whenever he is not busy writing fantasy, working out, or watching/playing sports, you can catch weekly streams where he and his fiancee play Gwent, and talk way too much about Disney movies.


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Jack Steedman
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Driftbling is a streamer, content creator, and former competitive team manager. He also produces original music, DJs, and is a part owner of an Escape Room business. He first fell in love with video games as a child playing Sonic on a Sega Megadrive that he still owns. He grew up playing Pokemon and so naturally fell into competitive draft leagues. Having won his fair share of these he found his way into Gwent around the infamous midwinter patch, where he was confused as to why his deck with the funniest voice lines (dwarves) was consistently not receiving ggs. While not without a competitive edge of his own, he has always found great fulfilment in helping others, and so one of his greatest joys in Gwent is helping other players from the very best competitive players to new players playing for the first time. He aims to keep his streams a mixture of cutting humour and pertinent game analysis, with his main goal being to entertain his chat. You can often see him in co op streams with friends or chat's real favourite Driftmum.

Driftbling

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Driftbling is a streamer, content creator, and former competitive team manager. He also produces original music, DJs, and is a part owner of an Escape Room business. He first fell in love with video games as a child playing Sonic on a Sega Megadrive that he still owns. He grew up playing Pokemon and so naturally fell into competitive draft leagues. Having won his fair share of these he found his way into Gwent around the infamous midwinter patch, where he was confused as to why his deck with the funniest voice lines (dwarves) was consistently not receiving ggs. While not without a competitive edge of his own, he has always found great fulfilment in helping others, and so one of his greatest joys in Gwent is helping other players from the very best competitive players to new players playing for the first time. He aims to keep his streams a mixture of cutting humour and pertinent game analysis, with his main goal being to entertain his chat. You can often see him in co op streams with friends or chat's real favourite Driftmum.


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Kyle Hendrick
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KyleTheBeardedGamer is an American who is new to the Gwent scene. Kyle fell in love with Gwent starting with The Witcher 3 and eventually discovered Gwent: The Witcher Card game. He also enjoys playing Dungeons & Dragons, reading comic books, and pretty much anything nerd and geek related. When he isn't streaming Gwent or working on other streaming projects he is working for an Amazon supply company that buys old video games systems, refurbishes them and then sells them on Amazon.

KyleTheBeardedGamer

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KyleTheBeardedGamer is an American who is new to the Gwent scene. Kyle fell in love with Gwent starting with The Witcher 3 and eventually discovered Gwent: The Witcher Card game. He also enjoys playing Dungeons & Dragons, reading comic books, and pretty much anything nerd and geek related. When he isn't streaming Gwent or working on other streaming projects he is working for an Amazon supply company that buys old video games systems, refurbishes them and then sells them on Amazon.


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Paul Robertson
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I'm a 30 something Ex-Roadie/Stage hand helping set up concert’s and live events who had to retire from it because of an injury so now I work part time on the weekends and spend my weekdays streaming and playing Gwent. I am a huge music fan mostly in the Rock/ Metal genre and when I am not working on Gwent content I am attending concerts or nerding out over video games or movies. While making fun decks and trying to improve in Gwent, we host fun and friendly EU friendly morning streams with a positive rock and roll vibe! 

CheddarPaul

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I'm a 30 something Ex-Roadie/Stage hand helping set up concert’s and live events who had to retire from it because of an injury so now I work part time on the weekends and spend my weekdays streaming and playing Gwent. I am a huge music fan mostly in the Rock/ Metal genre and when I am not working on Gwent content I am attending concerts or nerding out over video games or movies. While making fun decks and trying to improve in Gwent, we host fun and friendly EU friendly morning streams with a positive rock and roll vibe!