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Anna J. McDougall
Team Manager

Apero made herself known in 2018 through her passion for the beta Gwent community, as well as for hosting the GwenTalk talk show and casting community tournaments. A former opera singer turned web developer, she lives in Germany but originally comes from Sydney, Australia. Apero is known for her quirky style, upbeat attitude, and loud laughter, but also prides herself on being a fast learner and a sharp wit.

As Team Manager, she looks forward to leading the team into the future while maintaining its reputation for professionalism and excellence, and of course still bringing personality and flair to the job. As Project Management Lead, she ensures that all team projects run smoothly, covering everything from meta reports to recruitment, from website management to community events.

Apero

Team Manager

Apero made herself known in 2018 through her passion for the beta Gwent community, as well as for hosting the GwenTalk talk show and casting community tournaments. A former opera singer turned web developer, she lives in Germany but originally comes from Sydney, Australia. Apero is known for her quirky style, upbeat attitude, and loud laughter, but also prides herself on being a fast learner and a sharp wit.

As Team Manager, she looks forward to leading the team into the future while maintaining its reputation for professionalism and excellence, and of course still bringing personality and flair to the job. As Project Management Lead, she ensures that all team projects run smoothly, covering everything from meta reports to recruitment, from website management to community events.


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Flann Chambers
Team Manager

Phoenix is a veteran Gwent player who discovered the game in February 2017 and has enjoyed it ever since. Soon after he joined the Gwent League of which he became the main administrator. He's had the opportunity to shape it throughout the years acquiring experience as an event manager. The community aspect of the game is what really fuels his passion for Gwent, and he is now up and ready to use this experience and his creativity to create unique events and tournament circuits for Team Aretuza, for both Gwent and Legends of Runeterra.

DarxPhoenix

Team Manager

Phoenix is a veteran Gwent player who discovered the game in February 2017 and has enjoyed it ever since. Soon after he joined the Gwent League of which he became the main administrator. He's had the opportunity to shape it throughout the years acquiring experience as an event manager. The community aspect of the game is what really fuels his passion for Gwent, and he is now up and ready to use this experience and his creativity to create unique events and tournament circuits for Team Aretuza, for both Gwent and Legends of Runeterra.


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Brandon Parker
Team Manager

Brandon 'gulox2' Parker may be a video game player for close to 35 years, but has jumped into the CCG and content creation realm for the first time with Gwent.

A player since open beta, gulox2 (that's 'gulo times two', for accuracy) has played a prodigious amount of Gwent, with Skellige being his faction of choice. At time of writing, he has over 7,000 lifetime wins for the faction of pirates and brigands (making him the de facto and self-proclaimed King of Skellige). 

gulox2

Team Manager

Brandon 'gulox2' Parker may be a video game player for close to 35 years, but has jumped into the CCG and content creation realm for the first time with Gwent.

A player since open beta, gulox2 (that's 'gulo times two', for accuracy) has played a prodigious amount of Gwent, with Skellige being his faction of choice. At time of writing, he has over 7,000 lifetime wins for the faction of pirates and brigands (making him the de facto and self-proclaimed King of Skellige). 


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Jonathan Zornio
Team Manager

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Joshua Witcher
Assistant Manager

Joshua Witcher was first introduced to the world of CCGs with YuGiOh when he was around 6 or 7, though after a few years the interest fell off for quite some time. When he just started college, he discovered the world of the Witcher 3, which had originally drawn his interest because of his last name. Immediately after playing the game, he was smitten with every aspect of it and its world. It was only a matter of time before his interest in CCGs was piqued by Gwent. In 2019 he launched the game for the very first time and has been playing consistently ever since. Josh has also started on a degree in Journalism and Promotional Communication, which he hopes to finish in 2023.

JoshWitcher760

Assistant Manager

Joshua Witcher was first introduced to the world of CCGs with YuGiOh when he was around 6 or 7, though after a few years the interest fell off for quite some time. When he just started college, he discovered the world of the Witcher 3, which had originally drawn his interest because of his last name. Immediately after playing the game, he was smitten with every aspect of it and its world. It was only a matter of time before his interest in CCGs was piqued by Gwent. In 2019 he launched the game for the very first time and has been playing consistently ever since. Josh has also started on a degree in Journalism and Promotional Communication, which he hopes to finish in 2023.


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Luis Santos
Assistant Manager

Luis has been a gamer for most of his life. His first console was a Playstation 1 which he got at age 7. A few years later, he acquired a Gameboy Advance that became his gateway to the Pokemon series. He spent multiple hours playing through the Kanto and Hoenn Region with his friends. In 2011, he started playing Dota 1 and was his entry to the MOBA genre of games. Shortly after, he started playing League of Legends which he played from 2012 to 2017. Towards the end of the year 2017, he bought a Playstation 4 and played Destiny 2 and a few single player games on the side such as God of War, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and Witcher 3 which he enjoyed the most. His first exposure to Gwent was back in Witcher 3. He realized that he was spending most of his time playing Gwent and collecting all the cards instead of doing side quests and story quests. Fast forward to 2019, he found out that Gwent, the standalone game, would be released on iOS. On the release day itself last October, he immediately downloaded the game and chose Northern Realms as his first faction since this is the faction he played the most back in Witcher 3 Gwent. 

Luis

Assistant Manager

Luis has been a gamer for most of his life. His first console was a Playstation 1 which he got at age 7. A few years later, he acquired a Gameboy Advance that became his gateway to the Pokemon series. He spent multiple hours playing through the Kanto and Hoenn Region with his friends. In 2011, he started playing Dota 1 and was his entry to the MOBA genre of games. Shortly after, he started playing League of Legends which he played from 2012 to 2017. Towards the end of the year 2017, he bought a Playstation 4 and played Destiny 2 and a few single player games on the side such as God of War, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and Witcher 3 which he enjoyed the most. His first exposure to Gwent was back in Witcher 3. He realized that he was spending most of his time playing Gwent and collecting all the cards instead of doing side quests and story quests. Fast forward to 2019, he found out that Gwent, the standalone game, would be released on iOS. On the release day itself last October, he immediately downloaded the game and chose Northern Realms as his first faction since this is the faction he played the most back in Witcher 3 Gwent. 


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Daniel Morkisch
Chairman

Damorquis qualified for three consecutive Gwent Opens and holds the title of Gwent Challenger #4 champion. His passion for The Witcher universe and his real-life knowledge of behavioral economics helped him develop Team Aretuza, the strongest Gwent esports team in the world, which he manages. His extensive tournament preparation often results in ambitious, innovative decks that catch even the best opponents by surprise, and his highly disciplined approach to gaming, always looking for mistakes and areas to improve, provides his unique edge against the competition.

Damorquis

Chairman

Damorquis qualified for three consecutive Gwent Opens and holds the title of Gwent Challenger #4 champion. His passion for The Witcher universe and his real-life knowledge of behavioral economics helped him develop Team Aretuza, the strongest Gwent esports team in the world, which he manages. His extensive tournament preparation often results in ambitious, innovative decks that catch even the best opponents by surprise, and his highly disciplined approach to gaming, always looking for mistakes and areas to improve, provides his unique edge against the competition.


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Ondrej Kacmar
Website Manager

Gwent was the first CCG kachna ever played, and despite being a newbie in this realm, he became a competitive player with multiple Top 500 finishes at the start of Gwent's Open Beta. Later he transitioned to building and maintaining the Team Aretuza website. If he's not busy fighting with management or bashing pesky bugs, you can find him memeing on the Ranked Ladder with Imlerith: Sabbath or Grave Hag.

kachna96

Website Manager

Gwent was the first CCG kachna ever played, and despite being a newbie in this realm, he became a competitive player with multiple Top 500 finishes at the start of Gwent's Open Beta. Later he transitioned to building and maintaining the Team Aretuza website. If he's not busy fighting with management or bashing pesky bugs, you can find him memeing on the Ranked Ladder with Imlerith: Sabbath or Grave Hag.


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Cecilia Ackermann
PR Manager

Ceely is a 22-year-old from Finland with a hearty hankerin' for Gwent. She found the game through her love for the Witcher universe. Not having played any CCGs before, she was sceptical, but instantly fell in love with Gwent when she first played the game in its Open Beta version. She currently plays Gwent in Pro Rank, where she is continuously looking to learn and improve her gameplay. Ceely feels like she's in her element while streaming. That's when she gets to know new amazing people and their interests while playing a game she truly enjoys. She is fluent in Finnish, Swedish and English and enjoys learning about languages and different cultures in general. If you decide to stop by her stream, make sure to say hi and have a good time! In September 2020, Ceely began an additional role as PR and Social Media Manager for Team Aretuza.

Ceely

PR Manager

Ceely is a 22-year-old from Finland with a hearty hankerin' for Gwent. She found the game through her love for the Witcher universe. Not having played any CCGs before, she was sceptical, but instantly fell in love with Gwent when she first played the game in its Open Beta version. She currently plays Gwent in Pro Rank, where she is continuously looking to learn and improve her gameplay. Ceely feels like she's in her element while streaming. That's when she gets to know new amazing people and their interests while playing a game she truly enjoys. She is fluent in Finnish, Swedish and English and enjoys learning about languages and different cultures in general. If you decide to stop by her stream, make sure to say hi and have a good time! In September 2020, Ceely began an additional role as PR and Social Media Manager for Team Aretuza.


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Henno De Baar
Founder

Henno is the founder of Team Aretuza. He founded the team to get a group of good players together, to become better at Gwent together. He is always actively looking for new talented people to work together with. His ambition is for the members of Team Aretuza to learn from one another and learn new skills, be it in playing, making content or managing. Henno is a decent Gwent player (at least that’s what he says when you ask him). But he mostly enjoys seeing other people grow. 

Henno

Founder

Henno is the founder of Team Aretuza. He founded the team to get a group of good players together, to become better at Gwent together. He is always actively looking for new talented people to work together with. His ambition is for the members of Team Aretuza to learn from one another and learn new skills, be it in playing, making content or managing. Henno is a decent Gwent player (at least that’s what he says when you ask him). But he mostly enjoys seeing other people grow.