Boom, or as guys probably know him, ZigZak, is from Thailand. Even though his English isn’t perfect, he’s constantly working on it and improving rapidly. He started streaming around October 2019. He also has a Youtube channel, but most of his content right now is in Thai, because he’s trying to introduce Gwent to the Thai community and make it grow.
Arya lives in the ever so beautiful Prague, Czech Republic. Video games have always been a part of her life. She enjoys story focused indie games, but the Witcher universe stole her heart and thus she found her way to Gwent. Her favourite faction of all time would be Scoia’tael. She took part in the closed beta and played on and off but decided to come back in 2020 and started streaming as well.
Streaming is her safe space and she loves creating a welcoming community on her streams. She also owns a campbell hamster named Benny, which she never stops talking about. Outside of her stream, she works as a mental health professional and she is also a part of a game developing duo.
Carrost is trying too hard to be hip and with it. His breath stinks too. But also he’s been playing Gwent for “long enough” and he joined Bandit Gang in 2021. His streams are pretty good and I- HE thinks you should check them out as he is trying his best to make a career of it.
True to the Bandit Gang creed he enjoys the path less traveled when it comes to deckbuilding. A self proclaimed “peddler of jank” he has gone on record saying “the harder the fight the greater the victory”. One day wants to make a deck that becomes a widely used meta deck but is also terrified of that moment because he knows he won’t be able to use the deck once it becomes popular.
Kalvino has resided in Southern California for the majority of his life but wishes to see the World! A creative at heart; He enjoys Photography, Graphic Design, and appreciates all things Artistic. He does his best to implement his eye for visual quality in his streams where he enjoys playing Meme & Off Meta decks. He loves nothing more than catching up with his viewers and welcoming new players. Like many, he fell in love with Gwent through the Witcher 3, however the wholesome community of the standalone game is what made him stick around! Dubbed the “Adoring Fan of BG” by Enz0 and the personification of “PepeSmile” by BJ, he is very glad to finally be working with the Team.
Suinovalente (a.k.a bravepig) is a 35 years old Brazilian Gwent streamer who’s been in love with the Witcher universe since he discovered the RPG games on PC. When he was a kid, he always dreamed about working in the game industry, but his life took a different course and now streaming is the way to keep the flame of these old dreams alive. Nowadays, Suino streams Gwent mainly in Portuguese, but English speakers are always welcome to join the cards fiesta on his stream as well.
When he is not working, you will find Pokkas doing one of these four things: Organizing his comic book collection, pretending to be a good photographer, watching sports with friends, or playing games on his computer. Occasionally, you will also find him chilling on a beautiful beach on the lovely Mediterranean island of Cyprus where he resides. Out of all his hobbies, he secretly enjoys gaming the most. A big fan of RPG games, it was only natural for him to get involved with the Witcher games/lore and subsequently with Gwent itself. He always loves his meme decks, although he usually gets obliterated when he tries to use them on ladder. He also recently started streaming with the sole purpose of sharing his Omega-level pepega-ness with the world.
Obzio currently lives in the UK, but was born in Pakistan. Physics, maths and Energy dominate his academic and professional life, while video games have been doing so in his private life ever since he was 3 years old. Tekken, Street Figter, LoTR the Third Age, Pokemon, Mass Effect, Assassin’s Creed… Also multiplayer games like the early CoD games. At some point he played the Witcher 2 on the recommendation of his brother and immediately fell in love with it! This introduction to the Witcher world lead him to the other games, and eventually to Gwent and its community that made him stay for good. This also encouraged him to start streaming, meeting a lot of like-minded people, and fighting his inner pepega! He hopes to grow as a streamer and a content creator in general, because he’s loving what he does and wants to excel at it.
Tom, also known under his alter ego of MoriartyUK, is a Highschool English teacher by day and an all-inclusive Shadow-realm tour guide by night. He’s tall, dark, and his mum thinks he’s handsome.
He played Gwent a lot in the Beta stages, and then didn’t touch it again until July 2020 where he reached pro rank in his first month! Now he streams a variety of decks in standard and seasonal modes whilst subjecting chat to dramatic readings of whatever they send him. Pretty new to the Gwent scene and the Streaming scene but he’s loved every minute of it so far, and looks forward to putting out plenty of content going forward. Also Lord forgive him, He’s a Northern Realms Fan boy.
You may know him from Twitch as Decode789, or just Decode for short. He has been playing video games ever since he was in kindergarten. He loves music and basically listens to anything that vibes with his soul. He loves to create stuff, be it pixelart, photoshop manipulation, games, applications, and in the case of Gwent – deck building. He was not a huge fan of CCG games until one of his friends decided to drag him into Gwent and that was when Gwent was in open beta. He has been utterly impressed by the combinations you can do in deckbuilding and it triggered his inner creativity, this got him genuinly hooked! His favorite faction is Monsters. Now as a part of BG, he is working as an Assistant Editor and Article Writer.
Yes, her handle sounds like a dumb pun on Law and Order, but it actually started out as LawnOtter because she has an actual lawn ornament of an otter (don’t ask). She also loves otters. Feel free to call her Eva, it’s easier.
She played Gwent in open beta, then left when Homecoming was just too much change for her brain to handle. She came back last year in the wake of the great Hearthstone battle pass debacle, and she is not looking back. Her lukewarm take is that Gwent now is better than it has ever been.
She’s nowhere near the top levels of competitive Gwent, but tries as much as time allows, usually hitting Top 600-700 every season. She loves Gwent strategy, so expect lots of beginner’s guides and strategy deep dives.
Akaean is a mid thirties hobbyist Gwent enthusiast and aspiring writer. He is also an active member of the Reddit Gwent community and has signed on to Team Bandit Gang to create new and exciting content aimed at helping new players and veteran players alike. Favorite factions? Scoia’Tael, Northern Realms and Monsters. Favorite Card? Barnabus Beckenbaur. Team Yen or Team Triss? More like Team Zoltan, what a scoundrel.
Outside of Gwent, akaean enjoys miniature wargaming such as Warhammer 40K and Bolt Action and, in the before Covid times, used to travel to tournaments across the United States. But we aren’t here for that, are we? Lets strap in and talk about Gwent!
Often found riling up the crowd in various Twitch streams and Discord servers, BigDaddy843 is really mostly average. They also go by:
In Gwent as in Life, their central principle is FUN. Look out for the dankest articles and the hypest chats. Admittedly, they are not yet a great player/builder. But, whether it’s meta or memes, BD/SM/MP/843’s insatiable desire to learn things and lecture people will ensure everyone gets something out of their flailing.
If you see them, do say “Hi”. They’re always up to talk about anything.
Kelsey is an artist from Canada with a focus in layouts and landscapes. She’s done work as both a graphic designer and a background painter for animation. While She hasn’t played Gwent, She does enjoy a variety of games including DnD and Legend of Zelda. Along with creating art and playing games, she has been a competitive athlete for many years. You can catch her on any of her socials creating art and hanging out.
André is a computer scientist from Brazil, who loves analyze data. He has been playing Gwent since the beta times, but became more active in the community only after Homecoming. Last year he started collecting and analyzing data from pro ladder. Eventually he decided to make the data public through the site GwentData.com starting at the beginning of 2021.
Dream is a 21 years old young man from Poland. He’s been playing Gwent since 2019, so unfortunately, he never had the opportunity to play the mythical Beta version of Gwent. He started his adventure of putting together statistics thanks to Mettie, who taught him everything. In fact, they prepare them together to this very day. He never tried to achieve high placement on the ranked ladder, and instead, he prefers just chilling and playing for fun and enjoyment of the game.
His favourite factions are Scoia’tael and Skellige, and his favourite card is the best druid in the game – Heymaey Flaminica.
What is a Gabelheld? I would define it as a guy from Austria who likes odd and nerdy things. A being who took some time off of cardboard crack, started a free to play CCG and stumbled upon a community of like minded individuals. A community which that being managed to become a full member of.