Who I am ?

I am Thorin, also known as “The Esports Historian.” I’ve been a professional Esports journalist since 2001, specialising in Counter-Strike, Quake, StarCraft and League of Legends.

I’m the winner of the 2017 Esports Awards Journalist of the Year and a two-time winner of the Cadred/Heaven Media Esports Journalist of the Year award (2012 and 2013). I have worked as a studio analyst for Counter-Strike tournaments around the world, having performed that duty at more than 60 events and for broadcasters like ELEAGUE (Turner Broadcasting), ESL, MLG, Dreamhack, PGL, Starladder, FACEIT and BLAST. I was the Creative Director of B Site’s Flashpoint project.

I am the creator of the ‘Reflections’ interview series and I am a host of popular talk shows like “By the Numbers”, “Summoning Insight” and “Counter-Points”. I am perhaps best known for providing my perspective and insights on esports via my “Thorin’s Thoughts” series of videos, which recently went past 1,700 episodes published.

My style involves sharp humorous banter, deep historical knowledge and relentless dissection of popular fan and media narratives.


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