About Us

Mazer Gaming is a professional esports and entertainment organization. Our goal at Mazer Gaming is to create championship winning teams and produce entertaining content for our fans. 

Mazer Gaming is home to the Mazer Gaming Gives Back Tournament Series, a monthly crypto-infused esports event across a huge variety of game titles. The goal of this series is to raise money for charity throughout the stream. 

Management

  • Samuel Kijak

    Owner/Founder

    Samuel "Abra" Kijak is an esports professional with 6 years industry experience. He started off as a graphic designer in 2013-2014 and then eventually switched over fully to the foundations of Mazer Gaming. Ever since founding Mazer and eventually changing it's name to Mazer Gaming at the end of 2017, Sam has had a growing passion to achieve great things with his organization. His esports roots originate from the game Call of Duty where he had a huge obsession with the game and the esport. Call of Duty would be the first game that Mazer Gaming would enter in the esports realm, and the rest is history from there.

  • Mark HAND

    GENERAL MANAGER

    Mark “KingDucksPool” Hand is newer to the competitive e-sport scene but that has only motivated him even more. A proud father of 3 energetic boys has conditioned Mark to deal with the changing dynamics of gaming. Pokémon is where his roots began which allowed his competitive nature to thrive and adapt his love for gaming to other e-sports. Organizing events and growing the community has always been a passion for Mark and he is excited for the opportunity to do it on a larger organized platform like Mazer Gaming.

  • MATT HOULE

    COMMUNITY MANAGER

    Matt, 31, hasn't always been in the esports realm. But has aways wanted a career in broadcasting. With the launch of Pokémon GO and the promise of battles, he joined the community as a creator, influencer, and now manages a podcast as well as its community, assists his local communities, and is now at the reigns to interact with the Mazer Gaming community. Matt's focus is the day-to-day socials and responding to your questions. He looks forward to hearing from you!

  • Diego Aguilar

    ESPORTS MANAGER

    Diego “Jolt” Aguilar is a 24-year-old esports enthusiast. Born in Mexico, he has been following esports almost his entire life, having been involved as a League of Legends coach and as a tournament organizer in his university alongside being multiple times Mexico’s captain for Gymbreakers World Cup in Pokémon GO, he has demonstrated a fiery passion for esports.

  • Joshua Samuel

    Tournament Manager

    Josh is a long time esports fan. He comes from a background of hosting and organizing online tournaments for games he obsessively plays like Pokemon Go and Golf Blitz. He also loves to play open world titles like Assassins Creed and Spiderman. He is looking forward to grow and thrive as an organizer at a bigger stage!

  • Melissa Goodfriend

    Tournament manager

    Mel comes to Mazer with a strong background in event planning and management as a part of her career in the nonprofit sector, as well as being an avid gamer and eSports spectator. She began learning about hosting tournaments at her local game store where she actively competed in Magic the Gathering for 5 years. She transitioned to hosting Pokémon GO tournaments ever since PvP was introduced to the game. From there she found a leadership role in the Silph Arena for nearly 3 years, where she lead the Legislation team on implementing, updating, and enforcing rules and protocols for the entire league. Her favorite tournament hosting credits include Silph Arena Regionals Host, Lead Organizer and Head Judge for the Silph Arena Showdown tournaments, and Lead Organizer and Head Judge of the Silph Arena Championship tournaments. She is looking forward to expanding her tournament organization knowledge and becoming familiar with new titles in professional eSports.

  • Joel Hernandez

    Content Manager

    PoGoJoel comes to us from the southern city of Reno, NV - where he’s Senior Care Coordinator by day, connecting people to world class healthcare and by night a small YouTuber currently on break (#HearUsNiantic), Pokemon Go Shoutcaster, Silph Arena Guide & Tournament Organizer. His hope is to come alongside Mazer Management and Events to assist in the recruitment, management and development of content.

  • Jeffrey Gray Jr.

    Sponsor Manager

    Jeffrey Gray Jr. is a photographer, caster, streamer, and video game enthusiast from Orange County, CA. Since 2015 Jeff has been a follower/supporter of the competitive Super Smash Bros. scene and has immersed himself into the world of esports as an avid fan. With the launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in 2018, Jeff has since then pursued his passion of photography, and has become known within the community as JGrayMedia.

  • Zachary Lantz

    TOURNAMENT MANAGER

    When NationalBowler1 began hosting Pokémon GO tournaments at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, it was because he mostly needed something to pass the time while the world stood still. However, he soon discovered a true genuine passion for hosting Pokémon GO tournaments after seeing the close-knit camaraderie among the game’s online community. After first getting his foot in the door by hosting tournaments in his home Discord server known as Canton PvP, NationalBowler1 would soon join the reputable Chicago-based Pokémon GO and Pokémon Unite Discord server, Illinois PvP, with whom he still hosts tournaments to this day. This experience working alongside one of the Midwest’s top Pokémon PVP servers ended up paying off in dividends later for NationalBowler1 when he eventually joined up with preeminent Pokémon GO PVP organization Silph Arena.