Hi, I’m Joe! I’ve been playing video games competitively since 2007 starting with Super Smash Bros. Melee for the Nintendo GameCube. The strong community for an older title showed me how much passion and dedication there is in esports. Throughout my 10+ year career in esports, I have competed in various titles at a high level. I coached the UMBC League of Legends team to an undefeated regular season in the Fall of 2016. In addition to my esports career, I also spent over a decade swimming and competed at the D-1 level at UMBC. I want to teach my students that they can be great at any esport of their choice, as long as they put their heart and soul into it. I want to encourage a healthy growth mindset, and a collaborative environment as well.