Highlander Gaming 

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@UCR

Our Story So Far...

Founded in April 2012, Highlander Gaming is a club at the University of California Riverside whose aim is to bridge student life with esports and the gaming industry.

Now, Highlander Gaming connects over 1,000 gamers on campus, manages several esports teams, and hosts one of the most popular events on campus named Highlander Con.

Meet the Staff

Meet the team organizing the events on campus. 

John Chikezie is a fourth year Environmental Science major and is the President. He mostly enjoys playing League Legends or Minecraft, but is open to playing other games. When not in game he likes to talk to friends, watch videos, or make food.

John Chikezie, President

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Allen Wang is a fourth year Business major and the officer of public relations. His interests includes food, gaming, but most importantly, you. Though unsure about what he wants to do in the future, he definitely knows it will be a future including Rocket League, Heroes of the Storm, Fortnite, among other games. Aside from these he also loves to consume any forms of media, and is also trying his hardest to become an adept video and photo editor as well as trying his hand at being an artist. He is looking forward to meeting you!

Allen Wang,Vice President

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My name is Jason Navarro! I am a fourth year undergraduate biology major and a prospective teacher. Gaming has always been a big part of my life! From the enticing stories to the classic couch coop memories I have with my friends, gaming has changed the way I see the world around me. Its a great way to bond and bring out others with similar interests, and in some ways it can spark people's passion for storytelling and artistic vision.

Jason Navarro, Esports

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Arvel has been a member of Highlander Gaming for 4 years, and an officer for 3. He originally got involved looking for a community of World of Warcraft players on campus, but really enjoyed his time with the club and got more involved. Currently he is the Nvidia GeForce Student Officer for UCR's campus, and the secretary of HLG. Arvel specifically enjoys hosting, and organizing sponsored support for events.

Arvel Reeves, Secretary

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Wayland Chang is a third year Computer Science major and was previously an Event Coordinator for Highlander Gaming. He enjoys playing a variety of games including Overwatch, Smite, and Fortnite. He loves weight training, watching anime, and being gregarious. This is his third year being a part of Highlander Gaming and is thrilled to be able help the club and its community flourish.

Wayland Chang, Flex

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Dennis Asuncion is a second year Math major and a current Esports coordinator. He enjoys all kinds of games from a plethora of platforms. His favorite video game series include Xenoblade Chronicles, Fire Emblem, and any multiplayer game he is able to play with his friends. He values his friends and is always happy to meet new people in the future!

Dennis Asuncion, Esports Coordinator

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Joshua Wu is a third year Computer Science w/ Business Applications major and an Esports Coordinator for Highlander Gaming. His most played game is Smite but enjoys playing a variety of games such as osu! and Apex. He hopes to see HLG rise to the top of Collegiate Esports!

Joshua Wu, Esports Coordinator

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Raymond Lotherington is a third year, Economics and Administration major, and he is a Director of Public Relations. He has a borderline unhealthy obsession with Dungeon Defenders, but he also loves essentially all competitive FPS games, Rocket League, 3DS games, raving/clubbing, cooking, and riding around way too fast on his boosted board. If you ever catch him when he isn’t speeding by on his board, always say “hi” because he loves to make new friends. If you ever need help finding him, then just listen for the car blasting EDM, it’s probably him!

Raymond Lotherington, Director of PR

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Olivia is currently a third year Sociology major, minoring in Media and Culture Studies. Some of her interests include drawing, food, watching too much YouTube, and of course gaming! She likes all kinds of games ranging from computer, console, arcade, and mobile games. She is always down to try new ones too! Her favorite game of all time is Wolf Among Us. Currently, she is playing lots of Tetris and various mobile games. She also has way too many hours on Overwatch. Fun fact: Her nickname is Olive!

Olivia Chung, Public Relations

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Cristian is a fourth year Computer Science major on the verge of graduating. After using a device called the Zune HD, Cristian realized CS and technology in general didn't need to be just math and bits, it could be art and inspiration. Striving to make art through technology, Cristian looks forward to creating unique digital experiences.

Cristian Reyes, Web Developer

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I am a third year majoring in Economics and Administrative Studies. I play siege, and I have a plan.

Weitai Sun, Director of Esports

I play for the siege A team and I don't really do much else

Tyler Strong, FPS Esports Coordinator

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Nikki is a second year CNAS undeclared major and is the other Director of Public Relations. She plays a lot of Animal Crossing and finds peace staying in bed, journaling with a cup of coffee. Although she highly values alone time, she also enjoys meeting + interacting with new people!

P.S. She also goes by Vera! ♡

Nikki Lee, Director of Public Relations
 

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I am the tournament organizer for smash tournaments at UCR. I run both melee and ultimate, i’m a commentator, and a player. I want to improve in anything and everything I do, and in the club, i conduct fundraising events as the smash tournaments to generate revenue as well as host other fundraising events. I still use the social medias to help out with posts in HLG, and I love to help out in any way shape or form in the realm of eSports

Derek Huynh, Fundraiser Officer

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Caryn Hau is a third year Business major and is the current Creative Lead for HLG. Her hobbies include digital drawing and journaling - mostly anything *creative*. Gaming has been a big part of her life, ever since Maplestory and the Legend of Zelda series. She currently plays League of Legends, but occasionally plays Minecraft or Overwatch. She spends most of the day watching streamers on Twitch and enjoys meeting new people within the community, especially when it comes to gaming.

Caryn Hau, Creative Lead

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Jenny Luu is a second-year pre-business student at the University of California, Riverside. She's the Director of Media for Highlander Gaming. She enjoys rhythm games such as DDR, SDVX, and IIDX, but also plays other genres of games casually. Her goal in life is to be as happy as possible.

Jenny Luu, Director of Media

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Call me Izzy. I'm currently a second year student studying theater. I hail from a family of gamers. When I'm not bossing around HLG eSport's Rainbow Six Siege B team, I usually stream Sims 4 or Monster Prom. I always love meeting new friends at tabling, events, or even in the discord's general voice channel. Although I am a newer member, I've quickly grown to love and learn about this growing community.

Izzy Arcinue, Director of Events