Gentleman Gustaf is an independent writer with both creative and analytical experience. He has an extensive history of consistently producing attractive content, encouraging reader interaction, and promoting growth of his fan base through both content quality and social media. He is known for active, direct engagement with readers and openness to critique.
“Gentleman Gustaf is an exemplary employee who is a breeze to work with and consistently seeks to better himself. I couldn’t have asked for a better person to join my company.”
Web Content Live Coordinator, LoLeSports
Writes, produces, and publishes content to support broadcasts.
Participates in special projects including feature writing and asset creation.
Works with SWCCOps to launch tournaments and implement schedule changes.
Watches and activates broadcast streams; manages Client takeovers.
Uploads post-game results to Lolesports.com and VODs to Lolesports.com and Roku.
Maintains team and player profiles, photos, and other data.
QAs site content, with an eye towards spotting inaccuracies and bugs, as well as suggesting site enhancements.
eSports Writer, LoLeSports
Manages and produces the Breaking the Meta series
Contributes consistently to champion and strategy features
Covers high-level play in all professional and semi-professional arenas, but with a focus on NA and EU.
Article Writer, Reign of Gaming
July 2012-February 2014
Moderated forums fairly but firmly, eliminating harassment while contributing to the tone of discussions.
Specialized in articles on mathematical analysis.
Contributor and Co-Founder, Fistful of Wits
April 2013 – present
Co-founded a blog dedicated to a combination of creative content and media analysis.
Writes primarily about game design, with a focus on accesibility and strategic depth.
Writes fiction with a focus on fantasy and science-fiction, with a specific interest in the lower fantasy genres, like steampunk fantasy, cyberpunk, and urban fantasy.
Enjoys re-envisioning tropes to promote inclusivity and foster literary innovation
Team Captain/Jungler, Gentleman Gaming/Funk Overload
July 2010 – Present
Gentleman Gaming started as a casual team among friends, but as some of the team members fell away from League of Legends while the others climbed the ladder, the team eventually disbanded due to irreconcilable differences. It would later reform as Funk Overload, with old Gentleman members Dünkmaster, wuigi, and Gentleman Gustaf retaining their spots. They were soon joined by Triforce GG at support and Giygas Reborn at AD. When wuigi was picked up by another team, he was replaced by banjo nuts. Wuigi would later rejoin the team as coach and general sub. The team disbanded due to real-life commitments and a computer crash, but hopes to be back for 2015, with Gentleman Gustaf, Dunkmaster returning with their tried-and-true positions Wuigi returning as an ADC, and TheSandyOne joining at support.
Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, Reed College
September 2007 – May 2011
Analytical and empirical studies of the inherent structure of language, with a long-term focus on the interaction between the semantic content (meaning) of words and phrases and their syntactic form (structure).
Largely focused on English, but relied on significant appeal to the structure of other languages to justify the universality of linguistic claims presented.
Senior Thesis: The Semantic Underpinnings of Syntactic Subcategorization: A Lexically Decompositional Approach to Distinguishing Classes of Ambitransitives
Classical Latin (L3)
Attic Greek (L1)
Data Entry – 100 WPM