About Slug Gaming

Who we are

UCSC's Slug Gaming goal is to bring together students who play all kinds of games. Our goal is to build a student community surrounding the game which supports game discussion, casual/competitive play, and participation in club events.

The Slug Gaming club assists competitively-minded players with finding teammates and preparing for game tournaments hosted by Tespa, Collegiate StarLeague, and various other organizations.

Mission Statement

Slug Gaming is a community-driven organization that provides unique benefits and opportunities for those looking to be a part of the esports scene, including a competitive environment that fosters the development of high-level talent, as well as connections within the industry, while also maintaining a thriving casual scene so that anyone can have the opportunity to feel involved and a part of our family.

Administration Officers

Overseeing the backbone of Slug Gaming, Administration Officers arrange club meetings, sign-off on official paperwork, and manage all the background tasks needed to keep the club running.

  • Alfred "Kyoushiiro" Lam;

    Alfred "Kyoushiiro" Lam

    Sluggy President

    A casual player of everything. Lately I'm playing League/TFT and Osu. Feel free to say hi!

  • Jason "radastorm2" Yang

    Jason "radastorm2" Yang

    Vice President of Production

    Gamer, streamer, and meme connoisseur. Ask me about Twitch Prime. DendiFace.

  • Derreck "Maza"

    Derreck "Maza" Frey

    Vice President of Competitive Gaming

    Experienced in all pathways of Esports, from managerial to competitive roles. Half-Japanese, so he's technically not a weeb.

  • Marina "club penguins" Chen

    Marina "club penguins" Chen

    Vice President of Finance

    A friendly league and hearthstone trash. Has met Doublelift.

  • Lauren "lorsmores" Smith

    Lauren "lorsmores" Smith

    Marketing Head

    Third-year casual player of lots o' games, mainly LOL and Hearthstone. Loves baking and keeping her team tilt-free!

  • Waldon "Wallybot"

    Waldon "Wallybot"

    Community Manager

    Semi-casual gamer. Always down to hangout and play some games!

  • Bryan "ningmenhao" Tor

    Bryan "ningmenhao" Tor

    Club Historian

    Slug Gaming’s resident glorified secretary, casual gamer, and suffering victim.

  • Issac "CrazyDude" Berenguer

    Issac "CrazyDude" Berenguer


    Editor lives matter.

ESPORTS Director Team

Working hard for our competitive teams, Esports Directors work with our variety of gaming teams to organize scrimmages, handle tournament schedules, and ensure success for the UCSC Esports scene.

  • Joshua "JBoy" Brown

    Josh "JBoy" Brown

    Starcraft 2 Director

    That one guy who plays Starcraft 2.

  • Kevin "Offwall" Pena

    Kevin "Offwall" Pena

    Splatoon Director and Siege Coach

    I'm a coach for the R6 siege team because I'm a filthy console player. But playing console allows me to be a player for Splatoon so it's not too bad.

  • Raymond "FrostyB" Lee

    Raymond "FrostyB" Lee

    CS:GO Director

    He's only here because he was offered an AWP Dragon Lore as payment.

  • Elijah "kleptode" Holmberg;

    Elijah "kleptode" Holmberg

    Hearthstone Competitive Extraordinaire

    I play everything but am better than average at children's card games.

  • Ty "LoveshackTy" Burnham

    Ty "LoveshackTy" Burnham

    Rainbow 6 Director

    Third year anti-tilt main. Avid and competitive FPS player and a fan of all things couch multiplayer.

ESPORTS Associates

Alongside our Esports directors are our associates, helping to makes sure that the competitive teams are going great!

  • Edwin "Edywang"

    Edwin "Edywang"

    Hearthstone & Siege Associate

    A Computer Science major who plays Hearthstone and Siege. Feel free to message Edywang#5722 for anything gaming related or otherwise.

  • Justin "justinb961" Budikentjana

    Justin "justinb961" Budikentjana

    League of Legends Associate

    A Robotics Engineering major who plays League of Legends (justinb961), Hearthstone, and Overwatch (justinb961#1564). Feel free to add me to hang out anytime!

  • Jesine "Jesine"

    Jensine "Jensine"

    League of Legends Community Director

    My internet has been terrible this year at 1k ping :,) !

  • Cole "Coke" Esparza

    Cole "Bahama" Esparza

    Dota 2 Associate

    Transfer student hailing from the 562. A Game Design major who loves competitive games. Sometimes you get it, sometimes you get got. So let's get it!

  • Serena "Spacemint" Li

    Serena "Spacemint" Li

    Overwatch Director

    sugma + ligma = sigma

  • Justin "Rocktea_" Walker

    Justin "Rocktea_" Walker

    Fortnite Associate

    Justin is a gamer who loves to talk anything Naruto, draws anime, and creates content on platforms such as YouTube and Twitch.

  • Daniel "Danny4antom" Reyes

    Daniel "Danny4antom" Reyes

    Yu-Gi-Oh Director

    Yu-Gi-Oh Judge focused on making the game available to everyone regardless of skill. Hit me up for free cards!

  • Alex "GJewce" Shaham

    Alex "GJewce" Shaham

    League of Legends Competitive Director

    Serious League player. Warcraft, Basketball, and Anime.

Officer Alumni

Former members of the Slug Gaming officer team.

  • Jordan "Subtact" Kinard

    Jordan "Subtact" Kinard

    Sluggish President

    I'm really good at mafia but no one believes my accusations. Probably because I'm bad at mafia...

  • Michele "knarf"

    Michele "knarf"

    Rocket League Competitive Manager

    Transfer student. I love competitive multiplayer games and Oldschool RuneScape.

  • Geoff "Monophonic" Smith

    Geoff "Monophonic" Smith

    Co-Founder and Club Developer

    General tryhard. He's played almost every esport you can imagine, but Dota 2 and StarCraft 2 remain close to his heart.

  • Joab "GuitarIke10" Casas

    Joab "GuitarIke10" Casas

    Head of TCG

    Casual Yu-Gi-Oh player, Nintendo enthusiast, and loves all things Japan.

  • Vivian "Contrast"

    Vivian "Contrast" Nguyen

    Former Vice President

    Former Vice President of Slug Gaming. Now the Engagement Manager at Team Liquid. Follow her on twitter at ViviContrast

  • Erika "Kolex"

    Erika "Kolex"

    Overwatch Manager

    Been playing video games since the day I was born, from console to pc.