Following the applications for product managers for our various games, today we’re announcing some big internal changes in ICE. We’re saying goodbye to our longtime Head of Esports David “Whymsy” Whyms and hiring new admins to help us run our tournaments as smoothly as possible.
Whymsy has been with ICE since the beginning and was a huge contributing factor in getting us off the ground and helping us grow. He wrote the rules for all our titles and dealt with players quickly and efficiently. Whymsy was an absolute rock for ICE for years, and we can never thank him enough for all he has done. We wish him the best of luck in the future.
Whymsy leaves big boots to fill, so we’ve chosen Jack “Ferex” Price as our new Head of Esports. Jack has been working with us for over a year now, casting CS:GO as well as helping with some admin decisions. He’s going to be overseeing our product managers, helping them with whatever decisions they may need to make, as well as having the final call on any admin decisions.
Previously, ICE has had just one admin, Whymsy, acting as admin for all our games, with a few people weighing in to help him make decisions on occasion. Our new structure will have Ferex as a head admin, working with product managers for each game to sort out things such as scheduling and rulesets. Product managers are responsible for the day-to-day running of a game and should be the first port of call for students who have any problems or questions regarding a specific game.
Our new Overwatch Product Manager is Collin “storm” Czernel. Studying Physics in DCU, Collin has been playing Overwatch since it came out of beta and has been extremely interested in the Overwatch League since it launched. He wants to see more Overwatch tournaments in Ireland, especially at the college level, so is really happy to have been selected for this position. He believes the Irish Overwatch scene possesses a huge amount of talent, and is keen to showcase it as best he can.
Bryan “Careyyy” Carey is taking up the position of Product Manager for League of Legends. He started out competitively with a team called Insomnia Gaming, but soon turned his attention to the running and hosting of tournaments. This resulted in his own League of Legends tournament, titled “Rivalry”. Run entirely online, Rivalry has been very successful thus far, with multiple iterations of the tournament. ICE are extremely grateful to have someone with his experience as a Product Manager.
Overseeing Rainbow 6: Siege is Adam “Incipiens” Conway. Adam has previously worked with us as a moderator for CS:GO, but agreed to make the jump to Siege as we won’t be running CS:GO this summer. Adam has previous experience as an admin, having worked with ICL organising CS:GO leagues. He’s looking forward to gaining more experience by organising Siege.
Bartosz “RudyBai” Walusiak is our Product Manager for Rocket League. Attending CIT, he’s heavily involved in their Game Society. Previously, he’s participated in ICE League of Legends tournaments, and has organised some 2v2 League of Legends tournaments in Cork. He’s making the switch to Rocket League because he wants to broaden his experience with administration, and has had an interest in Rocket League for some time now.
Vince “VKC” Casey is the Product Manager for Super Smash Bros. Vince is a student at Trinity and Gaming Officer for DUCSS. Vince began running gaming tournaments in a gaming youth club called “The Guild”, which he set up with his friends. After that, he went on to run Smash Bros. Tournaments himself in Kerry and eventually joined DUCSS when he came to college. He hopes to gain as much experience as possible organising events.
Irish Collegiate Esports is more than just a tournament organiser. We want to help both students and non-students alike gain experience using their skills in areas they are passionate about.
Forged in the fire of League of Legends SoloQ and Counter-Strike matchmaking, Jason “Cardinal” Power is one of our resident FPS casters and Head Graphic Designer for ICE. Now a washed up player, Jason has worked with ICE since 2018 and is the face behind all of the ICE graphics you see as well as one of the voices of ICE CS:GO and more to come.
Luke “Witzel” Evans is taking over our social media to become social media manager. As a recent graduate in computing from DCU Luke has a four year history of competing in League of Legends with ICE. Luke has competed in both Division One and Two over the years of representing DCU. Luke also co-founded and was the chairperson of the League of Legends Society within DCU for a number of years. He has experience with esport social media as he works closely with Phelan Gaming who compete in the LVPUK league. We feel with Luke’s long competitive experience in ICE and social media skills, he will be a great fit for our team here as social media manager at ICE.
Chloe Seymour is a writer and interviewer for ICE. She studies journalism in TUD and while she has experience in many areas of journalism, her main interest is in games and the gaming community that supports them. Having experience in various games and tournaments has let her get in-depth with the players she talks to while maintaining an unbiased view for audiences.
Brendan “PlantsDontFly” Feely has been a writer for ICE since Spring of 2019, primarily focusing on League of Legends. Having previously helped to establish and then play for AIT’s Chimeras in 2018, he has since moved on to providing weekly round-up coverage for the League of Legends tournaments. He has since left AIT but is continuing to work with us as a writer. He is an avid gamer and esports fan, following both the Irish Collegiate scene and the international League tournaments. Currently, he is looking to gain further experience as an esports journalist by covering the Irish Collegiate tournaments. You’ll find him and his one-trick Miss Fortune on the Rift.
Head of Esports
Lead Graphics Designer
Social Media Manager
Writer and Interviewer
Smash Ultimate Product Manager
R6 Siege Product Manager
League of Legends Product Manager
Rocket League Product Manager
Overwatch Product Manager