Jack Ballenger grew up playing video games on one of those giant old Apple iMacs that you could get in different colors. The only game he could reliably run was Warcraft III, and with it the treasure trove of custom games on Battle.net. It was here that Jack discovered Dota, and although he didn’t know it then, it was the start of a long and beautiful relationship. That was almost 14 years ago, but Jack is still playing Dota to this day.
As Esports grew exponentially over the past years, Jack started out as a dedicated spectator. Over the past year, he has begun to stake out a name for himself as an expert with contributions to Rotowire Sports. Jack recently graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Journalism. During his time there he cultivated skills working in all forms of media, while contributing to the Daily Campus, Uconn’s student newspaper.