The Faces and Names of the Nerds who Write Here
Matt “HalfBeard” Broitman – Editor-in-Chief
Matt created the site a few years back as a way to break into games journalism and express his love for all things gaming, since then he has worked hard to make HalfBeard’s HUD a source of gaming related content that you can trust and enjoy. He’s a video game nerd through and through with quite a few systems and innumerable games under his belt. His former time as a stand up comedian keeps him trying to write funny and engaging articles, while his passion for the medium keeps them informative as well. You can contact Matt via Steam at HalfBeard, XBOX live at “Halfbearding”, via PSN at “Sakaar”, or just bug him on Twitter via @MattBroitman.
Scott Robertson – News Writer
After two years of writing features for HalfBeard’s HUD, Scott Robertson began a weekly column for eSports at the beginning of the summer of 2014. Whether it’s eSports coverage, team PR, event hosting and coverage, or something else, he’s looking to expand his knowledge and experience to make a career in eSports. He also works with eSports team Ninjas in Pyjamas, helping them with coverage of their CS:GO team’s efforts on their website. His favorite competitive games to play are CS:GO and Awesomenauts, and is trying his best to become better at Dota 2 and LoL. His favorite non-competitive games include the Star Wars Old Republic games (yes, including the MMO), Sid Meier’s Civ V, Skyrim, Dishonored, Sleeping Dogs, and State of Decay. You can find Scott on Steam as Ser 20 Oz Pounce, on Xbox Live as Scotsman716, and on Twitter @srobertron.
D’Arcy Briggs – Social Media Manager
D’Arcy Briggs holds a BA in History from UVIC and is currently an Education student in St John’s, NL. He has taught and performed improv for events and groups including the Victoria International Improv Festival and the Next Act Festival. He has also worked for the Victoria BC Ska Society helping to produce their renowned Victoria Ska Festival. You can find on him on Twitter as @Mr_DBriggs and Steam and PSN as darcyska.
Mostafa Rashad – Visual Designer
Growing up with video game classics of all genres from Doom, to Diablo, to Myst, Mostafa grew to love the art of video game creation and hopes to make his own games by such high standards. He currently studies ITC at the Arab Open University, running HBHUD’s visual design and other similar projects on the side.