ALL Authors

Lloyd Coombes
Lloyd is GGRecon's Editor in Chief, and when he's not working you'll find him on Destiny 2 or any other game with a ton of loot
Tom Chapman
Tom Chapman is the Trending News Editor at GGRecon. He started out writing movie reviews online before studying Broadcast Journalism at Leeds University. Tom's bylines have included Movie Pilot, Screen Rant, Comic Book Resources, Student Problems, Radio Times, and Digital Spy. With a passion for all things pop culture, Tom can be found mashing buttons or developing square eyes. Contact him - [email protected]
Joshua Boyles
Josh is the Guides Editor at GGRecon. He has previously written for GameByte and FragHero, and loves to play the medic role in team shooters. When not gaming, he can be found putting in the miles on his road bike.
Ava Thompson-Powell
Ava is GGRecon's Evergreen Editor. Previously the Evergreen Editor for Dexerto, when not in the land of evergreens, she's playing her favourite games, including Dead by Daylight, The Sims, Second Life, and RPGs like Red Dead Redemption 2. Oh yeah, and she's a huge Taylor Swift fan.
Sascha Heinisch
Sascha "Yiska" Heinisch is a Senior Esports Journalist at GGRecon. He's been creating content in esports for over 10 years, starting with Warcraft 3.
Ben Williams
Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. After getting his start writing film and game reviews for Alt:Mag, he went on to write for other sites including KeenGamer, Overclockers, GameByte, and FragHero. All about action-adventure games, RPGs, and anime, Ben is often found thinking about either Pokémon or the next Mass Effect game.
Joseph Kime
Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.
Tarran Stockton
Tarran Stockton is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He started his career writing video game reviews for his college newspaper, and studied Media and Communication at the University of Leicester. These days you can find him cranking his FOV up to 100 and playing retro shooters until hand cramp sets in.
Alex Garton
Alex Garton is a Senior Writer at GGRecon who has previously written for Dexerto and Gfinity. While he specialises in Call of Duty and Apex Legends, he loves nothing more than an immersive single-player title. When he's not working, you'll probably find him reading the Game of Thrones book series for the third time.
Jack Marsh
Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. He joined the team after graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism. Specialising in Rocket League, Call of Duty, and trending gaming news, Jack aims to bridge the gap between players and audiences with interviews and creative features, alongside breaking esports news. Having been an avid esports enthusiast since Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, he is also knowledgeable in VALORANT and League of Legends.
Dave McAdam
Dave is a Guides Writer at GGRecon. He has written for sites such as EGM, LADbible, Into The Spine, and more. When he's not writing about games for a living, he can often be found writing about pro wrestling for his sanity.
Kiera Mills
Kiera is a guides writer, having recently graduated from university. She spends way too much time dreaming about the next God of War game.
Harry Boulton
Harry is a Guides Writer at GGRecon. He has written for sites like The Loadout, PCGamesN, and Red Bull Gaming. You can most likely find him blathering about Counter Strike or praying that Bloodborne somehow makes it onto PC.
Jack Roberts
Jack is a Guides Writer for GGRecon from the West Midlands, UK. Having graduated from Birmingham City University with an MA in Creative Writing, he has also been Gaming Editor for The Indiependent. Among his favourite games are Hotel Dusk, Bloodborne and Dead By Daylight.
Morgan Truder
Morgan is a Guides Writer at GGRecon, having previously written for Videogamer and WePC. He’s knowledgeable about sports titles, but also loves a big AAA blockbuster to get stuck into.
Dani Cross
Dani is a Guides Writer whose favourite titles range from Elden Ring to Banjo-Kazooie. She’s also a self-published author.
Jake Bannister
Jake is Co-Founder and Operations Director, and looks over the day to day running of GGRecon. You can find Jake on his Twitter account @JaakeRecon.
Katey Roberts
Katey Roberts is Head of Social at GGRecon. She graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2017 with a BA in Film And Media Studies. Her previous roles include LADbible, TYLA, GameByte, SPORF, and Student Problems.
Chris Young
Chris is the Managing Director and Co-founder of GGRecon. Chris leads the overall strategy, growth and direction of the business with a keen passion for innovation. You can find Chris on his twitter @GGReconChris.
Coleman Hamstead
Coleman is a freelance journalist at GGRecon. While gaming has always been his passion, it wasn’t until he worked as a Sports Journalist at the Community College of Baltimore County that he found his enthusiasm for writing. In the time since Coleman has had his work featured in publications such as The Washington Post/Launcher and ESTNN. Coleman is a graduate of Towson University with a degree in Sport Management and Business Administration.
Mackenzie O Brien
Mackenzie has a Bachelor's Degree in English and has worked at various gaming and esports ventures, including Artix Entertainment and Lionbridge. As well as being a Freelance Journalist at GGRecon, she has experience in the social media side to the gaming industry, as she has worked as a blog writer, social media marketer, and even a QA tester.
Joseph "Volamel" Franco
Joseph “Volamel” Franco is a Freelance Journalist at GGRecon. Starting with the Major League Gaming events 2006, he started out primarily following Starcraft 2, Halo 3, and Super Smash Bros. Melee, before transitioning from viewer to journalist. Volamel has covered Overwatch for four years and has ventured into VALORANT as the game continues to grow. His work can also be found on sites like Esports Heaven, HTC Esports, and VP Esports.
André González Rodríguez
André is a Freelance League of Legends Journalist at GGRecon. He has written about his state’s local esports teams such as the Florida Mayhem and the Florida Mutineers on the Valencia Voice (Valencia College’s online newspaper). André has been watching esports since 2013 spanning different titles such as Call of Duty, League of Legends, Overwatch, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Ultimate, as well as other FGC titles.
Sebastian Romero
Sebastian is an avid esports fanatic, a freelance journalist for GGRecon, and holds a huge passion for the Overwatch and Dota 2 scenes.
Jonno Nicholson
Jonno is a freelance journalist at GGRecon, specialising in Call of Duty and its esports scene. His work can also be found on Esports Insider, Gfinity, Millenium, and a range of other esports publications.
Oli Hope
Oli Hope is a full-time member of GGRecon staff, who specialises in video journalism. His previous roles include LADbible, GAMINGbible, SPORTbible, GameByte, FragHero, Dugout, Kyma Media, Kairos, and Footy Accumulators. He led teams at both GameByte and Kyma Media and took charge of campaigns/partnerships at Kairos Media.
Jaimie Ditchfield
Jaimie is a freelance writer who can't seem to shut up about Nintendo games. In addition to studying Games Journalism and PR for three years, he is persistent in spreading his love for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. Since finishing his degree, Jaimie's work has been published on Nintendo Enthusiast and Zelda Universe.
Paulo Kawanishi
Paulo Kawanishi is a Brazilian freelance writer. While trying to keep up with all the releases, he is always playing old games or walking in Eorzea. He is also finishing a Ph.D. on Applied Linguistics which helps him to talk more about games.
Dylan Tate
Dylan Tate is an alumnus of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, particularly Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon.
Eoin Black
Eoin has been playing video games his entire life. With a background in Call of Duty and Valorant Esports, he brings a wealth of competitive experience to everything he writes.
Maya Hutchinson
Originally from Monaco, Maya grew up among F1 racing and gambling but her interests were instead drawn to writing and gaming, even graduating with both a BA and MA in Creative Writing. Now Maya is a Freelance writer - having also written for WePC - but is also working on other creative projects, one of which includes writing a novel.
Hritwik Raj
Hritwik has been writing about video games, manga, and anime for more than 8 years. Some of his favourite games include The Last of Us Part II, Fallout 76, Apex Legends, Genshin Impact, and the Souls series.
Liam Ho
Liam is a freelance writer from Sydney, Australia. He currently writes for GGRecon, Blitz UNSW and works as a team leader at Summoner’s Society OCE. He is addicted to MMOs, mainly Final Fantasy XIV.
Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith is a freelance writer with work featured at IGN, GameSpot, GGRecon, Prima Games and more. He also owns a gaming guides website, Guide Fall. When he's not writing about games, you'll find him playing Fortnite with his friends or tending to his farm on Stardew Valley.
Chris Penwell
Chris Penwell is an experienced video games journalist with a Bachelor in Communications. He loves to play narrative-focused games like Kingdom Hearts and Beyond Good & Evil.
Alex Branagan
Alex is a writer well-worn in the fields of literally any genre with RPG tacked on at the end of it, and a streamer to boot. You’ll often find them on Twitter @/runetooth_ panicking over when to use a Megalixir. The answer? Never!
Sara Heritage
Sara is an Eevee enthusiast who writes about games, tech and entertainment. Reviews, guides, news, features? She's your gal! You can often find her hanging out with Raymond in Animal Crossing, or playing any Nindies she can get her hands on.
Amelia-Eve Warden
Amelia-Eve is a Gaming Contributor at GGRecon. She has previously written for Huffington Post and many tech trades. When not spending her time trying to be a semi-pro Esporter, she can be seen with a glass of Chianti in her hand, or doing 20 mile cycles on weekends.
Dawson Roberts
Dawson Roberts is a Social Editor at GGRecon. He primarily works on the @ GGRecon TikTok page producing daily news videos and opinion pieces for millions of viewers. When not being berated for his terrible opinions, Dawson loves to obsess about Lightning Mcqueen, The Last of Us, and all Hideo Kojima-related things!
Samam Hasan
Samam Hasan is a freelance writer with a strong love for video games. He enjoys playing sim racing and RPG games in his free time, along with the occasional FPS. When he’s not writing about or playing video games, you’ll find him watching classic Japanese and European movies or learning about medieval history.
Tarun Sayal
Tarun is an experienced freelance gaming writer with over five years of experience covering a wide range of video games. With a passion for the gaming industry, he specialises in writing features, guides, and news for popular live service games such as Fortnite, Warzone, VALORANT, Genshin Impact, and more. Over the years, he has honed his skills in writing comprehensive guides, insightful features, and breaking news stories that keep gamers informed and entertained.
Megan Cooke
Megan is GGRecon's Evening & Weekend News Writer. She has an undergraduate degree in Creative Writing and is working towards finishing her masters in Journalism. When she isn’t writing about games she can be found reading romance novels or playing cosy games like Stardew Valley, Animal Crossing, APICO, and Disney Dreamlight Valley.