What's Snowball?

Snowball Esports is the voice of esports and gaming across Australia and Oceania. We aim to provide a platform for media coverage — from interviews and breaking news, to predictions and analysis — on competitions around the region and Oceanic personalities aboard.

The publication was first founded in 2017 by two local and avid esports fans, Andrew Wray and Reece Perry, who were frustrated by the lack of information available regarding competitions, as well as feature coverage of off-season moves, and opinion soundboards.

From there, the dream of two blokes looking to share their passion about League of Legends, Counter-Strike, and esports down under has blossomed into the largest independent coverage website in the region, and now operates under Go Next Media.

Snowball Esports now boasts dozens of talented content creators, from journalists and feature writers to editors, producers, designers, and more. With this team, our publication strives to bring more of the content our valued readers crave, and deserve.

As long as esports in Australia, New Zealand, and across Oceania have a place in people’s hearts and a future to grow towards, Snowball will continue to provide dedicated coverage on every pentakill, ace, hat-trick, and more.

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Meet the team

Josh Swift

Managing Director

With a background in IT, Josh is Snowball's tech wizard. He looks to build up passionate creators to bring the best content to esports and gaming in Oceania through Snowball and Go Next Media.

Isaac McIntyre


Snowball’s League of Legends editor, Isaac covers the LCO and Oceanic talent around the world. Played an embarrassing amount of League games with a locked camera before figuring out it was optional.

Andrew Amos


Andrew has fast become one of our region's best esports writers. Cutting his teeth in Oceanic Overwatch, he now covers all kinds of esports for publications globally.

Andrew Wray


A sports fanatic & one of Snowball's founders, Andrew is formerly of Riot Games and has extensive experience when it comes to the LCO. You'll find him across most games in Oceanic esports.

Reece Perry

Founder, Editor

One of Snowball's founders and neck tie aficionado, Reece has been in the Oceanic esports scene for years and is passionate about bringing insightful, well-written and engaging content to the masses.

Nicholas Taifalos


Nicholas joined Snowball in 2021 as our CS:GO editor, and got his start publishing the escapades of some of Australia's pioneers in Counter-Strike and Dota overseas.