Well hello there, I am reporting in!

Hey everyone,
I am stepping in as Global Community and Social Media Manager for ioi,
I will try to be the new bridge between the players and ioi.
I have some really big shoes to fill so bare with me while I get onboarded and try to catch up.

Here is a short introduction of me:

Work-related:
In my two-decade journey through the gaming industry, I’ve had many roles—from the face-to-face of retail to the thrill of esports and the creativity of marketing, dealing with both indie gems and high-profile AAA titles alike. I have had the privilege of being involved in and collaborating with incredibly talented and diverse teams. Some cherry-picking of the fun experiences during my career that have made me exceptionally proud:

  • I started and led the MFFs (Malmö Fotbollförening) esports team to victory during the maiden season of eAllsvenskan.
  • During the Bloodhunt release, the company faced an unexpected yet negative twist. I orchestrated a backup plan that raised $146,000 for Save the Children and catapulted the game to a top-three position on Twitch during the event.
  • Designing and creating the Bloodhunt booth at Twitchcon Amsterdam which caught the eye of and got praised by both competitors and Twitch staff.
  • Hosting a party at Twitchcon Paris, which became the talk of the town of conversations among content creators and being mentioned in their end-of-the-year recaps.

Personal:
Outside work, I love streaming on Twitch as a partner for fun. I play all kinds of games except sports and cars. Fun fact: I ranked 8th in Tekken Dark Resurrection and top 16 in Tekken 6 in Sweden.
I’ve also been on stage playing Magic the Gathering against Hall of Famer Shuhei Nakamura in front of a massive online audience of 25,000+ viewers.
I am a huge anime fan. I miss Jujutsu Kaisen and can’t wait until the new season starts.
I’m into music, movies, and TV series when I’m not gaming. Oh, and I’m a cat person.
I have tattoos from 3 different games, if you can guess right on 2 of the games, lunch is on me!
I have a Ragdoll who hates me with the fury of a thousand suns because I travel a lot instead of serving him food.

I look forward to continue the work Travis and Clemens has done.
Best of regards
Samir

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Welcome!

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Welcome here!

Zelda, League of Legends

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You’re welcome @Combatglue

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do you like rubber ducks :yellow_duck: :red_duck: :white_duck: :evil_duck: :gentleman_duck:

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Welcome! It’s nice to make your acquaintance, Combatglue. You sound like a pretty cool person.

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Tekken, Bloodhunt, and Hitman? :stuck_out_tongue:

Welcome to the forum and your exciting new position, it will be great to see you interact with this community and its many opinionated users. Be great to see you in the future.

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welcome agent, do us proud @Combatglue

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Welcome to the forum.

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Welcome! Ragdolls are great :cat:

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Welcome to the club!

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Congratulations on your new position, Samir! We will try not to beat you up too much on your first day.

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Welcome to the crew. And, good luck on all the questions and requests you’re likely to have thrown your way by the time of the next update.

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Cats are cool, welcome aboard.

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I have streamed Hitman, and part of why I left my previous job was that I believe in the titles we have at ioi <3

Edit: it was your guess.
Dont know if I should hand you a win or not, very broad guess ;D

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I used to have a collection and a rather big one ;D

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A rather big duck or a rather

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i see what you did there urben

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Welcome and congrats on the new position.

I hope our weirdness won’t bother you.

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Welcome to The forum

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