Team Seek Power Gaming started in 2017 when HiThar, Trippedoutfish, and Drolicheck created the Weekly Influence Podcast. From there, the three of them decided to form a competitive team. Since then, the team has grown dramatically and has become one of the most prominent teams in the competitive Eternal scene.
Alex “HiThar” Pavelka
Seaside, CA, USA
Alex “HiThar” Pavelka is a co-founder and team leader of Seek Power Gaming. Having played since the beginning of open beta, HiThar is an Eternal veteran who peaked at 6th on the ETS Worldwide rankings. He debuted his Eternal tournament career in the Eye of Winter Classic in 2016 where he made 3rd place. Afterward, he continued to have excellent performances in the tournament scene, earning Top 8 in the Season 3 Invitational, Season 5 Invitational, and the Midseason Major. He is best known for playing Big Combrei in the ETS. Outside of Eternal, Alex has spent many years playing in various other TCGs and CCGs competitively. In Magic: The Gathering, he has placed 65th at Grand Prix: Portland 2016 and 11th in an RPTQ. He is currently on hiatus from Eternal.
Doug “Trippedoutfish” Alexander
Seaside, CA, USA
Doug “Trippedoutfish” Alexander is a co-founder and the website administrator for Seek Power Gaming. Doug does much of the behind the scenes work for Team Seek Power Gaming, such as creating and managing the technical aspects of the website and Discord server. Doug has hit master rank before but prefers to play the game more casually.
Dylan “Drolicheck” Rolicheck
Seaside, CA, USA
Dylan “Drolicheck” Rolicheck is the last co-founder of team SPG. Dylan started his card gaming career with Hearthstone before being introduced to Magic: The Gathering. He fell in love with the game and its complexity and quickly jumped into the competitive scene, where he won several local tournaments and earned Top 8 in multiple PPTQ’s. He joined Eternal shortly after and has since become a prominent tournament player, achieving several Top 8 placements in the Eternal Tournament Series weeklies and Invitational tournaments. Some of his favorite decks to play include Patron Warrior from Hearthstone, Mardu Green and 5C Bring To Light from Magic: The Gathering, and Icaria Blue from Eternal.
Brandon “Paradox” Vance
Portland, OR, USA
Brandon “Paradox” Vance is a competitive Eternal player known for his love of aggressive decks. He established himself as one of the strongest tournament players in the game with a 1st Place Finish at the ETS Year 2 Season 2 Invitational, alongside over a dozen Top 8 finishes in other ETS tournaments. Brandon also created the winning deck used by teammate ChildRoland in the ETS Year 1 Season 5 Invitational. He writes the For The Throne series for the website, manages website content, and is a co-host of the Seek Power Podcast. Outside of Eternal, he has a long history of competitive gaming at top levels, including Super Smash Brothers: Melee, Poxnora, Pokemon, and League of Legends. He has a degree in Philosophy and is a coffee geek. You can find his Twitter here and his Twitch stream here.
Antoine “TonyGeeee” Gélinas
Antoine “TonyGeeeee” Gélinas is an Eternal player who hails from Québec, CA. He has established himself as one of the best and most infamous ladder players in the game, placing in the top 5 of the ranked ladder every month since joining the game. In the ETS, Antoine won the Year 2 Season 1 Invitational and has achieved several other Top 8’s. Antoine is known for his love of Armory and was one of the biggest innovators of the archetype. He is also a co-host of the Seek Power Podcast. You can often find him streaming here.
Charles “ChildRoland” Boody
Charles “ChildRoland” Boody is a veteran Eternal player and member of Seek Power Gaming. Charles blew up onto the Eternal scene with a 1st place finish in the first event by Dire Wolf Digital. Shortly after, he won the Eternal Tournament Series Year 1 Season 4 Invitational. Charles is also one of the premier draft players in Eternal and regularly lands at the top placements of the Draft ladder. A player since closed beta, Charles brings with him over two decades of competitive TCG and CCG experience. He streams most weekdays from about 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT on Twitch – mostly drafts.
Cleaveland, OH, USA
Gabe, also known as Calimdir, is a top-level Eternal Player and caster for the ETS. Gabe is best known for his prowess in deckbuilding and innovating new strategies, often identifying ways to attack tournament metagames before they happen. He has earned several Top 8’s in both the ETS and the TCG eSports series. In recent times, Gabe has become a regular caster for the Eternal Tournament Series. His favorite decks tend to be “three faction monstrosities”, such as Felnscar.
Alex “Bradykin” Shulman
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Alex “Bradykin” Shulman is a strong Eternal player who has played since closed beta. He is best known for both piloting and innovating control decks, such as Chalice. Alex broke onto the scene with a 5th place finish in the ETS Season 4 Invitational, the first invitational he attended. Outside of Eternal, he has played several other TCG’s and CCG’s, such as Magic: The Gathering, Hearthstone, Gwent, and Scrolls. He has since gone on hiatus from competitive Eternal as a player to become a producer for the Eternal Tournament Series.
Steven “smj1360” Jack
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Steven “smj1360” Jack is a competitive Eternal player. He has several ETS Top 8’s under his belt, including a 5th place finish at the Year 1 Season 5 Invitational. Steven is happy to play a wide variety of archetypes and will often play whatever is considered the best deck at the time. Outside of Eternal, Steven plays Magic: The Gathering.
IReedMinds is a competitive Eternal player known for his love of ramp decks like Big Combrei. Reed first established himself as a major player by winning the Year 1 Season 2 Invitational of the Eternal Tournament Series. He is returning to the game from a long hiatus. Outside of Eternal, Reed is a competitive Magic: The Gathering player who has played on the Magic: the Gathering Pro Tour.
Taylor “KampfKrote” Eichelkraut
Madison, WI, USA
Taylor “KampfKrote” Eichelkraut peaked at 3rd on the ETS Worldwide Rankings. Taylor is best known as one of the most accomplished burn players in Eternal. His major Eternal accomplishments include placing 2nd in the Season 1 Invitational, Top 4 in the Season 2 Invitational, and 1st in the high-stakes Midseason Major. He is currently on hiatus from the game.
“I enjoy the finer things in life. Like playing Bandit Queen on turn 4.” – KampfKrote 2017
Nick “Tatavath” Pincus
New Mexico, USA
Nick “Tatavath” Pincus is a competitive Eternal player and a Team Tester for Team SPG. With two decades of TCG experience, Nick is a highly accomplished Eternal player who has finished in the top 5 of ranked ladder twice. Outside of Eternal, Nick holds an impressive Magic: The Gathering resume with multiple Top 32 placings in the Starcity Games 5k series. In Magic, his favorite archetype is Death and Taxes. He is known for finding new techs and innovations that push decks to new levels.
Bobby “Jarboe” Jarboe