We're always talking about esports and there are a ton of tournaments! In these, casters play an important role. Casters provide entertainment and excitement needed to present the tournament well. Therefore, they are the starting point which gives them a big responsibility. Meet our Belgian caster wH1TE, he has been active in our esports scene for several years now and we asked him some questions!
Introduce yourself to our buddies.
Hello my name is Nichola Bauwelinck but in the esports world everyone knows me by the name wH1TE.
How long have you been active within the esports scene?
In the esports scene I have been active since the end of 2014, this is also when I started becoming a huge Fnatic fanboy. I started playing competitive CS:GO in teams in 2015 and at the end of 2019 I became a caster.
What is the story behind your nickname?
I think back in 2013 I was looking for a name for my YouTube channel. I used a random name generator and with a small adjustment I ended up with Whitentar. Then when I started playing CS:GO I noticed that the name Whitentar didn’t really fit in so I made it shorter and changed it to White. Because I was such an edge lord I decided to turn it into wH1TE, because that looked like a cool way of writing my nickname back then. I think I have now been using that exact same nickname since 2015.
What are your thoughts about esports?
I have been a gamer for my entire life and I have always been very competitive about things in life. So when I found out that I could combine these two things it was a match made in heaven. I think esports is something amazing and that it will keep on growing, I definitely don’t think the full potential of the esports scene has been reached yet.
What are your future goals with your hobby and where do you hope to be in 5 years?
My future goals with my hobby are to turn it into a full time job. Due to the way that the esports scene works you can have plenty of casts for an entire month and then barely anything for the next one. This is of course only the case for people who do it at an amateur level, when you make it into the big leagues it can definitely be different. I also really believe in the Benelux esports scene and that there is still plenty of room for it to grow. This is why that next to my casting I also do some extra things behind the scenes together with Kayzr and Join The Force to try to make the Benelux esports scene grow. Now for the final part of the question, in 5 years I hope to be casting at a CS:GO major. If I do ever become “huge” I want to invest a lot of time into making the Benelux scene grow with me. Let’s just say that I will never forget my roots and the community that brought me to where I already am today.
What do you think of the name Gamegaps and the story behind it?
I am honestly a huge fan of the name, I don’t think I have to explain the “Game” part of it. But the “gaps” is there because it is here to close the gaps between us gamers and to put us all closer together. I love the fact that it’s a brand I can wear outside without looking like a big nerd with “GET REKT” all over my chest. It’s simple, the logo is clean and there is an amazing story behind it all that brings us gamers together.
What do you think of the quality of our products and would you recommend it to others?I am honestly amazed by the quality. Something you see a lot with companies that do merchandise in the esports world is that they prioritize quantity over quality. This definitely isn’t the case for GameGaps, the sweater that I have is soft, well made and of very high quality. You can really see the attention to detail that these guys have when closely inspecting the sweater. I can definitely say that I would recommend the clothes of GameGaps to other people.
Be sure to follow wH1TE social media and if you have any further questions don't hesitate to contact him.