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William "Chobra" Cho is a Host and Creative Producer for ESL, working in multiple esports titles such as League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or DotA 2.
William went to school at Columbia University before going on leave to pursue an active job in Esports. He originally wanted to pursue an amateur career or coaching, but the infrastructure wasn't available at the time. He also decided he didn't have time to invest in bettering both himself and others, so decided to take his performance background to go into casting. Being an active host/caster for Starcraft 2 and an avid League community member, he works with MonteCristo's site ggChronicle and did work for Major League Gaming as a translator and caster at such events like MLG Dallas 2012/2013. He found himself offered a position in South Korea for gaming event organization OnGameNet as their Creative Director, Global Relations and as a side translator, caster and host.
Starting in January 2015, Chobra became a regular guest on Riot's weekly talk show Prime Time League, where he discussed the previous week's LCK games. Because he could not be in the studio, his segments were filmed via a Skype call with the show's hosts.
In March, Chobra was the host for IEM Season IX - Katowice. His hosting was met with significant praise from the community. Around two months after the tournament, Chobra left OnGameNet to join ESL as a Host and Creative Producer.
- Plays Starcraft 2, Hearthstone, Dota 2 outside of League.
- Is a violinist.
- Speaks English, Korean and German.
- Can beatbox.
- His favorite roles to play are AD, Mid, and Support.
- He enjoys producing and composing music.
- Enjoys doing computer science in his off time.
- Was a director of the MachinmaVs video series, Champions of Korea.
Notable Events Cast
Notable Events Hosted
- March 9, Blitz Spotlight: Chobra on the importance of fresh storytelling in esports with Blitz Esports
- March 10, Spotlight Extras: Chobra on how he, MonteCristo & DoA bridged the gap between KR & the West for OGN with Blitz Esports
- March 15, Chobra: "[GE Tigers' loss] is a wake-up call for Korea with SK Gaming
- March 16, Chobra on possibly hosting a future Riot event - "I'd love the chance to do something like that" with Gamespot
- July 1, ESL host William "Chobra" Cho: "I always knew what I wanted to do" with ESL
- April 14, Interview: Chobra, the multitalent at OGN with TeamLiquid
- September 4, 'Reflections' with Chobra with onGamers
- October 3, Chobra on TSM vs White and predictions for C9 vs Blue + OGN Casting (video) with onGamers
- November 24, I'm Chobra, English & Korean caster at OGN! AMA with Reddit
- April 8, Chobra "Grilled with Acer
- September 22, Chobra's thoughts on group stage and commentates SKTT1 vs OMG Gamespot
- October 6, Azubu Frost Interview with Chobra with ggChronicle
- October 7, Shy Interview with Chobra with ggChronicle
- October 13, Morello (Riot Lead Content Designer) Interview with Chobra with ggChronicle
- November 10, Capt. Jack Interview with Chobra with ggChronicle
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