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Meet The Team

Alex Popovic
Alex Popovic
  • Editor-in-Chief

Alex got his first PC when he was only 5 years old. After trying and miserably failing to play Morrowind for a couple of months, he finally got it right.

That's the exact moment when his love for role-playing games, and epic fantasy in general, begun.

Spending most of his gaming years playing World of Warcraft and single-player RPG titles, he eventually started writing about video games, which is now his full-time job.

Alex's favorite video game of all time is The Witcher series, with Mass Effect Trilogy being a close second.

Khaled Shaalan
Khaled Shaalan
  • Technical Director

Aside from #1 worldwide spot on the Chicken Invaders high score list back in 2003, Khaled is also proud of his many academic successes. With extensive tech knowledge and an analytical mind, many of his published papers and research contributions are held in high regard both here at Game Gavel and in various scientific circles.

Currently, he spends most of his gaming hours enjoying card games like MTG, Hearthstone, and Gwent. However, Khaled's favorite game of all time is... You guessed it: chess. From time to time, he also likes indulging in turn-based RPGs and strategies.

As one of the founders of Game Gavel, Khaled's contribution ranges from various technical articles to detailed analysis of the ever-changing gaming market.

Matthew Lyons
Matthew Lyons
  • Director of Content

Matthew comes from Texas and if you asked anyone who knows him to describe Matt using one single word - they would all say the same thing: passionate.

What is Matthew most passionate about?

Shooting.🎯

In the digital world, of course, not in the real one.

Matthew played all sorts of different video games throughout the last 30 years, which is how long he has been gaming.

All your questions regarding FPS titles will be answered by Matthew and you can rest assured that the answers have years of experience and research behind them.

Sia Mohajer
Sia Mohajer
  • Executive Editor

Sia Mohajer is a wannabe gamer who doesn't have enough time to actually game.

He also has a Macbook Pro (not the best choice). So he's been relegated to playing endless games of Starcraft.

Sia helps manage and make this site run. When he has free time he likes to watch Rick and Morty and imagine he has a galaxy jumping portal gun.

He also writes occasionally but very rarely on his blog.

Favorite Game - Don't laugh. Fallout 1/2 (Yup, I'm old school)

Courtenay Smith
Courtenay Smith
  • Senior Writer

Courtenay’s love for gaming started when she was handed a Game Boy SP as a child.

From there her youthful gaming memories consist of hitting some Donkey Kong bongos and cruising around Vice City listening to 'Take Me to the Clouds Above' at an unsuitable age.

Since, she has gained a love for both PC and console games, sometimes even jumping on mobile.

Don’t judge!

When she’s not writing for the site she enjoys traveling, film, and diving down the rabbit hole that is YouTube.

Sara Vojinovic
Sara Vojinovic
  • Assistant Editor

Started from nowhere, now she doesn't really know where she goes, but she manages just fine as an assistant editor at Game Gavel.

Gaming just because she likes it, not because she's good at it. And she is the only one that has a right to say that.

One of the first role models: Tyrande Whisperwind from World of Warcraft. Even wanted to get a white tiger like the one she has. Or at least the biggest dog there is. Parents said no to both of those things. Thank god.

Most of the days she loses games in League of Legends, but it's never her fault. Ever.

When not playing games, she watches TV series. Lots of it. She promises that she has a life apart from the virtual world, but no one can actually confirm that.

Akash Hoslok
Akash Hoslok
  • Technical Writer

Akash started messing around with computers when he was 7 years old.

A few electrocuted fingers and a partially burnt room later, he started understanding how computers really work. Now, he mostly spends his time overclocking old processors and writing about new ones.

He spent his prime gaming years trying to control the helicopter in Vice City. He then bravely gave up.

Nowadays, he plays COD Black Ops quite a lot and claims that it's the best COD game ever.

Albert Bassili
Albert Bassili
  • Senior Writer

Albert’s been a gamer for about as long as he can remember. Ever since then, Albert has been hooked on games, even going as far as doing his bloody best to work on the game industry, whether it’s writing articles, or writing game stories.

In between gaming, he also really loves to check up on the latest tech news and see what awesome stuff humanity has come up with.

Favorite Games: Dune II, MGS 1, FF X, Mass Effect 2

Mduduzi Sibisi
Mduduzi Sibisi
  • Senior Writer

A lover of code, freelance writer, a misanthropic humanist and a comical absurdist. Mdu first fell in love with gaming after his parents bought him a Super Nintendo gaming console at the age of six.

It would later become an obsession after playing Doom and Duke Nukem on PC. Now, not only is he playing them but he’s writing about them and creating them.

He has an eclectic taste in games. His favorite games of all time include Legend of The Dragoon, Dark Cloud, GTA Vice City, Dark Souls, and Devil May Cry.

Alex Popovic
Alex Popovic
Editor-in-Chief
Khaled Shaalan
Khaled Shaalan
Technical Director
Matthew Lyons
Matthew Lyons
Director of Content
Sia Mohajer
Sia Mohajer
Executive Editor
Courtenay Smith
Courtenay Smith
Senior Writer
Sara Vojinovic
Sara Vojinovic
Assistant Editor
Akash Hoslok
Akash Hoslok
Technical Writer
Albert Bassili
Albert Bassili
Senior Writer
Mduduzi Sibisi
Mduduzi Sibisi
Senior Writer
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