Hi, I’m Alessandro but you can call me Al. Like many of my Team Rankstar teammates I’ve been playing card games for many years and have played a lot in that time. My competitive card gaming career started out by travelling to local Yu-Gi-Oh events. After that, like many, I moved onto Hearthstone. I also dabbled with lots of CCGs that I never went into too competitively including the big dog, MtG.
After a few years of playing Hearthstone semi-competitively I moved on to The Elder Scrolls: Legends where I immediately fell in love with the card design and lane mechanics. I’ve played TESL since Open Beta began two years ago now and have put a lot of hours into it in that time. I have had a few hiatuses while the TESL competitive scene was lacking, most successfully of which was to play Hand of the Gods where I got top 16 at the world championship. Since Bethesda has been more active with tournaments I have returned to the game which I’ve enjoyed more than any and hope to once again make waves in as many tournaments as I can.
I’m probably best known for casting in the TESL community. For about nine months I provided analysis and commentary for the ESL monthly finals tournaments as well as casting the biggest prize pool tournament so far, the big Champion Series events that lasted for a few months. In terms of what qualifies me to be part of the Rankstar family, I had most of my tournament success back when the TESL Champion Series ran weekly tournaments with cash prizes where I believe I was the most successful tournament player at the time winning five tournaments and placing highly in many more. I also streamed for a decent amount a while ago now and hope to maybe one day return to that time permitting. I also, like several of my Rankstar colleagues, offer coaching services.