Our Mission

Our mission is to create a secure and trusted environment for gamers of all skill levels to compete for real money in esports.

Challenger brings eSports cash contests to the masses. Through the use of AI, Challenger is able to automate matchmaking and score tracking while providing real-time payouts and notifications. We believe all gamers should have an opportunity to enhance their experience with cash contests without radically changing how they play.

Our History


  • OCTOBER 2017

    An off the cuff comment while two friends played a round of BF4 kicks off the idea.

  • APRIL 2019

    Support from friends and family and a ton of trial and error, Challenger is born with our first version supporting CS:GO.

  • FEB 2022

    A year after full time focus on Challenger, Chris and Chris announce our series Seed, and Challenger is ready for prime time.

Meet the Team

Gamers looking for a bit more excitement.

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Chris Slovak
CEO, Co-Founder
A respected senior sales and engineering leader with deep expertise in search and display networks/exchanges, display advertising, website architecture design, and social network development, Chris has spent the past 10+ years leading business development and digital advertising initiatives for global brands like Yahoo! and Tealium (which recently achieved unicorn status). Chris is committed to helping brands and businesses better capture consumer interests and elevate the customer experience through data analysis. This mission, paired with his competitive streak, inspired him to launch Challenger in 2019 with his co-founder and fellow competitive gamer.
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Chris Andres
COO, Co-Founder
A proven business operations strategist, executive leader, tech entrepreneur, and former professional eSport competitor, Chris has 10+ years of experience building, scaling, and optimizing teams that produce exceptional results in the areas of business development, partnerships, data management, customer success, product, and digital strategy for companies like Tealium, Omniture, and his first entrepreneurial venture, Upbuilt. Forever a passionate gamer, Chris is now committed to revolutionizing the gamer experience and democratizing access to online gaming profits and rewards.
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Dave Workman
VP Engineering
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William Green
Dr Brand and Partnerships
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David Gonzalez
Lead Architect
Dean Donovan
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Mike Vorhaus
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Steve Lapin
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Dave Schwartz
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Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Brand Advisor
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Daniel Meza
Windows Engineer


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7040 Avenida Encinas Suite
104-433 Carlsbad, CA

+1 (858) 208 3415