Toronto Esports Club was founded in 2016, with the goal creating a local Esports team for Toronto and Canadian fans to cheer for. On September 6, 2016 the Club announced their intention to enter the competitive Overwatch scene with the introduction of their first professional Overwatch roster.

With an abundance of local talent in the Greater Toronto Area, Toronto Esports Club plans to enter professional teams and players in other major Esports competitions. With future plans including a local Toronto training centre and developing and fostering local Esports talent, Toronto Esports Club aims to make Toronto an epicentre of global Esports for years to come.

About Ryan

A life long RTS gamer, Ryan Pallett became a passionate Esports fan with the emergence of Starcraft as a premier Esport.  The desire to help continue the growth of the Esports scene in Toronto, and the clear passion of local Esports fans, led him to creating Toronto Esports Club.  A physician by trade, Ryan believes in the healthy gaming movement, and has the goal of seeing elite Esports athletes set a precedent for health and wellness among the greater gaming community.


About Michael

Michael Cotton is currently the Director of Canada’s first sports and media accelerator. He previously managed business operations for the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Canadian Hockey League, and created hockey analytics materials for National Hockey League teams. Mike also worked at SportsNet New York, Major League Soccer, and the New York Rangers. Before working in sports, Mike served as an economist for the Canadian Federal Government.


About Storm

Storm Dafoe currently runs a sports sponsorship and marketing business as well as recently completed her Master’s Degree in Sport Management and Law. With a background in adventure sport, she previously worked with members from the Alpine Club of Canada and BC Search and Rescue before going on to grad school in Spain. While abroad, Storm also worked with FC Barcelona through ISDE Law School.