Ray "Babycakes" Bulaclac
Ray “Babycakes” Bulaclac’s roots in eSports dated back to that first time he laid his hands on an Xbox Controller and tried out Halo: Combat Evolved. At this moment, he knew that he found a game that he was interested in and wanted to pursue. What he didn’t know was how big of a passion he would end up developing for not just Halo, but all forms of competitive gaming. From there, the rest is history.
Over his expansive gaming career, Ray has competed in numerous gaming tournaments across the nation for Halo 3, Halo: Reach, Halo 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. 64, and Ultra Street Fighter 4. Needless to say, his passion for both the competition and comradery that eSports can generate is here to stay. While his passion started off in the Halo scene, Ray is currently devoting the majority of his limited gaming time leveling up his Peach in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U or casually flaunting his fraudulent Falco in Super Smash Bros. Melee to prepare for Evo 2016. This doesn’t mean that he’s completely done with Halo - in fact, you can still find him online on the majority of weeknights running through the Halo 5 ranked playlists or training to become a “Warzone Wizard” (Read: Filthy Casual) as he likes to call it.
Ray founded D.C. eSports in 2013 in order to help build a stagnant FPS community here in the Washington D.C. Metro Area. Since then, he’s used his passion for all things esports combined with his education and experience in Digital Marketing in order to help build a community based around high-quality competitive gaming events.
Ryan "BulacaFlocka" Bulaclac
Ryan "BulacaFlocka" Bulaclac started competitive gaming back in the PS2 era with SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals. After playing SOCOM on Gamebattles (then SOCOMbattles), he was hooked to the competitive scene. A jack of all trades, master of none, Ryan has played a bunch of games to a competitive level, though not particularly excelling in any specific game. He has competed at MLG events in Halo 3, Halo: Reach, and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, in addition to attending numerous FGC events (including 3 EVOs) for Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the various iterations of Street Fighter 4, and Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
These days Ryan spends his (somewhat limited) gaming time practicing Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (where he currently is in the middle of a character crisis), grinding online Ranked matches with Vega in Street Fighter V, desperately calling for backup after rushing into situations alone in Halo 5, or carrying the entire team on his back (or overextending, which is more likely) in the Marksman role in League of Legends. In addition to local events, he will be competing at CEO, EVO, and Super Smash Con this year!
Ryan brings to D.C. eSports years of experience as a tournament organizer, having worked for Major League Gaming as a referee over 4 seasons on their pro tour. He was the head streamer for the popular Smash @ Clarendon events in 2014, as well as the head T.O. for the CFAS Wednesday Night Strikes Smash 4 weeklies.