As a gaming content creator, Will aims to entertain, entice, and educate through his live and VOD content. He leans into his passion for telling stories and sharing his love of gaming through podcasts, game impressions, and livestream broadcasts. He got his gaming career start with his Youtube channel, and Blog he ran, leading a team of writers on previews, reviews, and thought provoking articles pertaining to gaming topics and news. Around this time, Will created the Black Oni Podcast, a podcast dedicated to discussing topics in gaming, and bringing people together to share their love for gaming and overall nerdom.
Since then, he has grown a community of over 15k followers on Twitch, and made a name for himself as an expert in all things Metal Gear, Action RPGs, and deep dives on art in gaming. He has been featured on Twitch's front page, was contracted to work with Facebook Gaming, partnered with multiple gaming, peripheral, and apparel brands, has led panels on branding, (including the most viewed and attended Twitch creator camp panel at Twitchcon 2018), featured on "Swipe Life", the "Why I stream" Docuseries, and was highlighted in publications including Kotaku, Gamespot, Shacknews, superselected, Tinder, Quirktastic, USgamer.net, and more. He was a special guest on podcasts such as the Co-Optional podcast, Gamespot After Dark, iheart Radio, The Throwdown Podcast, Mekel Kasanova Podcast, Gameenthus podcast, and more. He is a partner for Warframe, Logitech, Astro Gaming, and Guilded.
Additionally, Will has provided commentary and hosted several tournaments and events, including the Astro Gaming funded tournament series "The Gauntlet" (3 events) in which he organized, Noble Gaming's official Dead by Daylight tournament, Warframe's Quest to Conquer Cancer event, A Space Esports Fortnite Tournament, and was part of several other panels at PAX West, Twitchcon, PAX East, and more. Will played an integral part in advertising campaigns for Warframe, Wayfinder, and Hyperscape, with other activations and consultations with games such as Ghost of Tsushima, The Cycle, Naraka: Bladepoint, Apex Legends, Call of Duty Modern Warfare (franchise,) Nioh 2, and more. He has worked with hardware companies Logitech and Astro Gaming closely.
METRICS & MEDIA PLACEMENTS
The following are platform metrics and outlets Will has has been featured in. Media placements include written articles, podcasts, video interviews, and more.
The following are brands Will has accepted sponsorships or partnerships with. Will is always open to working with brands that are aligned with his philosophy of DEI, excellent design, effectively fulfilling the needs of gamers, and FUN.
Live content & illustration
Live & VOD content, social media engagement
Live content & social media engagement
Live & short-form content, & social media engagement
VOD and short-form content
The following are equipment Will uses to create content. This list also brings you to Affiliate links, so if you wish to purchase anything from this list, it'll go directly into supporting Will. Use code "blackoni" at checkout for any logitech/astro gear, and black-oni for epic games.
The following are resources Will uses and/or provides to create content. Everything here is free to use unless otherwise specified.