About Zyori

Learn more about Zyori’s history as a traveling esports commentator, tournament organizer, author, and podcaster.


Discover more about the five core values that drive the perspective behind Zyori’s content: read, relax, save, stretch, move.

Featured Content

Wearing a Dress and Saying Yes to a Copacetic Life

A reflective discovery into my journey coming out as a crossdresser and the effects of resolving my own residual self image.


Zyori Dreadlocks are a collaborative NFT collection for Zyori super fans that live on the Ethereum blockchain.

The collection is limited to 36 NFTS- the exact number of dreadlocks that Zyori had in real life; each one is uniquely modeled to match one of Zyori’s physical dreadlocks, designed to specific measurements.

Aside from their collectibility, each dread provides its holder with direct access to Zyori, and membership to the Dread Hideout, which is small, private community for dread holders and VIPs. 

The New Blocks

Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, & DeFi

The New Blocks is an educational podcast series with the first 15 episodes geared towards crypto first-timers that are just starting their journey.

Now the podcast features 0x episodes, where Zyori & Kevin talk about current events and news in blockchain.

Available on SpotifyiTunes, and Youtube

Surviving Esports: The Zyori Story

Working at Beyond the Summit, getting advice from 2GD, and addressing
sniff sniff firsthand- this book has what every Dota fan wants!

At times charming and at others painful, Zyori never holds back in his reflections on dealing with severe cyber-bullying, a life-changing haircut, and possibly the most poorly planned Dota 2 tournament in history. If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to make it in esports, this book provides unparalleled insights.

Featured Articles

Esports & Blockchain: A Forward Look at the Next Cycle

Esports & Blockchain: A Forward Look at the Next Cycle

This article is the third of a three-part series on The Evolution of Esports that explores how the industry began, what keeps the wheels turning today, and where the future could take us. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Now that we've unpacked esports games and some of the...

The Next Evolution of Axie Guilds & Scholarships

The Next Evolution of Axie Guilds & Scholarships

Recently there has been a lot of discussion about the future of guilds in the Axie Infinity universe and how they will scale with play-to-earn NFT games. I've spent considerable time thinking about this, and I think I've identified a broad framework that some guilds...

Featured Interview


Collector, Communicator, Creator

Zyori talks to the host of The OhhShiny Show, OhhShiny himself about building up instead of shilling, undiscovered use-cases for NFTs, and reflections on individual luck.