Wichita Wolves Esports (“Wichita Wolves”) is an professionally competing and structured Esports organization representing the City of Wichita. The Wichita Wolves provides players a team to call their own with an advanced local facility to practice and compete. The Wichita Wolves brand offers a unique, and otherwise untapped, advertising and business development opportunity to endemic gaming and athletic brands, as well as non-endemic local and regional brands, looking to capture the attention of the growing Esports demographic.
Started in 2019 by former competitive Esports player Dylan Reese, the Wichita Wolves operates around the clock online with a cadre of players, coaches, managers, directors, and executive leaders. Ranging from prior professional athletes and Esports organization owners to professionals with global sales and marketing experience, the Wichita Wolves’ staff is filled with innovation and experience to navigate the complex landscape of professional Esports.
The Wichita Wolves provides a stable environment for players to build on their competitive skills, address their mental and physical well-being, and goal planning and achievement. The organization holds itself accountable to include anyone of any background, race, ethnicity, gender identity, or sexual orientation and invite all to enjoy the passion shared by all athletes, coaches and staff. Being alongside an organization of like-minded teammates, all individuals grow in support of one another with commitment to the team, the organization, and the city of Wichita that supports them.
To uplift our communities through Esports championship wins, unforgettable fan experiences, and promoting Wichita entertainment and business offerings
To be the leading Midwest franchised professional Esports organization
OWNER / Chief Executive Officer
Dylan Reese, the CEO and Founder of the Wichita Wolves, has years of experience in the Esports industry. Starting his career in PUBG Esports in 2017-2018, and also coaching high-level Overwatch Rosters that same year. In August 2019, Dylan founded the Wichita Wolves, to capitalize on the lack of Esports presence in the midwest and create a hub for local Esports fans in Wichita. During this time, he started implementing his passion for Esports into the local scholastic administration, also known as Life Prepatory Academy to provide a stable and safe environment for local teens who enjoy playing video games. This later expanded into Dylan becoming the Director of Esports for WSU Tech.
Chief Marketing Officer
Blaine Kirkland, also known as @ItMeBlaine and/or Bossman on Twitter, has prestigous experience in the esports industry. Beginning his work at the professional organization known as Lazarus as a Content Manager, he focused his craft into pushing engaging content throughout esports. After parting ways with Lazarus, he did contract work for several professional organizations in the scene until he landed a job at Elevate as the Marketing Director, where he abided for two years and grew the brand to what it is today. Blaine joined Wichita Wolves in late April where he is making strides to grow the brand to the best it can be.
Chief Financial Officer
Da money man
Chief Creative Officer
Devan "Sparkz" Sparks
Devan Sparks, the CCO of the Wichita Wolves, has years of experience working within the creative teams of organizations in order to create a professional looking brand. With the modern design trends of companies constantly evolving, it is important for any brand to keep up in order to stay on top of the game. After joining Wichita in May of 2020, Devan has helped lead the Wolves in a modern and professional direction as the team continues to grow.
Chief Operation Officer
Joe Mazzara is a prominent figure in the Wichita esports ecosystem. He first began working in esports administration in 2018, serving as Vice-President, and then President of the Shocker Gaming Club at Wichita State for two years. He also helped to found and structure the Wichita State Varsity Esports program in January of 2019, and is where he currently serves as Interim Director of Esports. Before joining the Wichita Wolves, Joe honed his administrative and business acumen working as Social Media Lead for Agent Ink, and his own esports organization, Chiral Esports. Joe is a people-focused leader, bringing a plethora of experience and knowledge to the organization, aiming to make the Wichita Wolves and the City of Wichita the best place to be for esports in the country.
JOSH "DERANNGEDD" MURPHY
Joshua Murphy started his esports career with the Wichita Wolves. Since joining the pack he has grown immensely in the field and brought many successful programs to the Wolves headed by our R6 program. Creating positive relationships with any players he maintains has been his constant goal to help create a positive reputation within the many communities he manages as well as esports as a whole. He has also grown into becoming our Lead TO, helping organize many tournaments early in the life of the organization with Wolfpack Tourneys and now with 316 Tournaments as well as learning and helping throughout the company operations as Operations Manager. Josh is always looking to expand his knowledge in esports or operations whenever possible to continue to grow within the company.
John Sill, Chief Counsel of the Wichita Wolves, brings a strong legal and business background to the organization after years of study and professional experience in esports, small business development and general legal counsel. As a licensed attorney, the Wolves rely on John to safely navigate situations in order to maintain compliance and avoid legal risks. John first engaged with the Wolves in November 2019 and has assisted with the organization’s continued growth into the future.