Azrul “JandaHunter” Anwar, the face of Matchroom, is a multigame and multilingual eSports professional. Starting as a fighting game specialist and enthusiast, he was one of the earliest and most consistent Malaysian streamer on facebook with more than 10,000 followers.
Born 1986 in California, USA as one Azrul Anwar, JandaHunter initiated his career in the entertainment industry in 2008 at the age of 22 after training in Theatre Acting, Scenography, and Directing at Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan. Beginning as the in-house talent within Metrowealth International Group, JandaHunter secured many a success in films, dramas, and television programmes such as Clever, Minyak Dagu, and Asia’s Got Talent.
Before long, driven by his passion for fighting games the like of Dragonball Z, Tekken, Marvel vs Capcom, and more, JandaHunter turned his attentions towards the electronic sports or eSports market. A turbulent and difficult industry space now, and even more so back then, JandaHunter overcame the many challenges that plagued an independent eSports professional, achieving significant success as an event manager, analyst, host, and commentator across a diversified range of events.
Now a renowned commentator and broadcaster in the local scene, many aspiring streamers and casters look up to him as a source of inspiration as he continues to be commentator of choice for events held by various high-profile brand sponsors such as Razer, Acer, Asus, MSI, Mineski, Kitamen and more.
Furthermore, he is also known as E-Sukan.my’s leading journalist, playing an instrumental role in the portal’s victory over a number of awards as the best local gaming news. JandaHunter’s fluency in both the English and Malay language has contributed heavily to his aforementioned success and as well in his livestreaming career; allowing him to enjoy excellent relationships with both foreign and local media parties and sponsors.
Notable Casting Experience:
- International CPT;,
- FVCUP 15/16/17;
- Road to EVO;
- The International 5 Qualifiers;
- Other events for games including FIFA, DOTA, CSGO, and MAT.