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[https://www.twitch.tv/wanderer15 twitch.tv/wanderer15]
 
[https://www.twitch.tv/wanderer15 twitch.tv/wanderer15]
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[https://www.youtube.com/c/wranderson11 Will's YouTube channel]
 
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Will Anderson, the [[2017 North American SCRABBLE Championship|2017 Scrabble champion]], is owned by 3 cats.
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'''Will Anderson''', the [[2017 North American SCRABBLE Championship|2017 Scrabble champion]], is owned by 3 cats.
  
 
Will streams mostly Scrabble - with some Boggle, retro word games, and chess mixed in from time to time - at [https://www.twitch.tv/wanderer15 twitch.tv/wanderer15].
 
Will streams mostly Scrabble - with some Boggle, retro word games, and chess mixed in from time to time - at [https://www.twitch.tv/wanderer15 twitch.tv/wanderer15].
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Will also hosts a [https://www.youtube.com/c/wranderson11 YouTube channel] where you'll find Will not only playing Scrabble and other word games but also offering tips and lessons on Scrabble, such as the Know a Letter series.
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Will also hosts a [https://www.youtube.com/c/wranderson11 YouTube channel] where you'll find Will not only playing Scrabble and other word games but also offering tips and lessons on Scrabble, such as the Better Know a Letter series.
  
  
 
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[https://www.twitch.tv/deldar182 twitch.tv/deldar182]
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'''David Eldar''', commonly recognized as the 2nd best player in the world, streams lots of Scrabble content - online matchplay, study sessions, practice against the computer, Aerolith - on his channel: [https://www.twitch.tv/deldar182 twitch.tv/deldar182].
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He also streams the popular video game Age Of Empires 2 on occasion.
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[https://www.twitch.tv/llamaste37 twitch.tv/llamaste37]
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'''Mark (or Rob) Garrod''' is an 1800-rated [[NWL]] player from Michigan. He’s a lover of euro-style board games, escape rooms, meditation, national parks, and, of course, Scrabble.
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Mark has been streaming club and tournament games at [https://www.twitch.tv/llamaste37 twitch.tv/llamaste37] thus far and tries to create an inviting atmosphere for players of all levels by explaining his thought process behind plays.
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[[File:GarrodTwitch.jpg|460px]]
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He enjoys teaching and would like to mentor interested beginning and intermediate players on stream. Please contact him through Twitch if you are interested in discussing that possibility.
 
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|class= name|'''[[Josh Greenway]]'''
 
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[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhvDB0pE-3ptDJXPfbcTp8ikGZwjOWv1o NASPA Tonight]
 
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Josh Greenway is the host of NASPA Tonight, the YouTube Live talk show all about Scrabble.
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'''Josh Greenway''' is the host of NASPA Tonight, the YouTube Live talk show all about Scrabble.
  
 
Josh is a tireless promoter of all things Scrabble and was honored with NASPA's [[Person of the Year]] award in 2019 for contributions in social media and live streaming.
 
Josh is a tireless promoter of all things Scrabble and was honored with NASPA's [[Person of the Year]] award in 2019 for contributions in social media and live streaming.
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[https://www.twitch.tv/dave_koenig twitch.tv/dave_koenig]
 
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David Koenig has represented the USA at every World Scrabble Championship since 2011 and at the 2008 Can-Am.
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'''David Koenig''' has represented the USA at every World Scrabble Championship since 2011 and at the 2008 Can-Am.
  
 
He has won many tournaments stateside, and in the UK he won the 2017 British Matchplay Scrabble Championship and the 2020 Grand Slam.
 
He has won many tournaments stateside, and in the UK he won the 2017 British Matchplay Scrabble Championship and the 2020 Grand Slam.
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[https://www.twitch.tv/vhyacinth twitch.tv/vhyacinth]
 
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Mina Le is a 1700-rated New Jersey player who placed 6th in the CSW division of the [[2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship |2019 Championship]].
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'''Mina Le''' is a 1700-rated New Jersey player who placed 6th in the CSW division of the [[2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship |2019 Championship]].
  
 
Mina plays games live at [https://www.twitch.tv/vhyacinth twitch.tv/vhyacinth] and talks viewers through her thought process on every move. She aims for her channel to be the premier place for beginners to learn how to improve their Scrabble game, as demonstrated in real-time play.
 
Mina plays games live at [https://www.twitch.tv/vhyacinth twitch.tv/vhyacinth] and talks viewers through her thought process on every move. She aims for her channel to be the premier place for beginners to learn how to improve their Scrabble game, as demonstrated in real-time play.
  
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[https://www.twitch.tv/64bitscrabble twitch.tv/64bitscrabble]
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2017 Junior World Scrabble Champion '''Matthew O'Connor''' streams education sessions, game analyses, and blitz matches with other experts on his channel, [https://www.twitch.tv/64bitscrabble twitch.tv/64bitscrabble].
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[https://www.twitch.tv/churrrrrrrrrro twitch.tv/churrrrrrrrrro]
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'''Annette Obrestad''' is a former professional poker player and currently a YouTuber. She mostly does makeup content, but occasionally reviews hotels in Las Vegas.
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She got into Scrabble more seriously during the pandemic after having played Words with Friends for years. She stumbled across a NASPA live stream covering the [[NASPA Tournament of Champions |Tournament of Champions]] that was played on Scrabble GO. She made the switch and found online play - now, of course, on  [https://woogles.io/ Woogles]!
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She does not consider herself an expert by any means but really enjoys the strategic aspects of the game, and even though her word knowledge could be better, she likes to think she does okay still. She has yet to play in any live tournaments, but hopes to dip her toes in the future and get to meet everyone as well.
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She does not stream anything in particular - just random games that she plays - nothing that's organized. But when Woogles run tournaments, she might stream them. She does not have set times for streaming - just whatever fits with her schedule. Check out her channel: [https://www.twitch.tv/churrrrrrrrrro twitch.tv/churrrrrrrrrro].
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[https://www.twitch.tv/doublejayy twitch.tv/doublejayy]
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'''Jeffrey Pogue''' is the two time [[National School SCRABBLE Championship |North American School Scrabble Championship]] (NASSC) co-champion and loves to play Scrabble as much as possible. He comes from the youth side of the Scrabble community, competing mostly in youth tournaments locally, but also sometimes playing against the bigwigs.
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Jeffrey offers an alternative to the expert play of many other streamers, preferring to "throw for content" in order to make as entertaining a stream as possible. Despite this, you can still expect a mid to high level performance most of the time, with explanations on thinking for beginners and entertaining tales for everyone else.
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Because of school, he does not have a consistent stream schedule, but he tries to go live about once a week or two. He also sometimes streams similar yet different games from scrabble, like [https://crosswordislandhopper.herokuapp.com/ Crossword Island Hopper] and Chess. You can find him and his chaotic streams at [https://www.twitch.tv/doublejayy twitch.tv/doublejayy].
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[https://www.twitch.tv/axcertypo twitch.tv/axcertypo]
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[https://www.youtube.com/axcertypo Josh's YouTube channel]
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[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChoFKCKTuuGI16t5mMW43Rg Scrabble Clips]
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'''Josh Sokol''' is a top North American expert and the most active Scrabble streamer on Twitch -  [https://www.twitch.tv/axcertypo twitch.tv/axcertypo].
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He also streams live music and is known for his exploits playing Scrabble blindfolded.
  
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He has two YouTube channels:
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* [https://www.youtube.com/axcertypo His personal channel], which mostly features live-stream highlights
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* [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChoFKCKTuuGI16t5mMW43Rg The Scrabble Clips channel], which finds the best clips from all Scrabble broadcasts on Twitch and redirects viewers to the respective channels of each featured creator
 
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Latest revision as of 20:51, 4 October 2021

NASPA members stream Scrabble content on Twitch, YouTube, and other online platforms. Be sure to tune in and subscribe.

If you stream or post Scrabble content, contact us here to be featured in this directory.

Streamer Profile
Will Anderson


[head shot] twitch.tv/wanderer15

Will's YouTube channel

Will Anderson, the 2017 Scrabble champion, is owned by 3 cats.

Will streams mostly Scrabble - with some Boggle, retro word games, and chess mixed in from time to time - at twitch.tv/wanderer15.

WillTwitch.jpg

Will also hosts a YouTube channel where you'll find Will not only playing Scrabble and other word games but also offering tips and lessons on Scrabble, such as the Better Know a Letter series.


WillTube.png

David Eldar


[head shot] twitch.tv/deldar182

David Eldar, commonly recognized as the 2nd best player in the world, streams lots of Scrabble content - online matchplay, study sessions, practice against the computer, Aerolith - on his channel: twitch.tv/deldar182.

EldarTwitch.png

He also streams the popular video game Age Of Empires 2 on occasion.

Mark Garrod


[head shot] twitch.tv/llamaste37

Mark (or Rob) Garrod is an 1800-rated NWL player from Michigan. He’s a lover of euro-style board games, escape rooms, meditation, national parks, and, of course, Scrabble.

Mark has been streaming club and tournament games at twitch.tv/llamaste37 thus far and tries to create an inviting atmosphere for players of all levels by explaining his thought process behind plays.

GarrodTwitch.jpg

He enjoys teaching and would like to mentor interested beginning and intermediate players on stream. Please contact him through Twitch if you are interested in discussing that possibility.

Josh Greenway


[head shot] NASPA Tonight

Josh Greenway is the host of NASPA Tonight, the YouTube Live talk show all about Scrabble.

Josh is a tireless promoter of all things Scrabble and was honored with NASPA's Person of the Year award in 2019 for contributions in social media and live streaming.

You can watch players from across North America discuss all the Scrabble news and topics of the day on NASPA Tonight, a 70+ episode live web series on YouTube.

JoshTube.jpg

Back in 2018, Nick Ivanovski wrote this insightful article about NASPA Tonight and Scrabble broadcasting in general.

David Koenig


[head shot] twitch.tv/dave_koenig

David Koenig has represented the USA at every World Scrabble Championship since 2011 and at the 2008 Can-Am.

He has won many tournaments stateside, and in the UK he won the 2017 British Matchplay Scrabble Championship and the 2020 Grand Slam.

He has been ranked in the top 10 players in both the US and the UK, and in 2020 the Association of British Scrabble Players conferred the Grandmaster title on him. He is also a FIDE Chess Master, a software developer, and a former teacher.

David streams club sessions and sometimes other Scrabble content at twitch.tv/dave_koenig. He shares his insights into Scrabble games as he plays them, including occasional reminiscences of other players and events from his nearly two decades competing in tournaments, and you can sometimes catch him chatting about his favorite beers, gins, and Spotify playlists.

DaveKTwitch.png

Mina Le


[head shot] twitch.tv/vhyacinth

Mina Le is a 1700-rated New Jersey player who placed 6th in the CSW division of the 2019 Championship.

Mina plays games live at twitch.tv/vhyacinth and talks viewers through her thought process on every move. She aims for her channel to be the premier place for beginners to learn how to improve their Scrabble game, as demonstrated in real-time play.

MinaTwitch.png

Matthew O'Connor


[head shot] twitch.tv/64bitscrabble

2017 Junior World Scrabble Champion Matthew O'Connor streams education sessions, game analyses, and blitz matches with other experts on his channel, twitch.tv/64bitscrabble.

MatthewTwitch.png

Annette Obrestad


AnnetteObrestad.png twitch.tv/churrrrrrrrrro

Annette Obrestad is a former professional poker player and currently a YouTuber. She mostly does makeup content, but occasionally reviews hotels in Las Vegas.

She got into Scrabble more seriously during the pandemic after having played Words with Friends for years. She stumbled across a NASPA live stream covering the Tournament of Champions that was played on Scrabble GO. She made the switch and found online play - now, of course, on Woogles!

She does not consider herself an expert by any means but really enjoys the strategic aspects of the game, and even though her word knowledge could be better, she likes to think she does okay still. She has yet to play in any live tournaments, but hopes to dip her toes in the future and get to meet everyone as well.

She does not stream anything in particular - just random games that she plays - nothing that's organized. But when Woogles run tournaments, she might stream them. She does not have set times for streaming - just whatever fits with her schedule. Check out her channel: twitch.tv/churrrrrrrrrro.

ObrestadTwitch.png

Jeffrey Pogue


Pogue.jpg twitch.tv/doublejayy

Jeffrey Pogue is the two time North American School Scrabble Championship (NASSC) co-champion and loves to play Scrabble as much as possible. He comes from the youth side of the Scrabble community, competing mostly in youth tournaments locally, but also sometimes playing against the bigwigs.

Jeffrey offers an alternative to the expert play of many other streamers, preferring to "throw for content" in order to make as entertaining a stream as possible. Despite this, you can still expect a mid to high level performance most of the time, with explanations on thinking for beginners and entertaining tales for everyone else.

PogueTwitch.jpg

Because of school, he does not have a consistent stream schedule, but he tries to go live about once a week or two. He also sometimes streams similar yet different games from scrabble, like Crossword Island Hopper and Chess. You can find him and his chaotic streams at twitch.tv/doublejayy.

Josh Sokol


[head shot] twitch.tv/axcertypo

Josh's YouTube channel Scrabble Clips

Josh Sokol is a top North American expert and the most active Scrabble streamer on Twitch - twitch.tv/axcertypo.

He also streams live music and is known for his exploits playing Scrabble blindfolded.

JoshSTwitch.png

He has two YouTube channels:

  • His personal channel, which mostly features live-stream highlights
  • The Scrabble Clips channel, which finds the best clips from all Scrabble broadcasts on Twitch and redirects viewers to the respective channels of each featured creator