Alex “PwntByUkrainian” Novosad is an ex-Intel software engineer turned entrepreneur who, in early 2015 and after a lifetime of gaming and watching other teams compete, founded his own – Gankstars. Like many immigrants seeking the American dream, Alex came to the U.S. with barely any money to his name and had to do whatever it took to survive; in his case, washing gym mats for minimum wage. The lessons of starting from the bottom were well-received. Despite no initial investment, three years later Gankstars is operating six teams with over 25 professional players total and boasts over 5 million monthly minutes watched across its top streamers. Among those teams is one of the best-performing Fortnite squads in the world, the most popular game on the market.