The Legend of Haste

It started with all-nighters, climbing up the rankings game by game. Champions were slain. The chat was merciless. Lag would derail matches and keyboards would be thrown. Curses would be muttered (or shouted).

Enough was enough. It was time to fix the Internet for gaming.

The creator of Haste decided to bring together his love for League of Legends and his engineering expertise. He built a network infrastructure and wrote algorithms to find better routes. He developed a way to get a better, faster, and more stable connection to the game servers. He created Haste. The rest is history.

The Team

Adam Toll


First Haste Investor, Previously Co-Founder and COO of BigChampagne. Acquired by Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV).

Taric Mirza


Inventor of Haste. Previously engineer at BigChampagne, ecommerce startups; Deep eSports domain expertise as network engineer, game developer, player, fan.

Gaige Paulsen


Network Software & Engineering. Ascend Communications, acquired by Lucent (EPA: ALU): PSINet. InterCon. Extensive leadership experience as founder, CTO, CEO.

Liam McElhone


Previously founding management team of Vocalocity, acquired by Vonage (NYSE: VG: mindSHIFT Technologies, acquired by Best Buy (NYSE: BBY).

Matt Konigsmark

VP Marketing

Previously VP, Marketing at KontrolFreek. He's new to PC gaming, but we love him anyway.

Joey Benamy

Community Manager

Ramblin' wreck from Georgia Tech and a helluva gamer.

Awia White

Java Developer

Eat. Sleep. Program. Play Overwatch. Play more Overwatch. Repeat.

Matt DuBose

Sr. Developer

We hear he had something to do with the most intimidating drink machine in the world — Coca-Cola Freestyle.

Rich Klamrzynski

Principal Architect

Gamertag: BigAngryRichard (neither big nor angry, go figure.)