Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez serves as a commentator for NBC’s “The Titan Games.”
Mendez comes from a tenured history in esports. His work and accomplishments can be seen across the entire industry. He is a regular host for Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch League and previously worked with Epic Games’ “Fortnite Battle Royale,” Cheddar TV, TBS’s ELEAGUE, Major League Gaming (MLG), Psyonix’s Rocket League Championship Series, 343 Industries’s Halo Championship Series and Electronic Arts’ “Battlefield” series. Outside of esports, Mendez has also commented for All Elite Wrestling, alongside Jim Ross & Excalibur.
Before becoming a household name in esports, Mendez, a Bronx, N.Y., native, was a full-time social worker who competed in various action video games such as “Halo,” “Call of Duty” and “Gears of War” in his free time. However, family is a focal point for Mendez and he eventually decided to step back from esports competition to focus on his marriage and job. He used this time to start making online content as well as build up his local Bronx gaming community.
Mendez may have ended his time as a competitor, but he was nowhere near done with esports. Mendez received an offer a couple months later from MLG that would set him on his course to becoming one of the most sought-after talents in esports. Hired as a commentator for a small tournament, Mendez rose to the occasion when he was called upon unexpectedly to commentate the “Call of Duty” national championship at the last minute. Esports community reception was instantaneous, and it has been onward and upward ever since.
Mendez’s on-stage personality is shaped by his love of professional wrestling. He learned his storytelling style and the importance of entertainment value from the likes of Jim Ross and Michael Cole. In turn, he lends his expertise to help aspiring esports broadcasters find their voices. Outside of work, he has dreams to start a program to help inner-city youth improve their public speaking.
Mendez is now taking his next step forward as a commentator for “The Titan Games.” He’s combining his energized personality, esports pedigree and love of professional wrestling into commentating one of NBC’s hottest new shows.