Akil O’Connor is a Director at Scholastic Esports Research Center and a Primary School teacher. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Education. His Esports career in Trinidad and Tobago began in 2003 by being a core member of his Secondary School gaming clan named Federal Intellectual Assassins (F.I.A.) In 2007, he was a part of the Java Internet Café Gaming Team, which was one of the first sponsored Esports teams in Trinidad and Tobago and went on to become the Call of Duty: United Offensive National champions of the same year. From 2009 to 2013, Akil would be part of the Non-Profit Organization ‘Trinigamers’ where he eventually became the Junior Director responsible for Sponsorship relations, Marketing and Website Management. In 2015 to 2016, he took on the role of Esports Team Manager for Delirium Entertainment Center managing 8 Esports athletes, in 3 games. From 2016 to 2019, Akil would be a founding member of Paradigm Electronic Gaming which offered Esports consultancy services along with Event Planning and Organizational Development while working alongside various Esports organizers and events in Trinidad and Tobago. In 2021, Akil was selected to represent his country by the U.S. State Embassy Port of Spain at the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on Video Games for Steam and Entrepreneurship, where he was given the title of ‘Esports Expert’ for his Esports knowledge. Through the IVLP experience, Akil would be introduced to Scholastic Esports, where he is currently introducing various Scholastic Esports programs to Primary and Secondary schools in Trinidad and Tobago.