Ben "MrBitter" Nichol is an American caster, player, and content producer.
MrBitter is a caster and former member of VT Gaming. Host of the 12-week long show 12 Weeks with the Pros and a former full-time caster for the ESL. MrBitter started off his career working as a writer for the website SC2GG. He worked for SC2GG for about a year, becoming known for his "faceoffs" with JWD, a current member of TL.net Staff.
Wings of Liberty
In December 2010, MrBitter began the show 12 Weeks with the Pros, intending to use it as a way to improve his own gameplay. The show was a huge success with the community, the amount of positive attention it received turned it in to a community-focused project. The show featured huge names in the community including Sheth, iNcontroL, Ret and IdrA. The show went over all aspects of Zerg play, demonstrating all sorts of standard play and how to handle non-standard play. After the show had run its course, it became arguably the best collection of top-tier Zerg knowledge at the time.
MrBitter was recruited by VT Gaming on the 13th of April 2011, he played as a member of the team alongside players like Perfect and Future. MrBitter left the team at devolution in July 2011. His statement at the time was that he would not be looking for another team in the near future.
On July 25, 2011, he was announced as a new caster for ESL. He would go on to make one half of the "BitterdaM" duo as is often seen casting alongside RotterdaM. BitterdaM would host and cast three new shows that were announced by ESL TV: "The grass is always greener", "Map of the Month" and a continuation of MrBitter's old program "12 weeks with the pros" the last of which never came to fruition. They casted the 2011 season of IEM, the Lone Star Clash and the European Blizzard invitational together all the time increasing in casting skill and popularity. Their bond as a duo of casters was praised by Artosis as an example of the finest StarCraft II casting duo the scene had at the time.
On March 27, 2012, it was announced that he and RotterdaM would be leaving Turtle Entertainment (ESL TV). The following day, NASL announced that RotterdaM and MrBitter, would be joining the casting crew for NASL Season 3.
On Real Talk on the 1st of June 2012, 2GD mentioned that initially RotterdaM was unwilling to leave ESL TV and MrBitter was going to leave to join NASL. MrBitter persuaded NASL to put more effort into getting RotterdaM as without him it would not be the big announcement NASL could have had.
Heart of the Swarm
- Played Brood War casually at the C- level on iCCup.
- Favorite Terran opener is the Reaper Expand.
- In the vast majority of tournaments he casts, he notes how Ohana means family, in reference to Lilo and Stitch.
Notable Events Casted
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Notable events casted
- North American Star League
- MLG Anaheim
- IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne
- 2011 European Battle.net Invitational
- MLG Providence
- DreamHack Winter 2011
- HomeStory Cup IV
- IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev
- IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Sao Paulo
- IEM Season VI - World Championship
- 2013-08-12 | Mr. Bitter - WCS Season 2 America Playoffs by Livinpink of flamingcow.tv at 2013 WCS Season 2 America
- 2013-06-01 | MrBitter and RotterdaM at WCS America Premier League Finals by Thomas Shifrer of ESFI at 2013 WCS Season 1 America Premier League
- 2013-06-01 | Bitterdam Interview @ WCS America Finals (Part 2) by Hotbid of TL.net at 2013 WCS Season 1 America Premier League
- 2013-06-01 | Bitterdam Interview @ WCS America Finals (Part 1) by Hotbid of TL.net at 2013 WCS Season 1 America Premier League
- 2012-12-03 | Interview with MrBitter - IPL5 Day 3 by HotBid of TL.net at IPL 5
- 2012-12-05 | MrBitter talks Zerg by Thorin of Team Acer at IPL5
- 2012-02-07 | Interview analyzing the players at IEM Kiev by Thorin of SK Gaming at IEM Kiev 2012
- 2011-11-25 | MrBitter interview about his job, how he got there and more by UpCloseGamers at DreamHack Winter 2011
- 2011-10-29 | MrBitter about past, present and future by Nimelrian
- 2011-08-22 | Interview with MrBitter on his experiences at IEM Cologne by Zatic of TL.net at IEM Cologne 2011
- 2011-06-07 | Interview with MrBitter on the future by MatronStarcraft at MLG Columbus 2011
- 2011-06-06 | Interview with MrBitter by EdwardStarcraft at MLG Columbus 2011
- 2011-04-02 | Interview with MrBitter of 12 Weeks with the Pros by EdwardStarcraft at MLG Dallas 2011
- The grass is always greener
- Map of the Month
- 12 Weeks with the pros announcement
- At time 1:07:47 Artosis' thoughts on the BitterdaM duo
- "BitterdaM leave ESL TV". ESL.eu. March 27th 2012. Thread on TL.net
- "MrBitter, Rotterdam, and Frodan Join for NASL Season 3" March 28th 2012. Thread on TL.net
- 2GD mentions more on the transition of RotterdaM and MrBitter to NASL
- MrBitter to leave NASL and joins Red Bull eSports