Award-winning TV and digital host, gaming personality and actor joins original founder Shaun “Shonduras” McBride to help usher decorated esports organization into new chapter. Mari “AtomicMari” Takahashi is no stranger to the digital media and video game industries. In 2017, Mari was named one of the “Top Influencers in Gaming” by Forbes, and during her 10-year tenure with comedy powerhouse, SMOSH, Mari co-founded its sister channel SMOSH Games and produced and starred in shows like Maricraft (47MM+ views), Smosh Pit Weekly (120MM+ views) and Operation: Open World.
In 2020, she served as the correspondent for Polygon's Speedrun on Quibi, playing games and
interviewing A-list talent including Kevin Smith, Terry Crews and Jordan Fisher. In addition to digitalmedia credits, Mari has done commercial work for Ericsson, Microsoft, Samsung and Verizon, recently hosted for Netflix and Paramount, has made appearances on Disney XD, Popular Science, and CBS, Survivor, and has two Streamy Awards under her belt.
Mari is also very focused on making a meaningful impact on the gaming and STEM industry, having worked with the Ad Council and ESA for Women in STEM programs and lobbying Congress on behalf of Bill Nye's non-profit organization, The Planetary Society, to secure funding for NASA“Mari’s incomparable experience and ‘know-how’ in this space made her an obvious choice as our new co-owner,” said Shaun “Shonduras” McBride. “Having worked with her in the past and experienced first- hand what she brings to the table, I can’t wait to once again work alongside her and continue to build one of the best esports organizations in the business.”
She will work hand in hand with the team to continue to develop the Spacestation Gaming organization into one of the most recognized esports organizations in the world. With her background and worldwide recognition, Mari will work with original founder Shaun to expand the creator and community aspects of Spacestation Gaming, as well as pursue further esports championships across multiple video game titles. For more information on Mari “AtomicMari” Takahashi, please visit www.atomicmari.com.