Name: Jason Abou-Chaaya aka MasterSitak
Date of Birth: November 26, 1992
Hometown: Zahlé, Lebanon / Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Serial Entrepreneur (Founder of Sitak Industries, Twitch Ottawa, etc.) Currently working as an Influencer Manager for WeHype Global (https://wehype.it/)
Favourite game: Fallout New Vegas
Favourite character: Spartan 117 – the big man himself, MasterChief
Bio: Jason is the Founder of Sitak Industries and the Official Twitch Community in Ottawa. He specializes in Influencer and Digital Marketing in the gaming industry. His clients include esports organizations, peripheral/tech vendors and non-gaming related companies.
Hobbies outside of gaming? Traveling and hanging out with friends! I like to stay active – going to the gym, going for bike rides or for a swim. Die hard Habs fan (Allez Montréal!!) and Raptors fan. You’ll see me at a sports bar whenever there’s a game on.
How would your friends describe you? They would describe me as someone that would go out of their way or make time with from a busy schedule to help them out if they are in need. They would also describe me as funny, adventurous and clumsy.
Favourite place you’ve travelled? It would definitely have to be my post-graduation trip to Oahu in 2014. That trip was the first time leaving the country. Climbing Diamond Head crater on our first day and looking over the island felt surreal. I loved every moment of that trip.
Next on your travel list? Work related: Sweden to meet my colleagues; Leisure: Croatia.
Go-to music to listen/party to? You can never go wrong with some EDM, RnB, and Hip Hop ! I’ll listen to it while working and partying. I also like heavy metal when I’m at the gym.
Who did you game with growing up? Friends from school and my siblings!
What did your parents think of your gaming? Growing up, as long as I maintained good grades, they didn’t seem to mind it. It’s a different story when I was in university haha. However, my parents are happy that I stayed interested in gaming and decided to pursue my dreams of working in the gaming industry.
Most memorable gaming memory? The endless nights of playing Halo 3 and Call of Duty 4 with the squad right after school on Fridays.
Advice to your 15-year-old self? Don’t worry too much about what others think about your ideas. They will tell you none of this will work out. You’re ambitious and will always find a way to get things done. “Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, our greatest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…”-Marianne Williamson
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