Roland Li is an Oakland-based journalist whose work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New York Observer, and Interview magazine. He was born in Beijing in 1988. After briefly being pre-med, he studied journalism and history at NYU and spent eight years in New York before moving to the West Coast in 2015. He has been gaming since Warcraft: Orcs & Humans was released in 1994, and his favorite DOTA 2 hero is Visage. He lives in Oakland, California.