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Letter from the editor: A tribute to a lekker oke we call OL

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Some call him baas, others call him Olt, but for everyone here at El33tonline we just call him OL.

Oltman started working here at El33tonline in October 2009. We got to know Oltman when he won a competition on the site and sent us a really awesome email saying thanks for the prize. It was obvious that he had a real passion for videogames, and we thought to ourselves ‘now that’s somebody we’d like on our team!’

El33tonline and Friends at rAge 2011: Peter, Lisa, Wayne, Oliver and Oltman

Oltman and the El33t team at rAge 2011 (October 2011)

We had never met Oltman before, but once we had he soon became an integral part of the team, always eager to jump in and help wherever he could and, most importantly, he’d do it with a smile on his face. Over the past three years he’s become so much more than just a member of the team, he’s become a true friend to all of us.

In addition to keeping us all entertained with ‘Guess the Game’ and ‘Fr33bie Fridays’, he’s helped out at the El33t stand at rAge two years in a row, lugged heavy speakers to DBNGamers for us time and again, and taught us how to play Dutch Blitz. In other words he’s gone above and beyond to help each of us here at El33t.

DBNGamers V Pizzetta Meet-up Image 21

Oltman is always happy to win prizes at DBNGamers, especially if it’s The Sims 3! (April 2012)

Of course he’s also been a huge help on the review front, diving in head first to devour as many titles as he could in his spare time. He’s reviewed an incredible 183 games since he joined our team in October 2009, an impressive feat for any journalist. He’s also become something of a Sims 3 expert round these parts, reviewing a whopping 18 Sims 3 titles during the past three years!

So it’s with a sad heart that we say goodbye to Oltman for now, it’s because of his awesome reviewing skills, quick wit, and friendly smile that we’ll miss having him on the team. Thanks for your contribution to El33t, OL. Each of the team helps to grow El33tonline in different ways, and we’re so happy that you’ve been able to be a part of this journey with us. We wish you and Mary-Anne everything of the best for the coming years, and we look forward to seeing little Quinn grow into a beautiful gamer.

Oltman

Oltman did an awesome job as MC at Wayne and my wedding (May 2011)

Next time you see Oltman, remember that there’s nothing that he loves more than a manly pink milkshake, and give him a pat on the back for being an awesome El33t p33p.

Here’s a few happy snaps of OL for you to enjoy.

Oltman's collection of The Sims 3

Oltman’s Sims 3 collection, renowned throughout the land! (February 2012)

Oltman's collection of The Sims 3

The Sims 3 collection, continued! (February 2012)

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Oltman’s awesome crib (December 2011)

Just Dance with the El33t crew

The El33t Team chill on New Years Eve 2011 with Just Dance 3

Oltman

Oltman, always wearing a cool gaming T-shirt…and a smile

Oltman

Always keen to participate at DBNGamers!

Oltman

And a member of the photo-bombing team!

Oltman

Celebrating the birth of Quinn with a little something from the El33t team

The El33t Team

The El33t team at my wedding (May 2011)

Oltman

Oltman confusing everyone with the ‘changing of the ties’ during the evening! (May 2011)

Oltman

Always happy to share in others wins too!

El33tonline and Friends at rAge 2011: Peter, Lisa, Wayne, Oliver and Oltman temporarily lose their minds

Oltman, still strong, at rAge 2011 (October 2011)

El33tonline and Friends at rAge 2011: Wayne, Lisa, Oliver and Oltman think no-one's looking

The El33t team posing at rAge 2011 (October 2011)

El33tonline and Friends at rAge 2011: Peter, Lisa, Oliver, Mary-Anne, Wayne and Oltman represent (Bryan is invisible)

The El33t Team with Mary-Anne, who was a huge help for the event (October 2011)

El33tonline and Friends at rAge 2011: Wayne, Lisa, Oliver and Oltman stick together

Good times (October 2011)

El33tonline and Friends at rAge 2011: Oltman, Mary-Anne, Oliver, Lisa and Peter - Pose!

Still smiling (October 2011)

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baas oltman at rAge 2012 (October 2012)

rAge 2012: The El33tonline Team Image 6

Oltman’s jazz hands (October 2012)

rAge 2012: The El33tonline Team Image 7

The El33t team’s nicks (October 2012)

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The El33t team at rAge 2012 (October 2012)

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