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Head Administrators

Alexander "Dr. McKay" Corn

Alex is currently studying Computer Science at the University of South Florida. He writes and maintains various SourceMod plugins and other software, and also develops and maintains TradeRep.

Alex was originally invited to Drunken Bombers as a Tech Admin after developing its in-game loyalty shop. When FirePowered was created out of Drunken Bombers' staff, Alex joined as a Head Admin and owner.

Alex manages and maintains FirePowered's game servers and develops proprietary server modifications for exclusive use by FirePowered members and guests, including the exclusive Alter-Ego donor benefit. Alex also developed the FirePowered shop.

Jake "rannmann" Forrester

Jake is a web developer with a passion for data and automation. He went to the University of Alaska Fairbanks for Computer Science and Information Technology. Most of his work is done in PHP, MySQL, and Javascript/Node.js. Jake handles a lot of various aspects of FirePowered including but not limited to: systems administration, database administration, taxes, security, web development, advertising, accounting, and R&D. Nearly all the custom pages on our website were made by him.

He joined his first TF2 community, Drunken Bombers, in June of 2012 and started helping out with the website shortly thereafter. Ten months later FirePowered was forged from the knowledge (and mistakes) from running the Drunken Bombers community. We wanted something clean, fresh, professional, and something that wasn't held together by paperclips and bubblegum. So, here we are!

Sniper Pro

Sniper Pro (better known as Sniper Noob or simply Sniper) is a TF2 trading enthusiast and TF2Dodgeball addict. When he’s not reflecting crit rockets into the feet of nearby pyros, you’ll often find him on Dustbowl or the Unusual Trade Server. He runs his own Paypal keys shop and has a tasteful variety of shiny unusual hats (as well as his shockingly horrible Crone’s Dome collection). While not playing TF2, he’s pursuing a Computer Science degree and finding every possible opportunity to eat Chinese food.

Kyle "Banshee" Smith

Kyle is a college student studying for a degree in computer science. In addition to being a college student, he also works as a pharmacy technician. He handles a part of the community aspect of FirePowered, including unban requests, discord management, and server moderation. He also handles the more technical side, including coding things and fixing issues with the server. In his free time he likes to play Starcraft II, Modern Warfare 2, and GTA V; work on his personal programming projects; and watch sci-fi shows and movies.



Katie has been an FP member since about the middle of 2013. She can usually be found on the Hightower server or playing overwatch. She's currently majoring in communications in hopes of becoming a counselor for LGBT+ kids. She is always available to chat if guidance is ever needed.



Cloud started playing TF2 back when the WAR! Update came out in 2009. He then played the game casually until 2012. He then decided make a new account and dedicated it to purly trading. Since then, he has admined for (god’s hell servers) GHS from 2014-2016. After that he meandered in CS:GO, where he learned about floats and started collecting them. Once he was content with his collection, he went back to TF2 where, he started collecting spells as a hobby. Because of these experiences he has a wide range of knowledge in these markets.

In regards to his education, he grew up being self taught and by the age of 14 he started going to a community college and a vocational high school. When he graduated from both he was certified in illustrator by Adobe. He decided he wanted to learn more. So he went to a college know for specializing in his field of work of graphic design. He is currently focusing on finishing his degree.


Zaros is a long time TF2 player and has spent most of his 2000+ hours trading hats, and hunting down the rarest sniper hats that he can. Zaros may not be the best sniper, and commonly prefers to play solider when actually playing the game seriously, but prefers the Snipers sense of style over the soldiers, as well as Snipers voice lines. Zaros is also a huge Runescape and Sonic The Hedgehog enthusiast, and can probably beat any of your speedrunning times in Sonic Adventure 2. Zaros's favorite unusual effect is Spellbound.

Trade Server Moderators


LaserBadger has played TF2 on and off since July 4th, 2010. When the Mann-Conomy Update came out a few months later, he was quickly hooked to obtaining the rarest items he could get his hands on. For years after, LaserBadger pretty much lived on trading servers of all kinds, just casually trading for things he liked as items. He was never really in trading for profit, just to get nice items and enjoy playing the game and chatting with the community. Currently he owns multiple rare unusuals which are never to leave his backpack, and plans to obtain more as time goes on. As of now, LaserBadger spends his time working a full time job, playing TF2/moderating the FirePowered Unusual Trade Server, and developing game assets with friends as a hobby on the side.


WINGDINGS has been playing Team Fortress 2 since June 6, 2016, and has been dedicated to the game ever since despite being the biggest nerd when when it comes to these other two games: Undertale and Summoners War. His favorite maps in TF2 consists of 2Fort_Invasion, RD_Asteroid, 2Fort, PL_Upward and PLR_hightower. Wing is still one of the new guys on FirePowered, but is still loving the community that the server brings in, the players and friends he's made there, as well as the staff that makes this server tick. Wing mainly spends his time working full time as a dishwasher for a hospital where he lives, hanging out with a few of his real life friends at local Magic The Gathering and Yugioh tournaments, and making sure that the server for FirePowered stays in check and "Incident" free.