Bryce Bates, born on January 31, 1988, is an Aquarius from Santa Barbara, CA. He is a former professional gamer who made a name for himself as a Zerg player in the popular video games Brood War and StarCraft II.
In 2009, Bates joined the team Evil Geniuses and quickly became a fan favorite. After five years, he decided to retire from both the team and eSports in February of 2014. Today, he runs a popular Twitch stream under the pseudonym MachineUSA.