Hi! I’m Mikhail Klimentov.

For over three years, I was an editor at The Washington Post’s video game and esports vertical, Launcher. But in early 2023, The Post announced it was shuttering the site.

Now, I’ve joined forces with Jacob Wolf, another journalist, to bring our newsletters to Patreon.

Here’s why I think you should give ReaderGrev a shot:

At The Washington Post, my writing ranged from longform investigative stories to searching reviews to front page news. Here’s a sampling:

  • In 2022, the Ukrainian esports organization NAVI said it would relocate or let go of employees who live in and pay taxes to the Russian Federation. I broke that news.

I’ve also published independently, exposing the internal communications of a company acquired by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, and breaking the news that professional League of Legends players were planning to vote to stage a walkout — marking a historic first stab at collective action in esports.

I’d like to continue producing that kind of work. Please consider supporting me on Patreon.

My logo, wordmark, and colorful header images are all designed by Sonny Ross. You can find their work here.