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PLAYER PROFILE: Sergei Pichugin

Sergei Pichugin, Senior Software Engineer at Frontrunner
Sergei Pichugin, Senior Software Engineer at Frontrunner

Welcome to Player Profile! Each month we’ll feature a member of our all-star lineup with a Sports and Company Culture Q&A.

This month we’re featuring Sergei Pichugin - Senior Software Engineer, dad to 2, and lifelong adrenaline junkie. He joined Frontrunner in March of 2022, bringing his infectious enthusiasm for tech, video games, and blockchain to the team. In his free time, Sergei enjoys riding his motorcycle and piloting a plane.

Hi Sergei, thanks for taking the time to do this!

What do you like most about the company culture at Frontrunner?

My teammates are awesome and I always feel supported by them.

What makes you excited to come to work?

I get to solve complex problems regularly, which I enjoy very much.

What got you interested in working in Web3?

I am fascinated by new technology and the way blockchain is made. This got me interested in creating something useful for people with blockchain tech under the hood.

What’s been your favorite Frontrunner Memory so far?

We went to a Yankees game and karaoke for one of the company outings in 2022. There’s nothing like Karaoke for team bonding.

What’s a fun fact about you that many people may not know?

I’m partially colorblind but please don’t tell the medical examiner for my pilot's license!

What’s your personal mantra?

Oh damn, it’s 6 am already! Time to get to work!

If you could go to a baseball game with any famous person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Tom Hanks, because he was a baseball coach in A League of their Own so he can explain the rules to me.

What is your all-time favorite sports movie?

Happy Gilmore

If you could play any sport professionally what would it be and what position?

I would be a Volleyball setter or a MotoGP rider.

If you could dream up any sports partnership what would it be?

Redbull Racing

Who is an athlete you admire?

Arnold Schwarzenegger

What’s your favorite sports team?


What fictional character are you?

SpongeBob SquarePants

Tell us about a betting or gambling memory!

I was with a group of friends at a Casino in Lake Tahoe. I loaned my friend $20 and he won $550, while I lost $200. Then all my friends bought booze with the money my friend won, and I was the designated driver that day so I couldn’t drink. It was the most memorable and miserable time of my gambling career!

If you could go back in time to be at a historic event, where would you like to go?

I would travel to Pangea to ride a motorcycle on the supercontinent and be eaten by a dinosaur.

For our next Player Profile, we’ll be interviewing Doina, from our team. What is one question you would like to ask her?

If you could hang out with any cartoon character, who would it be?

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About Frontrunner

Frontrunner is a decentralized sports prediction market where users can buy shares of sports propositions and trade them like they would stocks. Unlike traditional sportsbooks where users place a bet and wait, Frontrunner gives users full control over their portfolios, allowing them to dynamically buy and sell positions as the odds change. By leveraging the power of free markets and the blockchain, we create transparent markets and liquid positions to reduce counterparty risk and fundamentally change the way that people invest in their sports knowledge and beliefs.

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