Tobias has been living in Hong Kong and China since 2008. After working as an arts and event manager in Beijing for more than three years, where he also became a passionate supporter of Beijing Guoan, he moved back to Hong Kong in 2012. Currently, he pursues his PhD degree at Hong Kong Baptist University, Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, focusing on football culture as well as cultural/sports policies in Hong Kong and China. In June 2014 he started offside.hk, as the first English magazine solely dedicated to local football. Tobias also hosts the weekly Hong Kong Football Podcast and is a regular contributor at The Conversation and the Asia Pacific Policy Forum. He is also commentator for local football at RTHK Radio 3. His annual hometown visit is usually incomplete without a visit to his Austrian 3rd division club Wiener Sport-Club. In Hong Kong Tobias supports the district team Tai Po FC.