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MonteCristo
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Background Information
Name: Christopher Mykles
Country: United States USA
Birthday: October 19, 1986 (1986-10-19) (age 28)
Site: http://ggchronicle.com/
Livestream: Azubu.TV
Twitter:
Video archive: ggChronicle
Team History
Jul 2013 - Sept 2014
Counter Logic Gaming
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Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles is a League of Legends caster for OnGameNet, the co-owner of ggChronicle and previous coach for Counter Logic Gaming.

Biography

Monte attended Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland for a year before returning to the United States to continue his studies. He studied Literature. While working at a law firm in New York City, Monte became "obsessed" with League of Legends in its beta phase and subsequently founded ggChronicle to provide a journalism outlet devoted to League eSports.[1]

This was not his first experience with eSports, Monte was previously involved with eSports as a volunteer writer for WCReplays, a Warcraft 3 replays site.[2] He began shoutcasting for WCReplays with Phreak and attests that casting came naturally due to his many years of stage performance.[3] During his involvement with Warcraft 3 he managed a professional team with Verge Gaming and joined the Team Sportscast Network, a now defunct eSports shoutcasting organization.[4][5]

Subsequently he accepted a full-time contract casting position at OnGameNet.[6] Since July 24th, 2013 he has been coach for CLG, aswell as continuing to cast for OnGameNet.[7]

Since 5th September MonteCristo stopped coaching CLG, with Zuna taking his place.

Trivia

  • Co-host of Summoning Insight, a LoL talk show, with OnGamers Senior eSports Content Creator Thorin.
  • Has a rooftop garden.[8][9][10][11]
  • Has a degree in English.
  • Leader of the "SKT T1 Hype Train" at the Season 3 World Championship.
  • Made the CLG players read "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu to give them a better understanding and idea of strategy.
  • Once challenged a Quaker to a wrestling match and lost.
  • Practices Muay Thai.[12][13][14]
  • Views up to 30-40 hours of League of Legends VODs a week to prepare for casting.[15]
  • Voted "Most Pretentious" at Poudre High School in Fort Collins 2005.
  • Was part of the Analyst desk at the Season 3 World Championship.
  • Was previously a DJ and used the name "Vainglory".[16][17]
  • Is known for his use of the word 'Rotations' while casting OGN.

Notable Events Cast

Interviews

2012

2013

2014

External Links

References

  1. December 17th, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer about years away from eSports with reddit.com
  2. December 17th, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer about starting in eSports with reddit.com
  3. December 17th, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer about early WC3 casting with reddit.com
  4. Team Sportscast Network nationmaster.com
  5. ggChronicle's MonteCristo author profile ggChronicle
  6. December 17th, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer about ggChronicle work with reddit.com
  7. CLG brings on MonteCristo as Coach clgaming.net
  8. MonteCristo Twitter post twitter.com
  9. MonteCristo Twitter post twitter.com
  10. MonteCristo Twitter post twitter.com
  11. MonteCristo Twitter post twitter.com
  12. The Leaguecraft ggClassic Presented by Gaming.StackExchange: A New $5,000 Tournament with Open Sign-Ups - Author Profile ggchronicle.com
  13. MonteCristo Twitter Post twitter.com
  14. MonteCristo Twitter post twitter.com
  15. Watching LoL rather than playing reddit.com
  16. MonteCristo Twitter Post twitter.com
  17. MonteCristo tumblr post tumblr.com