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Name: Leigh Smith
Country: United Kingdom United Kingdom
Birthday: August 27, 1977 (1977-08-27) (age 40)
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Leigh "Deman" Smith is an eSports Gaming Commentator formerly employed by Riot Games, now a shoutcaster for Counter Strike with ESL.


Initially a semi-professional Battlefield 1942 player he first found his love of casting games when he would spectate games that were already full and commentate on them. This led him into casting other games; his next major one being Supreme Commander. He casted the Super Commander final with long time friend and casting partner Joe Miller at the Multiplays I30 event. He was then picked up by QuadV; it was during his time as a caster for QuadV that in 2011 while at The Ultimate Gaming Championship in Italy he asked Joe Miller if he would help him get onto the roster for casting some League of Legends games.

After to rising to prominence in the League casting scene for his passionate and energetic performances he began casting some of the biggest League games. This finally culminated in him casting the Season 2 world finals along with Jatt. During the break in professional play between the World finals and the beginning of Season 3 he was formally offered a job at Riot as a full-time shoutcaster for the upcoming LCS. As of 2013 he is Riot Deman and currently shoutcasts the European LCS.

In November 2014, Deman announced that we will be leaving Riot Games, citing that the relocation of the European studios playing a major factor in his decision.[1] He is now working with ESL.[2]


  • Attributes his start to commentating to Warwitch of TsN.
  • Broke into LoL casting during a tournament in Italy where he asked Joe Miller to give him a chance at the casting desk.[3]
  • The name 'Deman' comes from the album Demanufacture by the band Fear Factory. He has been using the handle since 1995.[4]
  • Favorite League of Legends match to date was the Season 2 world final.[5]
  • Favorite champions are:
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  • Has known fellow caster Joe Miller for over 10 years. [6]
  • Is one of Riot's play-by-play commentators (he describes what is happening), as opposed to one of the colour commentators who give expert analysis and background information.
  • Played LoL since release in 2009.[7]
  • Uses Season 2 World Championship icon as his in-game Summoner Icon.
  • Was a former top level Battlefield 1944 player

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