|Country of Birth||United Kingdom|
|Birthday||August 27, 1977 (age 41)|
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Leigh "Deman" Smith is an eSports Gaming Commentator currently employed by 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.
On November 28, 2014, Deman announced his departure from Riot Games to join and work at ESL alongside with Joe Miller. In October 2015, during the World Championships, the BBC announced that he would headline a BBC Three cast of the quarterfinals, which would take place at the SSE Arena at Wembley in London, alongside Stress.
- Played for Team Dignitas's Battlefield 1942 team in 2003.
- 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.
- The name 'Deman' comes from the album Demanufacture by the band Fear Factory. He has been using the handle since 1995.
- Favorite League of Legends match to date was the Season 2 world final.
- Favorite champions are: Cassiopeia, Kha'Zix and Ziggs.
- Has known fellow caster Joe Miller for over 10 years. 
- 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.
- Uses the Season 2 World Championship icon as his in-game Summoner Icon.
- Is an avid Liverpool FC fan.
Notable Events Casts
- Season 5 (2015) World Championship (BBC Three, quarterfinals)
- IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Cologne
- IGN ProLeague Season 5
- IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Singapore
- Season 2 World Championship
- 2012 MLG Summer Championship
- Season 2 Regional Finals - Cologne
- MLG Summer Arena 2012
- ECC Poland
- DreamHack Summer 2012
- SK Trophy March
- IEM Season VI - World Championship
- Kings of Europe
- IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev
- March 8, Deman talks IEM Katowice's results, focusing on CS:GO over League and learning from other casters with on theScore
- January 8, I am Leigh "Deman" Smith - eSports Broadcaster AMA with on Reddit
- March 13, Deman: "I've basicly dedicated myself to this for the last three months" (video) with on fragbite
- October 17, Deman and Joe Miller BBC 3 Sports with on the BBC
- October 20, Deman on Casting for the BBC and the Rumors of His League Return with on Gamespot
- April 29, Making the Cast: Deman (video) with on onGamers
- March 12, I'm Deman from Riot Games and Shoutcaster for League Of Legends AMA with on Reddit
- September 9, We are the World Championship casting team, AMA with on Reddit
- February 2, ReadyUpTV #13 - MrDogbert, ODEE, Lumpy // Guests - 2GD - Deman (video) with on ReadyUpTV
- March 15, I'm Deman Gaming Commentator - AMA with on Reddit
- May 6, i45 Deman invite with Stress (video) with on Team Dignitas
- June 22, I'm Deman and I'm bored at work AMA. with on Reddit
- July 17, Interview with qvDeman with on Team Dignitas
- August 25, BIC Get Real with Deman (video) with Major League Gaming
- August 29, I'm Deman AMA - League of Legends Commentator. with on Reddit
- September 3, Leigh "Deman" Smith at the MLG Summer Championships (video) with on CyberSportsNetwork
- September 25, Interview with Leigh "Deman" Smith from Gamescom 2012 (video) with on ButButButILY
- September 29, Season 2 Finals preview: Doublelift, Wickd & Deman (video) with on SK Gaming
- October 1, Deman, an Interview with Leigh Smith professional league of legends caster! with on Eclypsia
- October 5, Oddone and Deman Chat with TheRedBaron - IPL Interview (video) with on IGN ProLeague
- November 2, Deman Day 1 Round-Up at MLG Fall Championships (video) with on CyberSportsNetwork
- November 30, IPL 5 - Panky interviews Deman (video) with on Reign of Gaming
- December 5, Interview with Deman about LoL at the WCG 2011 Grand Final with on Team Dignitas
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