|Name||Nick De Cesare|
|Country of Birth||United States|
|Birthday||September 15, 1993 (age 26)|
|Competitive IDs||Last Shadow|
|Soloqueue IDs||Anne Montgomery (KR)|
|Social Media & Links|
Born in Rhode Island, LastShadow first got into competitive gaming playing Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Super Smash Bros. Melee and then transitioning into StarCraft. When he was 18, he permanently moved to South Korea and played with multiple gaming organizations there, living with Samsung (including when it was still MVP) for two years. During that time he became close friends with imp, who encouraged him to switch to League of Legends. Though he has never played League competitively, he is Masters on the Korean server and offers coaching services to players and teams.
On May 5, LS joined Supa Hot Crew as a coach/analyst, and his position was announced publicly on the 12th.
On August 7, LS announced that he had not been working with SHC for the past three weeks, though there were no hard feelings between himself and the organization. However, after SHC's loss to ROCCAT in the Summer Playoffs, LS began coaching them again to help them avoid relegation. SHC beat Millenium 3-0 in the fifth-place match and retained their LCS slot.
Concurrently, LS had been working with Gamers2, ocelote's team. Ocelote had approached him initially in mid-July, and on July 29 LS began to coach the team, first in preparation for their match against H2k in the EUCS Summer Series 2 playoffs and then in preparation for their match against Unicorns of Love in the Summer Playoffs. Gamers2 beat H2k due to a forfeit but then lost to Unicorns of Love.
Over the next several weeks LS tried to get ocelote or Gamers2 to pay him but was unable to secure payment. In a conversation broadcasted on LS' Twitch stream, ocelote claimed that he was never going to pay LS.
On November 3, LS offered to give his records of Gamers2's communications and scrim information to any team playing against them, citing several reasons for his decision to do so. The next day, popular comedian and entertainer Sky paid LS the amount owed him by ocelote.
LS stayed with SHC through their acquisition by Meet Your Makers. On January 5 his departure from MYM was announced. A few weeks later, right before the start of the NA LCS, LS joined Roar to coach them remotely from Korea. However, after Roar failed to qualify for the NACS, he left the team.
LS joined Gravity Gaming soon after he left Roar, replacing former coach SoulDra. As their head coach, he was required to attend LCS games to assist with the pick/ban phase, and so he commuted biweekly between Seoul, where he still lived, and the United States. One week into the summer split, he left the team.
Ahead of the 2016 Summer Split, when SpoTV joined OGN as an LCK broadcaster, he and Rapid joined SpoTV as their English casting team. He and PapaSmithy then became the two English LCK casters chosen by Riot for the English broadcast for the 2016 Worlds.
- When he was 12 years old during his Brood War career, he was caught in at least 2 instances of cheating - once by rigging maps, and once by colluding with another player, KawaiiRice, on Ventrilo. However, he earned forgiveness from the TeamLiquid.net community and was unbanned after four years.
- Is very open to the public and regularly allows people to add him on social media, in game, Skype, etc.
- Can speak and write Korean.
- Favorite champions are Shaco, Ryze, and Kassadin. At one point he only played Teemo.
- Invented the no-boots Kassadin build played by SUPA HOT CREW in the 2014 Season LCS Summer Split.
- At one point played poker for a living.
- Played Terran and Zerg for Team GosuGamers and Decerto.
- Won a 2014 SSBM tournament in Seoul against the likes of DoA, MonteCristo, Chobra, and StarCraft casters Dan Stemkoski (Artosis), Nick Plott (Tasteless), and Wolf Schroeder, held for Artosis' 31st birthday.
- In December 2018, he became the first foreigner to join a Korean team in an official capacity, when he became bbq Olivers' head coach.
- Has keratoconus, which causes thinning of the cornea that can lead to doubled or blurred vision.
This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
|LS Tournament Results|
|2019-04-04||3 - 4|
CK 2019 Spring Playoffs
1 : 3APK
CK 2019 Spring
6 - 8RR
|2018-12-25||9 - 12|
KeSPA Cup 2018
0 : 2SKT
|2015-04-19||5 - 6|
NA LCS 2015 Spring Playoffs
1 : 3TiP
NA LCS 2015 Spring
10 - 8RR
- March 30, I'm LS, Diamond 1 Korea Server, lived with Samsung Ozone/Blue for almost 2years. Playing league a "total" of about 9~10months, AMA! with , and on Reddit
- August 8, 'Reflections' with ls with , and on onGamers
- February 22, NA LCS 2015: LS "An immovable object is always greater than an unstoppable force." (video) with , and on SK Gaming
- February 22, Lastshadow on coaching Gravity and commuting between Seoul and LA biweekly (video) with , and on onGamers
- March 1, LastShadow keeps Saintvicious and Gravity Gaming focused by , and on LoL Esports
- April 20, Talk to Thorin: LS on his Casting and LCK Spring with , and on Thorin
- October 16, Talk to Thorin: LS on TSM's Problems at Worlds (LoL) with , and on Thorin and LS
- May 23, Talk to Thorin: LS on What Holds the West Back (LoL) by Thorin on YouTube
- June 11, Interview with LS: Why he came to Korea, his view on coaching, the game, and more with Joonkyu "Lasso" Seok and Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- June 27, Narrative Wake Episode 36: Mad Meta Meltdown (feat. LS) by Thorin and Kelsey Moser on YouTube
- August 29, Nick "LS" De Cesare banned from Twitch by Adel Chouadria on Cybersport
- November 2, LS speaks about discovering Bwipo in 2017, what he looks for in new talents, and Worlds 2018 with , and on Darius Matuschak from The Shotcaller
- December 21, Interview with LS, the First Western Coach in Korea: His Thoughts on bbq Olivers, Imports in Korea, and More with Joonkyu "Lasso" Seok and Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- March 3, LS on the current state of the LCK: I'm not sure if SKT is up to par with Griffin with Ashley Kang on ESPN Esports
The following pages redirect here.
- Tempo Storm adds Marcin "SELFIE" Wolski in mid, Nick "LS" De Cesare as coach espn.com
- SELFIE's Tweet twitter.com
- [오피셜] bbq 올리버스, 국내 첫 해외 선수-코치 영입 (Korean) fomos.kr
- kenzi's Tweet twitter.com
- bbq Olivers' Tweet twitter.com
- bbq Olivers' Tweet twitter.com
- 'Reflections' with ls ongamers.com
- Lastshadow no longer associated with Supa Hot Crew, Mithy assisting them instead ongamers.com
- Public row over missing payments engulfs big names in League of Legends dailydot.com
- Ocelote logs/etc twitch.tv
- LS offers coaching to teams facing G2 reddit.com
- LS' Tweet twitter.com
- Sky's Reddit Post reddit.com
- LS' Reddit Post reddit.com
- LastShadow parts ways with Meet Your Makers dailydot.com
- LS joins Roar as coach dailydot.com
- Roar's Tweet twitter.com
- Gravity's Tweet twitter.com
- Lastshadow on coaching Gravity and commuting between Seoul and LA biweekly gamespot.com
- Gravity's TwitLonger Post twitter.com
- Nick De Cesare's Facebook post facebook.com
- ! [G] Lastest LastShadow's guide to map rigging. teamliquid.net
-  gosugamers.net
- [stream] lastshadow
- Artosis' 31st Birthday Bash - Melee Tournament teamliquid.net