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Background Information
NameNick De Cesare
Country of BirthUnited States United States
BirthdaySeptember 15, 1993 (age 26)
Prev Residencies
 North America
TeamCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG
Previous Role(s)Streamer
Competitive IDsLast Shadow
Soloqueue IDsTwitch Prime (KR)
Social Media & Links
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Team History
May 2014 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
Gamers2logo std.pngGamers2
Jul 2014 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
Mymlogo std.pngMeetYourMakers
Jan 2015 - Feb 2015
Roar (Chinese Team)logo std.pngRoar
Feb 2015 - Jun 2015
Gravitylogo std.pngGravity
May 2017 - Nov 2017
Tempo Stormlogo std.pngTempo Storm
Aug 2018 - Aug 2018
Incheonlogo std.pngIncheon
Nov 2018 - Present
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG
Dec 2018 - Jun 2019
Bbq Oliverslogo std.pngbbq Olivers
Jan 2019 - Present
Riot Games Inc.logo std.pngRiot Games Inc.
Nov 2019 - Dec 2019
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Nick "LS" De Cesare is a streamer for Counter Logic Gaming and a caster for the English LCK broadcast. He was previously known as LastShadow.


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.

2014 Season[edit]

On May 5, LS joined Supa Hot Crew as a coach/analyst, and his position was announced publicly on the 12th.

LS was the subject of Thorin's 43rd Reflections interview, recorded on June 25 and released almost two months later on August 11.[16]

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.[17] 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.

G2 Scandal[edit]

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.[18][19]

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.[20] The next day, popular comedian and entertainer Sky paid LS the amount owed him by ocelote.[21][22][23]

2015 Preseason[edit]

LS stayed with SHC through their acquisition by Meet Your Makers. On January 5 his departure from MYM was announced.[24] A few weeks later, right before the start of the NA LCS, LS joined Roar to coach them remotely from Korea.[25] However, after Roar failed to qualify for the NACS, he left the team.[26]

LS joined Gravity Gaming soon after he left Roar, replacing former coach SoulDra.[27] 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.[28] One week into the summer split, he left the team.[29][30]

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,[31] and once by colluding with another player, KawaiiRice, on Ventrilo.[32] However, he earned forgiveness from the community and was unbanned after four years.[33]
  • 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 ShacoSquare.png Shaco, RyzeSquare.png Ryze, and KassadinSquare.png Kassadin. At one point he only played TeemoSquare.png Teemo.
  • Invented the no-boots Kassadin build played by SUPA HOT CREW in the 2014 Season LCS Summer Split.
  • At one point after moving to Korea, had to resort to playing poker in order to make money.
  • 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.[34]
  • 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.
  • Both his friends and detractors sometimes joke about what the acronym LS stands for.
    • Some of these include Low Standards, Literal Savant, Loves Soraka, and Liandry's Salesman.
  • Known for mentoring and promoting many players of Korean solo queue, including Western players who come there to improve.
  • Along with the rest of the LCK broadcast, uses a number of special terms, including names for certain neutral camps. A partial list is available here.

Casting History[edit]

The 10 most recent games are shown (each line contains all games of a series). Click here to open as a modifiable query.

Casting History - LS
DateEventRoundTeam 1Team 2ScoreVODsPBPColor
2020-05-28 12:00:00Mid-Season Cup 2020Day 1T1logo std.pngT1Top Esportslogo std.pngTES0 - 11ValdesLS
2020-05-28 11:00:00Mid-Season Cup 2020Day 1FunPlus Phoenixlogo std.pngFPXDAMWON Gaminglogo std.pngDWG1 - 01ValdesLS
2020-05-28 10:00:00Mid-Season Cup 2020Day 1FunPlus Phoenixlogo std.pngFPXTop Esportslogo std.pngTES1 - 01ValdesLS
2020-05-28 09:00:00Mid-Season Cup 2020Day 1T1logo std.pngT1DAMWON Gaminglogo std.pngDWG0 - 11ValdesLS
2020-05-28 08:00:00Mid-Season Cup 2020Day 1DAMWON Gaminglogo std.pngDWGTop Esportslogo std.pngTES0 - 11ValdesLS
2020-05-28 07:00:00Mid-Season Cup 2020Day 1T1logo std.pngT1FunPlus Phoenixlogo std.pngFPX1 - 01ValdesLS
2020-04-30 08:00:00LCK 2020 Summer PromotionQualifying RoundSeorabeol Gaminglogo std.pngSRBSANDBOX Gaminglogo std.pngSB0 - 3AtlusLS
2020-04-29 11:00:00LCK 2020 Summer PromotionElimination RoundSANDBOX Gaminglogo std.pngSBGriffinlogo std.pngGRF2 - 01AtlusLS

Tournament Results[edit]

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

LS Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultTeamRoster
2020-01-220050085 - 8 Twitch Rivals NA Team Draft 2020
2 - 4Blanklogo std.pngRR
Logo std.pngTHE  Sanchovies,  LS,  Yassuo,  Benji,  Starsmitten
2019-12-15bbbbbbNQ CK 2020 Spring Promotion Qualifiers
FF - WBlanklogo std.pngRR
Logo std.pngXYZ Heokong,  Malice,  Selfie,  Reven,  autumn,  LS
2019-04-040030043 - 4 CK 2019 Spring Playoffs
1 : 3APK Princelogo std.pngAPK
Bbq Oliverslogo std.pngbbq Heokong,  Malice,  autumn,  wind,  Zzus,  Quest,  LS
2019-04-010050005 CK 2019 Spring
6 - 8Blanklogo std.pngRR
Bbq Oliverslogo std.pngbbq Heokong,  Deus,  wind,  Malice,  autumn,  Zzus,  Rebel,  Quest,  LS
2018-12-250090129 - 12 KeSPA Cup 2018
0 : 2SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT
Bbq Oliverslogo std.pngbbq HeoKong,  Malice,  autumn,  wind,  Zzus,  Quest,  LS,  MakNooN
2015-04-190050065 - 6 NA LCS 2015 Spring Playoffs
1 : 3Team Impulselogo std.pngTIP
Gravitylogo std.pngGV Hauntzer,  Saintvicious,  Keane,  Cop,  Bunny FuFuu,  LS
2015-03-290050005 NA LCS 2015 Spring
10 - 8Blanklogo std.pngRR
Gravitylogo std.pngGV Hauntzer,  Saintvicious,  Keane,  Cop,  Bunny FuFuu,  SoulDra,  Ginko,  Samurai,  LS,  David


  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020


External Links[edit]


The following pages redirect here:


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Roar's Tweet
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Roar's Tweet
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Roar's Tweet
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Roar's tweet
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 LS joins Roar as coach
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Nick De Cesare's Facebook post
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Gravity's TwitLonger Post
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Gravity's Tweet
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Tempo Storm adds Marcin "SELFIE" Wolski in mid, Nick "LS" De Cesare as coach
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 SELFIE's Tweet
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 bbq Olivers' Tweet
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 [오피셜] bbq 올리버스, 국내 첫 해외 선수-코치 영입 (Korean)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 kenzi's Tweet
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 bbq Olivers' Tweet
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 LS' Tweet
  16. 'Reflections' with ls
  17. Lastshadow no longer associated with Supa Hot Crew, Mithy assisting them instead
  18. Public row over missing payments engulfs big names in League of Legends
  19. Ocelote logs/etc
  20. LS offers coaching to teams facing G2
  21. LS' Tweet
  22. Sky's Reddit Post
  23. LS' Reddit Post
  24. LastShadow parts ways with Meet Your Makers
  25. LS joins Roar as coach
  26. Roar's Tweet
  27. Gravity's Tweet
  28. Lastshadow on coaching Gravity and commuting between Seoul and LA biweekly
  29. Gravity's TwitLonger Post
  30. Nick De Cesare's Facebook post
  31. ! [G] Lastest LastShadow's guide to map rigging.
  32. [1]
  33. [stream] lastshadow
  34. Artosis' 31st Birthday Bash - Melee Tournament