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Background Information
NameChristopher Mykles
Country of BirthUnited States United States
BirthdayOctober 19, 1986 (age 32)
 North America
Previous Role(s)Owner
Social Media & Links
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Team History
Jul 2013 - Sep 2014
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Jun 2015 - May 2016
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Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles was previously an American League of Legends caster for OnGameNet, the co-owner of ggChronicle and Renegades and a coach for Counter Logic Gaming. He is currently a caster in the Overwatch League.


MonteCristo started in the eSports scene as a volunteer writer for WCReplays, a Warcraft 3 replays site.[1] He began shoutcasting for WCReplays with Phreak and attests that casting came naturally due to his many years of stage performance.[2] During his involvement with the Warcraft 3 scene, Mykles managed a professional Warcraft 3 team with Verge Gaming and joined the Team Sportscast Network, a now defunct eSports shoutcasting organization.[3][4]

Mykles attended Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland for a year before returning to the United States to attend and graduate from Vassar College, where he studied literature. In the year after college, Mykles underwent a Guatemalan-Mayan adulthood initiation rite. While later working at a law firm in New York City, Mykles became "obsessed" with League of Legends in its beta phase and subsequently founded ggChronicle to provide a journalism outlet devoted to professionalism for the LoL eSports scene.[5]

Through contacts made in the eSports scene, MonteCristo was offered and took a full-time, contract casting position at OnGameNet, which lasted until the end of 2016.[6]

On July 24, 2013, CLG staff confirmed rumors that MonteCristo has begun working for CLG as a coach.[7] He coached the team until September 9, 2014.[8]

MonteCristo became a co-owner of Renegades on June 19, 2015. [9]

In 2016, he began casting Overwatch with DoA as OGN hosted APEX Season 1, the first premier Overwatch tournament in Korea; the two of them were invited by Blizzard to join a casting team including Deman for the Overwatch World Cup held before and during BlizzCon 2016. After this, both MonteCristo and DoA were hired by Blizzard to cast Overwatch full time in NA. PapaSmithy and Achilios were promoted as lead commentators for LCK after their departure.


  • Practices Muay Thai[10][11][12].
  • Was previously a DJ and used the name "Vainglory".[13][14] Also casted a mobile MOBA with the same name later in his career.[15].
  • Really, really enjoys drinking[16][17][18][19][20].
  • Views up to 30-40 hours of League of Legends VODs a week to prepare for casting[21].
  • Prefers pumpkin pie[22].
  • Has a rooftop garden[23][24][25][26].
  • Was part of the Analyst desk at the Season 3 World Championship.
  • Leader of the "SKT T1 Hype Train" at the Season 3 World Championship.
  • Co-host of Summoning Insight, a LoL talk show, with OnGamers Senior eSports Content Creator Thorin.
  • Made the CLG players read "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu to give them a better understanding and idea of strategy.
  • Is often called the "Rain Bros" with DoA for their duo name.

Video Series

Notable Events Cast



  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012


  • 2017
  • 2016

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  1. December 17, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer about starting in eSports with
  2. December 17, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer about early WC3 casting with
  3. Team Sportscast Network
  4. ggChronicle's MonteCristo author profile ggChronicle
  5. December 17, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer about years away from eSports with
  6. December 17, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer about ggChronicle work with
  7. CLG brings on MonteCristo as Coach
  8. Montecristo steps down as coach
  9. Misfits rebrands as Renegades, picks up Vox Eminor CS:GO team, adds MonteCristo as co-owner
  10. The Leaguecraft ggClassic Presented by Gaming.StackExchange: A New $5,000 Tournament with Open Sign-Ups - Author Profile
  11. MonteCristo Twitter Post
  12. MonteCristo Twitter post
  13. MonteCristo Twitter Post
  14. MonteCristo tumblr post
  15. MonteCristo Twitter post
  16. December 17, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer about the meaning of life with
  17. December 17, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer regarding misspelling "shoutcaster" as "shotcaster" with
  18. December 17, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer about Korean food and soju with
  19. MonteCristo Twitter post
  20. MonteCristo Twitter post
  21. Watching LoL rather than playing
  22. Twitter response to RiotTiza
  23. MonteCristo Twitter post
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  25. MonteCristo Twitter post
  26. MonteCristo Twitter post