MonteCristo

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MonteCristo
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Background Information
NameChristopher Mykles
Country of BirthUnited States United States
BirthdayOctober 19, 1986 (age 32)
Residency
NA
 North America
Competitive
RoleCaster
Previous Role(s)Owner
Coach
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.

Biography

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.

Trivia

  • 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.

Tournament Results

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

MonteCristo Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultTeamRoster
2014-09-010060006
NA LCS 2014 Summer Playoffs
1 : 3Dignitaslogo std.pngd
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 Seraph,
 dexter,
 Link,
 Doublelift,
 aphromoo,
 MonteCristo
2014-08-030050005
NA LCS 2014 Summer
13 - 15Blanklogo std.pngRR
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG
 Seraph,
 Nien,
 dexter,
 Thinkcard,
 Link,
 HotshotGG,
 Doublelift,
 Chaox,
 aphromoo,
 Baby,
 MonteCristo
2014-04-200030003
NA LCS 2014 Spring Playoffs
2 : 0Team Curselogo std.pngCrs
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG
 Nien,
 dexter,
 Link,
 Doublelift,
 aphromoo,
 MonteCristo
2014-04-060030003
NA LCS 2014 Spring
18 - 10Blanklogo std.pngRR
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 Nien,
 dexter,

 Link,
 HotshotGG,
 Chauster,
 Doublelift,
 aphromoo,
 MonteCristo
2013-11-240030043 - 4
IEM Season 8 Cologne Amateur - Pro Tournament
1 : 2Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC
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 Nientonsoh,
 TrickZ,
 LiNk,
 Doublelift,
 Aphromoo,
 MonteCristo
2013-09-010050005
NA LCS 2013 Summer Playoffs
2 : 0Team Curselogo std.pngCrs
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 Nientonsoh,
 bigfatlp,
 Link,
 Doublelift,
 Chauster,
 MonteCristo
2013-08-160060006
NA LCS 2013 Summer
13 - 15Blanklogo std.pngRR
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG
 Nientonsoh,
 bigfatlp,
 Link,
 Doublelift,
 Chauster,
 MonteCristo

Video Series

Notable Events Cast

Videos

Interviews

  • 2019
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012

Articles

  • 2017
  • 2016

External Links

Redirects

The following pages redirect here.

References

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