MonteCristo

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MonteCristo
MonteCristo 2017.jpg
Background Information
NameChristopher Mykles
Country of Birth
United States
BirthdayOctober 19, 1986 (age 33)
Residency
NA
North America
Competitive
TeamCloud9logo std.pngCloud9
Role
Caster
Social Media & Links
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Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles is a League of Legends esports personality, currently content creator for Cloud9.

Team History

Combine Role Swaps:No|Yes
Dates:Approx|Exact
TeamStartEnd
KR
Logo std.pngOnGameNet
??? 2012≈2012-??-??Sep 20162016-09-16[1]≈3yr 9mo
ejel
NA
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG
Jul 20132013-07-24[3]Sep 20142014-09-05[2]1yr 1mo
ejel
NA
Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades
Jun 20152015-06-19[5]May 20162016-05-18[4]10mo 29d
ejel
NA
Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9
Jan 20202020-01-19[6]Present8mo 3d
ej
TeamStartEnd
KR
Logo std.pngOnGameNet
??? 2012≈2012-??-??Sep 20162016-09-16[1]≈3yr 9mo
ejel
NA
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG
Jul 20132013-07-24[3]Sep 20142014-09-05[2]1yr 1mo
ejel
NA
Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades
Jun 20152015-06-19[5]May 20162016-05-18[4]10mo 29d
ejel
NA
Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9
Jan 20202020-01-19[6]Present8mo 3d
ej

News

2012

KR
Logo std.pngONGA2012 (approx.), MonteCristo (Caster) joins.

2013

NA
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLGJuly 24, MonteCristo (Head Coach) joins.[3]

2014

NA
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLGSeptember 5, MonteCristo (Head Coach) leaves.[2]

2015

NA
Renegadeslogo std.pngRENJune 19, MonteCristo (Co-Owner) joins.[5]

2016

NA
Renegadeslogo std.pngRENMay 18, Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades transfers its roster and LCS spot to Team EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUs.
Seraph,
Ninja,
Hakuho,
Maplestreet, Hermes (Coach), MonteCristo (Co-Owner), and
Leonyx (Head Manager) leave.[4]
KR
Logo std.pngONGASeptember 16, MonteCristo (Caster) leaves.[1]

2020

NA
Cloud9logo std.pngC9January 19, MonteCristo (Content Creator) joins.[6]

Biography[edit]

MonteCristo started in the eSports scene as a volunteer writer for WCReplays, a Warcraft 3 replays site.[7] He began shoutcasting for WCReplays with Phreak and attests that casting came naturally due to his many years of stage performance.[8] 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.[9][10]

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.[11]

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.[12]

On July 24, 2013, CLG staff confirmed rumors that MonteCristo has begun working for CLG as a coach.[13] He coached the team until September 9, 2014.[14]

MonteCristo became a co-owner of Renegades on June 19, 2015. [15]

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[edit]

  • Practices Muay Thai[16][17][18].
  • Was previously a DJ and used the name "Vainglory".[19][20] Also casted a mobile MOBA with the same name later in his career.[21].
  • Really, really enjoys drinking[22][23][24][25][26].
  • Views up to 30-40 hours of League of Legends VODs a week to prepare for casting[27].
  • Prefers pumpkin pie[28].
  • Has a rooftop garden[29][30][31][32].
  • 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[edit]

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

Minimum place

MonteCristo Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultRoster
2014-09-016 NA LCS 2014 Summer Playoffs
1 : 3Dignitaslogo std.pngDIG
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG Seraph,  dexter,  Link,  Doublelift,  aphromoo,  MonteCristo
2014-08-035 NA LCS 2014 Summer
13 - 15Blanklogo std.pngRR
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG Seraph,  Nien,  dexter,  Thinkcard,  Link,  HotshotGG,  Doublelift,  Chaox,  aphromoo,  Baby,  MonteCristo
2014-04-203 NA LCS 2014 Spring Playoffs
2 : 0Team Curselogo std.pngCRS
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG Nien,  dexter,  Link,  Doublelift,  aphromoo,  MonteCristo
2014-04-063 NA LCS 2014 Spring
18 - 10Blanklogo std.pngRR
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG Nien,  dexter,  Link,  HotshotGG,  Chauster,  Doublelift,  aphromoo,  MonteCristo
2013-11-243 - 4 IEM Season 8 Cologne Amateur - Pro Tournament
1 : 2Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG Nientonsoh,  TrickZ,  LiNk,  Doublelift,  Aphromoo,  MonteCristo
2013-09-015 NA LCS 2013 Summer Playoffs
2 : 0Team Curselogo std.pngCRS
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG Nientonsoh,  bigfatlp,  Link,  Doublelift,  Chauster,  MonteCristo
2013-08-166 NA LCS 2013 Summer
13 - 15Blanklogo std.pngRR
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG Nientonsoh,  bigfatlp,  Link,  Doublelift,  Chauster,  MonteCristo

Video Series[edit]

Notable Events Cast[edit]

Media[edit]

  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2019

External Links[edit]

Redirects

The following pages redirect here:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 MonteCristo's Tweet twitter.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Montecristo steps down as coach clgaming.net
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 CLG brings on MonteCristo as Coach clgaming.net
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 EnVyUs to join N.A. LCS, picks up Seraph, Ninja, Hakuho espn.go.com
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Misfits rebrands as Renegades, picks up Vox Eminor CS:GO team, adds MonteCristo as co-owner dailydot.com
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 MonteCristo's Tweet twitter.com
  7. December 17, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer about starting in eSports with reddit.com
  8. December 17, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer about early WC3 casting with reddit.com
  9. Team Sportscast Network nationmaster.com
  10. ggChronicle's MonteCristo author profile ggChronicle
  11. December 17, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer about years away from eSports with reddit.com
  12. December 17, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer about ggChronicle work with reddit.com
  13. CLG brings on MonteCristo as Coach clgaming.net
  14. Montecristo steps down as coach clgaming.net
  15. Misfits rebrands as Renegades, picks up Vox Eminor CS:GO team, adds MonteCristo as co-owner dailydot.com
  16. The Leaguecraft ggClassic Presented by Gaming.StackExchange: A New $5,000 Tournament with Open Sign-Ups - Author Profile ggchronicle.com
  17. MonteCristo Twitter Post twitter.com
  18. MonteCristo Twitter post twitter.com
  19. MonteCristo Twitter Post twitter.com
  20. MonteCristo tumblr post tumblr.com
  21. MonteCristo Twitter post
  22. December 17, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer about the meaning of life with reddit.com
  23. December 17, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer regarding misspelling "shoutcaster" as "shotcaster" with reddit.com
  24. December 17, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer about Korean food and soju with reddit.com
  25. MonteCristo Twitter post twitter.com
  26. MonteCristo Twitter post twitter.com
  27. Watching LoL rather than playing reddit.com
  28. Twitter response to RiotTiza twitter.com
  29. MonteCristo Twitter post twitter.com
  30. MonteCristo Twitter post twitter.com
  31. MonteCristo Twitter post twitter.com
  32. MonteCristo Twitter post twitter.com