|Country of Birth||United States|
|Birthday||March 19, 1994 (age 25)|
|Previous Role(s)||Mid Laner|
|Soloqueue IDs||C9 StealthBomber, C9 Sneaky, d SnEaKyCaStRo, SnEaKyCaStRoO, Pulse CaStRo, Heathers Suka, AL SnEaKyCaStRo, C9 Sneaker (KR), C9 Sneakyz (KR), C9 Snacky (KR), C9 SneakyOppa (KR), C9 Snakey (KR)|
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A native of Winter Springs, Florida, just north of Orlando, Sneaky played World of WarCraft competitively achieving highest rated Mage Rogue in 2v2's sometime in Season 6. He also played a lot of HoN, along with playing DOTA on the side. Prior to LoL, He was studying Computer Science for a year at Florida Atlantic University before entering the NA LCS.
He began playing League of Legends back in Beta after he received a Beta invite. However, his initial reaction was that the game sucked. This was because in his first game he had no map at all and could only see the champions, towers, and minions. He didn't get into LoL until a few months later when he became bored of Heroes of Newearth. Gangplank was his first played champion, but he believes Veigar was his first main. Sneaky's competitive LoL career was kicked started when he was first asked to join a team with jpak after being noticed in Solo Queue. He joined Absolute Legends North America along with jpak in hopes of gaining some competitive experience as well as having fun playing in tournaments. After the team broke up, he created a new team with Kenikth, Onionbagel, Kevîn, and Support Daddy under Pulse eSports. But after losing qualifiers at MLG and IPL and several roster changes, he began to lose confidence in his teams ability to qualify for the summer promotion tournament. Sneaky joined Quantic Gaming on April 6, 2013 and proceeded to qualify for the 2013 NA LCS Summer Split and subsequently joined Cloud 9 when C9 re-acquired the Quantic roster ahead of their LCS debut.
Outside of League of Legends, Sneaky enjoys playing video games, along with watching good T.V. shows, such as Dexter, The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad. He has spoken about coaching or returning to school at the end of his career as a League pro gamer.
Cloud 9 was the North American team fan-voted to IEM San Jose. They defeated paiN Gaming 2-0, Alliance 2-1, and then Unicorns of Love 3-0 to win the tournament. Sneaky capped off the finals against UOL with a game-winning pentakill on Corki.
Due to their IEM San Jose victory, Cloud9 qualified for IEM Katowice in March. They lost their only two games, first to GE Tigers and then to yoe Flash Wolves, and finished in 7th/8th place. Domestically, they underperformed at the start of the season, and were in 8th place at the end of the second week of the spring LCS split. However, they improved over the course of the season, ending with a second-place finish behind Team SoloMid and a playoff bye; after beating Team Liquid 3-2, Cloud9 lost to TSM 1-3 in the finals and finished the split overall in second place.
Cloud9 replaced mid laner Hai with Incarnati0n at the start of the Summer Split due to Hai's retirement. They performed poorly for the first five weeks of the split and replaced Meteos with Hai going into the sixth week. With Hai back on the team, Cloud9's record improved from 3-7 to 6-12 by the end of the split, and they finished in 7th place after a tie-breaker victory against Team 8, narrowly avoiding relegations and retaining their Championship Points, though they did not qualify for playoffs. In the Regional Finals Gauntlet, Cloud9 reverse-swept both Gravity Gaming and Team Impulse before beating Team Liquid 3-1 in the finals. Their fourteen games played over the course of three days gave them North America's third seed to the 2015 Season World Championship, Cloud9's third-consecutive Worlds. Notably, Sneaky played Vayne in four games (3-1) and Draven twice (2-0), and had a 10.09 KDA across Cloud9's victories; he also received the MVP title for the final series of the gauntlet.
Considered an underdog at Worlds, Cloud9 were placed into Group B along with Fnatic, ahq, and Invictus Gaming and expected to place last. Instead, they surprised with an undefeated 3-0 first week. In the second week, Cloud9 needed only one win to advance to the quarterfinals but were unable to find it, losing four games in a row including a tiebreaker loss to ahq. They placed third in their group, ahead of only Invictus Gaming.
For the 2016 season, Cloud9 added two new players - Rush and Bunny FuFuu - and moved Hai to support, with the intention of splitting time with Bunny. However, after two losses with Bunny and two wins with Hai in the spring split, they committed to starting Hai fulltime and rose to a 67% winrate, with a third-place seed in the playoffs. However, despite a seeding advantage, the team lost to TSM in the first round and were eliminated. After the end of the split, Cloud9 recreated its Challenger team and shuffled rosters between the two teams, initially setting up for the summer split with Impact, Meteos, Jensen, Sneaky, and Bunny FuFuu as its LCS roster; former Team Dragon Knights support Smoothie later also joined the team.
For the first seven weeks of the split, Bunny FuFuu and Smoothie shared the support role, but after that point Bunny stepped down to a substitute and streaming role, and Smoothie became the full-time starter. The team equaled its spring record with a 12-6 finish, again securing the third seed into the playoffs. There, Cloud9 defeated Team EnVyUs and Immortals before falling to TSM 3-1 in the finals; their second-place result was their best placement since Spring 2015. In the Regional Finals, or the gauntlet, Cloud9 faced and defeated both EnVyUs and Immortals to qualify for the World Championship for the fourth consecutive year.
At Worlds, C9 was put in Group along with SK Telecom T1, I May and Flash Wolves. Despite not being expected by many to make it out of the group, C9 finished 2nd in the group. Their Worlds run was cut short though after they lost 0-3 to Samsung Galaxy in the Quarterfinals.
The 2017 Spring Season of the NA LCS started off hot for C9. The team was dominant and in 1st place throughout most of the split. However their performance took a dip later on and they finished 2nd with a 14-4 record right behind TSM. In the playoffs it was a similar story as Cloud9 made it to the finals but lost 2-3 to Team SoloMid in a very close series. In the Summer Season with increased competition, Cloud9 struggled more than before and finished the regular split in 4th place. Their performance in the playoffs was very lackluster and their run was cut short with a 1-3 loss to Team Dignitas in the Quarterfinals. Going into the Regional Qualifiers, the team managed to qualify for the 2017 Season World Championship with a 3-1 win over CLG.
At Worlds C9 finished first in their Play-In group with a 4-0 record and then defeated Lyon Gaming 3-0 to advance to the Main Event. Put in Group A along with SK Telecom T1, EDward Gaming and ahq e-Sports Club, C9 managed a 3-3 record and made it out of the group in second place. Their Worlds run was put to a halt however after they lost 2-3 to Team WE in a very close match.
For the 2018 Season, Cloud9 added Licorice and Svenskeren to their LCS Roster. Things went well in the beginning of 2018 Spring Season for C9. They were in second place for most of the season, however, on the final day of LCS, C9 fell to fifth place. They played Team Liquid in the Spring Quarterfinals and lost 0-3.
C9 started 2018 Summer Season by promoting Goldenglue, Keith, and Zeyzal to the LCS roster. By Week 5 C9 were in tenth place. After bringing back Jensen and Sneaky to the main roster as well as subbing in Blaber for the rest of the summer season, Cloud9 surged and made it to second place and secured a playoff bye by the end of the regular season. In the playoffs, Cloud9 defeated Team SoloMid 3-2 in the Semifinals and lost 0-3 to Team Liquid in the Finals. They moved onto the Regional Qualifier and won 3-0 over TSM to make worlds.
At the 2018 World Championship, Cloud9 once again had to make it through the Play-In stage. They went 4-0 in the Play-In group stage, and beat Gambit Esports 3-2 to advance to the Main Event. Cloud 9 were seeded into Group B, dubbed the "Group of Death", with Team Vitality, Royal Never Give Up, and Gen.G. Cloud9 defied expectations and made it out of the group in second place with a 4-3 record after losing the first place tiebreaker to RNG.
In the Quarterfinals, C9 made history and defeated Afreeca Freecs 3-0, making it the first time since the Season One World Championship that a North American team had made semifinals. In the Semifinals, C9 lost 0-3 to Fnatic.
- Originally named SnEaKyCaStRoO, He changed his name to "Sneaky" after learning its definition on Urban Dictionary.
- Known for his Ezreal and Graves and is also one of the few pro players who pick Jayce as an AD Carry.
- Played Graves, Corki, Brand and Ahri a lot in Solo Queue.
- Plays League with his right hand but writes with his left. He is also color blind.
- Popularized the CC-heavy Ashe/ Zyra botlane together with LemonNation during the Season 3 LCS Summer Split.
- Started the "same" meme during a duo queue stream with Meteos.
- His immediate family includes his mother Beth and his sisters Hannah and Emma; his father passed away on the day of his LCS debut.
- In 2018 he became the first player to qualify for Worlds six years in a row.
- Reached 1000 Kills in the LCS on June 18, 2017
- Enjoys cosplaying female characters from various games or franchises.
- Star Guardian Urgot - Link
- Dark Elementalist Lux - Link
- Pizza Delivery Sivir - Link
- Star Guardian Soraka - Link
- Kotori Minami from the Love Live! franchise - Link
- Tamamo from the Fate franchise - Link
- Rem from Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World - Link
- Astolfo from the Fate franchise - Link
- Dynasty Ahri - Link
- Bowsette from the Mario franchise - Link
- Princess Peach from the Mario franchise - Link
- Xayah - Link
- Slay Belle Katarina - Link
- Pool Party Ahri - Link
- K/DA Kai'Sa - Link
|NA LCS Summer 2016 - Week 8||Jhin||Bot||W||10/1/9||Link||Link|
|NA LCS Summer 2016 - Week 4||Ashe||Bot||W||9/1/6||Link||Link|
|IEM Season IX - San Jose||Corki||Bot||W||13/1/11||Link||Link|
- Click here for a full list of pentakills by all players.
This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
|Sneaky 1v1 Tournament Results|
|2018-12-08||17 - 32||All-Star 2018 Las Vegas||NA LCS||0 : 1 Bang|
|2017-12-10||9 - 16||All-Star 2017 Los Angeles||NA LCS||0 : 1 brTT|
- January 16, Sneaky responds to Jensen's comments on Nisqy and his 2019 C9 plans with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- January 29, Sneaky talks about "Sneaky in Lane" meme and how C9 always over performs while other teams flop with Choi "Locodoco" Yoon-seop on YouTube
- February 4, Sneaky says he misses Jensen with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- February 11, C9 Sneaky: "I think Huni would have ended up with more gold if he had just taken Kleptomancy and farmed." with Nick Geracie on Inven Global
- February 27, Sneaky reveals secret details of Pizza Delivery Sivir skin and the future of his cosplays with Choi "Locodoco" Yoon-seop on YouTube
- March 19, C9 Sneaky talks about how he decided his next big cosplay with Fasffy on YouTube
- May 13, C9 Sneaky-Licorice: "The only reason a player should retire is when he just doesn’t enjoy the game anymore. If I get to that point myself, I would retire." with Joonkyu "Lasso" Seok and Yudae "Akiin" Oak on Inven Global
- January 23, Sneaky on facing Meteos, Hai, and Lemon - 'I expected us to stay together for the longest of times' with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- February 5, Sneaky Talks Being the Last Member of the Original Cloud9 with Nathan Fusco on DBLTAP
- February 15, C9 LoL Sneaky Rapid Fire Questions with HyperX
- February 16, Sneaky answers: is C9 underrated by analysts? does TSM or TL have the more intimidating botlane? with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- August 21, Sneaky: from BENCHED to second with Cloud9 this summer with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- September 7, C9 Sneaky: "They do play around Doublelift a lot, and our best strategy is to be able to counteract that." with Nick Geracie on Inven Global
- October 1, C9 Sneaky: "I think we'll end the Play-In Group Stage with a 4-0. A lot of the things that we were messing up are things that we can fix." with Joonkyu "Lasso" Seok, Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- October 11, Sneaky on laning against Uzi, how Cloud9 is improving, facing down EU with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- October 22, Cloud9 Sneaky on his mentality throughout worlds 2018 with Ovilee May on ESPN Esports
- October 24, Sneaky talks about the reasons for Cloud9 making Semis and why he started cosplaying with Darius Matuschak from The Shotcaller
- December 9, C9 Sneaky: "In years past, AD Carries controlled the pace of the lane...But nowadays, you can't really start the fight by yourself." with NickGeracie on Inven Global
- December 10, Sneaky explains why he started cosplaying and how his girlfriend helps him with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- January 25, Sneaky: ‘I actually really liked Mord too even though he was insanely broken’ with Yahoo!
- February 13, Sneaky talks about Riot's Chronobreak and Cloud9 without Lemon, Hai and Balls with Blitz Esports
- February 14, Arrow on why he likes NA LCS, playing for P1, and studying so his mom would let him play games with Blitz Esports
- March 7, Sneaky on international tournaments and looking ahead to the NA LCS playoffs with Slingshot Esports
- March 28, Sneaky on Team Liquid: ‘I don’t think they’ll get relegated… it would suck to see Liquid leave LCS’ with Yahoo! Esports
- April 19, Sneaky on stealing Contractz's Penta: "It was for the greater good." with Blitz Esports
- June 13, Sneaky on ending relegation: “Organizations have come in just trying to be super strong. There’s been shifts of orgs, but no one really came in for a long time to up the whole level of the scene.” with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- July 24, Who'd be in the dream teams of LCS players? with Pieter van Hulst on Red Bull Esports
- August 2, Sneaky on the playoffs teams: 'All the teams look really good, it'll be a really close playoffs' with Travis Gafford
- September 15, Sneaky on play-in: 'I don't know if NA deserves to go through this, I guess we'll figure that out' with Travis Gafford
- September 27, Cloud 9 Sneaky: "I hope they booked their flight" with Inven Global
- October 18, Sneaky on C9's triumphant escape, theories on his NA brethren, and SKT's possible vulnerability with Travis Gafford
- December 7, Sneaky on NA vs. EU All-Star: "Uhm... Free win." with Jaehoon "Laffa" Jeong and Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- December 9, Sneaky talks about playing against former teammates and who's the hardest to go against with Austen Goslin on Rift Herald
- December 11, Sneaky on All-Star, maid cosplays, TSM botlane: 'I don't really think it's that much of an upgrade' with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- December 20, All-Star AMA with Cloud9 & TSM Presented by T-Mobile with Cloud9
- January 19, Sneaky on Bunny: 'He's a bit less talkative, less commanding' with theScore
- June 15, Sneaky after Summer Split day 6 with Yahoo!
- July 27, Sneaky on the upcoming patch: 'They're really interesting changes, not necessarily bad' with Yahoo!
- August 3, Sneaky on C9’s macro play: 'I don’t think we do it as well as TSM does' with theScore
- August 15, Sneaky on facing Immortals, their 'Weldon equivalent', Dota 2, and Jensen mistaking a cricket for a cockroach with Yahoo!
- August 21, Cloud9's Sneaky: 'We've improved an insane amount' with ESPN
- September 5, If Cloud9 beats Immortals in the Gauntlet, the team flies to Korea for bootcamp tonight says Sneaky with Yahoo!
- September 26, HTC - Talk Worlds with Doublelift & Sneaky by HTC
- October 4, Sneaky on C9’s bad starts, Aurelion Sol and worlds craziness with Slingshot Esports
- October 12, Sneaky on Worlds quarterfinals: ’If we do manage to beat Samsung… it would be a really weird finals’ with Yahoo!
- February 7, Sneaky: "We didn't really think that much was needed to change until after week 2" (video) with onGamers
- February 7, NA LCS 2015: Sneaky "[After winning IEM] we got relaxed." (video) with SK Gaming
- February 22, Sneaky explains why Charlie is now in charge of picks/bans instead of Lemon (video) with onGamers
- March 4, NA LCS 2015: Sneaky "We're going [to Katowice] 3 or 4 days early...we're scrimming GE Tigers" (video) with SK Gaming
- March 29, Sneaky on preparing for TSM, facing down cheese, and more with Gamespot
- June 29, Sneaky to Fans: "We'll Get There, We'll Go Back to Cloud 9" with GameSpot
- September 2, Sneaky: "We Played Almost a Full Season of LCS in This Gauntlet" with GameSpot
- October 1, Lemon and Sneaky Talk to Travis about Korea and Lemon's Plans to Retire this Year with Gamespot
- October 3, Cloud9's Sneaky on Worlds: 'I don't know whats happening with the Chinese teams at the moment' with theScore
- October 4, Sneaky Talks C9's Current Placing + "I Don't Know If Mechanics Matter as Much These Days" with Gamespot
- October 4, C9 vs FNC - Sneaky Interview with Twitch
- February 23, Sneaky talks about in match strategy against EG (video) with onGamers
- April 6, Sneaky talks about their 'unique' match against Team Coast (video) with onGamers
- April 19, Sneaky talks about match against Team Curse in Day 2 of LCS Playoffs (video) with onGamers
- May 9, C9's Sneaky and LemonNation detail the OMG game and adjusting to LiNk (video) with onGamers
- June 1, Sneaky talks about their match against LMQ (video) with onGamers
- July 12, Sneaky talks about where Cloud 9 stands in the LCS (video) with onGamers
- August 1, Sneaky on CLG's decision to head to Korea and patch 4.13 (video) with onGamers
- August 19, Sneaky on Cloud9's progress in preparing for playoffs and predictions (video) with onGamers
- October 4, Sneaky on playing Samsung Blue at Worlds and the NA/Korea gap (video) with onGamers
- October 23, [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=070e0FGYDgE Cloud9 HyperX Sneaky
- January 12, Pluto Interviews Pulse Esport's SneakyCastroo Season 3 NA Qualifiers (video) with Reign of Gaming
- February 3, dignitas/SneakyCastro Interview w/ dignitas/KatanaMordecai (video) with Team Dignitas
- April 12, SneakyCastro talks about winning the Promotional Tournament (video) with GameSpot
- May 13, SneakyCastro talks about Quantic Gaming's Big Day 2 (video) with GameSpot
- June 23, Sneaky talks about Cloud 9's continued success at the LCS (video) with GameSpot
- June 29, Sneaky talks Day 1 at MLG and has Special Guests Join (video) with GameSpot
- July 12, Sneaky talks about Cloud 9's Continued Success at the LCS (video) with GameSpot
- July 18, League of Legends LCS [SS WK 6] Meteos & Sneaky -Cloud 9 vs. TSM (video) with MachinimaVS
- August 15, Sneaky Discusses the Progression from Week 1 to Week 9 of LCS with GameSpot
- September 2, Sneaky on C9's match against TSM in the NA Playoffs Grand Finals (video) with Gamespot
- October 29, Sneaky & Meteos talk about Worlds, offseason and life as progamers with LoL Esports
Articles & Videos
- March 7, Friendly Fire: TL vs C9 by Kien Lam on LoL Esports
- March 9, Jensen on facing Sneaky and Cloud9 again: “It’ll be less pressure” by Xing Li on Dot Esports
- March 13, Sneaky's Dark Elementalist Lux cosplay is everything we ever wanted by Aaron Mickunas on DOT Esports
- April 14, The Story of Sneaky: The Franchise Player by theScore Esports on theScore Esports
- Septmeber 8 How much does Sneaky make? by Adam Newell on Dot Esports
- October 25, Almost Winners by Kien Lam on LoL Esports
- February 14, Cloud9's Sneaky: 'I think it's too early to tell if this will be the best iteration of C9' by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
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