MonteCristo

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MonteCristo
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Background Information
Name: Christopher Mykles
Team: Renegades
Country: United States USA
Birthday: October 19, 1986 (1986-10-19) (age 30)
Social Media and Links
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Team History
Jul 2013 - Sep 2014
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Jun 2015 - Present
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Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles is a League of Legends caster for OnGameNet, the co-owner of ggChronicle and Renegades and a previous coach for Counter Logic Gaming.

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, where he still casts presently.[6]

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

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

Trivia

  • Practices Muay Thai[10][11][12]
  • Voted "Most Pretentious" at Poudre High School in Fort Collins, 2005
  • Was previously a DJ and used the name "Vainglory"[13][14]
  • Once challenged a Quaker to a wrestling match and lost
  • Really, really enjoys drinking[15][16][17][18][19]
  • Views up to 30-40 hours of League of Legends VODs a week to prepare for casting[20]
  • Prefers pumpkin pie[21]
  • Has a rooftop garden[22][23][24][25]
  • 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

Interviews

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012

External Links

References

  1. December 17th, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer about starting in eSports with reddit.com
  2. December 17th, 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 17th, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer about years away from eSports with reddit.com
  6. December 17th, 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. December 17th, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer about the meaning of life with reddit.com
  16. December 17th, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer regarding misspelling "shoutcaster" as "shotcaster" with reddit.com
  17. December 17th, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer about Korean food and soju with reddit.com
  18. MonteCristo Twitter post twitter.com
  19. MonteCristo Twitter post twitter.com
  20. Watching LoL rather than playing reddit.com
  21. Twitter response to RiotTiza twitter.com
  22. MonteCristo Twitter post twitter.com
  23. MonteCristo Twitter post twitter.com
  24. MonteCristo Twitter post twitter.com
  25. MonteCristo Twitter post twitter.com