|Country of Birth||United States|
|Peak League||Challenger I|
|Alternate IDs||C9 Sneaky, C9 Gun|
For the Dutch AD carry, see Sneaky (Chris Esser).
One of North America's best AD Carries since 2012, Sneaky has been a staple for Cloud9 since their inception. Originally a Mid Laner for Ordinance Gaming, he quickly transitioned into an AD Carry and bounced around on several NA teams, one of which included Team Dignitas. Eventually he ended up on Quantic Gaming and together with the original C9 roster which consisted of him, Balls, Meteos, Hai and LemonNation, they qualified for the NA LCS. In their first split they completely dominated the competition and won the NA LCS.
Sneaky and LemonNation in particular gained a reputation for playing the combination of Ashe and Zyra, as well as being a very stable and consistent bottom lane. Despite being dominant in NA, Cloud9 lost to Fnatic in the Quarterfinals of the Season 3 World Championship. The next year they would win the Spring Split again but lost to Team SoloMid in the finals of Summer. Since then Sneaky has been on a quest to win the NA LCS for the third time, as well as finally getting past the Quarterfinals at a World Championship.
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 6th, 2013 and proceeded to qualify for the 2013 NA LCS Summer Split and subsequently joined Cloud9 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.
- Originally named SnEaKyCaStRoO, He changed his name to "Sneaky" after learning its definition on Urban Dictionary.
- Known for his Jhin, 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 is his mother Beth and sister Emma; his father passed away just before his LCS debut.
|2015-08-31||2015 Season North America Regional Finals||C9 3 : 1 Team Liquid|
|2015-04-19||2015 NA LCS Spring Playoffs||C9 1 : 3 Team SoloMid|
|2014-12-07||IEM Season IX - San Jose||C9 3 : 0 Unicorns Of Love|
|2014-09-01||2014 NA LCS Summer Playoffs||C9 2 : 3 Team SoloMid|
|2014-05-11||All-Star Paris 2014||cloud9 0 : 2 Oh My God|
|2014-04-20||2014 NA LCS Spring Playoffs||Cloud9 3 : 0 Team SoloMid|
|2014-03-15||IEM Season VIII - World Championship||c9 1 : 2 Fnatic|
|2013-09-02||LCS North America Season 3 Summer Playoffs||Cloud9 3 : 0 Team SoloMid|
|2013-03-16||2013 MLG Winter Championship||dignitas 0 : 2 Cloud9|
|2012-11-11||SoloMid Series Week 3||Pulse Esports 2 : 3 CLG Prime|
- January 12th - Pluto Interviews Pulse Esport's SneakyCastroo Season 3 NA Qualifiers with Reign of Gaming
- February 3rd - dignitas/SneakyCastro Interview w/ dignitas/KatanaMordecai with Team Dignitas
- April 12th - SneakyCastro talks about winning the Promotional Tournament with GameSpot
- May 13th - SneakyCastro talks about Quantic Gaming's Big Day 2 with GameSpot
- June 23th - Sneaky talks about Cloud 9's continued success at the LCS with GameSpot
- June 29th - Sneaky talks Day 1 at MLG and has Special Guests Join with GameSpot
- July 12th - Sneaky talks about Cloud 9's Continued Success at the LCS with GameSpot
- July 18th - League of Legends LCS [SS WK 6] Meteos & Sneaky -Cloud 9 vs. TSM with MachinimaVS
- August 15th - Sneaky Discusses the Progression from Week 1 to Week 9 of LCS with GameSpot
- September 2nd - Sneaky on C9's match against TSM in the NA Playoffs Grand Finals with Gamespot
- October 29th - Sneaky & Meteos talk about Worlds, offseason and life as progamers with LoL Esports
- December 8th - Travis and Sneaky on IEM San Jose, Corki OP, and Sneaky's "big play" with onGamers
- February 23rd - Sneaky talks about in match strategy against EG with onGamers
- May 9th - C9's Sneaky and LemonNation detail the OMG game and adjusting to LiNk with onGamers
- June 1st - Sneaky talks about their match against LMQ with onGamers
- October 4th - Sneaky on playing Samsung Blue at Worlds and the NA/Korea gap with onGamers
- February 7th - Sneaky: "We didn't really think that much was needed to change until after week 2" with onGamers
- February 9th - NA LCS 2015: Sneaky "After winning IEM we got relaxed" with SK Gaming
- February 22nd - Sneaky explains why Charlie is now in charge of picks/bans instead of Lemon with onGamers
- March 29th - Sneaky on preparing for TSM, facing down cheese and more with onGamers
- June 28th - Sneaky to Fans: "We'll Get There, We'll Go Back to Cloud 9" with Gamespot
- October 1st - Lemon and Sneaky talk to Travis about Korea and Lemon's plans to Retire this year with GameSpot
- October 3rd - Sneaky on the Group Stages: 'I don't know what's happening with Chinese teams at the moment' with The Score Esports
- October 4th -
- Sneaky Talks C9's Current Placing + "I Don't Know If Mechanics Matter as Much These Days" with GameSpot
- Sneaky with Twitch
- January 20th - Sneaky on playing with Bunny FuFuu: 'He's a bit less talkative, less commanding' with TheScore eSports
- October 2nd - Sneaky on C9’s bad starts, Aurelion Sol and worlds craziness with Slingshot
- October 13th - Sneaky on Worlds quarterfinals: ’If we do manage to beat Samsung… it would be a really weird finals’ with YAHOO! Esports
- January 25th - Sneaky: ‘I like that Ziggs can fit in the bot lane, I actually really liked Mord too even though he was insanely broken’ with YAHOO! Esports
- February 13th - SNEAKY TALKS ABOUT RIOT'S CHRONOBREAK AND CLOUD9 WITHOUT LEMON, HAI, AND BALLS with Blitz Esports
- March 7th - Sneaky on skipping IEM Katowice: “I think we would have lost a lot of time, and that wouldn’t have been really good for our season in NA. I liked not going and being able to practice and rest up.” with Slingshot Esports
- March 28th - Sneaky talks Team Liquid’s issues and their promotion matches: ‘I don’t think they’ll get relegated… it would suck to see Liquid leave the LCS’ with YAHOO! Esports
- April 19th - Sneaky on stealing Contractz's Penta: "It was for the greater good." with Blitz Esports
- June 13th - 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 Slingshot Esports
- June 16th - Sneaky on OP picks: "Zac is pretty much uncounterable. The dumbest thing is you don’t even have to hit your E anymore." with Blitz Esports
- June 20th - Sneaky on being colorblind: "I thought I wasn't studying hard enough [in school on colors"] with Blitz Esports
- October 18th - Sneaky on C9's triumphant escape, theories on his NA brethren, and SKT's possible vulnerability with Travis Gafford
Articles & Videos
- January 16th - SNEAKY'S JOURNEY TO THE TOP by Frank "Riot Mirhi" Fields (lolesports.com)
- February 1st - BOUNCING BACK: SNEAKY ON CLOUD9’S WEEK 2 by Taylor "Riot RoboTayCo" Cocke (lolesports.com)
- September 26th - HTC | Talk Worlds with Doublelift & Sneaky by HTC Esports
- March 16th - Sneaky and Smoothie Don't Care About Worlds (Yet) by Cass Marshall & Xander Torres (redbull.com)
- June 21st - The best of Sneaky on Cloud9 by theScore esports
- June 26th - Pocket Picks: Sneaky's Jhin by League of Legends
- October 15th - C9 Sneaky on Tiebreaker: "Either take Cait or "move" Cait, and the game will become playable" by Jaehoon Jeong & Woo Hyun (invenglobal.com)
- Cloud9 and Unicorns of Love confirmed, get your tickets now! en.intelextrememasters.com