Deman

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Deman
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Background Information
Name: Leigh Smith
Country: United Kingdom United Kingdom
Birthday: August 27, 1977 (1977-08-27) (age 40)
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Team History
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Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
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Logo std2.png QuadV
Dec 2012 - Nov 2014
Riotlogo std.png Riot Games Inc.
Nov 2014 - Present
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Leigh "Deman" Smith is an eSports Gaming Commentator currently employed by ESL.

Biography

Initially a semi-professional Battlefield 1942 player he first found his love of casting games when he would spectate games that were already full and commentate on them. This led him into casting other games; his next major one being Supreme Commander. He casted the Super Commander final with long time friend and casting partner Joe Miller at the Multiplays I30 event. He was then picked up by QuadV; it was during his time as a caster for QuadV that in 2011 while at The Ultimate Gaming Championship in Italy he asked Joe Miller if he would help him get onto the roster for casting some League of Legends games.

After to rising to prominence in the League casting scene for his passionate and energetic performances he began casting some of the biggest League games. This finally culminated in him casting the Season 2 world finals along with Jatt. During the break in professional play between the World finals and the beginning of Season 3 he was formally offered a job at Riot as a full-time shoutcaster for the upcoming LCS.

On November 28th, 2014, Deman announced his departure from Riot Games to join and work at ESL alongside with Joe Miller.[1] In October 2015, during the World Championships, the BBC announced that he would headline a BBC Three cast of the quarterfinals, which would take place at the SSE Arena at Wembley in London, alongside Stress.[2]


Trivia

  • Attributes his start to commentating to Warwitch of TsN.
  • Broke into LoL casting during a tournament in Italy where he asked Joe Miller to give him a chance at the casting desk.[3]
  • The name 'Deman' comes from the album Demanufacture by the band Fear Factory. He has been using the handle since 1995.[4]
  • Favorite League of Legends match to date was the Season 2 world final.[5]
  • Favorite champions are:  Cassiopeia,  Kha'Zix and  Ziggs.
  • Has known fellow caster Joe Miller for over 10 years. [6]
  • Is one of Riot's play-by-play commentators (he describes what is happening), as opposed to one of the colour commentators who give expert analysis and background information.
  • Played LoL since release in 2009.[7]
  • Uses the Season 2 World Championship icon as his in-game Summoner Icon.
  • Is an avid Liverpool FC fan.

Notable Events Casts

Interviews

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011

Vlogs

  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012


Gallery

References

  1. Leigh "Deman" Smith Leaves Riot and Joins ESL TV. reddit.com
  2. BBC Three to livestream League of Legends World Championships from Wembley BBC Media Centre
  3. Reddit AMA
  4. Reddit AMA
  5. Reddit AMA
  6. Reddit AMA
  7. qvDeman Reddit AMA