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Background Information
NameChristopher Mykles
Country of BirthUnited States
BirthdayOctober 19, 1986 (1986-10-19) (age 33)
Social Media
Team History
TeamStart DateEnd DateRole
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG7/20139/2014
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Renegadeslogo std.png REN6/20155/2016
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"MonteCristo" (Real Name: Christopher Mykles) is a former League of Legends caster for OnGameNet, former co-owner of Renegades and a previous coach for Counter Logic Gaming. He is now is a color caster for the Overwatch League.


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, relocating to South Korea, where he lived for 4 years.[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] However, the organization was banned from the NA LCS less than one year later, which led to his transition to Overwatch.

In 2018, he was part of the broadcasting team for the inaugural season of the Overwatch League.


  • 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]
  • Used to view 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-hosted Summoning Insight alongside 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
  • Married London Spitfire's GM Susie Kim in November 2018, after dating for 5 years.

Video Series

Notable Events Cast


  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016

External Links


  1. December 17th, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer about starting in eSports with
  2. December 17th, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer about early WC3 casting with
  3. Team Sportscast Network
  4. ggChronicle's MonteCristo author profile ggChronicle
  5. December 17th, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer about years away from eSports with
  6. December 17th, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer about ggChronicle work with
  7. CLG brings on MonteCristo as Coach
  8. Montecristo steps down as coach
  9. Misfits rebrands as Renegades, picks up Vox Eminor CS:GO team, adds MonteCristo as co-owner
  10. The Leaguecraft ggClassic Presented by Gaming.StackExchange: A New $5,000 Tournament with Open Sign-Ups - Author Profile
  11. MonteCristo Twitter Post
  12. MonteCristo Twitter post
  13. MonteCristo Twitter Post
  14. MonteCristo tumblr post
  15. December 17th, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer about the meaning of life with
  16. December 17th, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer regarding misspelling "shoutcaster" as "shotcaster" with
  17. December 17th, 2012 MonteCristo AMA, answer about Korean food and soju with
  18. MonteCristo Twitter post
  19. MonteCristo Twitter post
  20. Watching LoL rather than playing
  21. Twitter response to RiotTiza
  22. MonteCristo Twitter post
  23. MonteCristo Twitter post
  24. MonteCristo Twitter post
  25. MonteCristo Twitter post