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James "PhantomL0rd" Varga is a professional League of Legends player from Los Angeles, CA.
Before being introduced to League of Legends, PhantomL0rd began with Team Fortress Classic, Counterstrike, Quake3 Arena, and World of Warcraft. Due to his aggressive play style in Counterstrike, he favored and learned to go “balls-deep” in mid-lane. Within a few months of immersing himself in League of Legends, Phantoml0rd quickly climbed the solo queue ladder and made it to rank 1 on September 26, 2011.
After befriending other top solo queue players, Phantoml0rd decided to take League of Legends to a different level. This is when Muffinqt and he decided to create and assemble the original V8 Esports team. Soon after, Team V8 quickly qualified for the Intel Extreme Masters Tournament in New York City and were also chosen to attend IPL3 in Atlantic City. Here Phantoml0rd first introduced no Flash into a professional tournament with his aggressive, suicidal, Teleport/Revive Karthus.
Phantoml0rd currently streams on twitch.tv like many other people. He is currently one of the most popular streamers, reaching 143k+ viewers once. He has now beaten Mike "Wickd" Petersen, who plays for Alliance, who previously held the record for the largest personal stream of all time with 137,769 concurrent peak viewers.
- He is known for his Karthus play and popularizing the Revive/Teleport strategy.
- Known for playing Syndra in high elo games.
- Duo queues with Dyrus frequently.
- Began playing when Twisted Treeline was released.
- Plays AD Ahri when he is ADC and AP Ahri when he goes mid lane Ahri.
- One of the most popular League of Legends streamers on twitch.tv
- Known for being one of the most hilarious players and knowing how to entertain the audience.
- His girlfriend was Heyitsmary, currently he's dating Dinglederper.
- Known for his metal music on stream and loud laughing when something funny happens.
- Holds the current record of the highest number of unique concurrent viewers on a personal stream with over 143k viewers.
- Known for his love of the actor Russell Crowe.
- Created the Donger Dash Race whilist on the EUW server with fans.
- October 19th - State of the League Guest starring PhantomL0rd (video) with SotLTravis
- September 13th - PhantomL0rd AMA + Thank You Giveaway with Reddit