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|Birthday||August 27, 1977 (age 43)|
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Leigh "Deman" Smith is an eSports Gaming Commentator currently employed by ESL.
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 28, 2014, Deman announced his departure from Riot Games to join and work at ESL alongside with Joe Miller. 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.
- Played for Team Dignitas's Battlefield 1942 team in 2003.
- 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.
- The name 'Deman' comes from the album Demanufacture by the band Fear Factory. He has been using the handle since 1995.
- Favorite League of Legends match to date was the Season 2 world final.
- Favorite champions are:
- Has known fellow caster Joe Miller for over 10 years. 
- 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.
- Uses the Season 2 World Championship icon as his in-game Summoner Icon.
- Is an avid Liverpool FC fan.
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|Casting History - Deman|
|Date||Event||Round||Team 1||Team 2||Score||VODs||PBP||Color|
|2013-12-14 17:00:00||Battle of the Atlantic 2013||Matches||DIG||ALL||0 - 2||1||Deman||Jatt|
|2013-04-21 17:00:00||EU LCS 2013 Spring||Week 10||CW||GMB||1 - 0||1||Deman||Quickshot|
|2013-04-21 16:00:00||EU LCS 2013 Spring||Week 10||GIA||FNC||0 - 1||1||Deman||Quickshot|
|2013-04-21 13:00:00||EU LCS 2013 Spring||Week 10||GMB||aAa||1 - 0||1||Deman||Jason Kaplan|
|2013-04-21 12:00:00||EU LCS 2013 Spring||Week 10||DB||FNC||0 - 1||1||Deman||Jason Kaplan|
|2013-04-20 19:00:00||EU LCS 2013 Spring||Week 10||FNC||CW||0 - 1||1||Deman||Quickshot|
|2013-04-20 18:00:00||EU LCS 2013 Spring||Week 10||EG||GMB||1 - 0||1||Deman||Quickshot|
|2013-04-20 17:00:00||EU LCS 2013 Spring||Week 10||CW||GIA||1 - 0||1||Deman||Quickshot|
|2013-04-19 14:00:00||EU LCS 2013 Spring||Week 10||aAa||GIA||1 - 0||1||Deman||Jason Kaplan|
|2013-04-19 13:00:00||EU LCS 2013 Spring||Week 10||DB||SK||0 - 1||1||Deman||Jason Kaplan|
Notable Events Casts
- Season 5 (2015) World Championship (BBC Three, quarterfinals)
- IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Cologne
- IGN ProLeague Season 5
- IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Singapore
- Season 2 World Championship
- 2012 MLG Summer Championship
- Season 2 Regional Finals - Cologne
- MLG Summer Arena 2012
- ECC Poland
- DreamHack Summer 2012
- SK Trophy March
- IEM Season VI - World Championship
- Kings of Europe
- IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev
- December 5, Interview with Deman about LoL at the WCG 2011 Grand Final with , and on Team Dignitas
- February 2, ReadyUpTV #13 - MrDogbert, ODEE, Lumpy // Guests - 2GD - Deman (video) with , and on ReadyUpTV
- March 15, I'm Deman Gaming Commentator - AMA with , and on Reddit
- May 6, i45 Deman invite with Stress (video) with , and on Team Dignitas
- June 22, I'm Deman and I'm bored at work AMA. with , and on Reddit
- July 17, Interview with qvDeman with , and on Team Dignitas
- August 25, BIC Get Real with Deman (video) with , and on Major League Gaming
- August 29, I'm Deman AMA - League of Legends Commentator. with , and on Reddit
- September 3, Leigh "Deman" Smith at the MLG Summer Championships (video) with , and on CyberSportsNetwork
- September 25, Interview with Leigh "Deman" Smith from Gamescom 2012 (video) with , and on ButButButILY
- September 29, Season 2 Finals preview: Doublelift, Wickd & Deman (video) with , and on SK Gaming
- October 1, Deman, an Interview with Leigh Smith professional league of legends caster! with , and on Eclypsia
- October 5, Oddone and Deman Chat with TheRedBaron - IPL Interview with James "RedBaron" Reilman (IPLLoL) on YouTube
- November 2, Deman Day 1 Round-Up at MLG Fall Championships (video) with , and on CyberSportsNetwork
- November 30, IPL 5 - Panky interviews Deman (video) with , and on Reign of Gaming
- December 23, 2012 - My year in eSports Vlog by , and on Deman
- March 12, I'm Deman from Riot Games and Shoutcaster for League Of Legends AMA with , and on Reddit
- June 1, So you want to be a commentator? by , and on Deman
- September 9, We are the World Championship casting team, AMA with , and on Reddit
- January 8, I am Leigh "Deman" Smith - eSports Broadcaster AMA with , and on Reddit
- March 13, Deman: "I've basicly dedicated myself to this for the last three months" (video) with , and on fragbite
- October 17, Deman and Joe Miller BBC 3 Sports with , and on the BBC
- October 20, Deman on Casting for the BBC and the Rumors of His League Return with , and on Gamespot
- March 8, Deman talks IEM Katowice's results, focusing on CS:GO over League and learning from other casters with , and on The Score
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