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Background Information
NameLeigh Smith
Country of Birth
United Kingdom
BirthdayAugust 27, 1977 (age 44)
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Team History
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Dec 2012 - Nov 2014
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Nov 2014 - Present
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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.[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]


  • 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.[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: CassiopeiaSquare.pngCassiopeia, Kha'ZixSquare.pngKha'Zix and ZiggsSquare.pngZiggs.
  • 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.

Casting History[]

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Casting History - Deman
DateEventRoundTeam 1Team 2ScoreVODsPBPColor
2013-12-14Battle of the Atlantic 2013MatchesDignitaslogo std.pngDIGAlliancelogo std.pngALL0 - 21DemanJatt
2013-04-21EU LCS 2013 SpringWeek 10CHWLogo std.pngCWGambitLogo std.pngGMB1 - 01DemanQuickshot
2013-04-21EU LCS 2013 SpringWeek 10Giants Gaminglogo std.pngGIAFnaticlogo std.pngFNC0 - 11DemanQuickshot
2013-04-21EU LCS 2013 SpringWeek 10GambitLogo std.pngGMBAaalogo std.pngaAa1 - 01DemanJason Kaplan
2013-04-21EU LCS 2013 SpringWeek 10Dragonbornlogo std.pngDBFnaticlogo std.pngFNC0 - 11DemanJason Kaplan
2013-04-20EU LCS 2013 SpringWeek 10Fnaticlogo std.pngFNCCHWLogo std.pngCW0 - 11DemanQuickshot
2013-04-20EU LCS 2013 SpringWeek 10Eglogo std.pngEGGambitLogo std.pngGMB1 - 01DemanQuickshot
2013-04-20EU LCS 2013 SpringWeek 10CHWLogo std.pngCWGiants Gaminglogo std.pngGIA1 - 01DemanQuickshot
2013-04-19EU LCS 2013 SpringWeek 10Aaalogo std.pngaAaGiants Gaminglogo std.pngGIA1 - 01DemanJason Kaplan
2013-04-19EU LCS 2013 SpringWeek 10Dragonbornlogo std.pngDBSK Gaminglogo std.pngSK0 - 11DemanJason Kaplan

Notable Events Casts[]


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



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