|Country of Birth|
|Birthday||June 29, 1986 (age 35)|
|Team||Riot Games Inc.|
|Social Media & Links|
Sam "Kobe" Hartman-Kenzler is a League of Legends esports player, currently caster for Riot Games Inc.. He was previously known as Kobe24.
|CLG||Apr 20102010-04-16||≈Jan 2011≈2011-01-??||≈8mo 15d|
|Riot Games Inc.||??? 2012≈2012-??-??||Present||≈9yr 4mo|
Kobe started his gaming career playing Pokémon, then moved onto Ocarina of Time and Goldeneye. He eventually started playing Super Smash Brothers and entered a few small tournaments. He then moved on to play DotA on W3 and Aeon of Strife. After graduating from college, he went backpacking in Europe spending a majority of his money. Luckily a friend told him about League of Legends, which was at the time a new free to play game in its Beta stages. He started his League career playing nothing but
Shaco for 3 months, and while leveling up he met future team member HotshotGG. He then proceeded to carry himself to high elo using AP Sion and Kat. This is where he would meet Bigfatjiji, Chauster, and Lilballz. Bigfatjiji would later invite Kobe24 and HotshotGG to a team that would later be called Counter Logic Gaming. He competed for Counter Logic Gaming as their Jungler until early 2011, when he retired from the professional scene to pursue an education and career in engineering. He came back to the scene as a shoutcaster for online tournaments before being hired by Riot for the North American LCS.
- His favorite champion is
- His favorite League of Legends personality is Dan Dinh.
- Known for his
Amumu and famous for his winning bandage toss during WCG 2010. 
- Gained a reputation for missing Smites on Baron Nashor during WCG 2010. For months after, "24" would be added to the end of the name of a player who missed a Baron Smite (e.g. Saintvicious24) as mockery.
- Has keratoconus, which causes thinning of the cornea that can lead to doubled or blurred vision, alongside fellow caster LS.
- Known for extremely excited and passionate shoutcasting.
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|Casting History - Kobe|
|Date||Event||Round||Team 1||Team 2||Score||VODs||PBP||Color|
|2021-10-15 13:00:00||Worlds 2021 Main Event||Day 4||FPX||C9||0 - 1||1||Drakos||Caedrel, Kobe|
|2021-10-15 12:00:00||Worlds 2021 Main Event||Day 4||RGE||C9||0 - 1||1||Drakos||Caedrel, Kobe|
|2021-10-12 18:00:00||Worlds 2021 Main Event||Day 2||TL||LNG||0 - 1||1||Drakos||Kobe|
|2021-10-12 17:00:00||Worlds 2021 Main Event||Day 2||GEN||MAD||0 - 1||1||Drakos||Kobe|
|2021-10-12 16:00:00||Worlds 2021 Main Event||Day 2||100||DFM||1 - 0||1||Drakos||Kobe|
|2021-10-12 15:00:00||Worlds 2021 Main Event||Day 2||FPX||C9||1 - 0||1||Drakos||Kobe|
|2021-10-11 14:00:00||Worlds 2021 Main Event||Day 1||GEN||LNG||1 - 0||1||Phreak||Kobe, Vedius|
|2021-10-11 13:00:00||Worlds 2021 Main Event||Day 1||FNC||HLE||0 - 1||1||Phreak||Kobe, Vedius|
|2021-10-11 12:00:00||Worlds 2021 Main Event||Day 1||RNG||PSG||1 - 0||1||Phreak||Kobe, Vedius|
|2021-10-11 11:00:00||Worlds 2021 Main Event||Day 1||FPX||DK||0 - 1||1||Phreak||Kobe, Vedius|
Notable Events Cast
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|Kobe Tournament Results|
|2016-04-01||2||2016 League of Draven Caster Showdown||NACL||Dash, DefinitelyNotHuni, Kobe, Jatt, Jatt-B-M, Phreak, Phreaky, Zirene|
|2011-06-19||1||CEVO Champions Challenge||CLG||HotshotGG, Kobe24, bigfatjiji, Reginald, Chauster, Elementz|
|2010-11-30||1||Newegg Winter Wanfest 2010|
2 : 1OP
|CLG||HotshotGG, Kobe24, Reginald, bigfatlp, Dan Dinh, Chauster, Elementz|
|2010-11-30||Q||Newegg Winter Wanfest 2010 A||CLG||HotshotGG, Kobe24, Reginald, bigfatlp, Dan Dinh, Chauster, Elementz|
|2010-10-03||1||WCG Grand Finals 2010|
2 : 1SK
|CLG||Bigfatlp, Kobe24, Chauster, Elementz, HotshotGG|
- June 20, Kobe24 interview after beating Rioters Dreamhack 2011 (video) with , and on DreamHack
- September 9, We are the World Championship casting team, AMA with , and on Reddit
- May 11, Kobe Mid-Season Interview talking about the most important match of the event. with , and on 1337mag
- May 19, Kobe Interviewed on MSI and Incarnation + TSM Expectations for the Next Split with , and on GameSpot
- March 24, Kobe on NA LCS playoffs, the promotion tournament and international competition with , and on The Score
- May 7, Kobe shares his MSI impressions and eats a banana on Day 4 with Travis Gafford on Yahoo Esports
- September 15, Late Night League #1: Premier Episode! Featuring Kobe by , and on Yahoo!
- December 18, Kobe on off-season: ‘I love how it’s turned into the Korean top laners flooding into the NA LCS’ with , and on Yahoo!
- May 13, Kobe on casting TSM vs G2 and breaks down the first three days of MSI 2017 with , and on Yahoo Esports
- October 26, Kobe on his experience at Worlds, his take on NA's performance, and semifinals predictions with , and on Travis Gafford
- December 12, Kobe and Deficio trash talk EU vs NA, their (un)professional relationship, describe Kobe's big peak with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- March 22, Kobe explains why playoffs are wide open but TSM remains a big threat with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- June 20, Kobe on what he likes and dislikes in this meta, his new roommate, running the alt stream with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- December 13, Kobe explains what he loves and hates about preseason so far with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- July 4, Kobe and Deficio on birthdays, beards and friendly rivalries with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- December 18, Kobe and Dash (Kash) on their UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURE and 2020 expectations with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- May 3, Riot Kobe: "Everyone I've met [in esports] is so genuine and so passionate. People have made so many sacrifices just to follow this dream" with Parkes Ousley on Inven Global
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