|Country of Birth|
|Birthday||September 14, 1991 (age 29)|
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Brendan "Valdes" Valdes is currently casting the LCK for Riot Games.
He got his first opportunity to cast in 2012 by winning a raffle run by Azubu (the sponsor of seasons 1+2 of the Champions) to come to Korea for OGN the Champions season 1 finals, starting to work for Azubu, and then being asked by OGN to fill in as an analysis caster for season 2 of The Champions. He focused on learning Korean in 2013, and returned to full time casting Starcraft 2 Proleague in 2014. He began casting League of Legends once again in 2017 for SPOTV LCK. He is currently casting the LCK for Riot Games.
- Played all sorts of games avidly with 2 older brothers since he was 5 years old
- Played high level youth ice hockey for 15 years
- He was homeschooled up until high school
- Played LoL since release
- Hit diamond 1 (the highest rank at the time) during season 2 of LoL, played against Dyrus on the ladder once
- Began watching esports by watching Tastosis on the GSL at 5am EST every day (Starcraft Esports)
- Has been given multiple nicknames by his co-casters such as "Spicy Salmon", "Blendin' Velvet", "Brandon Vlades", "Bread-on Valdes," "Bronze Five (V)" but he just uses his last name Valdes
- On the rare occasion that only two play by play casters are available, he becomes ValdAnalyst to compliment his fellow caster
- Owns a British shorthair named Charlie
- Gently mocked by his fellow casters for not knowing about many elements of "geek" culture.
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|Casting History - Valdes|
|Date||Event||Round||Team 1||Team 2||Score||VODs||PBP||Color|
|2021-06-12 11:00:00||LCK 2021 Summer||Week 1||HLE||GEN||0 - 2||Valdes||Wolf|
|2021-06-12 08:00:00||LCK 2021 Summer||Week 1||NS||LSB||2 - 1||Valdes||Wolf|
|2021-06-11 11:00:00||LCK 2021 Summer||Week 1||DK||T1||2 - 1||1||Valdes||Chronicler|
|2021-06-11 08:00:00||LCK 2021 Summer||Week 1||AF||BRO||2 - 1||1||Valdes||Chronicler|
|2021-05-08 15:00:00||MSI 2021||Groups Day 3||DFM||DK||0 - 1||1||Valdes||Wolf|
|2021-05-08 14:00:00||MSI 2021||Groups Day 3||PGG||UOL||1 - 0||1||Valdes||Wolf|
|2021-05-08 13:00:00||MSI 2021||Groups Day 3||UOL||RNG||0 - 1||1||Valdes||Wolf|
|2021-04-03 08:00:00||LCK 2021 Spring Playoffs||Semifinals||DK||HLE||3 - 0||1||Valdes||Chronicler|
|2021-03-31 08:00:00||LCK 2021 Spring Playoffs||Quarterfinals||HLE||NS||3 - 2||1||Valdes||Wolf|
|2021-03-27 11:00:00||LCK 2021 Spring||Week 10||NS||BRO||2 - 0||1||Valdes||Wolf|
- July 10, Brendan Valdes on Rift Rivals Asia 2019 and LCK's return to form with Ashley Kang on ESPN Esports
- July 10, [Interview] LCK Caster Valdes on LCK, SKT's Struggles, and Caster Jun with Joonkyu "Lasso" Seok and David "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- August 5, A conversation with the LCK Global casters, Valdes and Atlus, on the state of LCK, their caster philosophies, and some spicy predictions with Joonkyu "Lasso" Seok & Daniel "Quest" Kwon on Inven Global
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