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[e][h] LastShadow
Player Information
Nick De Cesare
(1992-09-15) September 15, 1992 (age 28)
Alternate IDs:
iajtls, thisiscakewalk, xyz, lll, ajtlsShield, Isildur
Total Earnings:
Years Active:
2010 - 2012
2010-09-28 — 201?-??-??
2011-03-28 — 2011-12-02

Nick "LastShadow" De Cesare is a former American Terran player from Rhode Island who is currently a coach for bbq Oliver's League of Legends team.


LastShadow played Terran since his days in Brood War, but switched to Zerg in summer 2011. When possible, he race picks TvZ instead of playing ZvZ. He had originally gone by the name LastShadow in beta, but switched to ajtls for the release of StarCraft II.[1]

On September 28, 2010, he joined Decerto's new StarCraft II division.[2][3]

He finally settled on the name LastShadow upon joining his new team, Team GosuGamers in March 2011.[4] On December 2, 2011, he announced that he is leaving GosuGamers.[5] Shortly after switching to Zerg, he switched back to Terran.

LastShadow also spends part of his time playing poker.[1] After becoming teamless, LastShadow lived in the team house of the League of Legends division of MVP before Samsung acquired it.[5] In 2015, he returned to the United States when he became the head coach of Gravity Gaming, which competes in the North American LCS, and currently commutes between Seoul and Los Angeles.

Wings of Liberty[edit]

LastShadow started off at the first major SC2 LAN event taking 4th place at MLG Raleigh. He has since played at the 2011 MLG Columbus 2011 and MLG Anaheim 2011.

In August 2011, LastShadow travelled to South Korea to practice with the MvP B team (Project Supreme) in the team house.[6][7] Before he was able to practice with MVP's B-team, he was required to play series against "one of Korea's top 5 Code S zergs for an opportunity to enter a pro house in Seoul, Korea." One of the games he played was documented by Skew.

He has, since October 18, 2011 been releasing vlogs based on things such as his experiences in Korea, his infamous history in Brood War and general strategy.

In May 2012, LastShadow participated in the Red Bull Battlegrounds, he was knocked out in the group stage losing matches to Ret, PartinG and Squirtle.

Though he briefly took a break from StarCraft II, he has since returned to playing it.[8]


  • Infamous in Brood War, LastShadow was caught in at least 2 instances of cheating, once by rigging maps[9] and another by colluding with another player, KawaiiRice, on Ventrilo.[10] He has since been forgiven by the community and was unbanned after four years on July 24, 2011.[11]
  • Credits the Brood War player Yosh for much of his success.
  • Was featured in Day9's daily #462.[12]
  • Won a 16-person Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament held in Seoul for Artosis' 31st birthday, defeating Wolf in the finals 3-0. Other participants included Tasteless, Scarlett, State, Chobra and OGN League of Legends caster Christopher Mykkles (MonteCristo).[13]


In A1Premier tournaments
2010-08-284th2010 MLG Pro Circuit RaleighZZZZZ0 : 2 Socke$700
In A3Minor tournaments
2011-11-062ndNew England Starcraft 2 League Season 2 Grand Finals2 : 3 Boyo$115
2011-11-062ndNew England Starcraft 2 League Season 2 Grand Finals2 : 3 Boyo$115
2011-04-171stNew England Starcraft 2 League Season 1 Grand Finals3 : 1 Ryan$250
2010-11-131stNew England StarCraft II CCG Tournament3 : 2 Pictionary$180
2010-10-301stNew England Octoberfest LAN4 : 2 hpTheGreat$120
In A4Basic tournaments
2011-07-021stZOTAC Cup: NA Cup Cup 83 : 0 HongUn$100
2011-05-211stZOTAC Cup: NA Cup Cup 23 : 2 rsvp$100
Complete Results in any Tournament








Matchup Statistics

 vs vs vs Total
as 27 - 2354 %31 - 2060.8 %27 - 1465.9 %85 - 5759.9 %
as 2 - 528.6 %4 - 0100 %7 - 187.5 %13 - 668.4 %
as 0 - 0-0 - 0-8 - 372.7 %8 - 372.7 %

Earnings Statistics