Follow us on Twitter @LiquipediaVAL if you'd like to be kept up to date on all things VALORANT!


From Liquipedia VALORANT Wiki
This article is a talent stub. You can help Liquipedia by expanding it.
Commentator Information
Leigh Smith
August 27, 1977 (1977-08-27) (age 42)
Common Role:

Leigh "Deman" Smith (born August 27, 1977) is a British Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Overwatch caster famous for commentating League of Legends.


Initially a Battlefield 1942 semi-pro affiliated at one point with Team Dignitas, Deman discovered and began to be enamoured with casting when he began to spectate games that were already full and commentating on them. He also casted Supreme Commander and Call of Duty before transitioning into League of Legends, where he casted the 2011 World Cyber Games LoL tournament, MLG League tournaments and the Season 2 (2012) League World Championships, where he also casted the grand finals.

Having become famous for his passion and energy, Riot Games offered him a full-time position as an European caster as they started the LCS. He remained at Riot as an EU LCS and international tournament caster until electing to join ESL alongside longtime friend and co-caster Joe Miller in November 2014. He also began casting Counter Strike: Global Offensive but returned for select League tournaments, including a special BBC broadcast of the Season 5 (2015) League World Championship quarterfinals in London.

In 2016, he revealed that he was transitioning into primarily casting Overwatch.

Notable Events[edit]

Date Tier Tournament Position Partner List
2020-07-01 A3B-Tier Rise of Titans Commentator
2020-04-26 A4C-Tier LAVA Series LAVA Series #2 Commentator
2020-04-19 A4C-Tier LAVA Series LAVA Series #1 Commentator
2020-04-12 A4C-Tier Juked North American Quick Cup Commentator
About achievementsBroadcasts from any Tournament


  • Has played League of Legends since its release in 2009.
    • His favorite League champions include Ziggs, Kha'Zix and Cassiopeia.
    • His favorite League game mode is ARAM (All Random All Mid).
  • His ID comes from the album Demanufacture by Fear Factory. He has been using the handle since 1995.[1]
  • Is an avid Liverpool FC fan.