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MonteCristo returns to League of Legends content ahead of Worlds

by Michael Gwilliam

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Popular color commentator Christopher ‘MonteCristo’ Mykles is returning to League of Legends as the Overwatch League enters its off-season break.

The former League caster revealed that Summoning Insight would be coming back as a special show for Worlds in a comedic sketch for The9s. Summoning Insight was a podcast style show he did with Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields that ended in 2016 with 79 episodes - though it made a brief return in August 2019 for a special 80th episode

The announcement video features MonteCristo talking on the phone to Thorin as the camera changes to whoever is speaking with Monte on the set of The 9s, the Cloud 9 show he helps host

During the sketch, Thorin complains that he can’t handle working with Choi ‘Locodoco’ Yoon-seop during Worlds and pressures Monte to do Summoning Insight again.

“Let’s get the old gang back together one last time and show these League of Legends plebs how it’s done,” Thorin insists. 

“I can’t just do Summoning Insight again. I haven’t done League of Legends in three years,” Monte responds. “And I got burned last time, you remember.”

 Montecristo was in part referencing a wage dispute with the company resulted in Mykles, Erik ‘DoA’ Lonnquist and Christopher ‘PapaSmithy’ Smith refusing to cast the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational. He also could have been talking about the last time he did Summoning Insight with Thorin. 

As the skit continues, Thorin explains that a lot has changed since then and eventually gets Monte to agree to do the show again. 

“Oh come on, man. So much has changed since 2016,” Thorin adds. “TSM doesn’t even qualify for Worlds nowadays.” 

“I’ll do Summoning Insight with you for Worlds only,” Monte says. 

As the former League caster gets off the phone, Locodoco shows up and asks Monte what to do now that Thorin isn’t doing Listen Loco for Worlds. After giving it some thought, he agrees to have Loco on Summoning Insight. 

For League fans wanting to hear some of Monte’s hottakes again, this is a great opportunity. The fully produced Summoning Insight is set to debut on October 10 at 6PM PST on Cloud 9’s Twitch channel. 

The League of Legends World Championships begins October 2 and will conclude on November 10. This year’s host cities are Berlin, Madrid and Paris with the latter hosting the finals at AccorHotels Arena.