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Joedat Voyboy Esfahani is a former professional League of Legends player and current full time streamer for Luminosity Gaming.
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Biography[edit | edit source]
Voyboy is from Berkeley, California in the USA. He originally became well known through his top tier Ezreal play and his role in popularizing Wriggle's Lantern outside of the jungle.
Departure from Team Curse[edit | edit source]
Voyboy's statement retrieved from this post on Nov, 11, 2014
I want to start by getting straight to the point—I will be parting ways with Team Curse and will not be playing for them during the next split of the LCS. I did not make this decision lightly. I have agonized over this for many months, constantly weighing my options and envisioning what is in store for my future.
When I made the decision to hold off on attending university roughly three years ago, I promised myself that I would play the game for one more season and try my absolute best to win worlds during that time. Although I did not accomplish that goal, I discovered a passion that kept me going and fueled me forward each and every day. That passion was for you guys, my fans. Throughout my career, I have worked tirelessly to return the love and support you all have shown me. Every time I got on stage at a competition, I felt the need to play my best and win for everyone that counted on me. Every time I turned on my stream, I tried my hardest to teach and entertain those of you who tuned in. And every time I met a fan at an event or just out on the street, I was always humbled your kind words—it always made my day brighter to get to talk and connect with you guys. That is ultimately what has kept me playing this game to this day and will continue to drive me moving forward.
To be clear, this is not my retirement. I absolutely love this game, our community and all of my fans more than anything. I will continue to play and stream League, fight for the top spots in Challenger, and 'CYA NERDS' all over people each and every day. This is not necessarily the end of my competitive career. At this time however, I feel the need to take a break from playing competitively so I can spend more time thinking about what I want to do with my future. While my chapter with Curse in the LCS has come to a close, I am confident that my journey has only begun.
To everyone at Curse, thank you for setting the bar for eSports and treating me like family. To Steve, thank you for giving me the opportunity to join the team and helping me each step of the way—I have grown as a player and a person because of you. To my teammates and close friends, Quas, Dom, Xpecial, and (now) Piglet, I am confident that you guys will kick ass next season. Leaving this team is one of the hardest decisions I have ever made. Just know that I will be cheering for my boys the entire way. We may have barely missed worlds this year, but I know that you guys will make it happen. Curse or die.
To my fans, I can only hope that you all understand and respect my decision. My greatest worry in all of this is the thought that I may let down or disappoint even one of you by not playing in the LCS next split. That passion to make you proud burns inside me as fierce as ever, and even though I will be taking a break from the LCS for the time being, I promise that I will not be going anywhere. I will continue to teach and play League for you all as much as I possibly can. Thank you for staying by my side and supporting me throughout everything. It's a scary thought not knowing exactly what I'll be doing. But, whatever I decide, my greatest wish is that I will continue to have all of you behind me.
Sincerely, Joedat “Voyboy” Esfahani
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Won 1st place at his first LAN event as a substitute for Counter Logic Gaming.
- Technically qualified for the Season 3 Championship Series twice, once with Counter Logic Gaming and once with Curse Gaming
- Was ranked #1 on the Solo (5v5) Ladder on the North American Server in Season One.
- Known for his hyper-aggressive Top Lane play.
- Known for his Renekton, Akali, and Lee Sin early in his career, and later as the top laner for Curse, known for his Elise.
- MVP at IEM Season VI - World Championship 
- During Season 2, Voyboy was the first player to reach 2000 ELO 
- Scored 2300 on the SAT
- Completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program while playing professionally. 
- Because of his outstanding achievements and academic excellence, Voyboy was admitted to some of the most competitive universities, colleges, and scholarship programs in the United States. He's deferred enrollment to play competitive League of Legends, with the approval of his college.
- Popularized toplane bruiser Katarina.
- Sees Top Lane as a live action game of chess in his head versus his opponent.
- Known for saying "Cya nerds" after making a good play.
- His family has ethnic roots from Iran.
- Was part of the Season 3 World Championship Analyst desk. lolesports article
- Was the first player to play Nautilus top during season 2, which later became popular during season 5.