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Lil Poison

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Lil Poison
Personal information
NameVictor De Leon III
Born (1998-05-06) May 6, 1998 (age 26)
Career information
GamesHalo series

Victor De Leon III (born May 6, 1998), also known as Lil Poison, is a former professional Halo player. He is recognized by Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest professional video game player.


At age 5, De Leon entered the Major League Games for Halo and finished in the top 64 players internationally.[1] At the age of six, De Leon became the youngest pro gamer after signing with Major League Gaming (MLG);[2] however, MLG CEO Matthew Bromberg noted that De Leon was not technically a professional gamer, by the league's definition, as he was not a high enough rank and was not old enough.[1] At the age of seven, he placed second, behind his uncle, at a Halo tournament in Chicago consisting of more than 550 contestants.[1]


The HBO Latino Film Festival premiered Lil Poison, a documentary film filmed and directed by Beth Earl of Massive Productions. The film is about the life of De Leon and how he started and continues video gaming around the country.[3]

Personal life[edit]

De Leon was born on May 6, 1998.[4] He began playing video games at two years old and was mentored by his father Victor DeLeon, Jr. and uncle Gabriel De Leon.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Lambert, Bruce (June 7, 2007). "He's 9 Years Old and a Video-Game Circuit Star". The New York Times. Retrieved May 10, 2021.
  2. ^ "The New Videogame Wizards". Forbes. January 28, 2010. Retrieved May 10, 2021.
  3. ^ Narcisse, Evan (2010-08-04). ""Lil poison": To The Victor Go The Spoils". IFC. Archived from the original on September 23, 2020.
  4. ^ "Youngest professional videogamer". Guinness World Records. Retrieved May 10, 2021.

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