Who could forget the blurry demise of Leeroy Jenkins and his guild as he charged idiotically straightforward towards death, dooming his companions in turn. It became a meme. It became a line of clothing. It was a clue on “Jeopardy” (though no contestant was able to answer the question.) It even became a card in the World of Warcraft TCG. I think it’s safe to say that Leeroy Jenkins has become something of an icon in this world, whether we like it or not.

After all this time, Ben Schulz’s avatar still lives among us as a source of humor, and a warning: don’t get your guys killed. Unless you have chicken.


Now a sports geek and cycling sportswriter.