Lyte has a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience with a master's degree in cognitive psychology from the University of Washington. While working on his Ph.D., Riot Games offered Lyte a job developing features related to player behavior; he officially joined Riot Games in February 2012. He is 28 years old and used to work in a research lab. Lyte played EverQuest in the same guild with Geeves and Kitae almost a decade ago, and has been playing League of Legends since August 2011 after being introduced to it by Geeves. Before joining Riot Games, Lyte was an employee at Valve Software.