Anders Blume and Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat have just announced that they have created a new company called RoomOnFire, which will from now on be their home.
The most famous English CS:GO caster, Anders Blume, began his career in January 2013 on his personal Twitch channel called "pugcast". Quickly after he was noticed by NiP, becoming the face and voice of NiPTV, which over time turned into the biggest CS:GO channel.
During that time he was often accompanied by Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat, who later became his permanent co-caster, and the duo continued breaking viewership records on their channel and being hired for LAN events, most recently featuring at DreamHack Summer and Copenhagen Games.
Anders and Semmler create RoomOnFire
Today they are announcing the next step in their careers which includes starting a new project under the name RoomOnFire, which will from now on be their home base.
"Today marks the day that we bring to life RoomOnFire as our new casting platform, and we are proud to welcome all of you to join us in this next chapter of an already exciting adventure!
In the future when you tune in, it will be on www.twitch.tv/RoomOnFire and we are happy to be able to make this transition with NiP's help and blessings. I want to thank Emil, Niklas, Richard, Patrik, Robin, Adam and Christopher for their friendship and help throughout my first and very strange year in E-sports.
Semmler and I have been working hard for a long while on building a channel central to Counter-Strike that has frequent content on it, so that there are as few down periods as possible. And with this most recent change, we will be able to pursue this goal even further. The support we have got from the community and from NiP is a very big motivation to continue to fight for the idea that Counter-Strike could become one of the most successful E-sports titles again.
As a viewer this change is initially mostly cosmetic, it will still be Anders and Semmler and Vendetta doing work and covering as much as humanly possible, but in the upcoming days and months, we hope to show you what we can do with your support.
On behalf of both Semmler and Anders, we would like to thank all of you for your continued support, now lets build together." - official statement by Anders Blume regarding the transition
The debut on the new channel will come already this evening with several matches of SLTV StarSeries X on RoomOnFire's schedule, and you will of course be able to find the relevant links on our front page.