Anders, Semmler make RoomOnFire

July 13th, 2014 17:01

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 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.

y u burnin stuff anders
2014-07-13 17:02
It's a nice one for one trade.
2014-07-13 17:27
2014-07-13 19:46
same shit, different name
2014-07-13 19:51
2014-07-13 20:54
2014-07-13 17:02
sounds cool! inb4 youporn main sponsor of anders new project
2014-07-13 17:04
Germany lpSykl 
2014-07-13 18:37
2014-07-13 17:03
Ireland Rory 
2014-07-13 17:03
India _gog_ 
gl anders, semmler and vendetta :)
2014-07-13 17:05
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2014-07-13 17:04
Poland eiur 
2014-07-13 17:04
2014-07-13 17:04
<3 Anders + Semmler
2014-07-13 17:04
+1 fappable
2014-08-07 19:16
oi anders
2014-07-13 17:05
terrible name
2014-07-13 17:05
n1, <3 Anders + Semmler
2014-07-13 17:05
<3 Anders + Semmler
2014-07-13 17:06
anders+semmler=best caster duo!
2014-07-13 17:07
is this it > room on fire tbh... made sense to rebrand the biggest english csgo channel into something original and not attached to a team, good luck.
2014-07-13 17:07
You speak the truth. Not good to be tied to a team and its interests.
2014-07-13 17:40
I'd be still happier with Anders moving into the GD house and casting from there alongside Semmler
2014-07-13 17:07
n1 gl
2014-07-13 17:07
Taiwan SCVready 
2014-07-13 17:08
2014-07-13 17:09
United Kingdom BiGz 
Good luck guys!
2014-07-13 17:09
2014-07-13 17:10
gl you three
2014-07-13 17:10
I was thinking in new project you take casting on next level: cast from same room etc.... For me it only looks like you dont want be part of NIP anymore. But still support you guys for me best casters on scene
2014-07-13 17:10
Germany Dok1 
which is good because in my opinion because it makes it easier to be unbiased.
2014-07-13 17:15
thats true.... I know its big step for them but when they are talking about huge change I expect something different than change name but I really cheer for them
2014-07-13 17:20
Same room would be nice but isnt Semmler living in the US?
2014-07-13 18:39
Semmler is from USA and living in Sweden.
2014-07-13 18:46
Oh I see, thanks for the info^^
2014-07-13 21:25
Doesnt he live in France? I know he is somehow related to France
2014-07-15 17:36
2014-07-17 19:01
If I was Anders I would make the same move. NiP was a good way to gain publicity but now he doesn't need that.
2014-07-14 04:19
Denmark crZy 
gl anders bro!
2014-07-13 17:10
2014-07-13 17:10
Thanks a lot everyone! Will be interesting to see where this will all lead =)
2014-07-13 17:11
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
gl man ^^
2014-07-13 17:28
It will lead to 'Counter-Strike could become one of the most successful E-sports titles again'.
2014-07-13 18:16
Make a Official Steam Group Anders. I want to use this as a "team tag" so cool fire bro.
2014-07-13 18:24
This can happen, after the cast we'll do it =)
2014-07-13 18:24
nice TAG Anders! :) gl dude!
2014-07-13 21:02
Sorry for posting this as a reply to you, but it seems easier. I'm just wondering if this marks the end for Semmler's employment at the GD Studio?
2014-07-14 00:31
same shit, different name
2014-07-14 18:27
Anders ^ Semmler GL!
2014-07-13 17:11
Since when was Anders english?
2014-07-13 17:12
He casts in English thus he is the English caster. It sounds strange indeed, but w/e.
2014-07-13 17:21
good luck to them. hopefully they can get some sponsors and provide their own tournaments now because they won't be linked to the NiP org.
2014-07-13 17:12
more infos please
2014-07-13 17:12
waasnt aanders working for fnatic tv at some point?
2014-07-13 17:14
I think that was "risk, rizk, rizc" or something
2014-07-13 18:14
ah kk
2014-07-13 18:15
Gl boyzxz
2014-07-13 17:14
Turkey rusty james 
got a question. is he still on nip's payroll? did he leave the nip crew, or was his contract got kinda terminated? gl in the future tho. hopefully they add thorin for a trio time to time as it gets intense and enjoyable with their weird chemistry.
2014-07-13 17:15
I'm pretty sure he never got anything from Nip Except their support and ability to use their brand of course
2014-07-13 17:20
and instant credibility
2014-07-13 17:46
He obviously got a percentage of the ads revenue.
2014-07-15 17:38
Germany Dok1 
Maybe this is a teaser too? New sponsor incoming!
2014-07-13 17:16
pornstars visiting players to help them relax Kappa
2014-07-13 18:17 Sorry bro, FPS games are dead.
2014-07-14 02:11
United Kingdom m0o 
awesome, gl!
2014-07-13 17:17
Please don't be biased towards NiP now ! thanks !
2014-07-13 17:18
2014-07-13 17:20
Nice.You guys should build a studio to cast from as well, with help of sponsors and community.
2014-07-13 17:21
Germany gg-wp 
Semmler you sexy Motherfucker. It's getting hot in here. Holla at me bro, brofist from germany. XD
2014-07-13 17:22
United States Prop 
Awesome to hear, glad to see these guys going independent :)
2014-07-13 17:23
Poland eiur 
fuck nip
2014-07-13 17:23
Gl! Looking forward to some awesome casting
2014-07-13 17:23
GoodLuck Anders & Semmler. Don't look down the mountain when your climbing a lot of voices will tell you will not make it.
2014-07-13 17:24
n1! when will see the first RoF cs go team?
2014-07-13 17:25
gl <3
2014-07-13 17:26
Good luck!
2014-07-13 17:28
2014-07-13 17:29
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
glad for Anders, best caster since joe miller and 2gd <3
2014-07-13 17:29
Once more the danish betray the swedish
2014-07-13 17:30
good luck good sirs
2014-07-13 17:32
sirs? wtf are u want dude?
2014-07-13 17:39
The Strokes Album Title any1?
2014-07-13 17:35
Damn straight, the strokes own!
2014-07-13 17:44
Norway cago 
Good luck!
2014-07-13 17:36
Good luck to all of you! A huge step for sure!
2014-07-13 17:40
Best of luck.
2014-07-13 17:40
andres <3
2014-07-13 17:43
Nice and good luck guys.
2014-07-13 17:47
good luck ;D
2014-07-13 17:47
pls no burnerino
2014-07-13 17:48
Best of luck and keep working hard there's no limits if you really want something
2014-07-13 17:50
gl guys <3
2014-07-13 17:57
Pieter | 
Netherlands Grifte 
This room is on fire
2014-07-13 18:06
n1, lets hope semmler doesnt drown anymore ;d
2014-07-13 18:07
do you guys have a website?
2014-07-13 18:09
What will happen to NiPTV ?
2014-07-13 18:10
n1 gl
2014-07-13 18:11
2014-07-13 18:13
nice, gl
2014-07-13 18:19
Where is Thorin?:D
2014-07-13 18:19
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2014-07-13 18:20
Poland subs 
Was the name influenced by The Strokes? _ Oh, it's already kind of answered, bear with me.
2014-07-13 18:22
2014-07-13 18:34
Really nice one!.Anders & Semmler the best<3
2014-07-13 18:34
strange name but it makes sense to keep the channel independent of any teams considering how large its gotten
2014-07-13 18:36
2014-07-13 18:37
gL <3
2014-07-13 18:38
<3 semmler & anders good luck my friends
2014-07-13 18:41
Anders, Semmler and vENdetta is awesome shoutcasters :D GL and have fun :D
2014-07-13 18:55
Keep up the excellent work broski's Anders il see u at the Gfinity lan man !
2014-07-13 18:57
Good luck :)
2014-07-13 18:59
brilliant! love these guys
2014-07-13 19:00
the best casters in the moment definitely altough my favorite is stil RedEye :D <3
2014-07-13 19:01
"And time runs out but that's okay because Idk why the T's are trying to blow up fish. I don't get it." - Anders casting on de_inferno when I first watched him and making me rofl.
2014-07-13 19:02
As long as they still plan on covering CS, I'm more than happy for them.
2014-07-13 19:03
Gl !
2014-07-13 19:03
Ukraine velm 
Anders "Anders" Blume creates RoomOnFire. The creativity is real. GL though
2014-07-13 19:07
Anybody knows how many subscribers they got?
2014-07-13 19:08
Around 450 at the moment
2014-07-13 19:43
I dont believe u
2014-07-13 19:48
cool, so i guess with sponsors you could at least eat real meat once a week :) Good luck! Some stuff i didn't like earlier this evening: 3 people on the stream? too much. Semmler needs a better mic.
2014-07-13 20:33
If you don't mind answering, how many subscribers did you peak with @ NiPgamingtv?
2014-07-13 20:45
I dont mind answering, I don't think there is much harm in it being public knowledge how many subs we have.. I think we hit a bit over 800, but then we had a 2 month pause basically :D
2014-07-13 20:58
Worst 2 months of CSGO watching ever, no caster match You guys! :D Good luck with new brand, Im looking forward to it after all those teasers!
2014-07-13 21:29
haha only in esports for like 1month then nip pick him up, talk about right place at the right time.
2014-07-13 19:10
Italy ciliatus 
Good luck!
2014-07-13 19:11
Best of luck!
2014-07-13 19:12
Good luck!
2014-07-13 19:21
2014-07-13 19:22
nice job!
2014-07-13 19:25
gl hf dudes
2014-07-13 19:33
gl !
2014-07-13 19:46
good luck
2014-07-13 19:51
in the evenings that have no matches scheduled, you could organize 10 mans with pro players or something like that :)
2014-07-13 19:52
Great stuff good luck!
2014-07-13 20:15
2014-07-13 20:19
suNny | 
Finland m1skaa 
ROF Sponsors YouPorn and Corona Extra?
2014-07-13 20:19
n1 gl
2014-07-13 20:20
2014-07-13 20:21
Inspired by "roof on fire"? Kappa
2014-07-13 20:39
Where is Thorin? Kappa
2014-07-13 21:04
safe pliss yelp anders iz on fire
2014-07-13 21:04
nice work anders and semmler!
2014-07-13 21:13
Anders and Semmler <3
2014-07-13 22:00
ok, sorry to interrupt the "n1" train, but i dont really get it .. what's the long-term aim of this exactly? i mean i understand that they're being deliberately vague about the future as it's still early days, but it's very weird to read an announcement that basically says, "hey guys here's this HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT we have for you! btw, for the viewer this will only be cosmetic changes for now". great, i'm so hype! wait.. what am i hype for again, exactly? i mean just piecing the clues together here .. "a channel central to Counter-Strike that has frequent content on it, so that there are as few down periods as possible" -- im not sure what this means. a stream that's 24/7, or close to 24/7? that'd be cool, but what's there to cast in between games? pugs? don't get me wrong, i'm sure this is a great project with a great vision, but i've read the article several times now and i still have no idea what that vision is :S
2014-07-13 22:02
just be quiet
2014-07-13 22:30
lel im not pissing on anyone's parade here, just asking an honest question. either reply and soothe my ignorance or you be quiet
2014-07-13 22:37
Tomorrow you will know a little more, the news will come when we're ready, but basically we've already been working on this the past 2 or 3 months, we are very slow people :D
2014-07-13 23:05
i'll look forwards to it =) good luck with your project
2014-07-14 00:02
good to see these guys get their own casting company
2014-07-13 22:23
Sounds gay xD, JK guyz
2014-07-13 22:44
2014-07-13 23:57
gl u 2
2014-07-14 00:43
Best casters arround! Let the good times roll!!
2014-07-14 01:06
why are these guys so popular?
2014-07-14 01:17
Does this mean Anders is moving to the capital of Scandinavia? xd
2014-07-14 01:24
RedEye + Joe Miller > those two
2014-07-14 01:31
Sadly, they don't care about FPS games anymore...
2014-07-14 02:14
2014-07-14 03:36
you mean the duo that missed 95% of the kills, no thanks. Not that Anders and semmler is remotly good casters either but i rather be able to mute and get to see the kills rather then getting nothing.
2014-07-14 06:08
those two new ones is shit nuff said its my own opinion
2014-07-14 22:00
2014-07-16 02:13
Poland MJP 
dont invite thorin guys. you are doing fantastic job (both of you) !!!
2014-07-14 03:08
Poland MJP 
hahah nice one man :] ^^
2014-07-15 02:25
2014-07-14 06:37
2014-07-14 07:03
top1 for sure
2014-07-14 09:20
China Ava1ondraGon 
2014-07-14 09:31
2014-07-14 11:41
Nicenice, followed you at twitch, youtube and twitter! ^^
2014-07-14 14:41
2014-07-14 14:53
Do we have to change our twitch subscription from NIPgamingtv to RoomOnFire or will that carry over to the new name?
2014-07-14 15:21
automatically carries over =)
2014-07-15 17:33
gl hf !
2014-07-14 15:54
it's a huge step, esport is growing, GL to you guys!
2014-07-14 18:10
Anders, Semmler make RoomOnFire" IF YOU KNOW WHAT THEY MEAN ;)
2014-07-14 21:37
I still don't understand why. Did NiP drop them? Did they drop NiP? I saw RoomOnFire and was confused on twitch, almost unfollowed...
2014-07-15 21:40
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2014-08-07 22:56
2014-08-21 20:49
2014-08-30 13:35
gl :D
2014-08-30 15:55
2014-08-31 11:29
Anders is Danish, not English?
2014-08-31 15:53
"Anders-Semmler" - the sickest and the best casting partners ever. Best in the world that is available :) :) Good luck guys. :) :)
2014-09-09 05:56
where is NiPgamingTV????? k4pp4
2014-09-09 06:02
n1 . caster kings
2014-09-15 22:30
bad casters! bad matches, good ddos!
2014-09-25 00:56
today was a really bad day, im shure they want to provide better experience, sometimes things get out of control
2014-09-25 01:02
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