CCS casters, match-ups revealed

April 9th, 2015 21:23

PGL has announced the caster lineup and the match-ups for the CS:GO Championship (CCS) Kick-off Season offline finals.

From April 24-26, DreamHack Bucharest will play host to the offline finals of the CCS Kick-off season, featuring the top four sides from the online stages, who will be facing off for the bulk of the $75,000 prize fund.

EnVyUs and Team SoloMid topped their respective groups and thus went straight into the offline semi-finals, while Ninjas in Pyjamas and fnatic had to go through the last-chance stage.

SmithZz and GeT_RiGhT after the match

NiP and EnVyUs to face each other in CCS semi-finals 

The draw has thrown up a repeat of the Gfinity Spring Masters final, between EnVyUs and NiP. The other semi-final will see fnatic and Team SoloMid go head-to-head just days after facing each other in Fight Night.

Below you can find the complete timetable for the event:

Friday, April 24:
15:00 Sweden fnatic vs. Denmark Team SoloMid
18:00 France EnVyUs vs. Sweden NiP
Saturday, April 25:
11:00 Lower Bracket Final
14:00 Upper Bracket Final
18:00 Consolidation Final
Sunday, April 26:
17:00 Grand final

Meanwhile, PGL has announced that the CCS casting duo of Toby "TobiWan" Dawson and Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett will be joined by an analyst panel consisting of Duncan "Thorin" Shields, Richard Lewis and Joona "natu" Leppänen. The event will be hosted by Sebastian "TataStrumf" Honciuc and Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico.

The full talent lineup for the CCS finals is the following:

  • Romania Sebastian "TataStrumf" Honciuc (Host)
  • United States Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico (Hostess)
  • Australia Toby "TobiWan" Dawson (Commentator)
  • Canada Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett (Commentator)
Finland Joona 'natu' Leppänen
Joona 'natu' Leppänen
No team
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nice, gj PGL
2015-04-09 21:23
also natu + Seltzer sexiest CSGO studio crew ever
2015-04-09 21:39
natu and sexy in the same sentence doesnt make any sense
2015-04-10 00:01
Seltzer and sexy makes sense.
2015-04-10 01:14
Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico (Hostess) HYPE AND FAP
2015-04-22 09:48
Sweden olo7 
nice? lol just look at it: hosts: nonames casters: dumb sadokist and noob fake tobi panel: thorin is a clown sometimes and lewis more in lol but with natu not so bad org: dh so again fails and not legit matches: again boring win for NV, nip again 2nd and tsm liek always 3rd out in semis.
2015-04-09 21:54
Romania bebe4cs 
You must be the same pathetic r0kam kid or whatever the fuck from Reddit. You said the same thing twice and in the history of both accounts you've never once been positive. Fuck off troll. Not to mention you failed both times to realize fnatic is there so it's not easy for NV. Seriously, do you even fucking play this game? Or are you just here to pick on everyone to offset the amount of times you had your ass kicked in grade school?
2015-04-09 21:59
the truth has been spoken, nice bebe
2015-04-09 22:01
Sweden olo7 
where am i wrong? fnatic ll not even play with NV cuz they ll get eliminated by TSM like always. get a brain kid.
2015-04-09 22:13
Get eliminated by TSM like always. Rofl Ok
2015-04-10 00:35
sure cause fnatic have been winning every tournament they have played in
2015-04-10 06:46
lmao, 1 win (and only cuz cheating) in last months. not even to5 now.
2015-04-22 14:18
You're accusing Fnc of hacking? The questions begs... How much?
2015-04-22 14:27
lol u moron, this is a fact. krimz was ghosting for flusha against nip, only this one fact make them confirmed cheaters.
2015-04-22 14:29
also fnatic was busted cheating at dh14 vs ldlc on overpass.
2015-04-22 14:31
Germany PhoenixD!!! 
that wasn´t cheating... it was using an (illegal?)boost
2015-04-22 14:39
which is a definition of cheating
2015-04-22 14:40
Germany PhoenixD!!! 
"nipftw" "<3 NiP" not gonna dicuss with you
2015-04-22 14:48
u r really dumb if you thing cheating=only aim assist. there is plenty ways to cheat: aim assist, ghosting, abusing illegal bugs, wh, radar hack et.
2015-04-22 14:52
Germany PhoenixD!!! 
i know. but neither abusing(something like tec9 etc) is cheating. And the bug wasn´t illegal(maybe exept the one wall.but he wasn´t using it
2015-04-22 14:53
tec9 is legal so it s not cheating, omg, get a brain dude. the bug from dh on overpass wa illegal as fuck! if it was legal when why rematch?
2015-04-22 14:56
Germany PhoenixD!!! 
god man you should get a brain. they first wanted to replay second half. eg 12-3.then fnatic complained because ldlc used a similar they wanted to replay complete overpass. then fnatic decided too ff cause of the community hate
2015-04-22 15:22
bs, it wasnt the case, if it was true than nip match should be replayed too cuz nip used the same boost what ldlc.
2015-04-22 15:33
2015-04-09 21:23
2015-04-09 21:23
Poland PEMUS 
OMG why thorin??????? -.-
2015-04-09 21:24
France Kairos1g 
Why not Thorin?
2015-04-09 21:25
coz i dont like him at all
2015-04-09 21:26
who the fuck cares what you like and don't like ?
2015-04-09 21:31
you tell 'em, sideways poland!
2015-04-09 22:18
Sweden bwtf 
2015-04-09 22:21
thorin best stfu retard
2015-04-09 23:22
Still butthurt after thorins comment last year?
2015-04-10 00:32
United States 7hai 
what comment?
2015-04-10 08:14
To make you mad.
2015-04-09 21:25
no RoF no fun
2015-04-09 21:24
+ no faceit, no fun. instead we get mr dota2 and mr hypeupecofragsbcsidontunderstandthegameatall
2015-04-09 21:42
cant wait
2015-04-09 21:25
seltzer has a sick body.
2015-04-09 21:25
this + 1000
2015-04-10 10:29
finally some real (.Y.) on cs scene
2015-04-22 09:54
thoorin and rlewis dis gon b gud
2015-04-09 21:26
natu finally hanging the gaming glove and moving to casting?
2015-04-09 21:26
seems like it
2015-04-09 21:30
but hes not really good enuff to do that. hes just about as shitty a caster as he is a player.
2015-04-09 21:44
Name suits you. Brain from the masses of retards in this site
2015-04-10 08:12
so bcs i have realized that his english is not good enuff to cast in english and that he cant provide spot on analysis or sound confident and interesting for that reason im retarded? and the fact that he has a shitty overall player rating in csgo doesnt mean that he is a rather shitty player compared to the top players? yeah alright then.
2015-04-10 09:28
TataStrumf huh??
2015-04-09 21:27
Romanian caster afaik.
2015-04-09 21:39
Why Edit button does not work here?
2015-04-09 21:28
2015-04-09 21:29
no CIS no party
2015-04-09 21:29
seltzer Kreygasm
2015-04-09 21:29
yeah dat murican grill wassup now euros
2015-04-09 21:30
United States hltvconfirmed 
America has the best looking women ez
2015-04-09 22:55
hltv confirmed
2015-04-09 23:22
ahahahahahahahahahahahhhhhh. best sarcasm ever.
2015-04-10 21:40
finally thorin gets to be in analysts desk :D
2015-04-09 21:30
Thoooooooooooooooooooorin :)))))))
2015-04-09 21:30
Sandu Ciorba to cast the final dali bomba
2015-04-09 21:31
2015-04-10 12:58
The number 1 team of the world is going to win.. which is NV. See ya in the final fnatic.
2015-04-09 21:31
blind fanboi
2015-04-10 00:17
another event with trash casters, oh well maybe in a few years.
2015-04-09 21:31
casters from now on will only be appealing to the younger audience which is probably like 60% of csgo community. fcking monkey boys buying boosts and cheats
2015-04-09 21:35
all you need to do these days is yell like a retard when someone gets a headshot, having any kind of knowledge about the game is irrelevant, its so fuckin stupid.
2015-04-09 21:46
i feel u
2015-04-09 21:52
Brazil mth^ 
semmler >
2015-04-09 21:33
Denmark 3picanteater 
2015-04-09 21:33
hot grill hostess yeah
2015-04-09 21:34
NEO | 
Poland camarpl 
2015-04-09 21:35
2015-04-09 21:36
El Salvador jayss 
Thoorin & Lewis combo is so guuuuuuuuud, I don't know how natu is going to fit in
2015-04-09 21:36
Kinda bad pairs in the matches, as they were in the same qualifying groups. Also Richard Lewis as analyst top kek m8.
2015-04-09 21:36
Poland Redrumowy 
Most boring analyst desk ever.
2015-04-09 21:41
El Salvador jayss 
What do you mean, I don't see Vendetta in the list
2015-04-09 21:42
Poland Redrumowy 
But there's Natu and Lewis. Thorin is sometimes entertaining with his rudeness at least.
2015-04-09 22:16
El Salvador jayss 
I agree natu is kinda bland, but Lewis and Thoorin have good chemistry, I enjoyed them a lot in the recent Gfinity event along with Scoots
2015-04-09 22:34
Tobiwan >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> universe
2015-04-09 21:42
Vietnam yolesnoobs 
rip NiP
2015-04-09 21:43
Ty Mira for using the Romanian flag. I can die happy now.
2015-04-09 21:43
Russia Lifa 
TOBI!! Hell yeah, the event is already successful. but thoorin..
2015-04-09 21:48
NiP vs Fnatic grand final, ez pz
2015-04-09 21:59
Why the fuck would you hire that rachel chick
2015-04-09 21:59
boobs obviously
2015-04-09 22:05
so you rather have pansy than rachel?
2015-04-22 09:55
Ez for Ninjas in Pyjamas. (and natu)
2015-04-09 22:03
FalleN | 
Romania miezu 
I want ReDeYe or Joe Miller not some fake dumb casters...
2015-04-09 22:06
This. Man those two were so good back in the day
2015-04-09 23:23
Richard Lewis as analyst, HAHA.
2015-04-09 22:06
best analyst desk if -natu +fifflaren
2015-04-09 22:10
El Salvador jayss 
-natu +sirscoots
2015-04-09 22:11
Finland 2op 
-natu +lurppis
2015-04-09 22:49
El Salvador jayss 
nice try lurppis
2015-04-09 22:52
Romania zmeu 
will be hard for me listening to richard when he has no idea what the fuck he's talking about but I'll get trough it . the rest of the lineup looks great
2015-04-09 22:14
Sweden olo7 
poor fnatic 1st get raped by TSM like always and later by NIP. VP or Navi d have better chances for the final.
2015-04-09 22:16
2015-04-09 22:19
Toooooooooooooobi <3 Ez for NiP <3
2015-04-09 22:39
why both first matches same time....
2015-04-09 23:06
they aren't! my bad ;X
2015-04-09 23:19
oh thank god :)
2015-04-09 23:23
nice to see tobi there,good job:)
2015-04-09 23:27
isnt thorin polish?
2015-04-09 23:29
So, fnatic - TSM 2-0 nV - NiP 2-1 Lower Bracket: TSM - NiP 1-2 Upper Bracket: fnatic - nV 2-0 Consolidation: NiP - nV 0-2 Grand: fnatic - nV 2-0
2015-04-09 23:39
Tobi Wan <3
2015-04-10 03:15
Live Long PGL ! \m/
2015-04-10 07:15
ScreaM | 
Belgium GQHAN 
TobiWan, Sadokist and TosspoT - the best casters atm.
2015-04-10 09:18
Agree about Tosspot, Tobi is still a bit new to the game I think, Sadokist seems alright, at least better than Semmler in play-by-play casting.
2015-04-10 12:49
3 days is overkill
2015-04-22 06:22
we need rahim
2015-04-22 09:46
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