IEM San Jose casters revealed

The lineup of casting talent for the Intel Extreme Masters stop in San Jose has been revealed.

Taking place on November 21-22 and with $100,000 on the line, IEM San Jose will see two days of action live from the SAP Center Arena, or "The Shark Tank," in San Jose, California.

The tournament will feature eight teams, seven of which are already known and the eighth being the highest placed team from the iBUYPOWER CS:GO Invitational which has not already been invited to San Jose.


Maniac will be a desk analyst in San Jose

ESL have now released the entire casting and talent lineup for the event, which sees the return of many recognisable faces from ESL's events as well as the RoonOnFire duo.

Easily the most high profile and newsworthy choice comes from bringing in Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez, formerly of Titan, as a desk analyst which will be a new role for the Swiss professional player.

The full lineup can be found below:

United Kingdom O.J. Borg - Stage host
United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson - Desk host
Switzerland Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez - Desk Analyst

United Kingdom Joe Miller - Commentator
Denmark Anders Blume - Commentator 
United States Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat - Commentator 
United States Jason "moses" O'Toole - Commentator 
United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator 
United Kingdom Lauren "Pansy" Scott - Commentator

Serbia Janko "YNk" Paunović - Observer
United States Heather "sapphiRe" Garozzo - Observer 

Tickets for the event are still available on Ticketmaster and can be found here.

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Serbia Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
117
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
United States Heather 'sapphiRe' Garozzo
Heather 'sapphiRe' Garozzo
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
15
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.17
United States Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
18
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
United Kingdom Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
14
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
830
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#2
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Laos 23^ 
xd
2015-11-04 19:19
#43
dktenso | 
Brazil lgzn 
I spotted Pansy but at least there is no CHOBRA Thanks GOD!!!!!! a little bit of ddk and black ddk is also missing :(
2015-11-04 19:26
what is wrong with CHROBRA?
2015-11-04 19:31
I found him to be very annoying.
2015-11-04 19:40
better than machine
2015-11-04 21:00
I liked him very much @ ESL ONE Cologne ... FeelsBadMan CHOBRA
2015-11-04 19:49
fuck blackddk, always terrible jokes.
2015-11-04 21:03
HOW DARE YOU INSULT BLACK DDK
2015-11-05 07:01
#3
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Europe L1nKas. 
Nice maniac.
2015-11-04 19:19
He's a maniac, maaaaniac dun dun dun dun
2015-11-04 19:20
isn't it "on the floor"?
2015-11-04 19:24
and he's dancing like never before?
2015-11-04 19:54
"like he's never danced before"* get it right mook
2015-11-04 22:08
sry sry m9
2015-11-05 00:15
he is dj, so he also dances
2015-11-05 09:32
He lacks many qualities.
2015-11-04 20:39
Wauuut? Awesome! Go Mani!
2015-11-04 19:19
Pansy...
2015-11-04 19:19
ESL trash again? Maniac is nice though
2015-11-04 19:19
#149
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Ukraine FaZe_UW0TM8 
I don't mind having joe miller :D
2015-11-04 20:35
meh he's average. if you minus Pansy and +Sadokist or DDK or blackDDK it would be much better, because we will have those matches with deman and pansy casting that we'll just have to mute
2015-11-04 20:52
#158
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Ukraine FaZe_UW0TM8 
HOW DARE YOU SAY SOMETHING LIKE THAT TO OUR ONE AND ONLY JOE "JOE MILLER" MILLER>....
2015-11-04 20:55
+1
2015-11-04 23:07
Joe is irrelevant in CSGO.
2015-11-05 07:03
ddk and blackddk can put a crack addict to sleep with their most intense commentary. they are lost throughout the game!
2015-11-06 15:55
+1
2015-11-05 15:01
I hate that serbian guy, it sounds like he would have a massive russian accent
2015-11-06 06:27
He's observer mate, you should know what that means before posting here
2015-11-06 10:54
probably said something wrong...
2015-11-06 16:34
Maniac lold probably as main dj
2015-11-04 19:19
Good
2015-11-04 19:20
RiP Maniac as a player
2015-11-04 19:20
sucks anyways...
2015-11-05 07:46
#14
Norway 9-44 
Sapphire observer.. 10/10 NoKappa
2015-11-04 19:21
;0 kappa
2015-11-04 23:24
Joe Miller, yay!
2015-11-04 19:21
#17
mason | 
World PRQN 
MANIAC DJ :OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2015-11-04 19:21
garbage crew
2015-11-04 19:21
#19
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
YNk should be analyst
2015-11-04 19:21
ya if him and maniac could get some english lessons first that be super doe
2015-11-04 19:34
im not sure but i think Maniac is decent at english
2015-11-04 19:39
yeah decent for a foreigner... oh wait, im a foreigner too then. nah man its just not gonna cut it. maniac can be like a fiffy, but a lot better, more intellectual and expert for french teams. would be really exciting if he was good at english. same with ynk: he can be like henryG, just better bcs a lot more hard working, but he can barely speak the language, which destroys it again.
2015-11-04 19:56
??? nice b8 but maniac is good at speaking english
2015-11-04 20:00
good at speaking english for a guy whos first language is french. ive seen most any english interview hes ever given. and thats not gonna cut it.
2015-11-04 20:05
Tbh your English isn't the greatest either even written...
2015-11-05 18:35
yeah but thats not the point. the point is that his english is not good. im not gonna do a big fuckin cs event as an analyst soon, he will.
2015-11-05 19:21
Yes, but you are probably not an analyst, are you? Please show me more good Analysts that speak proper English. And nope Thorin does not count, because he will never get hired by ESL. Additionally I want those guys to improve, look at natu in example, his English was terrible in the beginning, it's quite good now.
2015-11-06 01:20
good analysts that speak proper english? anders, semmler, ddk, bardolph, lewis, henryG, moses, dustmouret, a bunch of american or australian pros (hiko, gares, semphis, spunj,...), hell even sadokist... dunno, those are all doing quite well whenever they have to do analysis mid game or a segment at the desk etc. whatever, im not against maniac at the desk. i can also stand fiffy and ynk. natu not so much. point is that their lack in english skills is a big con for me so they need to be really good at other stuff to make up for it.
2015-11-06 01:39
youtube.com/watch?v=ZrfXhvZVdX8 dafuq bro he has really good english
2015-11-05 19:28
where is demaN?
2015-11-04 19:22
Are you serious?! Be happy he's not there
2015-11-04 19:54
LoL fagits love their deman dude
2015-11-04 19:57
MANIACCCCCCCC <3 IS IT A GRILL ? SAPHIRE ?
2015-11-04 19:22
no thorin no party
2015-11-04 19:22
borg <3 maniac <3
2015-11-04 19:22
maniac kek
2015-11-04 19:22
#26
Slovakia d4ho 
Maniac!!!!!
2015-11-04 19:23
#27
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Sweden MasturB 
MANIAC!!!!
2015-11-04 19:23
semmler will be fired soon :D
2015-11-04 19:23
fuk pansy
2015-11-04 19:23
Lauren "Pansy" Scott - Commentator DansGame
2015-11-04 19:23
no ddk and james SMH
2015-11-04 19:23
#32
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Sweden godname 
Maniac :o Nice
2015-11-04 19:24
maniac PogChamp
2015-11-04 19:24
pansy is bae
2015-11-04 19:24
nice, maniac should be great! pansy though...
2015-11-04 19:25
#38
suNny | 
Argentina Sunnie 
PANSY NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! God's sake, When are they gonna realize that 90% of people don't like Pansy! If you make an easy survey, you will get that simple information ..
2015-11-04 19:25
i like pansy
2015-11-04 19:27
#61
suNny | 
Argentina Sunnie 
Well, you are the other 10% ..
2015-11-04 19:30
#64
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Liechtenstein Chamele0n 
still better than O. J
2015-11-04 19:31
#81
suNny | 
Argentina Sunnie 
Well, but he's Stage host not commentator, you don't have to tolerate him the entire match just like we have to with Pansy ..
2015-11-04 19:40
i dont think u realize that 90% of hltv =/= 90% of the community. for people that dont hang around here and get caught on the bandwagon shes probably alright.
2015-11-04 20:02
#136
suNny | 
Argentina Sunnie 
It's just a random number, a way of saying that most people don't like her, I don't even know that, the only thing I see is lot of people complaining about her, just like me, she's annoying, imo, you can't even compare her with HenryG, Sadokist, JoeMiller, Semmler and Anders (It's impossible to say that she could be better than Semm&Anders) .. There are a lot of good and beloved commentators and they bring Pansy, that's my point ..
2015-11-04 20:22
shes not that annoying. she has a good voice for casting and knows what she doesnt know. also brings in years of experience by now. why is she coming? bcs she works for esl and other ppl like faceit duo or whoever dont. theres freelancers and esl people there, what did u expect?
2015-11-04 20:26
#146
suNny | 
Argentina Sunnie 
Well, she's annoying to me, when she's on stream I usually mute the video (I don't know why I don't like her that much) Yeah, I know that she Works for ESL, I'm just complaining know that she's going to be there anyway .. Luckily Anders and Semmler will cast important matches .. (I think i could skip a good grand final if Pansy casts it)
2015-11-04 20:29
well thats ur own damn fault dawg
2015-11-04 23:40
#39
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Netherlands PATOZR 
Awesome to see Maniac again! Gonna be good!
2015-11-04 19:25
ugh
2015-11-04 19:25
Maniac smartest player it will take hours to analize the game and the player's minds
2015-11-04 19:26
lol maniac :D
2015-11-04 19:26
#45
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Czech Republic Skleepy 
-pansy +Thorin
2015-11-04 19:26
-thorin + 0
2015-11-04 19:27
-Thoorin -Fiffy = RIP BANTER =>RIP Entertainment
2015-11-04 19:27
yay for OJ! and joe miller!
2015-11-04 19:27
#50
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Norway billson 
Compare to Cluj this looks like joke.
2015-11-04 19:28
#51
.PhP | 
Slovakia janesick 
BOT maniac even on desk kappa :D
2015-11-04 19:28
pansy :/ rest is good, maniac is a nice surprise
2015-11-04 19:28
puck fansy
2015-11-04 19:29
#56
World d744 
no ddk and black ddk = no fun
2015-11-04 19:29
JOE MILLER<3<3<3<3
2015-11-04 19:30
Maniac <3
2015-11-04 19:30
#59
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Brazil Teteu 
where is tosspot, he died ?
2015-11-04 19:30
Doesn't he work for twitch or something?
2015-11-04 19:33
#60
chrisJ | 
France Escher 
Maniac <3
2015-11-04 19:30
No hate pansy she grill with feeling
2015-11-04 19:31
C9 choke inc
2015-11-04 19:32
Maniac hired by ESL?:O
2015-11-04 19:33
Nice
2015-11-04 19:33
same old
2015-11-04 19:34
#72
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Liechtenstein killahakan 
maniac will be analyst, dj and also psychologist for the players at the event Kappa
2015-11-04 19:35
maniac as DJ joe miller is nice but i dont like pansy
2015-11-04 19:36
Pansy. <3
2015-11-04 19:37
Not O.J. Borg he's just cringe and seems to have no clue about anything about CS:GO and Joe miller for real swap them and you got a decent lineup..
2015-11-04 19:37
Machine and pansy :/
2015-11-04 19:38
#78
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
Maniac after Fiffy, cool.
2015-11-04 19:39
#79
Sweden eafn 
WELCOME BACK MANIAC :DDDDD
2015-11-04 19:39
nice maniac!!!!!!!!
2015-11-04 19:40
And that´s why I like Dreamhack more
2015-11-04 19:40
so bad, no thorin, no richard lewis, no scoots
2015-11-04 19:41
get ready for some family show fellas
2015-11-04 19:41
where is pala :( i luv his interviews pls esl u suk cok
2015-11-04 19:42
#91
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Canada pokerchip 
moses and Semmler<3
2015-11-04 19:42
Maniac! <3 Titan should be there
2015-11-04 19:42
#93
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Brazil AL1en 
nice
2015-11-04 19:43
Joe "Please don't call me Joe Miller, just call me Joe" Miller ? sweet
2015-11-04 19:43
This is sick!! Maniac and Machine, pretty sick
2015-11-04 19:44
sAPPHIRE <3
2015-11-04 19:44
<3 I won't let you guys down!
2015-11-04 23:25
I know you won't ! GL <3
2015-11-05 13:55
#98
NEO | 
Bahrain wojtuh10 
Joe Miller, finally!
2015-11-04 19:49
#99
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Poland sajlent 
Deman chickened out? he couldn't resist so much hate or what?
2015-11-04 19:51
#100
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Spain akproxx 
poor maniac
2015-11-04 19:53
#106
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Denmark fyhn 
Joe Miller is love, Joe Miller is life!
2015-11-04 19:56
maniac? what
2015-11-04 19:58
-pansy and it's almost perfect
2015-11-04 19:58
so much good talent and then pansy
2015-11-04 20:02
#121
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Europe Dan Zero 
RoonOnFire pls fix!
2015-11-04 20:02
moses hype
2015-11-04 20:03
not that fat bitch again.................
2015-11-04 20:06
GL to maniac
2015-11-04 20:06
no thoorin no fiffy....fck esl iem :/
2015-11-04 20:13
#141
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Europe SilverPro 
Agree with you my gipsy friend. :/
2015-11-04 20:25
MANIAC :0
2015-11-04 20:16
YES!!! NO THOORIN AND RLEWIS!!!! THE GINGER GRINCH IS GONE AND CHRISTMAS IS SAVED <3
2015-11-04 20:20
Dude why not Tosspot :(
2015-11-04 20:21
Yay no Richard Lewis
2015-11-04 20:24
and yay for no thorin_cunt
2015-11-04 20:33
#139
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Europe SilverPro 
Sign WarOwl... or do fucking something. I dont understand why he isn't invited on such tournaments.
2015-11-04 20:24
thanks god no Mantrousse
2015-11-04 20:26
at last some good old school commentator, Joe Miller!!!
2015-11-04 20:26
OJ Borg hyyyyyyyypee !!
2015-11-04 20:37
#154
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CIS RuThLeSSiNHO 
- Pancy, + sl4m, + strike
2015-11-04 20:42
K, all I have to do now is mute every game that Machine and Pansy casts, prob put some anders "ARE YOU KIDDING ME" in loop on the back ground.
2015-11-04 20:43
Great another family event
2015-11-04 20:54
#160
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Brazil romp  
Joe Miller <3
2015-11-04 21:00
fak
2015-11-04 21:00
no deman?
2015-11-04 21:03
NO DEMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2015-11-04 21:18
#168
RpK | 
Brazil bskkr 
no tosspot again? omg -.-
2015-11-04 21:20
no thorin, no rl, nor fiffy, no fun
2015-11-04 21:24
yes pansy :D <3 I can't wait to see all the little boys pee themself because they don't like her (inb4 I hate pansy threads) so childish :)
2015-11-04 21:36
#220
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Denmark nahfoooool 
but she is like the worst pro caster
2015-11-05 09:27
no she isn't...you maybe not like her..but that does not make her a bad caster...
2015-11-05 09:54
#225
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Denmark nahfoooool 
Well I am definetly not the only one to not like Pansy. I would imagine that with all the money ESL earns, it should be no problem to get casters that are have a bit more knowledge than Pansy.
2015-11-05 10:13
FUCKING MANIAC AND O.J. BORG LET'S FUCKING GO
2015-11-04 21:48
Anders Blume - Commentator Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat - Commentator Jason "moses" O'Toole - Commentator Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez - Desk Analyst The only people at this event that 95% of people don't hate
2015-11-04 21:59
#177
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United States SaltLord 
San Jose will be hype as fuck
2015-11-04 22:18
Will there be a community raising for the prizepot? That's what ESL said would come. Also is the format revealed?
2015-11-04 22:49
ez for Maniac
2015-11-04 22:52
FUCK YOU ESL
2015-11-04 22:55
I hope Maniac finds a team there while he's in NA, would be a great addition to a lot of them
2015-11-04 22:59
#185
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United States r0seCS 
EZ FOR PANSY
2015-11-04 23:11
#190
Aleksib | 
Finland Emvi 
Maniac <3 <3 <3 n1
2015-11-04 23:43
#191
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CIS sergioff 
Joe "Call me Joe" Miller <3
2015-11-04 23:48
THOORIN????
2015-11-05 00:08
thank god! no richard "i only say thorins full name and need to point out that he is the worlds best analyst and then introduce the other people at the desk with barly the names or nicknames" lewis and no cringe duncan "im the one laughing the most about my own jokes" shields a king who needs to say he is king is no true king... i hope ynk and sapphire are able to control the xray...
2015-11-05 00:12
i was like wow this is actually really goo- oh.... pansy...
2015-11-05 00:39
JOOOOOOOOE MILLLLLLLLLER
2015-11-05 00:57
#202
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United Kingdom peaks 
OJ and Joe Miller hype <3
2015-11-05 01:35
#203
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United States YANGGANG2020 
-pansy
2015-11-05 01:37
Maniac will be excellent on the desk
2015-11-05 01:46
Wherefore art thou Sadokist?
2015-11-05 03:03
-Machine +Chobra
2015-11-05 03:31
#209
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Argentina YH!one 
JOE MILLEEEEEER yeaah
2015-11-05 04:11
Joe "Joe Miller" Miller? Counter-Strike returning to IEM??? This is one hell of a news post
2015-11-05 07:35
he has casted IEM Gamescom in August :o
2015-11-05 07:39
I haven't been around in like 8 months; last time I really followed the scene was about a year ago
2015-11-05 07:41
oh ye, CS:GO is now one of main games at IEM :D
2015-11-05 19:44
WHERE'S TOSSPOT? :(
2015-11-05 07:37
Moses best But fuck off pansy
2015-11-05 08:17
#222
SpawN | 
Iceland vasyl86 
-Anders +anyone
2015-11-05 09:35
NO THORIN, NO RLEWIS THANK YOU CSGO GODS
2015-11-05 09:59
#226
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Philippines gicama_ 
Can we have a big event without natu or pansy? would be my favorite event..
2015-11-05 10:56
Can I have a tournament without Pansy or Thorin? Please!! Ty!
2015-11-05 14:04
Pansy and machine ... gg
2015-11-05 16:49
joe müller back bby
2015-11-05 16:53
Why this fat fuck anders
2015-11-05 17:16
Sadokist ? :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
2015-11-05 20:52
#247
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Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
I would kill to see Joe Miller and moses duo cast
2015-11-07 01:48
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