WESG Finals talent revealed

The CS:GO talent lineup for the $1,500,000 WESG 2016 Grand Final presented by AliPay has been revealed, containing a trio of prominent analysts and a young casting partnership in Tom "Tombizz14" Bissmire and Mohan "Launders" Govindasamy.

As the start of the final chapter of WESG 2016 approaches, the organizers have put out the information regarding the talent list for the event.

The tournament, which will be held from the 12-15th of January in Changzhou, China, will feature Janko "YNk" Paunović, Joona "natu" Leppänen and Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl on the analyst desk, breaking down the action between the matches.

To guide us through the action itself, WESG has secured the services of Tom "Tombizz14" Bissmire and Mohan "launders" Govindasamy, a duo we have seen in action at SL i-League StarSeries Season 2 Finals earlier this year.

Tombizz14 and Launders casting at StarSeries

In addition to the CS:GO talent, WESG will also feature a multi-game host Tonya Predko, known for her work with StarLadder in the past.

The full talent line for WESG 2016 Grand Final presented by AliPay is as follows:

United Kingdom Tom "Tombizz14" Bissmire - Caster
Canada Mohan "launders" Govindasamy - Caster

Serbia Janko "YNk" Paunović - Analyst
Finland Joona "natu" Leppänen - Analyst
Norway Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl - Analyst 

Ukraine Tonya Predko - Host

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Serbia Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Janko 'YNk' Paunović
No team
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Canada Mohan 'launders' Govindasamy
Mohan 'launders' Govindasamy
No team
Maps played:
Finland Joona 'natu' Leppänen
Joona 'natu' Leppänen
No team
Maps played:
Norway Halvor 'vENdetta' Gulestøl
Halvor 'vENdetta' Gulestøl
Maps played:
Finland jjemi 
2017-01-03 15:13
your mom must be proud
2017-01-03 15:13
Germany Bier 
No Thorin = Good Event
2017-01-03 15:17
2017-01-03 15:29
this event is a fucking joke. 1,5 M and no good teams nor casters...
2017-01-03 15:48
dont cry oskar
2017-01-03 16:14
Is this a joke? $1.5m event in China and these are the people they come up with?
2017-01-03 17:31
No good teams ?? NV - VP - DIGNITAS - .RUSSIA ? ? DP ? SS ? CYBERZEN ? TYLOO ?
2017-01-03 17:06
No dignitas
2017-01-03 17:25
Dp good? Dont make me laugh
2017-01-03 18:29
Ne ya aq
2017-01-04 07:03
2017-01-04 14:02
casters probably reserved for DH
2017-01-03 17:32
2017-01-04 10:18
2017-01-03 15:20
tier 2 talent
2017-01-03 15:56
??? The only "talent" that matters is the girl tonya > that one Russian girl > smix > that tarzan guy If you watch analysis, you're either into prop bets or stupid. If you "need" a certain commentary, you're either really new or stupid.
2017-01-03 17:28
Russian? NA education
2017-01-03 19:03
I think you didnt understand
2017-01-03 19:05
baited!!! I understood everything.
2017-01-03 19:26
xd nice bait xd hahaaaa xd
2017-01-03 20:01
Not russian? She jumped on Maidan??
2017-01-04 13:25
Ez4Natu lel
2017-01-03 17:10
yanko the weatherman <3
2017-01-03 15:22
2017-01-03 15:16
2017-01-03 16:30
2017-01-03 15:17
np for cstrike :}
2017-01-03 15:14
2017-01-03 15:13
2017-01-03 15:13
2017-01-03 15:13
2017-01-03 15:13
2017-01-03 15:13
2017-01-03 15:13
ye boi
2017-01-03 15:13
2017-01-03 15:13
lul nice talent Kappa
2017-01-03 15:13
tonya predko hehe
2017-01-03 15:13
oh shit lets go
2017-01-03 16:10
wouldn't mind holding hands with her
2017-01-03 16:52
Would hold the door open for
2017-01-03 17:25
no tits no party
2017-01-03 18:53
2017-01-03 15:13
2017-01-03 15:13
Great lineup, no thoorin or rl but we get sleepy yanko yay Also shit casters
2017-01-03 15:15
Lol this event isn't even prestigious enough for the regular casters to give a fuck.
2017-01-03 15:13
Yet it has the biggest prizepool in CS history, what a joke lmao
2017-01-03 18:25
Tells you how well paid the players are now, not even the biggest prize pool in history could sway them to a shit tournament. Ultimately WESG shot themselves in the foot with their stupid rules. It's one thing if it was national teams only and you could have lets say max 3 players from one team. Then all teams would play on equal terms. But now you are just forcing teams to split up their teams and find new players to play with cuz so many teams have mixed nationalities. Basically making it mixes instead of full on pro teams, meaning the quality of CS will be lower than usual. Also teams with one nationality have such an unfair advantage here, they get to play with their core team. Its just ridiculous. It gets even worse in their Dota tournament where even more teams are international mixes. I can't even think of why they did this, other than them being idiots with to much money. Honestly I'm surprised they didn't force all casters and analyst to be of the same nationality too.
2017-01-03 22:16
Yup, E-Frag's TWC is clearly not the best tournament, yet it is a hell of a good idea, I was actually kinda hoping WESG makes a TWC-like tournament with that prizepool, that would have been insane :D But these idiots didn't --' Even SK told'em to fuck off xD
2017-01-03 22:27
ANELE casting
2017-01-03 15:13
2017-01-03 15:14
sick casters Kappa
2017-01-03 15:14
FNS smurfing
2017-01-03 15:14
only 2 casters?
2017-01-03 15:14
those guys are gonna be fucking wrecked by the end of this lmao
2017-01-03 17:45
Tonya Predko - Bra Bra Bra Bravo?
2017-01-03 15:14
She's a grill :DDD
2017-01-03 15:44
no thorin = no party
2017-01-03 15:14
shit casters
2017-01-03 15:14
Congrats Tom!
2017-01-03 15:15
Lmaoo launders is going to lose his voice again as he has to cast the whole event Good lineup though, I honestly think Tom is a good caster regardless of the shit he tends to get.
2017-01-03 15:16
launders, YNK and natu, omg. So freaking boring
2017-01-03 15:15
I'm glad that I'm not longer watching cs because launders is such a fucking faggot motherfucker sand nigger shit caster
2017-01-03 15:17
nice ban
2017-01-03 16:40
Launders? Fuck yeah. But this other guy, for fucks sake.
2017-01-03 15:17
what other guy? you mean grill? https://www.instagram.com/tonyapredko/?hl=en
2017-01-03 15:49
calm down, he means guy and not grill
2017-01-03 18:56
ResidentSleeper YNk ResidentSleeper
2017-01-03 15:19
Tonyas eng is bad af
2017-01-03 15:19
Not that bad at all. At least much better than that host from ESL Brazil.
2017-01-03 15:43
>Talent >Natu You can only pick one :(
2017-01-03 15:19
Worst casters ever
2017-01-03 15:21
United Kingdom tr4c 
Yanko is a light in the darkness
2017-01-03 15:23
"Earlier this year" sory hltv but we already have 2017 so last year ;)
2017-01-03 15:25
tier9 casters, great. neither are hype, neither have technical skills, neither understand the game at all whatsoever. and even worse: launders always seems to think that he understands it, so he ends up talking a lot of nonsense. 4 ppl on the desk, none of which speak english. 3 analysts, only one of which (janko) adds enuff to a desk to warrant watching. crap event anyways, so who cares really. gonna skip most of that shitshow.
2017-01-03 15:25
launders definitely knows how to play cs. guy should be an analyst instead, not that great of a caster.
2017-01-04 08:55
no he fuckin doesnt....
2017-01-04 09:57
ynk :D
2017-01-03 15:25
Why is it 2016?
2017-01-03 15:26
:( I'm sad. Analysts are good but no good casters. Would be ok if they had on top of launders and the other guy henryg and sadokist or someone like that :(
2017-01-03 15:27
2017-01-03 15:28
Oh god not launders
2017-01-03 15:28
1.5 mil cant afford good casters lol also why there are only 2 casters? there will be many games so i assume some matches will be played at the same time so they will be only casting one game in groups? wtf
2017-01-03 15:28
When you cant even afford HenryG and Sadokist. And how shall these 2 dudes cast 10 hours each day... man WESG becoming typical chinese tournament.
2017-01-03 15:30
2017-01-03 15:31
lmao what the fuck is this shit
2017-01-03 15:31
Natu and YNK ? WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YNK is boring but has some depth of knowledge, natu is useless, only repeating the same obvious shit we've heard from someone else.
2017-01-03 15:32
Then don't watch. The "analysis" is only used as background noise for people in matchmaking or DM.
2017-01-03 17:30
'Then don't watch.' Just go back to sleep buddy.
2017-01-03 17:45
Sleeping is an infinitely better choice than watching a CS analyst desk, correct.
2017-01-03 20:51
where's babam
2017-01-03 15:33
Anele Residentsleeper
2017-01-03 15:34
No Thoorin :c
2017-01-03 15:35
anders :(((((((((((((( top 1 spiker
2017-01-03 15:37
top kek
2017-01-03 15:38
Finland Emvi 
tier 8 teams = tier 8 casters, so it makes sense
2017-01-03 15:39
Launders and who?
2017-01-03 15:40
ez $$$ for vp
2017-01-03 15:40
wow this casters and these teams for the biggest prize pool in cs history 800k first place, with shit teams and shit casters xD what a time to be alive
2017-01-03 15:43
tonya at english stream lol
2017-01-03 15:45
Shoulda just given it to SirScoots as a host + RL + Duncan.
2017-01-03 15:50
2017-01-03 15:53
Turkey SG^^ 
At least ynk is there
2017-01-03 15:59
To guide us through the action itself, WESG has secured the services of Tom "Tombizz14" Bissmire and Mohan "launders" Govindasamy, a duo we have seen in action at SL i-League StarSeries Season 2 Finals "earlier this year". LOL 2k16 no more breh
2017-01-03 16:01
ResidentSleeper No Anders & Semmler no HenryG & Sadokist - No Party :((
2017-01-03 16:02
Tonya <3
2017-01-03 16:03
tombizz is so terrible omg
2017-01-03 16:26
>talent >british flag you know the drill
2017-01-03 16:30
BIggest csgo tournament prize pool and tier 9 teams and tier 9 casters ?
2017-01-03 16:33
Launders and YNK ResidentSleeper ResidentSleeper ResidentSleeper ResidentSleeper
2017-01-03 16:35
dafuq is this cast you fucking chinese fucks im gonna have to watch izakooo instead
2017-01-03 16:35
Tombizz14 this guy sucks
2017-01-03 16:37
GOD YNK PogChamp only one I like
2017-01-03 16:40
the only problem I have with that Tom guy is his alias lol
2017-01-03 16:53
France p2l 
i'll watch the chinese stream btw give us the chinese casters
2017-01-03 16:53
one small + for Tonya Predko as a host this dogshit lan hope she gonna look better than ever on stage same shit rule this WESG use in Dota2 where teams what dont have 5x players from one country cant attend no EG,OG,TL even teams from CIS region what are mix of ukraine/russian/belurs players
2017-01-03 17:00
These casters ...
2017-01-03 17:00
At least , the host is cute
2017-01-03 17:08
I wish they get 2GD for analyst or a host for this event, he has bad experiences with chineese events but i'd like to see him in a CSGO event as a host :) Gaben would get a hearth attack if 2GD was chosen for this event :)
2017-01-03 17:18
"The CS:GO talent lineup for the $1,500,000 WESG 2016 Grand Final presented by AliPay has been revealed" ??
2017-01-03 17:19
2ez4Tonya Predko
2017-01-03 17:25
where is henryG,anders,semmler,sadokist?????? ......................................
2017-01-03 17:25
launders yess
2017-01-03 17:29
Yanko and the others... Ynk is above the others league...
2017-01-03 17:37
He will have to carry hard
2017-01-03 17:41
Apart from YNK it's tier 3 lineup
2017-01-03 17:39
Mohan "launders" Govindasamy - Caster his voice is so bad omg, pls clean up ur throat and talk, its irritating. GRRRR. When u speak it should be pleasant.
2017-01-03 17:43
Lmfao Mr. Bald spot is back; srsly though, I'm fine with his casting. Don't understand all the backlash. He's pretty good. Launders is also a good colour caster
2017-01-03 17:47
ResidentSleeper ynk subs ResidentSleeper
2017-01-03 17:59
nice, looking forward...
2017-01-03 18:13
Holy shit this must be by far the worst talent lineup for a big prize tournament EVER. Not even cloning deman twice and making him do the casts would be worse, and that is saying everything.
2017-01-03 18:16
wtf does "talent" even mean, its the guys describing what we can see on the screen during the game, or it is the gold nova master level of "analysis" afterwards?
2017-01-03 18:18
tier 3
2017-01-03 18:46
Tom "Tombizz14" Bissmire - Caster nty
2017-01-03 18:51
YAY Tonya!!
2017-01-03 19:03
They hired a ruski whore to host this event NotLikeThis
2017-01-03 19:36
No homo, please. Only humanity.
2017-01-03 19:56
No Thorin = "true" predict Thorin twitter :D
2017-01-03 20:22
good luck launders big fan
2017-01-03 21:52
natu and vendetta,bah
2017-01-03 21:54
I like YNK but a desk of Natu, YNK and Vendetta, we already tried this, it was such a bore fest. 0 Personality across the board. I really hope they bring their A game.
2017-01-03 22:20
Did you know what I noticed first? There is not a single American talent. Haha.
2017-01-03 22:38
Why is this funny?
2017-01-03 22:45
You can say that China doesn't really like the product of America.
2017-01-03 22:59
2017-01-04 00:51
welcome to China&#65306;D
2017-01-04 04:02
Guess who's gonna win
2017-01-04 10:15
2017-01-04 15:30
800k would solidly secures a long term establishment for an esports team. Can't care much about other issues unless your chromosome has been inflicted by a lethal virus coming from a bunch of gays!
2017-01-04 16:06
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