IEM Sydney on-air team announced

ESL has revealed the on-air team for IEM Sydney's English broadcast.

The Australian event will run from May 1-6, with the knockout stages being held at the Qudos Bank Arena in front of an audience on the last three days of the competition.

OJ Borg and Alex "Machine" Richardson will be hosting the show, while Tres "⁠stunna⁠" Saranthus will be working on the sidelines as a reporter. Local talent will be given the chance to shine as there will be two Australian casting pairs in addition to analyst duo Chad "⁠SPUNJ⁠" Burchill and Iain "⁠SnypeR⁠" Turner.

OJ Borg will be the stage host in Sydney

Below you can find the complete on-air team for the English broadcast:

United Kingdom OJ Borg - Stage Host

United States Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Reporter

United Kingdom Alex “Machine” Richardson - Desk host

Australia Iain "SnypeR" Turner - Analyst
Serbia Janko "YNk" Paunovic - Analyst
Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst

United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
United Kingdom Harry "JustHarry" Russell - Commentator
United Kingdom Lauren "Pansy" Scott - Commentator
United States Jason "moses" O'Toole - Commentator
Australia Jordan "Elfishguy" Mays - Commentator
Australia Tim "Brainstorm" Dunne - Commentator
Australia Kevin "KaRath" Zhu - Commentator
Australia Mitchell "pili" Pilipowski - Commentator

United States DJ "Prius" Kuntz - Observer
United States Heather "sapphiRe" Garozzo - Observer
Australia Michael "MC" Campagna - Observer

Thirteen of the 16 tournament spots at IEM Sydney have already been filled, with FaZe, SK and MOUZ among the teams invited. The final three spots in the $250,000 tournament will be determined by the Oceanic qualifier, which is already underway.

Australia Iain 'SnypeR' Turner
Iain 'SnypeR' Turner
Age:
35
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
149
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.69
Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
151
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
United States Tres 'stunna' Saranthus
Tres 'stunna' Saranthus
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.64
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.30
DPR:
0.54
why no sadokist
2018-04-14 11:11
19 replies
Sadokist best
2018-04-14 11:12
2 replies
+1
2018-04-14 11:38
#155
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Denmark Cleandog
+1: Sad comments, but Jesus preaches forgivness, cmon...
2018-04-14 19:37
Cuz He racist xD but dix out for spunj
2018-04-14 11:13
3 replies
#74
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France 1Faren
How is he racist LMAO, kids these days
2018-04-14 11:49
2 replies
Ikr?! Surely they won't be laughing for long, when the hijad waves reach the Danes, then they will become the 2nd Sweden
2018-04-14 11:58
1 reply
hahahahhahhaahahhhahaha
2018-04-14 13:05
Rip sadokist best anime plot twist imo
2018-04-14 11:13
#77
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Sweden Zolity
yeah we need sadokist
2018-04-14 11:52
5 replies
No
2018-04-14 12:13
4 replies
#91
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Sweden Zolity
why no?
2018-04-14 12:17
3 replies
Because of that thing he did on stream, don't you remember? He's banned on twitch
2018-04-14 12:19
2 replies
#94
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Sweden Zolity
i know that. But aren't u overreacting? Cos it feels like atleast 70 percent of the community wants him to be there
2018-04-14 12:20
1 reply
I mean, imo he deserved it fo swearing like that while streaming. And since he is banned on twitch he's not allowed to be shown on other channels afaik. These channels would be banned as well then.
2018-04-14 12:22
#95
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Australia OkraN
Because he’s banned from twitch so therefore any stream he appears in will be banned too
2018-04-14 12:21
1 reply
#102
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France 1Faren
Surprised he hasn't appealed his ban yet. obviously, if he wanted to be on DH Marseilles it would've been easy
2018-04-14 12:26
#100
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Australia Zilox
He was banned on Twitch for saying racial slurs and cannot be on any other Twitch stream
2018-04-14 12:24
+1
2018-04-14 18:10
#163
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Sweden Squtzy
No Sadokist = Shit tournament...
2018-04-15 14:12
#2
JW | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven
Noice
2018-04-14 11:11
sadokist xDDDDD
2018-04-14 11:11
sadoKKKist still Banned
2018-04-14 11:11
1 reply
#103
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France 1Faren
Only reason he is still banned is because he hasn't appealed yet.
2018-04-14 12:27
RIP SADO
2018-04-14 11:11
No sadokist :(
2018-04-14 11:11
1 reply
#78
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Sweden Zolity
Yeah its sad to not have him in the tournament :(
2018-04-14 11:53
no anders tho :(
2018-04-14 11:13
pansy > anders KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2018-04-14 11:12
#10
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Israel uffiez
sadokist was robbed
2018-04-14 11:12
RIP SADO -|-
2018-04-14 11:12
no HenryG, Sadokist and Thorin <33333
2018-04-14 11:12
6 replies
#31
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Denmark fyhn
Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator ?????
2018-04-14 11:16
2 replies
Its too early for me
2018-04-14 11:17
1 reply
#41
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Denmark fyhn
Haha, sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
2018-04-14 11:24
Thank god ESL is not as retarded as you to invite that autist ginger to tournaments.
2018-04-14 11:24
2 replies
True. I will invite Thorin (who I dont like at all) to every single tournament I host.
2018-04-14 11:25
1 reply
+1 haha
2018-04-14 11:43
No sadokist wow they must have really cheaped out this year smh
2018-04-14 11:12
Sadokist looool
2018-04-14 11:13
#19
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CIS dank1ng
No sadokist,removing the best caster of all time because one mistake he made..
2018-04-14 11:13
5 replies
Semmler, Anders >>>> sadocringe
2018-04-14 11:23
2 replies
Semmler is the biggest cringe caster and fake hyper of all time so im glad he left
2018-04-14 12:12
"sadocringe" >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> CringeHarry
2018-04-14 12:39
semmler is marginally better anyway
2018-04-14 11:25
What happened? :D
2018-04-14 22:53
-pansy +pimp
2018-04-14 11:13
#23
prius | 
United States Prius
POGGERS
2018-04-14 11:14
#24
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Finland Tertzi
Bring back sadokist
2018-04-14 11:14
#25
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Israel uffiez
lul idiots hating on pansy cause she's a woman
2018-04-14 11:14
14 replies
#53
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United Kingdom galaxzy
shes a shit caster with no game knowledge
2018-04-14 11:31
13 replies
#54
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Israel uffiez
never happened
2018-04-14 11:32
1 reply
#68
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United Kingdom galaxzy
what
2018-04-14 11:44
She's one of the best casters rn. Her and Moses are a great casting duo
2018-04-14 13:29
10 replies
#127
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United Kingdom galaxzy
haha nice joke Bardolph and DDK >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Moses >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Pansey
2018-04-14 13:51
9 replies
Never claimed they were better than bardolph and ddk.
2018-04-14 14:01
8 replies
#130
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United Kingdom galaxzy
‘best casters rn’
2018-04-14 14:19
7 replies
fucking dumb troll. "one of the" is not in your vocabulary mate ?
2018-04-14 14:21
6 replies
#132
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United Kingdom galaxzy
shes nothing close to the best caster shes shit and knows jack shit about cs
2018-04-14 14:39
5 replies
#138
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Sweden crindz
she's fine, and her+moses do make a pretty good duo.
2018-04-14 14:55
4 replies
#141
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United Kingdom galaxzy
how can u actually stand listening to someone that has no game knowledge, yet pretend she knows what she is talking about.
2018-04-14 15:15
3 replies
#142
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Sweden crindz
she knows enough, moses fills in when it get's complicated. it's fine tbh.
2018-04-14 15:17
2 replies
#143
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United Kingdom galaxzy
moses shouldnt need to carry this mindless shit excuse for a caster, id rather have Blu cast the games.
2018-04-14 15:18
1 reply
#144
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Sweden crindz
god no, not blu. nah, i like her so she stays, bois! #FREEPANSY
2018-04-14 15:23
Where is Smixity (Sue Lee)
2018-04-14 11:16
2 replies
#63
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CIS ronaIdo9
Giving me head
2018-04-14 11:39
1 reply
#69
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United Kingdom galaxzy
kinky
2018-04-14 11:44
Happy with moses and chad and machine but who are the others besides pansy and henry
2018-04-14 11:16
4 replies
#34
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Israel uffiez
you don't know who ynk is? wut
2018-04-14 11:18
1 reply
oh shit didn’t see his name thy fuck
2018-04-14 11:28
#71
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United Kingdom galaxzy
u not know Snyper? Newfag?
2018-04-14 11:45
1 reply
Yea i know him he played for Vox and casted last year
2018-04-14 13:08
#30
Xyp9x | 
Turkey OdinA
No sadokist, Anders and redeye...
2018-04-14 11:16
#32
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Czech Republic Rewask
Rip Sado and no Anders and Bleh, shit tournament
2018-04-14 11:17
6 replies
shit tourni because some talent isnt there? are u fucking mental?
2018-04-14 11:25
3 replies
#75
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Czech Republic Rewask
triggered ausie lol
2018-04-14 11:50
2 replies
ur the one that is triggered coz ur a fanboy of some on air talent and them not being there causes u to have a cry lol, im not triggered im just baffled but how retarded some people are, including you
2018-04-14 12:10
1 reply
#84
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Czech Republic Rewask
... Reply needs to have actual content
2018-04-14 12:11
Are you sober?
2018-04-14 14:41
1 reply
#136
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Czech Republic Rewask
A bit of overexaggerating doesnt mean im drunk. Btw. i wanted to trigger some people too
2018-04-14 14:44
Scrawny best
2018-04-14 11:19
Peimi "Peimi" Peimi Observer.
2018-04-14 11:19
#37
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Turkey Realtyy
Rip sadokist anders and semmler 😳😳
2018-04-14 11:20
YAAAAAAASSSS NO SADOKKKIST🙌🏻🙌🏻👌🏻
2018-04-14 11:23
how come no thorin? i dont care what anyone says his analysis is some of the best
2018-04-14 11:24
11 replies
#56
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United Kingdom galaxzy
hes annoying as fuck, cocky ginger cunt. ex-players always make the best analysts because they actually know how the game works SPUNJ, YNK, Sean, nothing , launders > Thorin
2018-04-14 11:33
8 replies
players get mad because he isnt afraid to tell the truth and is very blunt about it, mind you majority of players think hes fine just some special snowflakes get mad when they are criticized themselves. I actually dont see how hes annoying, specify why exactly you find him annoying? being cocky, how? he has confidence in what he says, thats not being cocky.
2018-04-14 12:12
7 replies
#98
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United Kingdom galaxzy
Yes it is lol literally makes him cocky. I find it annoying that he talks shit despite knowing nothing about a team system and is so shit at the game himself. The ex players are so much better than him for very good reasons
2018-04-14 12:23
#98
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United Kingdom galaxzy
Yes it is lol literally makes him cocky. I find it annoying that he talks shit despite knowing nothing about a team system and is so shit at the game himself. The ex players are so much better than him for very good reasons
2018-04-14 12:23
5 replies
except for the fact fnatic at their prime wanted him as coach ;)
2018-04-14 12:33
4 replies
#108
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United Kingdom galaxzy
it never happened tho lol
2018-04-14 13:00
2 replies
coz he turned it down, other very good teams have offered him and RL similar roles, they spoke about it on by the numbers, im not gonna go find it since i take it you're a hater anyway and i cbf wasting my time as a result
2018-04-14 13:16
1 reply
#117
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United Kingdom galaxzy
lol k thorin is a cunt anyways i always skip desks with him on hes also the biggest hypocrite ever just look at his twitter
2018-04-14 13:23
#109
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United Kingdom galaxzy
also source? iwasdontknoethisdetails also 3 years ago lol
2018-04-14 13:01
Esl doesnt like Thoorin
2018-04-14 14:42
1 reply
their loss
2018-04-14 15:09
Hahaahahahahhha fucking rest in peace sado btw i m sorry for him :((((((((((
2018-04-14 11:27
Rip sadokist
2018-04-14 11:28
no sado, no party
2018-04-14 11:29
#55
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Turkey Glaps12
we want thorin
2018-04-14 11:32
2 replies
no we don't
2018-04-14 11:38
1 reply
We want
2018-04-14 13:16
#58
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Brazil _Awper
In some tournaments the only good thing is Sue Lee, rip my chinese girl :(
2018-04-14 11:36
Sadokist or riot
2018-04-14 11:38
Sadokist haha
2018-04-14 11:39
SADOKIST IS THE BEST
2018-04-14 11:40
Pansy why?
2018-04-14 11:40
RIP sadokist u will be dearly missed
2018-04-14 11:41
>Lauren "Pansy" Scott - Commentator NO! NO! NO! NO !NO ! PLS NO!!!!!! WHY!!!
2018-04-14 11:44
1 reply
#72
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United Kingdom galaxzy
+1 now officially not watching the tournament or at least watching games in mute if mousesports are playing
2018-04-14 11:46
Sadokist is an ass and we wont be working with him again
2018-04-14 11:50
rip sadokist
2018-04-14 12:02
sadokist is so annoying i'm glad he's gone for now
2018-04-14 12:06
#87
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Turkey trouble91
Alex “Machine” Richardson <3
2018-04-14 12:13
1 reply
#89
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Sweden flippig
+1 alex = bestest
2018-04-14 12:17
#101
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Poland xkhao
DJ "Prius" Kuntz damn he must have been bullied in school for his name AND second name
2018-04-14 12:25
1 reply
#121
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
Well, not really. Murica doesnt really use the word "Cunt"
2018-04-14 13:33
#106
NiKo | 
Europe trey_
FUCKING GIVE ME SADOKIST YOU RETARDS
2018-04-14 12:54
Sados carreer is over
2018-04-14 12:57
#110
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Australia SirBorris
Congrats to the Aussie casters/observers involved tho! Elfish, Brainstorm, Karath, Pili, MC Go get em <3
2018-04-14 13:03
#112
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Turkey onuRRRR
no thorshit noice
2018-04-14 13:06
Why the fuck is that pansy dude doing here again...? Annoying af and dumb af
2018-04-14 13:11
1 reply
Pansy is fine, why so much hate ?
2018-04-14 13:33
Thank you IEM Sydney for not recruiting Anders who is the most overated CSGO caster of all time . Sincerely !!!!
2018-04-14 13:31
1 reply
Hey but why no Bardolph?? Bardolph is DA BEST
2018-04-14 13:33
Rip sadokist
2018-04-14 13:39
No sadokist but Ethnic cleanser Janko is ok?????
2018-04-14 13:41
#125
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Serbia livefour
free sadokist
2018-04-14 13:47
Machine and SPUNJ on the same desk.... now THAT is fap material right there Also congratz big boy brainstorm
2018-04-14 13:48
#128
jks | 
Australia Mosski
au talent :D
2018-04-14 14:01
No anders, no sadokist, but, the things change with time
2018-04-14 14:44
We Want Sadokist Back
2018-04-14 14:48
fak sadocunt.
2018-04-14 15:12
No Sadokist - No Party.
2018-04-14 16:26
Spunj <3
2018-04-14 16:45
#148
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United States lockZmith
everyone going batshit about sado, but where's anders
2018-04-14 16:58
#FREESADO
2018-04-14 17:48
Tier 1 for sure
2018-04-14 18:16
SAD OMEGALUL KIST
2018-04-14 18:16
This event gonna be good pogchamp
2018-04-14 18:16
"Observer" eksD
2018-04-15 05:25
#159
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Brazil DiegoXPG
OHHHHHHHH FALLEN STOP BLOWING MY MIND
2018-04-15 06:51
Rip sado
2018-04-15 10:30
Pansy is there to fill the female quota so there not seen as female hating to keep the social justice warriors at bay.
2018-04-15 10:37
#162
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CIS LRtx
>pansy ok
2018-04-15 10:38
#164
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Germany h1treX
No zescht no party
2018-04-18 16:20
lETS GET IT STARTED! :)
2018-05-01 04:18
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