IEM Chicago talent lineup revealed

BenjaCS
October 23rd, 2018 21:41

ESL have revealed the full talent lineup for IEM Chicago which will take place on November 6-11.

The Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois, USA will host the $250,000 event which will feature 16 teams including nine of the top ten sides from the World Ranking.

The on-air broadcast crew will feature three former pros—Jacob "Pimp" Winneche, Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, and Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen—who will be part of the analyst desk hosted by Alex "Machine" Richardson.

Anders & moses will be in Chicago

Anders "Anders" Blume and Jason "moses" O'Toole will be one of the caster duos at IEM Chicago, with the other one being Henry "HenryG" Greer and Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett.

Below is the full talent list:

United Kingdom O.J. Borg - Stage Host
United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson - Desk Host

United States Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Reporter

Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
Finland Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen - Analyst
Denmark Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Analyst

United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
Canada Matt "Sadokist" Trivett - Commentator
United States Jason "moses" O'Toole - Commentator
Denmark Anders Blume - Commentator

Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
974
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
United States Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
16
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
United Kingdom Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.16
Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
152
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.18
United Kingdom Alex 'Machine' Richardson
Alex 'Machine' Richardson
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Canada Matthew 'Sadokist' Trivett
Matthew 'Sadokist' Trivett
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Denmark Anders 'Anders' Blume
Anders 'Anders' Blume
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Finland Tomi 'lurppis' Kovanen
Tomi 'lurppis' Kovanen
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
27
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Wow nice! Best casters we have in the scene. Machine best desk host!!!!!!! Machine if you read this: I WANT TO MARRY U!
2018-10-23 21:43
#3
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
lol they announced the talent when they announced the event months ago, the only new thing is they added lurppis...
2018-10-23 21:42
#7
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Austria S3nsey 
expected
2018-10-23 21:42
#62
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
No Thorin = Great Tournament 😍 Hyped for this one, IEM always delivers!
2018-10-23 22:27
#78
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United States Duck24 
too bad its on Facebook lol
2018-10-24 03:07
Is it? I thought only ESL One events were and IEM still streams on twitch despite being an ESL-run event.
2018-10-24 03:27
#83
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
IEM isn’t in twitch? Last IEM ESL were broadcasting it on twitch
2018-10-24 04:04
#87
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United States Duck24 
IEM Sydney was on FB Live
2018-10-24 05:36
It was, as with all IEM events, on twitch.
2018-10-24 10:34
#88
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United States Duck24 
Almost 100% sure but i could be wrong
2018-10-24 05:36
#89
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Taiwan youstupidaf 
Indeed , you are wrong IEMs are on Twitch
2018-10-24 08:36
#93
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Denmark Dane01 
Too bad its on twitch lol
2018-10-24 11:05
No Thorin = Great Tournament lol +1
2018-11-05 13:01
#10
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Finland Gl1tCh3D_ 
C
2018-10-23 21:42
0/8
2018-10-23 21:43
#64
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Sweden RoyceSW 
Anders Blume fucking beast I hope he loves long time in pølseland
2018-10-23 22:29
-1 for moses but +1 for sado
2018-10-23 21:42
#27
s1mple | 
Europe netowx 
+1 maniac
2018-10-23 21:46
machine is shit so is pimp
2018-10-23 22:13
#74
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Switzerland BottomFragger 
+1 Machine is epic! -lurppis +Thorin and it would be perfect imo
2018-10-23 23:20
Bradolph and DDK are the best
2018-10-24 03:35
#2
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Germany eskeeetit 
ez
2018-10-23 21:41
#4
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Hungary StraYzie 
SPUNJ <3
2018-10-23 21:41
#71
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Australia CaZeR01 
<<<<<<<33333333
2018-10-23 22:55
Finally good casters
2018-10-23 21:42
-1 for moses but +1 for sado
2018-10-23 21:42
Anders and semmler<3
2018-10-23 22:21
Best duo forever <3
2018-10-24 04:26
#8
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Sweden @Greven 
Nice
2018-10-23 21:42
#9
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India agent_x 
No Pansy??
2018-10-23 21:42
ty mr. ESL
2018-10-23 21:44
#26
shrek | 
Sweden Unluko 
busy casting PUBG
2018-10-23 21:44
#12
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Other crulix 
No Pansy wat
2018-10-23 21:42
#14
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Other crulix 
No Paansy wat
2018-10-23 21:42
THE BORG
2018-10-23 21:43
best stage host by far. love me some BORG
2018-10-23 21:52
-1 lurpiss
2018-10-23 21:43
Nice casters for nice event, hyped But why no pansy :(
2018-10-23 21:43
#18
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Sweden rawrxdd 
-pimp +ynk
2018-10-23 21:43
ynk coach now, he cant be doin that shit
2018-10-23 21:43
Retard
2018-10-23 22:21
stunna nice SPUNJ nice lurppis nice pimp meh
2018-10-23 21:43
Fuck pimp
2018-10-23 22:22
Expected from Swedish guy
2018-10-29 08:13
UK CS lul nt
2018-10-29 10:02
#167
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United Kingdom Kingcuz 
UK have best casters, analysts, desk hosts and stage hosts... you want us to do it all?
2018-11-06 02:18
#22
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United States Jrfaster 
cant wait to go to this. if anyone is going PM me we can kiss in the bathroom
2018-10-23 21:43
NOOO THOOORIN WUTT
2018-10-23 21:43
#35
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India harshaan3497 
Your name = exact words from my mouth after seeing forsaken's news
2018-10-23 21:51
#45
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India agent_x 
Chutiya hai Thorin... s1mple ki chaatta h bas
2018-10-23 22:08
pimp pretty boring imo
2018-10-23 21:44
Why no Pansy. FeelsBadMan.
2018-10-23 21:46
I feel what's passing into Anders mind: "oh shit everybody has cool nicknames and people just call me by my name".
2018-10-23 21:47
#40
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United States Jrfaster 
call me by my name david allen coe
2018-10-23 21:53
#30
s1mple | 
Europe netowx 
NO PANSY WUTFACE
2018-10-23 21:47
#31
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Best casting. Period.
2018-10-23 21:49
#32
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United States MATT_HARDY 
Is Pimp good at blowjobs or what? Hes literally the most overrated
2018-10-23 21:50
#77
Monkey | 
African Union ramrod 
Its because reddit circlejerks him
2018-10-24 01:02
#33
HS | 
Estonia IhaveCancer 
Best casting. Period.
2018-10-23 21:51
#34
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United States FlagMaster 
Why does Borg look massive in that picture. An absolute unit. Also Stunna looks dead inside and Machine is a hyped up local news anchor.
2018-10-23 21:53
#37
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United States Bill_Bait 
Why the fuck is pimp still invited to events
2018-10-23 21:52
POGCHAMP no Thorin
2018-10-23 21:52
Thank god machine is back as host.
2018-10-23 21:52
can someone tell me why sado was "banned" a while ago and why hes back now, i mean i always liked this guy, but isnt it the point when u ban someone u dont want them to return, and now hes getting booked? :D
2018-10-23 21:56
#42
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Myanmar xdcc 
he was never banned. he chose to not attend events himself
2018-10-23 21:57
I'm pretty sure he wasn't invited by the tourney organizers till all that shit cooled down. At least that's what I thought.
2018-10-23 22:11
Ahh I see. Thanks for clarifying.
2018-10-23 22:15
#53
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Myanmar xdcc 
casters/analysts had no problem with him (even bardolph) and ESL allowed him to handle things on his own. even if events wouldnt want him casters have a lot of power and could simply not attend if he wasnt allowed.
2018-10-23 22:16
Got it.
2018-10-23 22:23
#46
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North America SilenceErupts 
He had a drunk birthday stream where he said some questionable things. Just look it up jaja
2018-10-23 22:09
#43
TACO | 
Portugal NotRlyPT 
thank god thorin is not in the list
2018-10-23 22:03
#44
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France France98123 
NO THORIN WE ARE SAVED
2018-10-23 22:05
WE ARE FUCKED*
2018-10-23 22:12
#166
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United Kingdom Kingcuz 
Thorin is the boi
2018-11-06 02:15
TALENT 10/10 TEAMS 10/10 EVENT 10/10 PogChamp
2018-10-23 22:11
#57
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Finland white88 
Why Pimp.... He is annoying af...
2018-10-23 22:22
O.J. Borg - Stage Host = GOAT Alex "Machine" Richardson - Desk Host = Good Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Reporter = good Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst = Goat Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen - Analyst = Dismiss that guy Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Analyst = Shouldnt be there honestly, dry af Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator = Good bisexual guy Matt "Sadokist" Trivett - Commentator = Good slaver Jason "moses" O'Toole - Commentator = Bald babyhead guy top guy Anders Blume - Commentator = good boy
2018-10-23 22:26
borg = bland children's entertainer machine = bland children's entertainer i don't like the whole pg13 thing esl is doing all the time. we play a game where terrorists shoot ppl in the face ffs, stop that child stuff.
2018-10-23 22:41
if u dont like it you dont have to watch you probably also played 1.6 since u were 2 years old and were "semi pro"
2018-10-23 23:43
no
2018-10-24 10:39
#60
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North America LentTugBoat1 
I WANT THORIN
2018-10-23 22:26
#165
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United Kingdom Kingcuz 
+1
2018-11-06 02:14
tier 1 event, tier 1 talent as expected
2018-10-23 22:27
#63
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Russia VeryChokeGuy 
No Pansy - no party
2018-10-23 22:28
Can someone teach me why (veteran) casters are referred to as talents? I never got the thing behind it. Please educate me. Thanks :)
2018-10-23 22:38
#67
steel | 
Poland Vojtman 
Finally
2018-10-23 22:47
no launders no watch sorry
2018-10-23 22:47
#69
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United States ImFat 
Good that pansy isnt there but kinda sad we got Pimp but I'll give him some time maybe he will get better with time.
2018-10-23 22:48
#70
North America Slye 
i still don't see how Machine is a better host than Stunna.
2018-10-23 22:52
#72
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Australia CaZeR01 
Solid
2018-10-23 22:58
Sadokist looks like The Hannibal lmao
2018-10-23 23:10
#76
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Brazil davidzor 
Top talent.
2018-10-24 00:32
Poor Spunj for analysing with lurp and pimp
2018-10-24 03:15
#80
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Brazil MauricioRoy 
It's gonna be good, Thorin isn't there
2018-10-24 03:27
#85
NiKo | 
Australia vinz5 
Machine!
2018-10-24 04:59
NICE ONE
2018-10-24 05:25
#90
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Europe retryyz_exe 
Pimp >>> Thoorin ps.: Kappa
2018-10-24 09:34
#94
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United Kingdom adam_r1p 
yep
2018-10-24 12:43
Pimp is so shit
2018-10-24 14:13
#148
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Finland no_man 
fuck pimp and lurppis tbh
2018-10-24 18:12
Thank god for Henry.
2018-10-29 01:07
#161
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Finland EnceSucks 
This tournament should be pretty easy for avangar cause theres no other good teams :/
2018-10-30 09:33
Can pimp just disappear from all analyst desks?
2018-11-05 05:13
#164
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United Kingdom Kingcuz 
Love him or hate him - If you swap Thorin for Pimp - This would literally be the best of the best in csgo talent at this tournament.
2018-11-06 02:14
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