ESL Pro League S8 Finals broadcast team announced

Professeur
November 16th, 2018 12:37

The talent lineup for ESL Pro League S8 Finals has been announced, with notable community figures confirmed for the tournament in Denmark.

ESL Pro League S8 Finals will take place on Dec 4-9 in Odense, Denmark. The tournament will feature 16 teams hailing from Europe, North America, South America, Asia, and Oceania, with Astralis looking to take another victory and secure the $1,000,000 Intel Grand Slam.

Sadokist and HenryG will be bringing the action in Denmark

To lead us through the tournament, ESL hired a ten-man on-air broadcast team, featuring, among others, Tres "stunna" Saranthus as the desk host, Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill and Joona "natu" Leppänen on the analyst desk, and Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett and Henry "HenryG" Greer as commentators.

You can find the full talent lineup below:

United Kingdom O.J. Borg - Stage Host
United States Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Desk Host

United Kingdom James Banks - Reporter

Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
Finland Joona "natu" Leppänen - Analyst
Denmark Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Analyst

United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
Canada Matt "Sadokist" Trivett - Commentator
United Kingdom Hugo Byron - Commentator
United Kingdom Harry Russell - Commentator

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 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
APR:
0.09
Finland Joona 'natu' Leppänen
Joona 'natu' Leppänen
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
188
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Canada Matthew 'Sadokist' Trivett
Matthew 'Sadokist' Trivett
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.64
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.50
DPR:
0.88
APR:
0.00
#1
FalleN | 
Poland Snoozie1 
Nice
2018-11-16 12:38
Very nice
2018-11-16 12:39
#7
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World _EpiC_ 
Cool, in denial We're the cruel regulators smoking Cigaro, cigaro, cigar Cool, in denial We're the cruel regulators smoking Cigaro, cigaro, cigar
2018-11-16 12:39
we live in a society
2018-11-16 12:40
Natu wtf
2018-11-16 12:52
sorry man
2018-11-16 12:53
#12
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World _EpiC_ 
no ginger boi? nice
2018-11-16 12:40
#52
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Brazil Cariocazera 
change u name to "VerySOADGuy"
2018-11-16 13:16
My c**k is much bigger than yours
2018-11-16 13:38
#44
max | 
Sweden Unluko 
Joke event
2018-11-16 13:02
-pimp +anders
2018-11-16 13:30
#65
max | 
Sweden Unluko 
Anders as an analyst? Oh shit that was 4 words that start with an A
2018-11-16 13:37
Pog
2018-11-16 15:35
#90
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Australia BohemianJerry 
Anders "Oh no" Blumer
2018-11-16 15:53
ok
2018-11-16 12:38
Natu vanha konna
2018-11-16 12:38
#4
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Denmark Derige 
No anders?
2018-11-16 12:38
Same feelings
2018-11-16 12:40
Yeah Anders and moses should be there
2018-11-16 13:02
#48
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Denmark Derige 
Yep. But mostly i just wanted Anders because its in Denmark. I obviously dont know if he said no or if ESL never offered him a spot but i would have liked him here
2018-11-16 13:03
#123
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Denmark MeToxi 
+1
2018-11-28 23:10
#56
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Norway SystRay 
+1
2018-11-16 13:20
#6
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Greenland HLTV_LGBT 
very shit !
2018-11-16 12:39
#8
EliGE | 
United Kingdom sslemons 
Pimp again?!?!?
2018-11-16 12:39
Machine?
2018-11-16 12:40
:C hes the best
2018-11-16 12:40
+1
2018-11-16 12:41
Richie better
2018-11-16 14:31
#57
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Norway SystRay 
+1
2018-11-16 13:20
cmonBruh
2018-11-16 12:40
Bruh_soundeffect_2.mp3
2018-11-16 12:46
Pimp too much talk and boring
2018-11-16 12:43
#17
Zeus | 
CIS LRtx 
machine ????
2018-11-16 12:43
No machine again :(
2018-11-16 12:45
#19
valens | 
United States ImDefex 
Glad to see Harry doing some more T1 casting. Hugo... eh it could be worse
2018-11-16 12:45
-1000 I'd rather listen to a constant 15kHz sound than listen to him cast. Seriously if he's a their 2 caster then silence is tier 0
2018-11-16 12:51
#35
valens | 
United States ImDefex 
+1 for giving opinion -76 for dumbass content in said opinion
2018-11-16 12:54
+1 Henry is so bad
2018-11-16 13:53
#124
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Denmark MeToxi 
There's something about Hugo an Harry that just triggers me so bad. It's like they're pretending to notice everything and yet they keep making false statements about whats happening. Feels like they're not fully watching the games.
2018-11-28 23:14
#20
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Korea DadaDahyun 
Will there be a twitch stream ?
2018-11-16 12:45
#25
ropz | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
Facebook only :(
2018-11-16 12:50
Fake and gay
2018-11-16 12:54
#55
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Korea DadaDahyun 
guess I won't watch then
2018-11-16 13:19
#22
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World Tillt 
stop trying to make pimp happen, fastest instamute since semmler
2018-11-16 12:47
Justharry is there too so I'll have to mute the desk and half the games
2018-11-16 12:52
harry is good
2018-11-16 13:54
#23
Zeus | 
Finland Olter 
natu son of bitch you said no more traveling
2018-11-16 12:49
only henryg and sadokust good
2018-11-16 12:50
+1
2018-11-16 12:52
Stunna?
2018-11-16 12:54
no hes dmg autist
2018-11-16 15:18
#26
shox | 
Vietnam buai 
cmonBruh
2018-11-16 12:51
#29
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Europe Freeburger97 
where the fook is Anders
2018-11-16 12:52
#32
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Switzerland richco18 
hugo talks like he has frog in throat, pimp boring and says most obvious analysis, james banks is just odd in every way
2018-11-16 12:52
agreed but hugo is fine imo natu is also comparable to pimp as he has a pretty boring personality with zero interesting analysis. The desks nowadays are so fking boring, we have spunj whose probably the best analyst currently who has interesting good knowledge and interesting points but the rest are just boring and dry as fuck with no personality or anything interesting to say.
2018-11-16 13:02
#78
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Switzerland richco18 
well thorin adds banter but he triggers every sjw, machine adds mild banter and u can see they are friends. with james banks it feels like middleschool powerpoint presentation
2018-11-16 14:42
ideal desk for me: machine, thorin, spunj and seangares if there's 3 analysts. Say what you want about thorin but no one brings what he does to the desks.
2018-11-16 16:13
#94
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Switzerland richco18 
i totally agree with you man
2018-11-16 16:14
In every way? ^^ Care to explain.
2018-11-16 17:50
Pimp and natu are going to be the most boring duo Wont watch desk for a second
2018-11-16 12:53
If I hear "look at him go" again from those two potatoes I'll smash my tv. Bring moses and Anders instead.
2018-11-16 12:54
i really enjoy sadokist casting hes insane and has so much hype but on the other hand my second favorite duo is hugo and harry. anders alone isnt the same as it was with semmler
2018-11-16 12:58
Glad to see someone else appreciates Harry and Hugo, they're a lot of fun IMO.
2018-11-16 15:52
natu and pimp that's what I call a fking boring desk, shame spunj has to do it all on his own
2018-11-16 13:00
stupid pimp again.... ruining decent events once again
2018-11-16 13:01
best talents! gj! expected from esl pro league finals. so excited!
2018-11-16 13:02
#46
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Finland lasarus 
Natu <3
2018-11-16 13:03
#47
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Europe potatomato 
Pimp + natu , thats a big yikes from me dawg
2018-11-16 13:03
*insert whining about talent regardless who is working. Eventhough you really don't give a shit*
2018-11-16 13:04
#98
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Denmark pistolen 
I believe a lot of Danes would love Anders to be there.
2018-11-16 17:21
#50
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Finland Seppo71 
Natu :O
2018-11-16 13:07
#51
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Denmark @Fridzu 
gogo astralis
2018-11-16 13:13
Where is pansy scott 😣😣😣
2018-11-16 13:17
-hugo -natu
2018-11-16 13:19
#58
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Sweden Frothiny 
No not pimp
2018-11-16 13:24
#59
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Russia Sur10n 
nice
2018-11-16 13:26
why fucking banks, he sounds retarded, get ppl with normal fucking voices jesus fuck
2018-11-16 13:27
+1
2018-11-16 13:36
#97
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Denmark pistolen 
And Hugo lol
2018-11-16 17:20
LOL normal voices, I am sorry if you can't understand English well my friend, I can talk realllllyyy slowly if it helps you.
2018-11-16 17:48
He talks like a kid with down syndrome, cant rlly talk slower are with more slurring than fucking tard banks, but nt banks
2018-11-16 22:41
You just wrote so much shit you may as well just stop now, Half of what you said doesn't even make sense, no wonder you struggle to understand people. GL HF. Never forget - "cant rlly talk slower are with more slurring"
2018-11-17 00:00
oh for gods sake please no Hugo
2018-11-16 13:28
OJ Borg we will have a nice family show.
2018-11-16 13:42
#67
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Ukraine ksay 
chill stunna is hosting the desk so it's not gonna be boring despite natu and pimp
2018-11-16 13:49
Stunna desk host over machine ??? WTF
2018-11-16 13:53
stunna way better
2018-11-16 15:05
No pansy??????
2018-11-16 13:55
#72
shox | 
India iejesus 
ez for Henry
2018-11-16 14:04
Thanks god no thorin
2018-11-16 14:09
#74
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Netherlands isbleeding 
needs more Toldersma
2018-11-16 14:09
Flawless collection except James Banks. He's rarted
2018-11-16 14:25
Seems like that may be you my friend, just looking at your comments.
2018-11-16 17:52
There isn't a man worse in esports casting talent pool. By allah I can't believe I am saying this but even Rlewis and Thorin are better than you. Hell, I'd probably mute watch lunders and scrawny cast but I can't listen to a desk you're on. Fortunately, I can understand fluent russian so RuHub will save me this tournament.
2018-11-16 19:07
Please keep going LOL. Think you need to go get some psych help, mentally ill cretin.
2018-11-16 19:22
You have a job and a gig coming up. Why are you trying to stir up shit with a random anon user like me? In these times rife with social media justices you are risking goodwill by calling random people on the internet "cretin"? But then there's sadokist who called everyone a "nigger" on stream and still came back with a slap on his wrist and Thorin got away with calling Brazilians monkey so there's really nothing that can get you out of CS talent scene except actually having talent Shout out to main dude OnFireVince retiring due to politics while being top5 commentator in scene
2018-11-16 19:28
Yes, that is correct, it's on the announcement. You are complaining about what I called you yet people like you and others in the community give out a ton of shit on a regular basis with no real understanding of how much work goes into these things, the fact that people like me and the other talent work our asses off for chances like these, to break into bigger events which is so hard to do as the T1 guys who get more events, deservedly, but it becomes harder for us to improve, get more experience etc. Maybe people get sick and tired of it, I don't even get half the shit others do, by all means have your opinion but why the fuck should I put up with these kind of comments like "rarted"... when in real life and to someones face this would never fly. Thank god the majority of the community are normal human beings and understand how to interact.
2018-11-16 19:38
Look dude I respect a man's hustle and his creed as much as the man values himself. And you go get that bread bruh but this is a game I love and I am going to voice my opinion. My opinion is that stunna could've been a reporter and some other person could've hosted the desk. Maybe machine, redeye and scoots all are unavailable but in such a case, stunna can host and Josh Hart from ESL NY could be the Reporter. That dude straight up is fire. I do not think you are a good enough reporter or a desk host for even Tier 2 International LANs. Some like you that's why you got the job but I don't like you. And I will say it to your face any time since I am not afraid to get my teeth knocked out for voicing my opinion. You might beat my ass down considering I am borderline handicapped right now but I'll throw in a haymaker or two as well and that to me is a good enough price for my dental surgery
2018-11-16 19:45
Every one is entitled to their own opinion yours however is skewed drastically to the point where all your comments are like that of an angsty child. grow up. If you want to criticize some one bring facts not opinions no one wants to hear them.
2018-11-16 19:53
I love this game as well, it's been in my life since 2003 from player to journalist to where I am now. I don't mind your opinion on whether you want me to do the job or not, that is completely fine. It is HOW you went about saying your opinion. Defo don't need Redeye doing more CS events, Machine & Stunna are both great in their own unique ways. No one mentioned violence. I am trying to convey to you that saying to someone "hey man I ain't a fan of your work" w/e isn't bad, coming up on someone and calling them rarted, that is some bs that isn't how you would do things face to face.
2018-11-16 19:59
That is how I do things in real life face to face. I told my boss that I'd rather sleep in a gutter than work under a spineless git like him. That got me banned from College job drives and made me jobless and visaless. I wore shorts to a 3 piece suit party. I'll call anyone retarded to his face in real life. I don't give 2 shits
2018-11-16 20:04
Yikes.
2018-11-16 20:20
#77
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Canada zoumbadouCS 
No lurpis = great event Thank you.
2018-11-16 14:37
#79
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United States Bill_Bait 
Fucking pimp again
2018-11-16 14:54
Would prefer Anders + Moses over HenryG and Sado. They're kinda boring now tbh
2018-11-16 14:55
Thank god no anders and moses
2018-11-16 15:00
pimp is so boring
2018-11-16 15:04
Thorin about to spend a week tweeting about how bad everyone else is at casting just because he didnt get invited LUL
2018-11-16 15:09
very nice
2018-11-16 15:35
Why do they not invite Anders and Moses?
2018-11-16 15:35
#92
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Australia BohemianJerry 
Spunj is hired by Valve If it has a tier10 tournament like CEVO S79 he would be called lmao
2018-11-16 15:56
#96
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Denmark pistolen 
No Anders but Hugo and Harry????????? WTF???????? Im so dissapointed! Should i even buy tickets now?
2018-11-16 17:20
Pleased to be able to get involved in the finals, was an exciting season on the NA side of things, crazy unpredictable! :)
2018-11-16 18:00
sick lineup
2018-11-16 20:08
#112
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
here we go again, the cringe crew of "movember"... except hugo and banks
2018-11-16 20:15
#116
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Czech Republic PaYaB 
pimp again (puke)
2018-11-17 11:09
No MACHINE?
2018-11-17 15:43
#119
D0cC | 
Italy drkrios 
Machine?? He's the best host
2018-11-19 23:36
ANDERS :((
2018-11-27 23:44
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