StarLadder Major on-air team revealed
StarLadder has revealed the official English language broadcast team for the upcoming Counter-Strike Major.
James "BanKs" Banks and Sue "Smix" Lee will be conducting interviews, with the former making his Major debut. StarLadder went with the same trio of analysts from IEM Katowice, Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Jacob "Pimp" Winneche and Sean "seang@res" Gares.
Hugo Byron and Harry "JustHarry" Russell make their first appearance at a Major after helping to cover all the Berlin Minors. Other regular casters have returned, including the longtime duo of Daniel "ddk" Kapadia and James Bardolph, and the highly-popular Jason "moses" O'Toole and Anders "Anders" Blume combo.
Initially announced by StarLadder as a caster, Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett has clarified that he will be working as a desk host, confirming a Dexerto report that he was looking to split from his longtime commentary partner Henry "HenryG" Greer for the Major.
The StarLadder Major will kick off on Friday with the New Challengers Stage, the first of two stages that will be held at the Verti Music Hall. After the New Legends Stage, scheduled for August 28-September 1, the top eight sides will progress to the playoffs, taking place at the Mercedes-Benz Arena from September 5-8.
Below you can find the complete broadcast talent list for the StarLadder Major:
Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Stage Host / Desk Host
Alex "Machine" Richardson - Desk Host / Commentator
Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Desk Host
James "BanKs" Banks - Interviewer
Sue "Smix" Lee - Interviewer / Content Host
Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
Sean "seang@res" Gares - Analyst
Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Analyst
Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
Jason "moses" O'Toole - Commentator
Anders Blume - Commentator
James Bardolph - Commentator
Daniel "ddk" Kapadia - Commentator
Harry "JustHarry" Russell - Commentator
Hugo Byron - Commentator
Update: The story has been updated with information that Sadokist will be working as a desk host and not as a commentator as initially announced by StarLadder.