StarSeries i-League Season 8 talent announced

A full talent lineup has been revealed for StarSeries i-League Season 8, including Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat who will be debuting after a break from casting CS:GO.

Thirteen individuals have been selected to present the finals of StarSeries i-League Season 8, held in Belek, Turkey on October 21-27. Hosting the analyst panels will be the duo of Tres "stunna" Saranthus and Alex "Machine" Richardson, joined by a rotation of of familiar analysts in Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Sean "seang@res" Gares, Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez and Jacob "Pimp" Winneche.

A total of six commentators will be covering matches as they are live, including Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat, who recently announced his return to casting CS:GO. Concluding the talent lineup is Pala Gilroy Sen, who will act the as the interviewer for the duration of the event.

Semmler will be casting in Belek

StarSeries i-League Season 8 will feature a $500,000 prize pool, with 16 teams contending for their fair share of the loot. Teams will scramble through double-elimination groups and playoffs in looks to strike glory, as well as $250,000 in prize money for first place.

Below is a full talent line-up for the event in Belek:

United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson — Desk host
United States Tres "stunna" Saranthus — Desk host

United Kingdom Pala "Pala" Gilroy Sen — Interviewer

Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill — Analyst
United States Sean Gares — Analyst
Switzerland Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez — Analyst
Denmark Jacob "Pimp" Winneche — Analyst

Denmark Anders Blume — Caster
United States Jason "moses" O'Toole — Caster
United States Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat — Caster
United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer — Caster
United Kingdom Harry "JustHarry" Russell — Caster
United Kingdom Hugo Byron — Caster

United States Auguste 'Semmler' Massonnat
Auguste 'Semmler' Massonnat
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
976
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
158
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.18
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
830
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Alex 'Machine' Richardson
Alex 'Machine' Richardson
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.04
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
United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
713
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
#1
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United Kingdom Dimwit 
nice
2019-10-15 18:01
#20
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Canada thelegend27 
smeler is bkack?
2019-10-15 18:05
#27
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North America ProudNAfan 
Good tier 2 tournament!
2019-10-15 18:06
#28
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Sweden Unluko 
Semmler
2019-10-15 18:06
#32
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Canada thelegend27 
smeller of what?
2019-10-15 18:08
EZ4FRENCHFROG
2019-10-15 19:22
#161
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
Maybe he'll move back to CS after Blizzard gave their asshole to the chinese government 🤔
2019-10-15 21:39
lmao make sense
2019-10-16 00:17
gg
2019-10-15 18:02
#3
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United States pes0man 
Semmler pogu
2019-10-15 18:02
:0
2019-10-15 18:05
xD
2019-10-15 20:57
#4
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United Kingdom @VOSSKi_tv 
henryG > semmler
2019-10-15 18:03
#42
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Brazil D1scharg4 
-1
2019-10-15 18:10
-1
2019-10-15 18:19
-1
2019-10-15 18:32
FLAG
2019-10-15 18:55
#103
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Ukraine zCainee 
everything checks out
2019-10-15 18:56
#109
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Europe Nomarosa 
get out
2019-10-15 19:01
#114
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United States K1NGKY 
-999999
2019-10-15 19:07
-1 but henryg is still good but not better than semmler
2019-10-15 20:09
-1
2019-10-15 20:28
#160
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Denmark Itaga 
-1
2019-10-15 21:39
+69
2019-10-16 00:17
#200
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Israel fvlion123 
henryg good but semmler gooder
2019-10-17 01:35
meller is bakk
2019-10-15 18:02
#14
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North America pureG0D 
merel
2019-10-15 18:04
#128
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Albania Edjon 
merkel
2019-10-15 19:58
#6
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Japan mameloff 
Welcome back home Semmler we are CS family
2019-10-15 18:02
#7
kNgV- | 
South America GrilO_O 
SEMMLER? <3
2019-10-15 18:02
#8
ScorpioN | 
Brazil MeineK 
NO SADORACIST
2019-10-15 18:02
only stupid people let racism affect them
2019-10-15 18:26
Nt Bulgaria
2019-10-15 18:32
shit tier username btw, all USA lineup on C9 won major
2019-10-15 20:00
fluke wins dont count
2019-10-15 20:38
they won a major. winning a major =/= fluke
2019-10-15 21:23
yeah so did gambit win a major and it was a fluke win, c9 faced g2 that was shit at the time and sk gaming that was already a shitshow on their road to finals, ending up playing against final melter fazeclan with fairly new roster.
2019-10-15 21:28
not a fluke, they're major champions
2019-10-15 21:43
fluke champions, deal with it, just happened to play on time when every team was trash and it was only reason both of those teams won.
2019-10-15 22:41
#204
shox | 
France DrKira 
Nice args
2019-10-21 08:03
Yes semmler!!! Also wtf stream b noobs here too?
2019-10-15 18:02
hugo and hairy best casters
2019-10-15 18:56
Wtf Harry and Hugo good casters
2019-10-15 19:02
#10
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Poland Lukovsky 
please no semmler omg NOT AGAIN
2019-10-15 18:02
#16
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Poland Szuster 
0/8
2019-10-15 18:05
#21
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United States 10YearBansRUs 
shut the fuck up
2019-10-15 18:05
#41
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
+1
2019-10-15 18:10
-1
2019-10-15 18:33
#96
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Sweden crittaN 
+1
2019-10-15 18:55
#129
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Albania Edjon 
-1
2019-10-15 19:58
-2
2019-10-15 20:03
#11
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Ukraine Luk1ng 
Jeez, did Semmler came back or what?
2019-10-15 18:03
#17
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France FrighTyyy 
yes, he announced it some time ago
2019-10-15 18:05
No crowd, so fucking idiot think
2019-10-15 18:04
#72
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
How can u Turks be so sure there will be no crowd ?
2019-10-15 18:27
#94
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Canada Michaelides 
Probably the location. Host it in Istanbul if you want some kind of crowd.
2019-10-15 18:53
#119
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France LeDiplomate 
Bcz no money to buy the tickets
2019-10-15 19:21
#156
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Turkey bernje 
0/8
2019-10-15 21:16
#170
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France LeDiplomate 
nt erdogan
2019-10-15 23:15
#184
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Turkey Slapdash 
if there was there would be tickets avaliable right? Also Belek is a vacation location like Mykonos or Malta, there is no big stage but lots of big hotels.
2019-10-16 01:23
#187
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
Thanks for the explanation
2019-10-16 03:22
#13
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Norway k3ron 
ANDERS & SEMMLER ARE BACK!
2019-10-15 18:04
No, Semmler is casting with Henry I think
2019-10-15 18:05
#22
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Nepal askyee 
henry is alone im sure it will be semmler + henry
2019-10-15 18:05
#24
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Norway k3ron 
Henry & Moses? Why not?
2019-10-15 18:06
#29
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Nepal askyee 
i dont think so
2019-10-15 18:06
#75
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
It's gotta be Anders and semmler and Henry and Moses
2019-10-15 18:28
+1 usually if ur using two casters it consists of one heavy sounded british + one light-toned englishman e.g. james bardolph (heavy) and ddk (light) henryg (heavy) and sadokist (light) anders (heavy) and semmler (light) henryg (heavy) and machine (light) pansy (heavy) and moses (light)
2019-10-16 00:25
+1 usually if ur using two casters it consists of one heavy sounded british + one light-toned englishman e.g. james bardolph (heavy) and ddk (light) henryg (heavy) and sadokist (light) anders (heavy) and semmler (light) henryg (heavy) and machine (light) pansy (heavy) and moses (light)
2019-10-16 00:25
pansy (heavy) lmao
2019-10-16 10:57
british is harder to understand lmao
2019-10-16 12:59
#15
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France FrighTyyy 
SEMMLER, OH YEAH
2019-10-15 18:04
#23
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Switzerland Indeon 
Replace pimp with gob b and we gucci
2019-10-15 18:06
#61
BDSM | 
Other HiddenUsr 
^This
2019-10-15 18:21
why tho, never understood why people dislike pimp so much. his analysts might be obvious for seasoned csgo player but the segment is targeted towards lower skilled audience and in that he is doing a great job.
2019-10-15 18:28
#112
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Denmark zorglubx 
Agreed, I tried to focus on him last time to see what people are on about. And honestly, he delivered and was good I think, also I think he has gotten better in the last year.
2019-10-15 19:05
#182
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Russia cuba_libre10 
dont like how he stumbles on his words and says stupid shit like "anyone with a brain will ...." when he is "analyzing". just not professional enough for me. Thats CS scene in general tho, ppl should have a look at LoL talent. Or even real sports commentators. I know games are for kids so casters gotta overhype everything, but there are some adults watching too, and sometimes i'd rather just have golf/nhl/nba/tennis/soccer-like casting rather than OMG HE GETS THE SPRAY as if thats a special thing to do
2019-10-16 01:13
well you certainly dont know how to run show business if those are your opinions. also in every sport you mentioned the most popular casters are the ones that can make you feel excited watching something.
2019-10-16 17:38
#25
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Turkey Enellys 
belek to lelek
2019-10-15 18:06
Lulquid and Asstralis missing
2019-10-15 18:06
#120
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France LeDiplomate 
U mean blastralis and chokequid
2019-10-15 19:22
#30
ZywOo | 
France Qaze 
SEMMLER Pog
2019-10-15 18:07
#31
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Germany Trax_ 
PALA PLS NOT
2019-10-15 18:07
#33
Lekr0 | 
Lithuania MRmobis 
Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat — Caster MY WEINER HARD AS A ROCK
2019-10-15 18:08
semmler !!!
2019-10-15 18:08
everything but pimp pls
2019-10-15 18:09
wheres the fucking frakie
2019-10-15 18:09
+1 bring Frankie with you and say the name of the hotel please
2019-10-15 18:11
#37
SPUNJ | 
Brazil FalKsCS 
DAD IS BACK POGGERS
2019-10-15 18:09
semmler, long we have waited for
2019-10-15 18:10
#39
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
Fucking hell, here comes the ultimate cringe. Thought we got rid of semmler for good.
2019-10-15 18:10
Semmler casting games before blast Copenhagen?
2019-10-15 18:10
ACTUAL POG
2019-10-15 18:10
#45
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Canada Michaelides 
Semmler let PagChomp
2019-10-15 18:13
#46
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Switzerland TyRRRR 
SEMMLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR FUCK YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
2019-10-15 18:13
POG
2019-10-15 18:15
#48
f0rest | 
Czech Republic Rodus 
Welcome back Semmler you sexy beast
2019-10-15 18:15
#49
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Asia tyrkjaranid 
SEMMLER POG
2019-10-15 18:16
SEMMLER! YES!
2019-10-15 18:16
#51
Lox | 
Russia Tsarevich 
Everyone is talking about Semmler But I'm excited for Pala aka Best interwiews
2019-10-15 18:17
#62
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Canada Michaelides 
If he could just slow down a little bit with some of the non-native English speakers
2019-10-15 18:21
+1
2019-10-17 08:37
Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat — Caster <3 <3 <3
2019-10-15 18:17
Pog
2019-10-15 18:17
#54
rain | 
United Kingdom Kaiiid 
I thought all starladder events had thorin in :/
2019-10-15 18:18
#55
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Brazil davidzor 
So happy seeing Semmler back again, finally he left that shitshow called Overwatch.
2019-10-15 18:19
nah its just off season :(
2019-10-15 18:26
#130
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Brazil davidzor 
Oh well. :(
2019-10-15 19:59
>Semmler MEGAGIGAULTRAOMEGAPAGCHOMP
2019-10-15 18:19
#58
oskar | 
Czech Republic Imicek 
Semmler :OOO
2019-10-15 18:19
#59
Sakura | 
Japan Ron1E 
Pog
2019-10-15 18:19
also Pala Zzzzzzz
2019-10-15 18:20
#63
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Belarus Brannigan 
The best! All here
2019-10-15 18:23
#64
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Spain akproxx 
ANDER + SEMMLER PLZ
2019-10-15 18:24
Semmler + Anders <3
2019-10-15 18:25
#66
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Turkey 0vercast 
it seems there will be more casters than crowd
2019-10-15 18:25
I AM FEELING THANK YOU
2019-10-15 18:26
SEMMLER!!!! <3333
2019-10-15 18:26
Nice choices :)
2019-10-15 18:27
OH SHIT MAN
2019-10-15 18:28
#76
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Australia closet 
anders and semmler please
2019-10-15 18:28
SEMMLER <3
2019-10-15 18:29
#78
kNgV- | 
Brazil YesxxZ 
Pansy😭
2019-10-15 18:29
#79
jhd | 
Finland JHdash77 
SEMMLERRRRRRRRR
2019-10-15 18:30
#81
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Sweden meistr0 
SEMMLER IS BACK <333333333333333
2019-10-15 18:32
#84
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United States Trump2020KAG 
SEEEEEMMMMMMMMM RIP sado
2019-10-15 18:34
What happened to Sadokist?
2019-10-15 18:34
#89
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Denmark d1ckweed 
On the desk/sideline reporting nowadays.
2019-10-15 18:41
after the "n" word got som penalties and smartly he stepped aside, it was this or back to "normal" job so yeh ez money as "deskhost"
2019-10-15 18:44
#99
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Canada Michaelides 
No, he decided to step down from casting for other reasons. Has nothing to do with the n-word situation. He did have another blunder at ESL One NY with that "because you're female, you win" thing.
2019-10-15 18:55
yeah but it all plays a share in this one............. he fucked up bigtime and i still dont know why esl/dh/TO hire him??!! i mean i have nothin against sado, hes quite funny but he fucked up so many times i still wonder why TO's hire him, same with the british "casters"...smh
2019-10-15 18:57
In contrast to players which you can easily find a new generation, casters are quite hard to find, moreover this is a fast-paced game which makes commentating even harder for new guys from non english country. Hugo and Harry were some of the new generation. Also Launders but I can't think of someone else.
2019-10-16 00:33
Tbh that triggered me a bit... I'm glad they gave the other guy things too, but let's be real, people have fought to have equal rights, and "just because you are a female" is unjustified..
2019-10-16 08:36
SEMMLERRRR
2019-10-15 18:39
#87
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France EyalSword 
Semmler 😁😁😁
2019-10-15 18:40
#88
NiKo | 
Turkey finwe 
No frankie? :(((
2019-10-15 18:40
#90
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Denmark d1ckweed 
Hope we see Anders and Semmler, not Semmler and Moses.
2019-10-15 18:42
they should've made MACHINE caster as well, like in dreamhack.... ♿ xDD get outta here starseries, fail lineup tbh, hugo harry henryg like wtf "ok"
2019-10-15 18:43
They're not bad actually lmao
2019-10-16 00:36
SEMMLER IS BACK BOIIIIIIIS
2019-10-15 18:50
INSANE
2019-10-15 18:54
#97
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Russia ToughGuy 
Pala omegalul
2019-10-15 18:55
#101
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
Semmler Pog Pala haHAA Pimp (puke)
2019-10-15 18:56
Antalya/Belek omegalul
2019-10-15 18:56
#105
sh1ro | 
Norway Viggo^^ 
I cant stand hugo and harry wtf get them out They dont belong in this god tier talent line up
2019-10-15 18:58
#106
tarik | 
Norway MD! 
No observers once again..... FFS starladder how many fuckin times do we have to teach you this lesson.
2019-10-15 18:58
#107
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
nice
2019-10-15 18:58
#108
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Brazil Charizaldo 
NOICE
2019-10-15 18:59
Thank you Semmler for coming back!
2019-10-15 19:02
Klass
2019-10-15 19:07
#115
s1mple | 
Lithuania Gigska 
sad that -sado again(( but very good to see pala .
2019-10-15 19:10
who cares
2019-10-15 19:12
starseries event without thorin wtf?
2019-10-15 19:16
#118
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Netherlands jonsve 
Pala cringe... Rip Sadokist career
2019-10-15 19:18
#123
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Europe unlukomaluko 
+1111111111
2019-10-15 19:27
#122
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Denmark valt3rr 
"Well that is what happens when you go around the corner, happy with one kill OH AND ANOTHER ONE AND THIRD. Happy could get them all here dupreeh is like swetting bullets AND HE GETS THE QUAD KILL AND THE ACE" semmler is god
2019-10-15 19:24
+1 DUUUUUUUPREEEEEHHHHH
2019-10-15 20:09
#146
cromen | 
Denmark ilnert 
I still remember I watched that incredible deagle ace live Oh boy cs in 2015 was so much better
2019-10-15 20:35
#124
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Europe unlukomaluko 
Not pala please
2019-10-15 19:28
I are no see Thorins :((( but welcome semmy
2019-10-15 19:29
annoying guy is back, if he wasnt duo casting with anders he would be unknown rn, 0 knowledge in csgo, annoying casting and yelling, repeats same sentence every time
2019-10-15 19:38
He’s much better and more pleasant than m0ses if you ask me
2019-10-15 20:08
his voice is fucking annoying and as i said his knowledge of game is at silver lever
2019-10-15 22:41
what? semmler was relevant way before anders
2019-10-15 20:23
ive never heard of him before until cs go came up and he started to cast alongside with anders and im into gaming since 2007, im just saying anders made him look better and cs go made him more relevant
2019-10-15 22:40
SEMMLER'S BACK!
2019-10-15 19:44
Good list but I would personally remove Pimp and Maniac
2019-10-15 20:07
#137
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Norway Warerks 
maniac is good wtf???
2019-10-15 20:10
Annoying just like Pimp for me
2019-10-15 20:33
#169
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Finland Vkims 
I would remove russia from world but cant get everything unfortunately :/
2019-10-15 23:03
Sadokist?
2019-10-15 20:11
#139
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Turkey i_eat_kebab 
No frankie No Party
2019-10-15 20:20
HE'S BACK
2019-10-15 20:23
#144
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
Pala is back!
2019-10-15 20:30
#168
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Finland Vkims 
Who?
2019-10-15 23:02
Pala "Pala" Gilroy Sen — Interviewer *-* Great guy
2019-10-15 20:29
#149
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Romania silksz12 
SEMMLER YOOOOOOOOO
2019-10-15 20:42
#150
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Brazil CaioOlive 
Semmler, Anders and Moses trio for the finals please
2019-10-15 20:48
#152
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Poland trollorowy 
no thorin waste 5/8 event
2019-10-15 20:50
#153
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Israel namiiat 
Semmler fuck yeah !
2019-10-15 20:55
SEMMLER POGGG
2019-10-15 20:58
#158
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Turkey trouble91 
Where is beauty? :'(
2019-10-15 21:25
#163
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Germany L1lK1M 
Always the same faces.. fuckin boring..
2019-10-15 22:05
Pimp.... ResidentSleeper
2019-10-15 22:56
#171
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Poland mtumee 
doing an event in a country carrying out a genocide LUL
2019-10-15 23:20
Thank the lord Machine isnt casting anymore.
2019-10-15 23:23
fuck cringler
2019-10-16 00:17
pala ..... pimp .... semmler, nice miss sadokist tho :/
2019-10-16 00:21
semmler pog
2019-10-16 00:58
Does anyone know where we could purchase the tickets for the event?
2019-10-16 01:16
Not only is Semmler back, but Machine isn't casting woooohoooo ... We just need Sadokist back now
2019-10-16 01:24
#190
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Latvia latvianguy 
Did he quit?
2019-10-16 10:48
I don't think he quit...but I guess he isn't going to be a part of the desk since Machine and Stunna have that covered..and as far as I'm aware he's not going to cast with HenryG (I don't know if something happened between them but that's the rumor)
2019-10-16 20:46
giff Sadokist please
2019-10-16 01:43
PogChamp
2019-10-16 09:06
Omg it’s smeller
2019-10-16 11:21
nice tier2 tournament hometown pogchamp
2019-10-16 11:42
semmler PogU
2019-10-16 14:14
#196
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
SEMMLER MY GOD
2019-10-16 15:28
anders and moses always the best <3
2019-10-16 17:52
SEMMLER AND ANDERS!!!!!!!!!! <3
2019-10-17 20:26
#203
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Europe xqt3r 
welcome back semmler ! one of the best !
2019-10-18 17:28
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