BLAST Premier Spring Series talent revealed

BLAST has announced the talent lineup for the upcoming BLAST Premier Spring Series hosted in London.

The talent line-up for the event features a list of familiar faces, with Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat, who recently left the Overwatch League, kicking off 2020 as desk host. He will be joined by analysts Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill and Duncan "Thorin" Shields, the latter of whom recently announced that he will be working as Creative Director for the reportedly FACEIT-produced 'B site' league.

Casting will be brought by the iconic duos of Jason "moses" O'Toole & Anders "Anders" Blume and Canadians Conner "Scrawny" Girvan & Mohan "launders" Govindasamy, with James "BanKs" Banks rounding out the list as an interviewer.

Semmler will be hosting the desk in London

The BLAST Premier Spring Series will take place at the 3 Mills Studios in London between January 31 and February 16. The event will feature three groups of four teams duking it out in a best-of-three, GSL format. The top two contenders from each group will advance directly to the $750,000 Spring Finals, while the bottom two squads will join four teams in the Spring Showdown, fighting for $325,000 in prize money and two spots at the season finals.

Below is the full on-air list for the BLAST Premier Spring Series:

United States Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat — Desk host

Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill — Analyst
United Kingdom Duncan "Thorin" Shields — Analyst

Denmark Anders "Anders" Blume — Caster
United States Jason "moses" O'Toole — Caster
Canada Conner "Scrawny" Girvan — Caster
Canada Mohan "launders" Govindasamy — Caster

United Kingdom James "BanKs" Banks — Interviewer

United Kingdom Duncan 'Thorin' Shields
Duncan 'Thorin' Shields
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
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
United States Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
18
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
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
Canada Conner 'Scrawny' Girvan
Conner 'Scrawny' Girvan
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Canada Mohan 'launders' Govindasamy
Mohan 'launders' Govindasamy
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.76
APR:
0.13
United Kingdom James 'BanKs' Banks
James 'BanKs' Banks
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:
0.53
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.19
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
nice
2020-01-22 15:56
#10
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Morocco Op1xoN 
OK
2020-01-22 15:58
#49
fnx | 
Brazil Beicom 
f thorin
2020-01-22 16:47
semmler hype
2020-01-22 17:00
someone better screenshot this before he deletes
2020-01-23 04:39
#123
rain | 
United Kingdom Kaiiid 
how does him working for them mean he forgives him
2020-01-23 09:40
Point is still salient
2020-01-23 12:12
THOORIN POG
2020-01-22 16:30
KNG asked me to ask about thorin's boyfriend
2020-01-22 18:08
pog
2020-01-22 19:27
Blast = 💩 Thorin = 💩
2020-01-22 16:57
flag checks out
2020-01-22 19:27
#107
NEO | 
Norway Skuolfi 
Gotta love when Brazilians prove Thorins point.
2020-01-22 20:13
What is his point?
2020-01-22 20:43
lol
2020-01-23 17:05
#2
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Poland Mynameiskasto 
Cool
2020-01-22 15:56
noice mens
2020-01-22 15:57
#4
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Argentina lucas_7_94 
SEMMLER YESSS
2020-01-22 15:57
#73
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Other khorkalba 
The money grabbing cunt is only coming back to CS:GO because of exclusivity and franchising. He's as vile and as bad for CS as the owners of BLAST - so a perfect match.
2020-01-22 17:47
ok
2020-01-22 18:21
hes coming back cuz overwatch is going full retard and wants casters to travel every weekend to another location to play in some stupid arenas in teams home city, basically like nfl and nba concept.
2020-01-22 18:28
pretty sure CS has less money than overwatch, don't quote me on that tho
2020-01-22 19:28
#104
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Finland Unlukoisgay 
Kappa
2020-01-22 20:04
CS is struggling for sponsorships, Overwatch is full of em because they don't want to encourage 'terrorism and violence'
2020-01-22 23:46
changing where you work so you get better pay while coming back to the game that kickstarted your career, what a dumbass right??
2020-01-22 22:56
#134
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Other khorkalba 
Can you imagine Anders pulling a stunt like that? I can't - because he actually loves CS and would only jump ship if his family was facing financial ruin. Semmler is just a greedy sleazebag with no passion for the game.
2020-01-24 18:22
#6
ZywOo | 
France gamarin 
Love that Thorin is back on the whitelist. I watch desk when he's there
2020-01-22 15:57
#16
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Germany ToiletShitter 
No reason to watch the analysts else. All they do is talk about the same shit for 5 minutes and paraphrase what the other analyst said just before them. Thorin makes it funny.
2020-01-22 16:01
#19
ZywOo | 
France gamarin 
+1000
2020-01-22 16:03
#40
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Denmark Notallama 
Thorin doesn't only make it funny, he also echoes the thoughts of the fans in an analytical manner and understand the community. Sure, he might be a big manchild on Twitter, but I think it simply shows the overall community within CS journalism as there's just so many examples..
2020-01-22 16:34
#75
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United States novascape 
"man child" so yeah, basically the community personified jokes aside, youre 100% right
2020-01-22 17:53
#60
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Denmark Cleandog 
+1
2020-01-22 17:05
#42
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Sweden Fizze 
Thorin is a part of B-site aswell?
2020-01-22 16:39
#43
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Spain N0Love 
Yes but he said he would be open to have analyst roles in ESL and BLAST tournaments as well this year. I actually like it a lot.
2020-01-22 16:43
Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-01-22 16:58
#58
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France daruk 
poor life...
2020-01-22 17:02
#7
s1mple | 
Poland Roxin 
Thorin god tier analyst
2020-01-22 15:57
Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-01-22 16:58
cool
2020-01-22 15:57
Frankie retire?
2020-01-22 15:57
#30
gla1ve | 
Denmark Sebfom 
Nah, she is just too bad
2020-01-22 16:14
#82
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Chile cristiaan 
Kreygasm
2020-01-22 18:10
#11
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Netherlands meneertjesem 
+1 for Thorin
2020-01-22 15:59
#45
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Spain N0Love 
+1
2020-01-22 16:43
#59
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France daruk 
-9000
2020-01-22 17:02
#12
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United Kingdom Quicks 
Where is henryg?
2020-01-22 15:59
#14
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Brazil BRAZILIAN_ERA 
Indeed
2020-01-22 16:00
No henry'Oooooooooohhhhh'g dis time
2020-01-22 16:05
What a blunder, HenryG won't be there!
2020-01-22 16:08
lol +1
2020-01-22 16:09
#103
 | 
Brazil davidzor 
XD!
2020-01-22 19:52
#13
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United States Fitzy0 
Fantasy?
2020-01-22 15:59
Too early for fantasy for this tournament
2020-01-22 16:09
#111
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United States Fitzy0 
Im just wondering if theyll have one
2020-01-22 21:19
They probably will, because this tournament is much larger than a DH Open and DH Open's are getting fantasy
2020-01-23 07:50
#15
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France teror 
Thorin :)
2020-01-22 16:00
#17
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France DesmondHume 
No pimp so it s fine :)
2020-01-22 16:01
Pimp maybe got cancer :/
2020-01-22 16:04
#52
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France DesmondHume 
Seriously ? :/
2020-01-22 16:48
yeah he might. They don't know if it is cancer yet, they are still analyzing
2020-01-22 16:56
#66
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
Big yikes mens(( He said he'd be receiving his results next week a week ago, but hasn't tweeted in days 😬
2020-01-22 17:14
#79
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France DesmondHume 
wow feeIsbad, I didn't know :( wish him the best
2020-01-22 18:05
No pimp pog
2020-01-22 16:01
Pimp sick #21
2020-01-22 16:05
Oh fuck I forgot about that I feel bad about that
2020-01-22 17:32
Thoooooooooooooooorin*
2020-01-22 16:04
#23
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Korea f1are187 
Glitch?
2020-01-22 16:05
#25
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United States n0bodya 
thorinnnnnn
2020-01-22 16:07
#29
BnTeT | 
Indonesia lukerey 
Semmler + thorin. And my duo canadian <3 Finally some epic blast this year. Lets go OG!
2020-01-22 16:13
#31
gla1ve | 
Bolivia SamXD 
That some BIG CANADIAN BALLS!!!!!!!
2020-01-22 16:14
Ez4Throin
2020-01-22 16:15
#33
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Kazakhstan despard 
Semmler is back mens))
2020-01-22 16:16
#34
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Netherlands staticNL 
Great to see Semmler is back
2020-01-22 16:19
#35
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Denmark Jonasnhj 
Great fucking Talent!
2020-01-22 16:20
#36
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Indonesia rareguy 
no dig no fun
2020-01-22 16:24
#48
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Norway SpZ[9] 
agree
2020-01-22 16:44
#37
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
sick lineup, not gonna lie.
2020-01-22 16:26
#47
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Spain N0Love 
You aren't lying mens
2020-01-22 16:44
#61
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
I know mens
2020-01-22 17:10
United Kingdom Duncan "Thorin" Shields — Analyst :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2020-01-22 16:26
#41
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Algeria koba_12 
I miss semler as a caster
2020-01-22 16:35
Thorin at blast? Ahahah never saw that coming
2020-01-22 16:43
no love for harry and hugo? :((
2020-01-22 16:44
Thorin lmao what a snake
2020-01-22 16:47
+1
2020-01-22 18:07
semmler Pog
2020-01-22 16:48
pog
2020-01-22 17:10
#63
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North America KaitouKiddo 
Stunna 4 B site?
2020-01-22 17:10
#64
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Sweden deadvein 
finally no pimp, I hate that guy
2020-01-22 17:12
#71
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United States AlphaMaleHere 
he has cancer men
2020-01-22 17:45
#87
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Sweden deadvein 
no he doesn't
2020-01-22 18:31
#65
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United States Melanin807 
Pimp > Thorin
2020-01-22 17:14
#77
SS | 
Germany cya_in_10 
Hope. Its b8 Thorin way funnier and better entertainer While pimp always says the same with his **** voice
2020-01-22 18:01
Thorin pog
2020-01-22 17:18
What a way to start the year
2020-01-22 17:25
#69
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Denmark clutchkongen 
why do they bring thorin on, he has done nothing but shit talk on blast for the past year.
2020-01-22 17:32
Seems smart from their part, trying to get guy more on their side so he stops his ragging now that they have better format xddddddddd
2020-01-22 18:37
Thorin: fuck blast dogshit org Blast: *giving poor british man some money* Thorin: mhmph... its a pleasure to work with ya lads *slurp*
2020-01-22 17:47
flag checks out
2020-01-22 18:25
never said that i dislike him as an analyst or writer flag checks out 3Head
2020-01-23 13:11
Fire talent lineup
2020-01-22 17:48
#76
SS | 
Germany cya_in_10 
Thorin nice But all brazilians mad hahaha
2020-01-22 18:00
finally thorin and no pimp thank Mr Blast
2020-01-22 18:01
OK
2020-01-22 18:31
Conner "Scrawny" Girvan — Caster Mohan "launders" Govindasamy — Caster For fuck sake, I dont want to listen to moany and fucking flat
2020-01-22 18:35
#135
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Libya mithrin 
they are single handedly ruining this fucking tournament man...
2020-02-07 14:49
#91
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Bulgaria cuddleslut 
Where are the talents?
2020-01-22 18:38
#92
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Norway billson 
Nice to see Thorin back.
2020-01-22 18:44
+1
2020-01-22 19:37
Can’t wait to do my first BLAST event, on top of interviews I will be working with their amazing content team to produce extra, insightful and interesting content around the teams and players, taking on some of my ideas for us to get more during a broadcast! Very happy I get to do this in my home town!
2020-01-22 18:58
#97
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Other Mortal_Wombat 
best of luck, the new format looks really interesting. Looking forward to this!
2020-01-22 19:14
Best of luck for you James hope you can use all the ideas you want
2020-01-22 22:06
Thorins there yeeee
2020-01-22 19:01
Whoo no rusty Machine😂😂👌👌👌
2020-01-22 19:06
Yes finally a reason to watch the analyst deck
2020-01-22 19:09
#98
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Switzerland Sylleo 
Thorin's strat: lambaste a TO on social medias until the said TO hires you and buys your silence. gg tbh.
2020-01-22 19:15
No sadokist nice
2020-01-22 20:06
They bought Thoorin to shut up
2020-01-22 20:49
#110
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Finland J3bediah 
Now i have a reason to watch the analyst desk. No pimp, but Thorin <3
2020-01-22 21:06
Sick lineup!
2020-01-22 22:03
Based on his past statements: Thorin "twofaced" Toileto
2020-01-22 22:16
Yeah, Canada caster duo. Do it up... Sado is still my favourite, though.
2020-01-23 02:54
I am looking forward to Thorin! great lineup.
2020-01-23 13:59
cool
2020-01-23 16:54
#132
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Denmark Ken92 
Best Analyst desk ever. Thoorin and SpunJ can fire up that desk.
2020-01-23 19:46
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