Talent lineup announced for "B Site" league

The broadcast team for the league tentatively named "B Site" has been announced.

A tweet from the Esports Championship Series (ECS) account revealed nine talent members that would take part in "a new CS:GO League" in March 2020, adding credence to an earlier report from DBLTAP that indicated that FACEIT would pull the plug on ECS and turn focus to producing B Site.

Notably, B Site's concurrent overlap with ESL Pro League means that the below talent members will not be a part of ESL's broadcast lineup for EPL, leaving many of CS:GO's most notable on-air talent already tied to one side of a tug-of-war between the two leagues.

The lineup features a number of familiar names, including that of Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat. While the announcement did not directly reference any roles for the talent members, Semmler has most recently taken charge of desk hosting at BLAST events, although he may opt for a different direction in the new league.

Anders, moses, and Semmler will all be a part of the B Site talent team

The analyst component of the desk will be headed up by Sean "seang@res" Gares and Duncan "Thorin" Shields, with the latter member also functioning as Creative Director for the league. Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles was also named as a "special guest", with the former Overwatch and League of Legends commentator also announcing that he would be both on-camera talent while "assisting with creative direction and production."

The commentary will be handled by two regular duos, with Anders "Anders" Blume and Jason "moses" O'Toole on one side and the quintessential FACEIT pairing of James "JZFB" Bardolph and Daniel "ddk" Kapadia on the other, while Freya Spiers rounds out the list.

The broadcast talent list for the B Site league looks as follows:

United States Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat
United States Sean "seang@res" Gares
United Kingdom Duncan "Thorin" Shields
United States Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles
United Kingdom Freya Spiers

Denmark Anders "Anders" Blume — Caster
United States Jason "moses" O'Toole — Caster
United Kingdom Daniel "ddk" Kapadia — Caster
United Kingdom James "JZFB" Bardolph — Caster

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 Kingdom James 'JZFB' Bardolph
James 'JZFB' Bardolph
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.52
Maps played:
12
KPR:
0.32
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.14
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
United Kingdom Daniel 'ddk' Kapadia
Daniel 'ddk' Kapadia
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.70
Maps played:
7
KPR:
0.54
DPR:
0.78
APR:
0.13
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
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
2020-01-23 03:22
talent announced but no teams announced LOL
2020-01-23 14:35
#182
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Netherlands zuzelmonster 
not a problem, enough time to announce the teams and its pretty fair to announce the talent first as nobody really cares and it only brings up the hype a bit more for the teams......not that im hyped for this but ya know what i mean.
2020-01-23 15:24
#202
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United Kingdom Newm1 
You should be pretty hyped. They have new analysis tech , new methods and its the only way orgs can be profitable and pay their players without making a loss
2020-01-24 10:14
#208
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Netherlands zuzelmonster 
i didn't know, thank you for telling me!
2020-01-24 14:39
#209
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United Kingdom Newm1 
You're welcome. The whole premise of it is an amazing idea, we just gotta hope the execution is good
2020-01-24 15:34
#200
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United States Insp1rer 
+1
2020-01-24 09:28
#201
valde | 
Denmark Bagjo 
“Well Lolled” mister Pro
2020-01-24 09:33
reported for autism
2020-01-24 12:57
#184
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Denmark Cleandog 
Strong
2020-01-23 16:30
Semmler Pog
2020-01-23 03:23
#5
coldzera | 
India YESHU 
HISTORY!!!
2020-01-23 03:23
Monte pog
2020-01-23 03:24
Monte Pog
2020-01-23 03:24
Semmler is back boizzzzz
2020-01-23 03:24
#26
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Brazil ZerongBr 
who is him?
2020-01-23 03:36
#31
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United States PsychoLogical 
Former LoL and OWL caster. Left LoL due to poor pay. And left OWL a while ago due to disagreements with how OWL was handled.
2020-01-23 03:43
#32
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Brazil ZerongBr 
ty man
2020-01-23 03:46
but he is such a treat for ears... and also so intelligent and insightful.... really happy to see him coming to csgo
2020-01-23 04:30
Is he good?
2020-01-23 05:55
#71
floppy | 
United States j_k 
very imo
2020-01-23 06:37
He's the goat in lol as a caster/analyst. Dont know owl at all, but I missed him immediately at ogn! Holy shit this is a super stacked desk!
2020-01-23 09:10
Hes one of the best imo
2020-01-23 10:20
yes.
2020-01-23 11:45
3 completely different games and as an analyzer does he have any experience or knowledge?
2020-01-23 14:11
#179
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Canada Matomoto 
My friends who watch a lot of OWL always complained about how he didn't know anything about OW, so perhaps lack of knowledge is his big weakness
2020-01-23 14:57
#181
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United States RULE34TRACER 
he was probably the most insightful caster in OWL and casted before the league even existed. Your friends must be talking bout someone else
2020-01-23 15:19
#191
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Canada Matomoto 
Oh shit, didn't realize that wasn't a reply to the "Semmler is back" comment. You're right, Monte is great; I thought Semmler was fine too, but my friends harshly disagree
2020-01-23 18:20
Si, but does Monte know anything about CS?
2020-01-24 00:08
#145
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Germany MackyGee 
Most famous german Streamer
2020-01-23 11:14
NO PIMP POG
2020-01-23 03:26
#146
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Germany Krygaz 
True
2020-01-23 11:27
#195
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World Gottasniff 
No pimp no hot dogs pog
2020-01-23 21:13
Lul site
2020-01-23 03:26
ACTUALLY REALLY GOOD WTF
2020-01-23 03:27
pog
2020-01-23 03:27
#15
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Australia |bruh| 
No spunj pepega
2020-01-23 03:28
Thank God. This mf tryed to destroy hltv. I want him to rotten.
2020-01-23 12:25
to rot* , sorry it had to be done :D
2020-01-24 18:38
#16
Ex6TenZ | 
Chile Zzalb 
Solid lineup tbh
2020-01-23 03:28
semmler Pog
2020-01-23 03:29
Moses finally has the resources to create all of that interesting Koosta content he wish he could have created during the NME era.
2020-01-23 03:29
sad no sadokist and HenryG but POG FOR SEMMLER AND MONTECRISTO also :crab: Pimp is gone :crab:
2020-01-23 03:29
I also like Henry and Sadokist. Let them be where they are, so we have good casters in both franchises
2020-01-23 14:39
Fair
2020-01-23 19:23
#21
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Brazil JMB_17 
NO SPUNJ THANK U
2020-01-23 03:29
#22
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Brazil JMB_17 
Had nothing against SPUNJ until he blocked me on Twitter .. lost all respect
2020-01-23 03:30
#35
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United States Frotha 
I don’t like spunJ in general
2020-01-23 03:55
#41
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Netherlands staticNL 
I think hes great
2020-01-23 04:20
#61
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Austria doMK0 
+1
2020-01-23 06:07
#23
valde | 
Denmark QBE_ 
Very good line-up!
2020-01-23 03:31
Ginger is eating good this year, BLAST and this league already, unexpected.
2020-01-23 03:36
lmao
2020-01-23 06:17
Might be able to afford heating aswell :()
2020-01-23 09:36
Moving to LA to avoid paying for heating Thorin 500IQ
2020-01-23 10:52
#27
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United States EmperorTrump 
Thanks for Thorin. I wouldn't even bother to watch this without Dunkan.
2020-01-23 03:38
y33t
2020-01-23 03:39
freya bestest
2020-01-23 03:40
+1 Best gal on esports
2020-01-23 12:26
#30
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United States WilsonDS 
Damn that's a really good lineup
2020-01-23 03:41
Bestered!
2020-01-23 03:50
#37
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Netherlands staticNL 
thats a sick line up. wouldve loved to see spunj there as well
2020-01-23 04:07
#43
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Netherlands staticNL 
Great to seem Semmler come back as well and Im very curious as to how Monte will be.
2020-01-23 04:21
#38
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United States jmarcelo 
nice
2020-01-23 04:09
Heard good things about Monte PogChamp
2020-01-23 04:16
#42
NiKo | 
Morocco royflord 
so excited mens))
2020-01-23 04:21
#46
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United States _ATaXiA_ 
-Seang@res +Machine
2020-01-23 04:31
+1
2020-01-23 12:27
#47
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Mexico MEXlCO 
lets fucking go thorin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2020-01-23 04:51
#48
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Canada tempOcs 
Wish they added Goldenboy or Sjokz tbh I enjoyed when they were in the CS:GO scene
2020-01-23 04:54
Can't imagine anything to go wrong when Daddy thorin is looking after this event. Gl to everyone.
2020-01-23 04:56
#50
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World Beard43 
Ahh, the B team.
2020-01-23 04:57
banger
2020-01-23 05:06
Nice to see thorin and no pimp at the events so far in 2020. Looking forward to Duncan for bad picks, but class entertainment!
2020-01-23 05:12
+1 fuck pimp. Complete idiot
2020-01-23 11:56
Make it +2
2020-01-23 14:38
Excited
2020-01-23 05:53
#58
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Sweden ConaN007 
Awesome to see Semmler again, only missing Spunj and this woud've been perfect
2020-01-23 05:59
#63
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Austria doMK0 
+1
2020-01-23 06:08
#59
ZywOo | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Nutty lineup tbh
2020-01-23 06:04
#66
RapeN | 
India Women 
No pimp 😍
2020-01-23 06:29
Well with that lineup, B-site wins. Just add spunj
2020-01-23 06:31
Esl probably threw big contract after him to stay Else what do they have? XD
2020-01-23 08:26
#69
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Czech Republic wonderhead 
So semmler is back to Cs now?
2020-01-23 06:34
-sgares +spunj
2020-01-23 06:35
#72
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Switzerland x676 
Thorin.... Hahahahahahahshaahahahs
2020-01-23 06:42
-JZFB +Bardolph
2020-01-23 07:04
#74
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Finland J3bediah 
Rip pimp
2020-01-23 07:34
Tier 1 talent Tier 2 teams
2020-01-23 07:42
#76
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France LeDiplomate 
Best talent for worst teams rip cs.
2020-01-23 07:51
It is called talent lineup, But where is the talent? Semmler as host. Good that this is a trash league, then I don't need to watch it.
2020-01-23 08:16
#90
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Finland 0lter 
lmao they literally have all the tier1 talent excluding spunj
2020-01-23 09:25
yeah Thorin and Semmler absolutly Tier 1. They are all trash
2020-01-23 09:26
#92
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Finland 0lter 
hahaha just because they have talent outside tier1 doesnt change the fact they have anders moses ddk jzfb and sean lmao who else is tier 1 in your opinion hahaha
2020-01-23 09:28
I said they are ALL trash. AAAAALLLLLLL CSGO has no tier 1 talent. You consider tier 1 to the guys that are the best of the worse but that dont make them to tier1.
2020-01-23 09:30
#97
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Finland 0lter 
haahahaha nvm you are just an autist
2020-01-23 09:30
you are obv Aerial. No IQ and blame others for being shit
2020-01-23 09:33
#102
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Finland 0lter 
why are you so angry? Mom took your candy or something?
2020-01-23 09:35
I am not angry. I am calm and said facts. You have obv mental issues. Go and see a doctor.
2020-01-23 09:36
#106
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Finland 0lter 
Says the guy whose mad at an event lmao seek help dude
2020-01-23 09:36
I am not mad about the event. It will die after 2 seasons. That u think it is better than EPL makes you clearly insane.
2020-01-23 09:38
#110
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Finland 0lter 
I said RIP EPL after talent lineup was revealed. Im sure the events games will be fine but the talent will be worse than this leagues and thats a fact. lmao you are a loonie dude
2020-01-23 09:41
Machine is best host you can get atm in csgo, also a good caster equal to Anders&Moses level. Spunj> B-Site analyst I see there no quality deficite at EPL. I hope ESL hire 2GD would be best EPL season ever.
2020-01-23 09:44
#115
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Finland 0lter 
hahahaha machine cant do everything bro and spunj alone is just boring if he has witty talent like thorin etc with him then hes good but he cant carry the analyst desk alone
2020-01-23 09:47
I see you have no clue about quality. I stop here.
2020-01-23 09:51
#119
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Finland 0lter 
hahahaha Dont worry bro machine will cast host analyze and spunj will do the same its 2 man lineup ez for EPL LUL
2020-01-23 09:52
You are saying facts even though all you've stated so far are opinions. Do you have any clear objective arguments to back it up?
2020-01-24 11:19
I can compare the casters to other games. If i watch Dota. They have one caster for hypes who speaks 300 words per minut if necessary. Also they have as co caster ex-pros/pros who are still play the game at pro competition level. IN csgo all analyst were never pros or 3-4 years ago and they were never good enough for tier 1 level. Also they didnt show that they are really smart. There is a big lack of quality in analyses and the casters have no clue how to transport feelings to the viewer.
2020-01-24 13:33
#141
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Ukraine ksay 
expected from s0mple fan
2020-01-23 10:29
No Fiff as an expert :( Oh wait...
2020-01-23 08:16
#79
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North America Boombl4_2Fat 
Let’s go liquid
2020-01-23 08:25
#81
b0RUP | 
Denmark Gryde 
no dazed :-(
2020-01-23 08:29
#82
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Switzerland naveJ 
they won vs BLAST atleast , they got scrawny and launders as main casters... I wanna die they havr the worst talent possible , atleast their desk is great
2020-01-23 08:31
#169
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United Kingdom abdojouma10 
They are not even competing against them man, and there is really not that big of a difference between them so you're just hating man. BTW, Anders and Moses are main casters for Blast, you didn't mention that did you
2020-01-23 13:37
#83
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Croatia Makz_CRO 
My boys ddk and Bardolph <3 SPUNJ is siding ESL I guess, that's too bad. Only decent talent over there.
2020-01-23 08:34
BEST TALENTS?
2020-01-23 08:57
#85
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
anders and moses have really plummeted into tier2 of casting talent, but other than that excellent line-up I wonder if it will have a russian stream and desk so i can avoid anders/moses.
2020-01-23 08:59
don't expect it. It is an NA franchise. They have no clue to give different languages streams. Other than ESL and Dreamhack.
2020-01-23 09:35
care...
2020-01-23 09:17
#88
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United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
I wonder how long until they regret appointing the autist as “creative director”.
2020-01-23 09:18
#89
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Finland 0lter 
RIP EPL.
2020-01-23 09:24
if you prefere loser csgo yes then u watch B-site
2020-01-23 09:28
#94
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Finland 0lter 
hahahaha fanboy much?
2020-01-23 09:28
all top teams play epl. Not even EG and Liquid join this crap league.
2020-01-23 09:31
#113
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Finland 0lter 
And how do you know all top teams play epl? Only a few teams have been announced
2020-01-23 09:44
When they don't play b-site then they play EPL. For EU teams joining the franchise makes so sense at all. -EPL is schedule around all ESL and Dreamhack events which are the most events of the years. -EPL has a better Image and the win mean sth to anyone who wants have prestige -EPL no entry fee EU has the most top teams. + S1mple and zywoo
2020-01-23 09:49
#118
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Finland 0lter 
So in essence your entire point is based around the idea EU teams wouldnt travel to NA. lmao
2020-01-23 09:51
-entry fee - leave EPL - CSGO main market is EU (even Valve said that cuz they demand that Major final is on EU primetime). players like Karrigan said the prestige is more important for him then any money and that is the mindset of the most succesful teams otherwise they would be paycheck thefts like many players in NA. There are more reasons to stay in EPl then to join this league. But u dont understand facts so go Aerial and try sth new.
2020-01-23 09:56
#121
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Finland 0lter 
Lmao nothing but conjecture. BTW people like travelling to US to play much more to do outside event
2020-01-23 09:57
Astralis said they want to cut travelling and what is closer? NA or London? You already lost by the reality delusional NA fanboi
2020-01-23 09:58
#126
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Finland 0lter 
again, nothing but conjecture, your entire argument is based off of nothing but your assumption teams are not willing to travel which is entirely unsubstantiated. You are speaking out of your ass fact is, as it stands Site b is seeming like the better league
2020-01-23 10:00
Why any EU team should pay 2 Million for worse tournament and more travelling? Astralis said it 5 times last year the travelling suck them out. So it is a fact. EU is the main makret for csgo. it is a fact. you have to pay entry fee is a fact ESL can and will probably prefere EPL teams for invites = to join the league make your team situation only worse when u are a top team.
2020-01-23 10:04
#130
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Finland 0lter 
"Astralis said it 5 times last year the travelling suck them out. So it is a fact." hahaha so you think they will stop travelling completely? what are you even trying to say here lmao also astralis also said they wont prioritize blast events... lmao
2020-01-23 10:06
They will go mainly on tournaments in EU cuz they can go back in a day and dont have to care about visa issues or jetlags.
2020-01-23 10:07
#134
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Finland 0lter 
"mainly" You are a moron.
2020-01-23 10:08
and you have no idea about logic thoughts
2020-01-23 10:08
i better watch high tier teams playing than high tier cast with low tier teams like geng mibr etc rip b site
2020-01-23 09:39
#111
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Finland 0lter 
Except the teams havent been even released yet so what you on about
2020-01-23 09:41
you know teams like c9, mibr will play there. That says all about the quality of the league.
2020-01-23 09:57
#125
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Finland 0lter 
And no doubt teams like sprout will play at EPL
2020-01-23 09:58
but MIBR is the top tier in b-site In EPL Astralis But I guess for you it the same quality of csgo.
2020-01-23 10:00
#128
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Finland 0lter 
"but MIBR is the top tier in b-site" Lmao says who? Astralis hasnt been confirmed for EPL either you are speaking out of your ass
2020-01-23 10:01
Again. Astralis will not join that league.
2020-01-23 10:06
#132
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Finland 0lter 
says who? Show me where they say they wont play b site league. protip: you cant
2020-01-23 10:06
Anyone with a smart brain will come to the same conclusion. The only reason to join the league would be if the main sponsor demands it.
2020-01-23 10:10
My love freya is there <3
2020-01-23 09:29
#112
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Finland 0lter 
true freya>all <3
2020-01-23 09:42
sick lineup
2020-01-23 09:32
Why not A site? They go Short all the time anyways. HOLD MID GREEN IDIOT
2020-01-23 09:36
Looks like theres pretty much noone left for esl
2020-01-23 09:37
#124
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Mongolia mugenluck 
+1 if you know how bad is thorin
2020-01-23 09:58
semmler thorin and monte on the desk ? Holyshit there is going to be serious banter
2020-01-23 10:21
No Frankie 0/8
2020-01-23 10:25
Freya is even prettier
2020-01-23 14:35
Tier 1 talent Other leagues already rekted
2020-01-23 10:48
good talent
2020-01-23 10:56
#147
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
expected
2020-01-23 11:32
Rip esl
2020-01-23 11:46
#151
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Hungary raffai 
Semmler POG Thorin POG
2020-01-23 12:05
Monte and Semmler Oog
2020-01-23 12:12
#153
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Finland Karppanator 
Actually great talent lineup with no real complaints at all! Great league!
2020-01-23 12:14
#154
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Finland IINomadll 
Semmler POG
2020-01-23 12:20
2 million for one spot fuck
2020-01-23 12:21
#159
f0rest | 
Argentina Nawll 
M OMEGALUL NTE
2020-01-23 12:28
I bet Eleague is crying right now because they miss the opportunity to make a Profitable league
2020-01-23 12:32
OMG Semmler!
2020-01-23 12:49
Oh... There's Thorin as well. Welp, guess you can't have the greats without failures
2020-01-23 13:15
Ugh... thorin is just a salty old man
2020-01-23 13:01
#163
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Sweden Akoulad 
The most ugly name for a league/team/anything lmao
2020-01-23 13:08
- Pimp + Semmler Best roster change ever!
2020-01-23 13:11
Well, I hope Pimp doesn't get into this someday
2020-01-23 13:16
#167
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Spain akproxx 
Semmler <3
2020-01-23 13:18
#168
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World breezy0 
all these people should be a ashamed for damaging the integrity and competitiveness of this game by working with this greedy company in their shit league.
2020-01-23 13:25
that's just the way it goes friend, big corporations bring the big bucks and as caster you can only join them if you wish to keep casting games and earning those coins.
2020-01-23 13:55
nice
2020-01-23 14:05
#173
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United States D0xx 
Monte!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2020-01-23 14:30
#178
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United States Bonger__ 
Semmler god
2020-01-23 14:40
Nice. Not bad at all. I am just curious about how UFC like this league will end up being, as Thorin really hyped it for me.
2020-01-23 15:15
#194
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World breezy0 
dude he just hypes it because he is in, if he wasn't in he would trash talk it 100%
2020-01-23 20:02
Lets hope it doesn't suck balls. semmler and Montecristo go where the money is so, MAYBE it is something big for CS
2020-01-24 04:46
#205
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World breezy0 
did you read? it's not something big because of contract restrictions. they are destroying the competitive scene by spliting it up like teams attending there can't attend esl events etc. it's super greedy and bad for the cs scene as a whole
2020-01-24 11:47
not esl events in general, just the pro league.
2020-01-24 19:00
What you just said is dumb and wrong. The more tournaments the better, what if they come up with a 500k or a million dollar event? The ESL event would be in needs of moving their schedule. Back in 1.6 there were times that major events happened at the same time one in America and the other in Asia. Serious teams flew to the biggest as usual. 250k majors are not optimal for the biggest game on Steam atm, we need something like LoL Worlds or The International
2020-01-25 15:17
#183
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United Kingdom KainZ 
POG
2020-01-23 15:28
#185
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Brazil lusketa 
great, but what about the teams?
2020-01-23 16:45
#186
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CIS Beastroo 
ESL better tbh. But having both such a blessed to csgo fans.
2020-01-23 17:06
#187
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India PARAG2900 
1st invite dignitas :P
2020-01-23 17:33
#188
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
blizzard leechers moved on when moneys out
2020-01-23 17:48
Thorin in Blast? Interesting lol
2020-01-23 17:50
wtf is thorin doing here??? real oxygen waste
2020-01-23 18:06
Why the fuck is semmler here? I d rather shop my ears off than listen to that buffoon.
2020-01-23 22:23
He's not casting, luckily
2020-01-27 21:35
No Pimp and no Spunj, amazing, i wish people would just forget they even exist, and just because Pimp is a cheap option, that doesn't mean it's a good one.
2020-01-24 10:24
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