IEM Katowice talent revealed

ESL has announced the on-air crew for IEM Katowice 2020, which features many familiar faces.

The Katowice lineup will feature the likes of Tres "stunna" Saranthus on the desk, with the trio of Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Jacob "Pimp" Winneche and Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez breaking down the action alongside him as analysts, while three commentary duos will be talking us through the matches as casters.

Henry "HenryG" Greer & Alex "Machine" Richardson and Anders "Anders" Blume & Jason "moses" O'Toole will be on the commentary post for the main stream matches, with Jason Kaplan and Tom "Tombizz" Bissmire in charge of the secondary stream games.

SPUNJ will be on the desk in Katowice

Rounding the aforementioned talent is Oliver "OJ Borg" D'Anastasi as the stage host, while Frankie "Frankie" Ward will be interviewing the professionals as the sideline reporter.

IEM Katowice will take place from February 24 to March 1, where 16 teams will face off for the $500,000 prize pool, with the action culminating with a best-of-five grand final at the prestigious Spodek arena.

The full lineup for the tournament is:

United Kingdom OJ Borg - Stage Host
United Kingdom Frankie Ward - Sideline Reporter

United States Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Desk Host
Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
Denmark Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Analyst
Switzerland Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez - Analyst

United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson - Commentator
Denmark Anders Blume - Commentator
United States Jason "moses" O'Toole - Commentator
United States Jason Kaplan - Commentator
United Kingdom Tom "Tombizz" Bissmire - Commentator

United Kingdom Frankie 'Frankie' Ward
Frankie 'Frankie' Ward
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
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 Oliver 'OJ Borg' D'Anastasi
Oliver 'OJ Borg' D'Anastasi
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
United Kingdom Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
14
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
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
United Kingdom Tom 'Tombizz' Bissmire
Tom 'Tombizz' Bissmire
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
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
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
831
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
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
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
LETS GO!
2020-02-13 18:19
No sadokist?
2020-02-13 18:23
who cars about sadoKKKist
2020-02-13 18:25
no more nex full of sex mens(((
2020-02-13 18:31
#35
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Denmark potatomato 
WHERE WE GOING?
2020-02-13 18:37
#48
OK | 
Peru TheJuan 
To Poland!
2020-02-13 18:54
again???
2020-02-14 01:54
Where is Thorin my man?
2020-02-13 18:20
#7
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Czech Republic Xedys 
nt
2020-02-13 18:20
#61
rain | 
United Kingdom Kaiiid 
doubt he would get a job after flashpoint v esl pro league
2020-02-13 19:35
+1
2020-02-13 19:44
anders and moses are also team flashpoint and carmac said they are still plan to hire him and other flashpoint guys. since the hired anders and moses for this, he didnt lie
2020-02-14 09:00
He will be at Cologne for sure. Maybe less ESL events than before but not at none
2020-02-14 12:49
he refuses to work with ESL after their EPL s11 fuck up
2020-02-13 20:56
#79
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Czech Republic Xedys 
What happened?
2020-02-13 21:28
The way the cut all the teams. Hes personally boycotting them
2020-02-13 21:29
#83
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Czech Republic Xedys 
Ok
2020-02-13 21:30
#114
chrisJ | 
Poland Chiirs 
He isn't boycotting them. He has senior role in Flashpoint.
2020-02-14 12:06
He could still attend the events but made it known he was personally not attending ESL hosted events for this reason. Hes stated it numerous times that due to the way EPL was handled, he will no longer take work from them.
2020-02-14 15:13
#85
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Brazil davidzor 
He doesn't go to Poland in a long time dude.
2020-02-13 21:43
nice
2020-02-13 18:20
#4
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Czech Republic Xedys 
Banger
2020-02-13 18:20
#5
jks | 
United States Mirbo1 
Good
2020-02-13 18:20
#6
chrisJ | 
United Kingdom snekky 
very excited for this event
2020-02-13 18:20
HENRYG BEST CASTER EVERRR
2020-02-13 18:20
#9
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Russia ToughGuy 
nice
2020-02-13 18:20
Pimp 😖🤢🤢🤢🤮🤮🤮😣
2020-02-13 18:21
At least he doesn't cast
2020-02-13 18:26
#69
RapeN | 
India Women 
That's the only positive I guess. Better to have to mute analysts than the game.
2020-02-13 20:00
Otherwise the whole viewing experience would've been destroyed
2020-02-13 20:17
#56
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Denmark Ulver 
Another event ruined :(
2020-02-13 19:09
2 things bad about this event. First is retarded death group A and second pimp
2020-02-13 20:24
wats wrong with pimp lol
2020-02-14 13:54
#11
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Poland dreamShow 
MANIAC
2020-02-13 18:20
#36
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France DesmondHume 
best analyst
2020-02-13 18:38
Are they gonna play with masks?
2020-02-13 18:21
#13
flusha | 
Japan DvKDvK 
Nice talent! Only it's time for better analysts... SpunJ is the only one I like.
2020-02-13 18:21
#72
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Switzerland BottomFragger 
Might be some bias but I kind of like Maniac, however he only works well when paired with someone like Thorin. Thorin is not there for obvious reasons, would've liked go see seangares at the desk though.
2020-02-13 20:49
#14
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Europe marQQs 
How to ruin every second between the matches? Add Pimp to the desk
2020-02-13 18:22
#54
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Sweden deadvein 
+100000000
2020-02-13 19:06
+69
2020-02-13 23:47
not having a certain ginger in the talent pool makes the tournament so much more watchable. i can finally not mute the whole desk segment
2020-02-13 18:22
#21
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World Notb8ing 
Luckily for u seems he has quit working with ESL now :D
2020-02-13 18:25
god bless, my man
2020-02-13 18:30
#89
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World Beard43 
+1
2020-02-13 22:18
#16
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Estonia Nap0le0n 
Sick tournament
2020-02-13 18:23
Pimp😍🥰 Lovely guy, brilliant analysis
2020-02-13 18:24
#30
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United States 10YearBansRUs 
up fuck shut the
2020-02-13 18:31
#43
zews | 
Brazil wIDt 
Kinda like his analyses too. Its missing Sean Gares um this line up. Well at least no Thorin is always a good news.
2020-02-13 18:47
+1 Thorin gey
2020-02-13 19:43
#20
Asuna | 
United States bxteme 
Where am i
2020-02-13 18:25
#22
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Turkey mbee 
HenryG-Machine.. Best duo ever..
2020-02-13 18:25
ya..they are the best to listen to....
2020-02-13 19:35
#24
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Poland CherryCz0pek 
Ehh... no Sado :/
2020-02-13 18:28
#25
yes | 
France FanchD 
OJ BORG BEST
2020-02-13 18:28
sadokist is better all
2020-02-13 18:28
hype
2020-02-13 18:31
#31
autist | 
Albania fw5151 
OJ BORG PogChamp
2020-02-13 18:31
no metuz?
2020-02-13 18:34
Invite thoorin not pimp
2020-02-13 18:35
event in poorland, no way. plus its esl, theyre not gonna work together for the foreseeable future.
2020-02-13 18:38
the fuck is the reasoning behind bringing in jason kaplan pls cs has plenty casters that are as good as him, endemic, and know and love the game on top of it. no reason to bring him in i dont think. now adding "foreign" analysts on the other hand, that would be an idea. pimp is aids and maniac is vanilla as fuck.
2020-02-13 18:37
#57
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Slovakia SLAVak 
Maniac is still better than pimp. They should've -pimp and +seang@res.
2020-02-13 19:18
No Thorin, no Sadokist? Gtfo
2020-02-13 18:38
nice, feminist frankie hired again
2020-02-13 18:39
-pimp +thorin
2020-02-13 18:40
#41
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Europe Markss 
Stop picking pimp ffs, he can't even speak properly. Just get thorin
2020-02-13 18:43
Thorin doesnt even know half the tier 1 teams now because he is knee deep in the flashpoint league. :>
2020-02-13 18:48
#42
Sico | 
Ukraine Xe0m 
WHERE IS DDK?
2020-02-13 18:44
No Thorin. No Party.
2020-02-13 18:50
No thorin no desk Only one who actually knows something about cs go
2020-02-13 18:50
thx, cya in the russian stream that is slightly more bearable
2020-02-13 18:51
No bardolph do party
2020-02-13 18:58
#50
broky | 
Sweden Cadde 
Pimp*** the most punchble dude in the world
2020-02-13 19:00
Good choice fuck Thorin
2020-02-13 19:00
machine Pog
2020-02-13 19:04
#53
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Sweden deadvein 
Not Pimp omg fucking hate him
2020-02-13 19:05
I are no see thorins
2020-02-13 19:09
#59
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France Malo0o 
no sadokist no major
2020-02-13 19:34
wvrwy good!!
2020-02-13 19:38
OJ borg oofe
2020-02-13 19:40
ty 4 frankie
2020-02-13 19:45
why Anders dont add Anders "Anders" Blume alrdy xD
2020-02-13 19:48
Pimp 😖🤢🤢🤢🤮🤮🤮😣
2020-02-13 19:50
#73
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United States WelderBurger 
Yay no launders. He's the worst.
2020-02-13 20:52
#75
KRIMZ | 
World KOBEnade 
Spandex wearing hotdog vendor back again!
2020-02-13 21:05
#76
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Germany ToiletShitter 
Tier 5 talent as usual from Esel
2020-02-13 21:10
#106
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Austria doMK0 
Nice try
2020-02-14 05:31
#77
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World breezy0 
why people hate on pimp? yeah he has some accent but so what, everyone of us has accent when speaking english i don't really care at all.. he gives a lot of insight to the viewers other casters couldn't because they haven't played on pro level (or sometimes don't even play the game at all), he just knows how things work. thumbs up for pimp!
2020-02-13 21:20
he does give good analysis but his accent is just so grating to listen to you don’t wanna listen to it
2020-02-13 21:40
#86
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World breezy0 
people from europe really shouldn't complain. if you play games here you hear people with 50 different accents all the time, i don't know why they are crying because of pimp. also native english speakers should have some indulgence, at least he learned to speak your language.
2020-02-13 21:45
I appreciate learning a language is hard, however since the broadcast is for an English audience it’s something that is important. The fact he says annoying things doesn’t help, accent or no.
2020-02-14 01:09
#87
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Serbia DjapeZ 
+1
2020-02-13 22:12
#90
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World Beard43 
+1 except I prefer him as an analyst (which he is here) because his insight is worthwhile, I don't rate him as a caster.
2020-02-13 22:22
+ for pimp
2020-02-14 09:34
#78
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India Bhookhiatma 
Where is sadokist
2020-02-13 21:27
#81
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
nice, worst analyst line-up possible, i'll get to have more breaks
2020-02-13 21:29
Noob snowflakes hating on Thorin. Git gud plebs
2020-02-13 21:30
#88
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Serbia DjapeZ 
No Scrawny and launders, best duo for sure :(
2020-02-13 22:16
#91
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World Beard43 
Solid lineup, this is gonna be a great tournament with good talent and all of the top 12 teams attending.
2020-02-13 22:24
please remove Pimp
2020-02-13 22:25
pimp? why? does this guy have dirt on someone or something? how does he keep getting jobs? he's hard to listen to and opinionated in a non interesting way. also, frankie? ill never forget how she fucked up the map when questioning jw over their dh masters win. you had one job!
2020-02-13 22:37
he's much cheaper than other talents, it's the only reason he keeps getting hired
2020-02-13 23:49
No offense but tombizzz isn't good and kaplan brings nothing to the table imho. Boring casting without any in-depth touch...
2020-02-13 22:37
#98
Happy | 
Russia Jovik! 
If only there was Thorin... Oh, one can dream.
2020-02-14 00:59
he will never go to poland
2020-02-14 01:00
Where is Thorin???? Perfect event for him to attend.
2020-02-14 01:06
#103
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United States Freakmode 
[]D [] []V[] []D
2020-02-14 01:58
#104
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France Uexo 
No Thorin and Maniac is here good event :)
2020-02-14 02:27
#105
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Israel OKOptimistic 
no Black DDK & DDK no party
2020-02-14 03:21
How is this machine a commentator???🤦🏽‍♂️ SMH LuL henryg??? Wheres like toptier casters like ddk/black ddk😫😫😪
2020-02-14 08:01
#108
NiKo | 
United States hawrU 
Is there any polish player in all the teams competing there?
2020-02-14 08:01
GROUP A = TIER1 GROUP B = TIERSH1T
2020-02-14 09:00
#111
cyx | 
South Africa bonkaz 
pimp... meh.
2020-02-14 09:04
#112
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Austria gex0r 
all damn fine except... f***ing Pimp!!!!! whyyyy
2020-02-14 09:28
#117
ScreaM | 
Algeria RiZeCS 
Frankie is bae
2020-02-14 14:30
Who in their right mind would pick Pimp or maniac over Thorin?
2020-02-19 12:09
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