ESL One: Road to Rio talent lineup announced

ESL has announced the on-air talent lineup for the first Regional Major Ranking event, ESL One: Road to Rio.

The talent who will bring you the action of the upcoming month-long Road to Rio will stay exactly the same from the recently-concluded ESL Pro League Season 11, during which two trios took turns covering the matches from ESL's Cologne studios.

It's unclear whether that format will remain, with Tres "⁠stunna⁠" Saranthus listed as a dedicated desk host, while the remaining quintet will be occupying the commentators' post: popular duos Alex "⁠Machine⁠" Richardson-Henry "⁠HenryG⁠" Greer and Hugo Byron-Harry "JustHarry" Russell, accompanied by Chad "⁠SPUNJ⁠" Burchill.

stunna will lead the desk during Road to Rio

ESL One: Road to Rio will as a whole run from April 22-May 17, with 56 teams playing across six regions (Europe, CIS, North America, South America, Asia, and Oceania). In all regions, a best-of-three, round-robin group stage will lead into a single-elimination playoffs bracket.

The event will offer a total of $255,000 in prizemoney and, as one of four qualifying tournaments for the ESL One Rio Major, up to 1600 points in the Regional Major Rankings.

The talent lineup for ESL One: Road to Rio looks as follows:

United States Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Desk host

United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson - Commentator
United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Commentator
United Kingdom Harry "JustHarry" Russell - Commentator
United Kingdom Hugo Byron - Commentator

Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
158
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
United Kingdom Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
14
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.70
United Kingdom Alex 'Machine' Richardson
Alex 'Machine' Richardson
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.58
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
amazing talent!
2020-04-18 14:40
21 replies
big win major
2020-04-18 14:41
10 replies
BIG will win the next 3 majors.
2020-04-18 14:41
6 replies
big major champion 2020-forever
2020-04-18 14:42
5 replies
big never won agaisnt mibr OMEGALUL
2020-04-18 15:59
4 replies
hltv.org/matches/2334604/big-vs-mibr-esl.. ??? typical brazil no brain
2020-04-18 18:11
3 replies
#134
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Brazil LiveBlast
How many Majors? Oh! OK
2020-04-18 21:04
2 replies
Ahhh! The good ole' how many majors excuse. ALooo, old lineup + new Made In Bathrooms roster has outdated IGL still.
2020-04-19 07:47
#155
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Poland suchycs
MIBR fan in 2k20
2020-04-19 15:19
#76
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Finland JooonsMO
+sadokist then im happy
2020-04-18 16:10
1 reply
Omg pls no... I loved him when he was into the the game etc., he was great, but in his latest events he was soooo washed up. I remember like at one of the events he was surprised to see new deagle animation after like a year of this being updated lol. His casting is filled with fake emotions. He was obviously doing it only for money lately.
2020-04-21 10:17
#131
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Brazil Ahab
typical german no brain
2020-04-18 20:26
#54
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Exactly same as in EPL. Though, I guess they are the best in business so..
2020-04-18 15:32
8 replies
#56
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Spain N0Love
Lol no they are not
2020-04-18 15:37
5 replies
#60
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Who is better? And plz don't say Thorin..
2020-04-18 15:39
4 replies
#64
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Slovakia SLAVak
Sadokist is also up there with the greats. But he's not casting a lot lately.
2020-04-18 15:46
2 replies
#77
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Finland JooonsMO
Sadokist is my favorite
2020-04-18 16:10
#97
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New Zealand ^Roo^
I thought he said he wasnt doing esl stuff after they shafted the other leagues and tournaments over with the whole exclusivity of only playing esl league for a large chunk of time. I could be wrong though
2020-04-18 16:54
#150
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Spain N0Love
Anders, Moses, Semler... I can't stand Machine overacting like he is witnessing history everytime he narrates a kill. And Hugo is a little bit like that also I'd rather hear Bardolph and DDK over Machine or Hugo... I don't have a problem with Henry or SpunJ though, or Stunna as desk host. And also Thorin is not a caster I'm talking about casters I generally don't care about analysts
2020-04-19 10:46
SPUNJ is one of the best, stunna too, the rest are alright I guess....FP has all the best talent barring SPUNJ without question.
2020-04-18 17:38
1 reply
Stunna is underrated as a match commentator, I would like him to do that more often. He actually has good jokes and is very knowledgeable of the game.
2020-04-18 19:18
Army bitch can suck my balls get a Marine in there.
2020-04-18 17:44
#2
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Brazil kurtsouza
nice
2020-04-18 14:40
me c ars
2020-04-18 14:40
#4
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Norway Shadowrake
no sado :(
2020-04-18 14:41
3 replies
yes no GOAT :( because hes probably in Canada during this pandemic
2020-04-18 14:42
2 replies
#22
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Norway Shadowrake
He might have quit, by the wording of this twitter post twitter.com/Sadokist/status/124954423137..
2020-04-18 14:47
1 reply
#6
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Sweden Lingon
Harry and Hugo are so underrated
2020-04-18 14:41
12 replies
+1
2020-04-18 14:42
1 reply
#20
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Macau Be_Happier
Rob4 Best journalist 🙂
2020-04-18 14:45
#19
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Netherlands toothpaste
Hugo sounds like he's chewing on his tongue when he talks
2020-04-18 14:44
+1
2020-04-18 14:45
+1 i like them more than anders/moses and bardolph/ddk
2020-04-18 14:54
3 replies
bardolph/ddk most overrated casters ever. Especially bardolph... so bad
2020-04-18 15:01
2 replies
#65
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Slovakia SLAVak
Tbh I like them the most.
2020-04-18 15:47
#83
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Germany yaGmi
wtf anders is the worst always screaming not cuz the play was good but cuz he want to make it cool and emotianol
2020-04-18 16:21
these two and scrawny+launders are amazing. These both should be given more chances.
2020-04-18 16:04
2 replies
Scrawny and launders are shit tbh
2020-04-19 12:18
Trueee i was so annoyed when i saw at the last major sado again instead of them
2020-04-21 10:19
+1 i love them
2020-04-21 10:18
nice
2020-04-18 14:41
expected
2020-04-18 14:41
why doesnt Stunna get to cast games too ? i would rather listen to him than Machine.
2020-04-18 14:42
8 replies
He casted all through epl
2020-04-18 14:44
1 reply
he was like Spunj in that trio where he wasnt the active speaker . I am talking about him being a full time caster
2020-04-18 14:52
Machine, SPUNJ and HenryG is lineup 1 Stunna, Harry and Hugo is lineup 2 At least that's how it was throughout latest EPL event
2020-04-18 14:47
1 reply
Machine was hosting the desk too in the event unlike here where only Stunna has been declared as such and Machine just as commentator
2020-04-18 14:53
he casted through EPL and he sucked.
2020-04-18 15:54
3 replies
i was gonna say bad things to you but i stopped after seeing your flair
2020-04-18 15:58
2 replies
did you watch EPL???
2020-04-18 16:36
1 reply
yes , not much
2020-04-18 16:40
Where are Thorins?
2020-04-18 14:43
10 replies
#29
bottle | 
Germany Azes
nobody likes Throin
2020-04-18 14:56
8 replies
#30
ZOREE | 
Finland Tiivi
+1
2020-04-18 14:57
+1
2020-04-18 15:02
+1 brazilian event
2020-04-18 15:23
+1
2020-04-18 15:27
i do
2020-04-18 16:19
2 replies
nt fake human
2020-04-18 22:42
1 reply
im a robot actually
2020-04-18 22:43
+1
2020-04-18 20:44
#59
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Let him cast that shitty Flashpoint of his.
2020-04-18 15:38
best team ever seen , peace !
2020-04-18 14:43
Wish we had Bardolph, but he is stuck with flashpoint I guess :/
2020-04-18 14:49
3 replies
bardolph will never join ESL. Just let him shit with faceit guys
2020-04-18 15:41
ESL cant pay ddk/black ddk. Real talents!!🔥🔥🔥 Fck this esl lmao rather check gotv
2020-04-18 16:16
Bardolph is shit,I want Moses and Anders but they're stuck in US so they can't go to the ESL studio in cologne
2020-04-18 22:43
nice team.
2020-04-18 14:52
Stunna spunj machine Hugo always delivers
2020-04-18 14:57
#34
N1K3RR | 
Finland sAA_
thank god fucking reatard semmler isnt here for his sake also :)
2020-04-18 15:02
1 reply
+1
2020-04-18 15:03
Hugo, Alex, Chad, Henry and Harry quite possibly the most white names possible
2020-04-18 15:03
2 replies
HAHAHAHAH so true 😂😂😂 U forgot to add british nerdvoices too
2020-04-18 16:17
1 reply
yeah :))
2020-04-18 19:49
les go SPUNJ
2020-04-18 15:03
#39
N1K3RR | 
Finland sAA_
bardolph should be here men :(
2020-04-18 15:04
annoying casters. Anders, Moses, Bardolph and DDK are the bestest
2020-04-18 15:05
2 replies
Don't forget sado
2020-04-19 12:20
1 reply
#156
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Estonia MorsAlbum
rofl this fucking retarded dog likes anders and moses, do u think he understands what quality is and would like sadokist?
2020-04-19 16:37
Surprise! The same talentless folks at the helm again n again no matter the organizer :d
2020-04-18 15:10
budget henryg lul
2020-04-18 15:17
#43
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Brazil bUg_hater
NO THORIN AND PIMP THANK GOD
2020-04-18 15:22
1 reply
#157
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Estonia MorsAlbum
NO ANDERS AND MOSES THANK GOD THANK ALLAH THANK BUDDHA THANK THE EGG DUDE FROM THAT RETARDED STORY THANK VISHNU i srsly cant watch any games where those 2 dogs cast and it pisses me off so fucking much if they end up casting a rly good match, i always just go to russian stream or even fuycking gaules. EVEN FUCKING GAULES RATHER THAN ANDERS
2020-04-19 16:38
no frankie = great lineup
2020-04-18 15:22
3 replies
#53
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Sweden OG_FANGAY
frinkie is hot af
2020-04-18 15:32
2 replies
#104
steel | 
Greece 1926
hell naw
2020-04-18 17:37
she ain't hot but she hella cute
2020-04-18 22:48
Noice realy like Stunna as desk host tons more than Alex sry brah it is what it is
2020-04-18 15:25
No thorin? What is this?
2020-04-18 15:30
2 replies
#50
N1K3RR | 
Finland sAA_
hes afraid of us
2020-04-18 15:30
1 reply
no lol
2020-04-20 02:57
Where's sadokist
2020-04-18 15:31
SPUNJ and Machine commentating Pepehands
2020-04-18 15:36
The boys are back in town! The boys are back in town!
2020-04-18 15:37
#58
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Czech Republic Rewask
machine and Spunj casting again...
2020-04-18 15:37
3 replies
and at a major? wtf are they thinking
2020-04-18 15:41
2 replies
#92
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United Kingdom StonkBonk
Not a major
2020-04-18 16:42
1 reply
oh shit it's just the qualifier ^^ thx
2020-04-18 18:03
Good talent, thank you.
2020-04-18 15:45
where's Pimp?? asked nobody.. LoL
2020-04-18 15:55
#68
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Poland hillock
Sadokist?:<<<
2020-04-18 15:56
Why no Anders and Moses?
2020-04-18 16:05
1 reply
probably they are stuck in the USA or where ever they cast Jokepoint
2020-04-18 17:57
#74
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Slovakia tenzen
Hugo and Harry OMG god help us :(
2020-04-18 16:08
Where is Thorin?
2020-04-18 16:09
2 replies
busy casting tier 3 events
2020-04-18 17:05
1 reply
Unlucky.
2020-04-19 02:19
ONE question. where did the toptier casters go??? Anders. Ddk. ???? This is just “lets talk every sec and fill it with random info that has nothin to do with the game / wrong analyses / personal life stories” From henrynub or machina lmao 😂😂🔥🔥 ESL too poor to pay real talents? HAH
2020-04-18 16:14
6 replies
#91
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United Kingdom StonkBonk
Flashpoint
2020-04-18 16:41
4 replies
And how bout finding new talents? Why are we getting to hear these washed up brits?😅😅
2020-04-18 16:46
3 replies
#94
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United Kingdom StonkBonk
I think they’re pretty good (Hugo and Harry especially are pretty underrated imo)
2020-04-18 16:47
2 replies
Agreed! Still they tend to change subject quite fast and speak rather annoying. I mean ddk and bardolph are super calm&collected and let u enjoy the game in all peace
2020-04-18 17:33
1 reply
bardolph garbage,Moses and Andres would be great but they're stuck in US so can't go to ESL studio in Germany
2020-04-18 22:52
HenryG caster of the year
2020-04-19 03:45
if this desk needs cocaine, i sure cna provide some. this is the cocaine desk.
2020-04-18 16:17
WHERE IS BABAM??
2020-04-18 16:25
1 reply
#86
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Denmark grindz
Who
2020-04-18 16:25
#85
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Denmark grindz
Pog best casters
2020-04-18 16:25
#87
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Lebanon Dogman69
nice talent
2020-04-18 16:26
it's nice that they didn't invited thorin
2020-04-18 16:26
Imma be real ESL has Flashpoint beat even in talent, which despite what thorin would have you believe, is boring and not the best in the game.
2020-04-18 16:51
1 reply
The problem with FP is, that anders, after like 1000 years in the game is as washed up like Semmler was when "he was bullied away" aka legitimately criticized for his bland and bad casting. Semmler is still the same Semmler Thorin could be replaced with a computer citing Liquipedia and making edgy remarks preinstalled. Bardolph drags DDK down. ESL has this small group rocking the house (when Stunna gets the fuck away from "analysing" or worse, "casting")
2020-04-18 17:48
Fantastic. Thanks for hiring Hugo again and ruining the official stream for everyone. Good job ESL. Get Harry paired up with Vince ASAP pls.
2020-04-18 16:54
expected
2020-04-18 16:56
i miss sadokist
2020-04-18 17:04
where is anders
2020-04-18 17:19
1 reply
Fight for his salary on jokepoint
2020-04-18 17:55
#103
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Greece 1926
oh my god not hugo and harry ffs
2020-04-18 17:36
Pfff Eleauge talent. No Moses, Semler, Anders, Bardolf, DDK... This whole esl vas flashpoint beef is sad.
2020-04-18 17:38
#107
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Russia MeowZer
No grills? :(
2020-04-18 17:40
1 reply
Girls are just for showing tits and ass while interviewing, there is no live interviews, no point in having them for ESL
2020-04-18 21:25
Shock horror ESL reveal the talent which is bound to the ORG and has purely worked ESL events for sometime now XDDDD
2020-04-18 17:47
1 reply
I mean they had to choose Jokepoint or ESL. The beta talents that never get a job on Tier 1 events joined jokepoint.
2020-04-18 17:54
This Harry voice is annoying. He sounds like a clown in a circus (no offence I really think a clown is casting and will make a joke every second)
2020-04-18 17:53
Nice to see Harry and Hugo get more and more hired for T1 events.
2020-04-18 17:55
1 reply
its the only guys left since flashpoint signed all talent.
2020-04-18 17:58
miss sado
2020-04-18 18:37
Where is pimp??
2020-04-18 18:45
my mans stunna
2020-04-18 19:48
#126
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Ukraine Najara
only white males - RACISTA! Where are womens and afroamericanmens?!
2020-04-18 19:48
1 reply
#129
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CIS cardison
name 1 active female commentator mens
2020-04-18 19:54
#128
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Czech Republic PaYaB
Anders, moses, ddk, bardolph and sadokist stuck in NA :(
2020-04-18 19:52
no sadoG :(((
2020-04-18 20:10
Where is sado?
2020-04-18 20:45
#135
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Macedonia MungosE
I'm just happy Pimp is not on the list
2020-04-18 21:18
sadokist rob4 pasha biceps
2020-04-18 22:48
i need sadokist
2020-04-18 23:59
Pimp Anders James
2020-04-19 05:41
Where is: pimp anders moses thorin ?
2020-04-19 08:14
HenryG and Machine + budget HenryG and Machine, No Sado no major mens
2020-04-19 18:44
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