BLAST Premier Fall Showdown talent announced

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown will have the same eight-person broadcast crew that brought the Fall Series to life.

BLAST has announced the team of talent that will guide viewers through BLAST Premier Fall Showdown on November 24-29, the 16-team tournament acting as a last-chance qualifier for the Fall Finals.

The crew will be the same that that worked the recent BLAST Premier Fall Series, which includes James "⁠BanKs⁠" Banks hosting the desk, flanked by Jacob "⁠Pimp⁠" Winneche and Mathieu "⁠Maniac⁠" Quiquerez analyzing the matches played in the tournament's single-elimination bracket, as well as Freya Spiers on interviewing duties.

Bringing the action live from inside the server will once again be the Canadian duo formed by Conner "⁠Scrawny⁠" Girvan and Mohan "⁠launders⁠" Govindasamy as well as veterans Anders "⁠Anders⁠" Blume and Auguste "⁠Semmler⁠" Massonnat.

Scrawny and launders will be one of the Fall Showdown casting duos

The BLAST Premier Fall Showdown follows the recently concluded Fall Series, giving the eight bottom teams from the aforementioned tournament a second chance to make it to the season's finale, the BLAST Premier Fall Finals, as they face off against each other and eight challenging teams that were invited or made their way through qualifiers.

The opening matches include a CIS derby between Virtus.pro and Spirit, as well as Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David's FaZe playing MIBR in the sixteen-team single elimination bracket that will give the two top teams spots in the Fall Finals.

The full Fall Showdown talent lineup is the following:

United Kingdom James "⁠BanKs⁠" Banks - Host

United Kingdom Freya Spiers - Interviewer

Denmark Jacob "⁠Pimp⁠" Winneche - Analyst
Switzerland Mathieu "⁠Maniac⁠" Quiquerez - Analyst

Canada Conner "⁠Scrawny⁠" Girvan - Commentator
Canada Mohan "⁠launders⁠" Govindasamy - Commentator
United States Auguste "⁠Semmler⁠" Massonnat - Commentator
Denmark Anders "⁠Anders⁠" Blume - Commentator

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1278
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
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:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
976
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Canada Conner 'Scrawny' Girvan
Conner 'Scrawny' Girvan
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
837
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
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
Semmler, POG
2020-11-17 15:20
6 replies
#6
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United States ShawnM
good talent let's go
2020-11-17 15:21
1 reply
#95
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Spain N0Love
+1 2 best caster duos for me right now in the scene
2020-11-18 09:58
where is GOAT Sadokist..
2020-11-17 15:23
2 replies
Having fun outside of CS, can't blame him.
2020-11-17 15:34
calling people ******
2020-11-17 17:13
overrated
2020-11-17 15:43
Ty for no JustHarry,Hugo and Frankie
2020-11-17 15:20
20 replies
YES today I am thankful to god
2020-11-17 15:22
#12
fl0m | 
Norway MarsPi
Frankie meh, Hugo meh, but harry is kinda nice, I love his personality and his energy.
2020-11-17 15:24
8 replies
being a host during online events is kinda scuffed
2020-11-17 15:59
1 reply
true
2020-11-18 16:01
i prefer hugo over harry, I feel like maybe both could shine better paired with other casters, they do this weird thing during matches all the time where one will just do all the talking and the other wont say a word for a round or two, usually harry is the quiet one. Like they dont go as back and forth with each other as much as spunj/machine and anders/semmler, even anders casting with youm3 the other day I thought was really good. It just feels very awkward to listen to them sometimes because what I just said, even sometimes stunna chimes in to bail them out when both of them seem to go mute for no reason at all
2020-11-18 00:35
5 replies
you mean hawka right? not youm3
2020-11-18 10:35
2 replies
hawka was on the desk, youm3 casted with anders
2020-11-18 16:02
1 reply
yea, I think hawka casted with semmler one BO3, which i also thought was really good, and hawkas casting with james has been really good too
2020-11-18 20:37
launders and scrawny are the goats imo
2020-11-18 16:03
1 reply
yea theyre really good, I'm probably biased being Canadian but its really cool to see a Canadian duo commentating
2020-11-18 20:40
Harry and hugo 1000 times better than launders. I have never heard caster as bad as launders like wtf why people like him? He dont even know how to cast intenese situations and he is so fucking boring.
2020-11-17 17:57
6 replies
He is the analyst of a caster pair, not the hypeman. Check out his youtube channel to see just how much prep he does. Man's a legend with his deemos
2020-11-17 18:03
3 replies
Another day another deemo
2020-11-17 19:51
+1 i didn't like launders at the first time but his youtube deeemo changed my mind
2020-11-18 02:29
+1 time for more deemos
2020-11-18 05:48
you have scrawny for the hype, thats why they are good duo, in this online era anders and co dont bother hyping too so its pretty much the same
2020-11-17 18:08
I like launders a lot, dont really understand why you dislike him
2020-11-18 05:49
#80
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Afghanistan Sam1G
I'd rather go deaf than hearing JustHarry,Hugo and scrawny, insta mute for me when i hear'em
2020-11-18 04:48
1 reply
Yeah you're probably too dumb to realise their talent. Harry and Hugo are great. Especially when they are with trace, it's hilarious. And launders and scrawny aren't funny but they are good wordsmiths with a nice read of the game and nice hyping. It's insane how much shit the dumb non English speaking community talk about the insane csgo talent line up. I bet you rate someone like pimp who's probably the worst Caster of the list just because he's an ex pro
2020-11-18 14:21
I honestly think they work kinda great. they offer a breath of fresh air after hearing machine and spunj talking all day
2020-11-18 09:20
#3
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Argentina Lukem_Fan
Nice
2020-11-17 15:21
#4
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United Kingdom reesco
nice
2020-11-17 15:21
Launders goat
2020-11-17 15:21
5 replies
#13
fl0m | 
Norway MarsPi
What's popular youtube!
2020-11-17 15:24
3 replies
#14
fl0m | 
Norway MarsPi
Another day, another diiiimooo
2020-11-17 15:25
2 replies
*proceed to make an intro for 10 minutes*
2020-11-18 02:30
1 reply
lmao, kinda chill tho, feels like a podcast, and I can say I've listened to alot of those during this lockdown period
2020-11-18 16:04
+1
2020-11-18 05:56
#7
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Canada Droidd
Lets go launders and pimp
2020-11-17 15:22
cool
2020-11-17 15:22
anders and semmler.... talent saved
2020-11-17 15:23
1 reply
I are agree
2020-11-19 09:02
Always good to see Semmler & Anders, less excited about pimp.
2020-11-17 15:26
4 replies
#26
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Sweden crittaN
Im just glad hes not casting. Think hes decent as an analyst but cant stand his casting
2020-11-17 15:54
3 replies
#98
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Lithuania marusgg
more like can't stand him in general mens
2020-11-18 11:05
2 replies
#105
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Sweden crittaN
Why not?
2020-11-18 12:58
1 reply
#106
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Lithuania marusgg
cause he's very cocky but doesn't have the knowledge to back it up. And imo most of the time what he says is not right. Also he's cringey I like to think that he is the aliexpress version of thorin
2020-11-18 13:35
#16
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Poland SebL
There are no good events without Thorin in it.
2020-11-17 15:26
12 replies
Not as spicy lul
2020-11-17 15:35
1 reply
#41
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Poland SebL
Defienietly.
2020-11-17 17:10
+1 he says the things how it really is and don’t sugarcoat it. Occasionally throws a good joke or two also.
2020-11-17 20:22
1 reply
#66
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Poland SebL
Really funny guy, I like him a lot.
2020-11-17 23:30
Flag doesn't check out
2020-11-17 21:35
7 replies
#67
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Poland SebL
Why? Did he say something bad about Poland, I know that pasza was conflicted with him.
2020-11-17 23:30
6 replies
can't remember what but yeah, years ago though
2020-11-18 00:32
1 reply
#92
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Poland SebL
Sad, but a lot of ppl say so, I got used to it already.
2020-11-18 09:31
he said that “poland is a shit country” in some podcast from long ago cant find the clip on youtube but it was extremely edgy, not exactly malicious but not incredibly funny either
2020-11-18 06:00
3 replies
#93
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Poland SebL
Didn't know that, but I know that a lot of Poles who went to UK to live there are like the worst class, like ppl who couldn't get a job here etc., and I know that UK ppl will not like Poland, and nowadays everyone says that Poland is shit etc., so I kinda got used to it already.
2020-11-18 09:32
2 replies
#107
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Lithuania marusgg
well, it is shit though if you compare it to tier1 countries. if you compare Poland to tier2 countries, it's decent.
2020-11-18 13:40
1 reply
#110
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Poland SebL
True.
2020-11-18 14:45
>launders >Scrawny ruined
2020-11-17 15:38
5 replies
anders and semmler though, so you can have sound on for half the matches :)
2020-11-17 15:59
4 replies
Semmler haters gonna hate...
2020-11-17 18:52
3 replies
i meant you can have sound on during anders and semmler
2020-11-17 19:24
2 replies
i know but there are many ppl hating on him for no reason. Imo he is a great caster.
2020-11-17 21:47
1 reply
I like semmler but sometimes his casting sounds more like a spectator getting hype than a caster, kind of why I like him though, just feels like a dude just enjoying to watch a game he loves rather than someone getting paid to do this but I could see how that comes off as he's getting fake hyped up, sometimes it feels a bit much or getting a bit overused in some matches, still gets some great moments though.
2020-11-18 00:40
thanku for no harry hugo
2020-11-17 15:46
Was looking very good but then I saw scrawny and launders
2020-11-17 15:48
4 replies
#25
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Germany Flachzange
And even worse pimp
2020-11-17 15:52
2 replies
at least he doesn't cast
2020-11-17 15:59
1 reply
#34
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Germany Flachzange
True but usually I do like the analyst desk but with pimp on it it's a no go
2020-11-17 16:02
launders GOAT
2020-11-17 17:30
Actually good talent (unlike on dreamhack), nice! Only dislike scrawny here.
2020-11-17 15:56
6 replies
#100
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Lithuania marusgg
AND you like NiKo? very bad taste mens
2020-11-18 11:08
5 replies
I have no idea how one correlates to the other but alright.
2020-11-18 11:11
4 replies
#102
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Lithuania marusgg
you don't like scrawny - bad taste you like toxic rat niko - bad taste = super bad taste sry mens(
2020-11-18 11:19
3 replies
Scrawny who makes gorilla noises when coldzera makes a play? Of course I'll dislike people who discriminate, which is ironic since he's LGBT-something. Don't know how Niko's toxic or a "rat", though. What did he do?
2020-11-18 11:40
2 replies
#104
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Lithuania marusgg
destroys faze with his ego and bad decisions and then leaves. it's like having a relationship with a girl and then being bad to her and then fucking her life up and just leaving. Not sure if you're a blind niko fan or just uninformed. Watch thorins video for more information: watch?v=iUyPafP8q_8 and scrawny: I like him because he's different, he can go ooga booga and gives attention to the skins the players are using (which once again is different from other casters) and his hyping up is different too
2020-11-18 12:01
1 reply
The moment he changes his voice he gets fucking annoying, everything else about him is fine.
2020-11-18 14:45
I wish these events could fly in MAC and the other aussie casters. After anders+semmler, they're my favourites.
2020-11-17 15:57
1 reply
+111111111111 aussie cast was godlike
2020-11-17 16:00
#29
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Sweden RaaCCooN
ok
2020-11-17 15:58
No frankie pog
2020-11-17 16:12
#36
rain | 
Switzerland zeKxa
-pimp +someone else than pimp
2020-11-17 16:14
#37
RpK | 
France pol44r
Launders bestest
2020-11-17 16:37
why pimp
2020-11-17 16:40
I like this :)
2020-11-17 17:03
#43
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Ukraine Stev1e[]
-pimp +machine
2020-11-17 17:14
1 reply
+1
2020-11-18 02:30
Garbage commentators. Launders is OK, but the rest... garbage.
2020-11-17 18:08
scrawny and launders>anders and semmler in online era Anders just gets lost in some side subject and semmler although better laughs half the time like he is on crack, just becomes cringe
2020-11-17 18:10
1 reply
#94
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Belarus uberboy
I like anders exactly coz of this. He can keep a boring match interesting this way or at least get me glued to the screen on the anti-eco
2020-11-18 09:47
No sadokist sad
2020-11-17 18:29
Pimp Xgod xD
2020-11-17 18:35
#53
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Netherlands PaasWaas
Semmler, PogChamp x100
2020-11-17 18:53
pimp, scrawny and launders. cs scene desperately needs henry, sadokist and moses back. sick of half the matches being ruined by bot casters
2020-11-17 19:13
1 reply
launders is the best of the bunch imo
2020-11-18 06:02
wat
2020-11-17 19:28
ANDERS Pog
2020-11-17 21:31
scrawny and launders don't talk about random nonsense off topic like anders and sem does half the match
2020-11-17 21:51
#63
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World Beard43
Good talent 👍
2020-11-17 21:53
Wow only 2 teams will go threw. This is going to interesting. Gl to all teams.
2020-11-17 21:57
scrawny and launders are terrible
2020-11-17 22:43
Where’s Henry Nd Moses
2020-11-18 00:40
No harry and hugo. Nice!
2020-11-18 01:47
#73
f0rest | 
Sweden piCt
Oh shit, scrawny gonna ruin my viewer experience. The dude needs to cut down on ritalin before casting.
2020-11-18 02:21
#77
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Russia VelsVivard
If Scrawny and launders are gonna cast VP-TS match I'm gonna be so upet, don't do it to me. I'd rather have Pimp casting on his own than these two any day of the year, they're so unbearably terrible...
2020-11-18 02:40
Banks - Crybaby Pimp - Dumb dick Maniac - Washed up Launders - Predator Freya - Gmr Grl Scrawny/Semmler/Anders The hard carries.
2020-11-18 02:54
Freya Kreygasm
2020-11-18 03:39
Launders actually understands the game and doesn’t talk about cars and golf during rounds.. Not sure why the hate.
2020-11-18 05:57
1 reply
+1 honestly i am confused. i really like him and you would think that because he actually has played/coaches the game at a high level hltv would like him too.
2020-11-18 06:04
Please no more pimp, I beg of you...
2020-11-18 07:19
Scrawny & Launders xd
2020-11-18 07:25
MIBR GO
2020-11-18 08:45
NO FRANKIE POG
2020-11-18 10:41
Oh, there is no thorin? Will be good event
2020-11-18 11:08
Don't get the hate tbh. I didn't really like Launders and Scrawny in the beginning but nowadays I prefer them over most other casters. Also why do people not like Pimp? The guy knows his shit.
2020-11-18 14:34
#116
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Russia AR4ER
Emu's Pink Windmill Kids: Pimp Version
2020-11-18 19:15
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