ESL Pro League Season 13 talent lineup announced

Jason Kaplan returns as one of the analyst desk hosts to join some familiar names on the official English broadcast.

ESL has announced the on-air team who will headline the official broadcast of ESL Pro League Season 13, which will run almost daily from March 8 to April 11.

The list features many of the regulars, including Frankie Ward on the sidelines as the interviewer, as well as Alex "⁠Machine⁠" Richardson, Chad "⁠SPUNJ⁠" Burchill, Harry "JustHarry" Russell, and Hugo Byron on the commentators' post.

Jason Kaplan will take up hosting the desk at ESL Pro League Season 13

On top of that, after recently returning to CS:GO for the first time since late August, Jason Kaplan will fill the role of a rotating desk host alongside Tres "⁠stunna⁠" Saranthus, with Janko "⁠YNk⁠" Paunović and Jacob "⁠Pimp⁠" Winneche joining them as the show's two analysts.

The full talent lineup of the $750,000 event looks as follows:

United States Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Desk host
United States Jason Kaplan - Desk host

Serbia Janko "YNk" Paunović - Analyst
Denmark Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Analyst

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

United Kingdom Frankie Ward - Interviewer

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
Serbia Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
117
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
158
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
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
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
Zywoo #1 again
2021-03-02 19:45
10 replies
#43
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India Relunk
NT, Vitality go out in groups
2021-03-02 20:16
6 replies
faze fan talking lul
2021-03-02 21:48
1 reply
#93
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India Relunk
sorry that i don't support CARRY TEAMS
2021-03-05 05:44
#84
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Pakistan hawrU
Just like every epl
2021-03-03 12:15
#87
allu | 
Finland _Top1
Faze XDDDD
2021-03-03 15:01
Prophet
2021-03-23 13:26
1 reply
#95
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India Relunk
<3
2021-03-23 18:40
0/8
2021-03-02 21:19
#81
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Netherlands dabadpad
u mean zee woo?
2021-03-03 04:19
#88
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Tunisia TW1SSTED
Nah s1mple#1
2021-03-03 15:13
pomp
2021-03-02 19:45
#3
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Romania SanitySP
LFGOO
2021-03-02 19:45
#4
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Brazil bUg_hater
will it be lan or online?
2021-03-02 19:45
11 replies
Playoffs are said to be in a studio
2021-03-02 19:47
10 replies
#13
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Brazil bUg_hater
thank god we will see some lan cs soon then, im already tired of this boring ass online matches
2021-03-02 19:51
7 replies
+1
2021-03-02 19:53
lets hope they don't suddenly cancel it or something, covid looks to be getting better, so shouldn't be any issue tho
2021-03-02 19:53
#20
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Croatia bert0
+1
2021-03-02 19:55
#47
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Finland OGx
watch them cancel like they did with kato
2021-03-02 20:25
3 replies
#55
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Netherlands Zimbamwe
kato was never in the list of lan at playoffs
2021-03-02 20:30
2 replies
#56
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Finland OGx
It was
2021-03-02 20:34
+1
2021-03-02 20:24
they need to confirm it or not already, and i dont know whats taking so long to say if its lan or not. Just say it. Cuz they already announced another lan before the playerbreak as i remember and cancelled it, i rly hope they wont out of a sudden cancel this too.
2021-03-02 20:51
#5
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United States Masshole
lan???
2021-03-02 19:46
very nice
2021-03-02 19:46
who?
2021-03-02 19:46
#10
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Brazil pooternd
no please, not frankie, why not freya? :(
2021-03-02 19:48
6 replies
#16
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Germany saschaL
freya is only dreamhack or blast
2021-03-02 19:53
frankie is better than freya, change my mind
2021-03-02 22:05
4 replies
Freya way cuter
2021-03-02 22:32
2 replies
#90
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Germany KongoOtto
Listen you should put your dick away while watching cs unless Dosia or Yekindar are on screen
2021-03-03 18:29
1 reply
Not jerking my dick mens, just can appreciate a well spoken reporter, just cause shes cute dont mean im some twitch chat creep
2021-03-03 21:00
Freya not fake
2021-03-03 11:35
Plz bring back ESL live on YouTube.
2021-03-02 19:48
10 replies
They signed contract with Twitch,no official streams on YT until December 2021
2021-03-02 19:52
9 replies
#48
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Finland OGx
Fuck
2021-03-02 20:25
8 replies
Why is watching it on twitch a problem? lol
2021-03-02 21:36
7 replies
#66
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Finland OGx
Shit platform /closed
2021-03-02 21:38
6 replies
And Youtube is that much better or what?
2021-03-02 21:38
5 replies
#68
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Finland OGx
Yes
2021-03-02 21:39
2 replies
alright then, you do you bro
2021-03-02 21:41
1 reply
#70
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Finland OGx
You too
2021-03-02 21:42
yt is actually much better than twitch. Twitch always lags on phone lol
2021-03-03 12:17
1 reply
haha, i don't know about you, but i don't use twitch on phone anyway
2021-03-03 22:05
-Harry -Hugo -Frankie +Sadokist +Henry +Freya
2021-03-02 19:51
3 replies
#28
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China HEIDASHUAi
+111111
2021-03-02 20:05
kreygasm not for freya but for sadokist and henry
2021-03-02 20:10
1 reply
#49
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Finland OGx
bt
2021-03-02 20:25
FRANKIE OMEGALUL
2021-03-02 19:52
please lan
2021-03-02 19:54
Looking great, love seeing Ynk back as an analyst!
2021-03-02 19:59
Good team up
2021-03-02 20:00
fuck pimp
2021-03-02 20:00
pimp my ride is back lul
2021-03-02 20:03
Lets go pimp:)
2021-03-02 20:03
3 replies
#51
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Finland OGx
pomp
2021-03-02 20:26
2 replies
Pimp* Grest guy, decent analyst:)
2021-03-02 20:46
1 reply
#59
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Finland OGx
A little bit full of himself but yes
2021-03-02 20:47
#26
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Brazil chico12
bt liminha lindinho mr.gaules 😎👍
2021-03-02 20:03
1 reply
+1
2021-03-02 23:12
Can anyone tell me who "Jason Kaplan", because I am fairly new to the scene. And why is Pimp favoured over Maniac, Pimp is good but Maniac is one of the best analysts for me.
2021-03-02 20:04
4 replies
+1 maniac is my man crush
2021-03-02 20:10
hes just a desk host/caster. he was pretty recognisable at the beginning of cs go, now hes pretty much forgotten. Imo james banks/ sadokist/henryg are much better than him
2021-03-02 20:12
2 replies
James Banks is a host but sadokist and henry g were casters right ?
2021-03-02 20:13
1 reply
thats correct
2021-03-02 20:13
#29
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Slovakia Daev0n
Always the same lineup on ESL events.. It's getting so boring.
2021-03-02 20:05
Cool
2021-03-02 20:08
#34
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Brazil buliolfc
i miss sadokist :(
2021-03-02 20:12
I are no see thorins for some weird reason
2021-03-02 20:13
no launders no major
2021-03-02 20:14
pimp <3
2021-03-02 20:14
spunj and machine suck so bad. i actually prefer scrawny and launders now.
2021-03-02 20:15
can someone pls sign YNk as coach so he stops putting me to sleep again
2021-03-02 20:16
pimp talent?
2021-03-02 20:16
#44
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Brazil GOELFLA_br
Yekindar will destroy everything in group D
2021-03-02 20:23
lau + scrawny where
2021-03-02 20:24
2 replies
#53
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Finland OGx
Blast, dreamhack, flashpoint nerds
2021-03-02 20:27
#79
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Russia VelsVivard
No, never. Don't even mention them.
2021-03-03 01:51
2021-03-02 20:26
2 replies
still has that beautiful look
2021-03-02 20:27
#54
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Finland OGx
awww cute
2021-03-02 20:28
#61
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North America Mort11
Pimp = W
2021-03-02 20:57
Jeez those analysts... Meh
2021-03-02 21:05
Spunj and Machine = W
2021-03-02 21:34
I can't wait to get back to tier1 CS again
2021-03-02 22:37
where is launders and scrawny
2021-03-02 23:21
We gonna get rekt at this tourney. Wish it wasn't so.
2021-03-02 23:23
who cars about desk just nice we got the four best commentators once again thanks esl
2021-03-02 23:25
lol
2021-03-03 03:16
#82
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Poland SebL
No Anders, no Semmler, no Thorin, Pimp in it, I don't like this lineup honestly.
2021-03-03 08:43
EASY 4 NAVI AND GOAT S1MPLE , REVENGE FOR LAST SEASON
2021-03-03 13:29
LETS FUCKJING GO U KAPLAN
2021-03-03 18:22
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