IEM Summer talent revealed

Janko "⁠YNk⁠" Paunović and Aleksandar "⁠kassad⁠" Trifunović will be back on the desk for IEM Summer.

ESL has announced its talent roster for IEM Summer, the tournament boasting four top 5 squads in Gambit, Heroic, G2 and Astralis, as well as other heavy hitters such as the most recent CIS and EU Regional Major Ranking tournament runners up, Virtus.pro and NIP.

The on-air crew that will bring the tournament to life is filled with former Counter-Strike players to unpack the action as it happens, featuring YNk, kassad, Mathieu "⁠Maniac⁠" Quiquerez and Chad "⁠SPUNJ⁠" Burchill.

kassad is back on the broadcast after working IEM Katowice

The full roster also comprises regulars such as Frankie "⁠Frankie⁠" Ward, Alex "⁠Machine⁠" Richardson and Anders "⁠Anders⁠" Blume, as well as the longtime duo comprising Harry Russell and Hugo Byron.

The 16-team, $250,000 event, is right around the corner, kicking off on June 3 and bringing 11 days of play split into a double elimination group stage and a single elimination playoff bracket.

The full IEM Summer talent list is:

United Kingdom Frankie "⁠Frankie⁠" Ward
Serbia Janko "⁠YNk⁠" Paunović
Serbia Aleksandar "⁠kassad⁠" Trifunović
Switzerland Mathieu "⁠Maniac⁠" Quiquerez
Australia Chad "⁠SPUNJ⁠" Burchill
United Kingdom Alex "⁠Machine⁠" Richardson
United Kingdom Harry Russell
United Kingdom Hugo Byron
Denmark Anders "⁠Anders⁠" Blume

United Kingdom Alex 'Machine' Richardson
Alex 'Machine' Richardson
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.74
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.44
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Anders 'Anders' Blume
Anders 'Anders' Blume
Age:
35
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.53
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.19
DPR:
0.58
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
Serbia Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
118
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
160
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
837
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Very nice
2021-05-31 22:13
1 reply
Why no sadokist?
2021-06-01 18:42
spunj is the best
2021-05-31 22:14
3 replies
Yeah, spunj + machine = gold standard
2021-05-31 23:01
1 reply
#172
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Sweden randigdot
+1
2021-06-01 21:46
What did he win?
2021-06-01 13:38
Nice
2021-05-31 22:14
I car
2021-05-31 22:14
Don’t understand why kassad coach
2021-05-31 22:14
1 reply
good way to make some big dolla
2021-05-31 22:22
no thoorin no good tournament
2021-05-31 22:14
23 replies
+1 but we wont probably see thorin in another tournament again other than the major maybe
2021-05-31 22:15
-1
2021-05-31 22:16
#21
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Brazil mbassier
+1
2021-05-31 22:19
#32
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Luxembourg sendeNC
-1
2021-05-31 22:26
-1
2021-05-31 22:26
thorin or richard=insta skip
2021-05-31 22:26
4 replies
kkkkkkkkk mad because old man better than you at cs
2021-05-31 23:47
3 replies
? Next time think about refuting the point or respecting opinions of others.
2021-05-31 23:57
2 replies
#108
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Indonesia lukerey
? Maybe u should explain why u skip if those 2 were there on that tournament before asking people to respect your opinion. Cause people just cant respect an opinion based on hate.
2021-06-01 00:57
1 reply
I don't see a point in explaining my point unless someone asked me to. i don't hate them i just dislike them and although they are good journalists(?) they are terrible at the desk from what i seen.
2021-06-01 10:35
-1
2021-05-31 22:27
-1
2021-05-31 22:40
-1
2021-05-31 22:48
#59
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Serbia LtN))
-111
2021-05-31 22:48
-1
2021-05-31 22:49
#74
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Russia scorchy
-1
2021-05-31 23:21
-1
2021-05-31 23:30
-1
2021-05-31 23:57
+1
2021-06-01 01:41
0/8
2021-06-01 04:27
-1
2021-06-01 05:19
-1
2021-06-01 11:29
#164
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Kazakhstan ZhalgasB
-1
2021-06-01 16:03
Hugo and Harry let's go
2021-05-31 22:14
4 replies
+1
2021-05-31 22:23
+1
2021-05-31 23:57
+1
2021-06-01 00:06
+1
2021-06-01 04:27
Wohoo SpunJ
2021-05-31 22:15
machine and spunj top1
2021-05-31 22:15
1 reply
+1
2021-06-01 08:32
Frankie "⁠Frankie⁠" Ward 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼 Janko "⁠YNk⁠" Paunović 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼 Aleksandar "⁠kassad⁠" Trifunović 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼 Mathieu "⁠Maniac⁠" Quiquerez 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼 Chad "⁠SPUNJ⁠" Burchill 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼 Alex "⁠Machine⁠" Richardson 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼 Harry Russell 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼 Hugo Byron 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼 Anders "⁠Anders⁠" Blume 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼
2021-05-31 22:20
13 replies
They literally got everyone good except scrawnders.
2021-05-31 22:18
10 replies
and pimp
2021-05-31 22:29
8 replies
Cap
2021-05-31 22:30
pimp isn't good
2021-06-01 02:41
pimp is the worst one of them all his knowledge of the teams & the game is just as bad as his presentation of it
2021-06-01 14:39
5 replies
the guy is 25 I wish I had the same knowledge of the game as him by that age
2021-06-01 15:45
4 replies
what bullshit excuse is this ynk was 24 when he analyzed ESL cologne 2016 and he's been leagues better in every aspect even back then
2021-06-01 16:33
3 replies
it's not an excuse, it's an argument That's my opinion, I think he's pretty good for his age and for the time being in the scene Also, I don't understand what everbody flames and talks shit about him
2021-06-01 17:20
2 replies
i tried to give him multiple chances but he's way too wannabe funny and wannabe edgy and thinks he knows stuff he does not to an extent where he gets heavily corrected by players in post match interviews, and on top of that he often seems very biased towards certain teams he's just no personality for the desk and he surely doesnt have the voice to cast either
2021-06-01 17:27
1 reply
hey man he's been molded the way he is because the one time he said something people got all butthurt like they are etc, ya'll opinions & even mine are not even relevant, on a side note tho man i do miss sado
2021-06-03 15:06
+1
2021-05-31 22:38
Did you give Frankie 3? I’m on tilt 😤😤😤
2021-06-01 13:46
1 reply
yeah to me she's alright but sometimes she seems a bit lost and confused on the desk.. its not too anoying, just something i noticed in the last events she hosted to get 4 👌🏼s you already gotta be a consistent real one like my boy Harry 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼
2021-06-01 14:43
great news
2021-05-31 22:15
No most boring caster ever, semmler, but on the other hand there is harry... Fuck men..
2021-05-31 22:16
6 replies
+111
2021-05-31 22:18
Why u dislike Henry? He‘s one of the most distinct casters we have currently IMO
2021-05-31 22:19
Would prefer Harry and Hugo rather than Launders, Scrawny, Tej, and Dweg
2021-06-01 00:38
3 replies
Last two who???
2021-06-01 04:28
2 replies
The guys that usually casts on 2nd or 3rd stream
2021-06-01 10:13
1 reply
A
2021-06-01 12:40
#15
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Brazil hugoooo
Never realized Hugo's tweeter is so close to my nick
2021-05-31 22:16
Frankie "⁠Frankie⁠" Ward - GOAT Janko "⁠YNk⁠" Paunović - funny guy want to be serious Aleksandar "⁠kassad⁠" Trifunović - zzzzzzzzz Mathieu "⁠Maniac⁠" Quiquerez - top tier mens)) Chad "⁠SPUNJ⁠" Burchill - good duo with machine Alex "⁠Machine⁠" Richardson - good duo with spunj Harry Russell - GOAT Hugo Byron - GOAT Anders "⁠Anders⁠" Blume - ez4anders
2021-05-31 22:19
8 replies
+1 Harry & Hugo goated
2021-05-31 22:39
1 reply
+111
2021-05-31 22:51
Hugo is the flamie of Harry's s1mple Literally gets carried every broadcast.
2021-05-31 23:30
4 replies
not really, because without harry there would be no hugo theyre meant to be
2021-06-01 00:33
2 replies
Harry is the good one on the metaphor Hugo is the bad one :)
2021-06-01 04:19
1 reply
yin & yang
2021-06-01 04:22
#174
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Brazil rhal
Hugo is the Fer to Harry's Fallen both GOATs but different functions
2021-06-02 04:00
+1
2021-06-01 04:28
#20
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Poland PHoVE
No launders :(
2021-05-31 22:19
2 replies
#38
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Finland suomiye
he is busy reviewing a deeeeemo
2021-05-31 22:28
1 reply
#80
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Poland PHoVE
whats popular youtube? Not your videos. JK i love lau
2021-05-31 23:41
#22
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Belarus slpng
ynkassad ResidentSleeper
2021-05-31 22:21
2 replies
name checks out
2021-05-31 22:23
1 reply
flag checks out ;)
2021-05-31 22:41
#23
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Fit Stunna in there somewhere and this is probably the best all around talent list we could ever get these days. Gonna miss my man Tris here.
2021-05-31 22:21
3 replies
+1 he's the real GOAT of hosting
2021-05-31 23:30
Yea, what is happening with Stunna? Was he on Summit 8 or something with the Americanos? (I didn't watch any, way to late for me) Miss the guy a lot and with the chemistry with Harry and Hugo it was always good to listen to
2021-06-01 21:38
1 reply
#173
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Pakistan LoOuU2
I dont really know where he's at man. I didn't catch much Summit games cause late for me too but whenever I did, it was Harry, Hugo, Fifflaren and R Lewis on the panel. Hope we get to see him soon, hopefully Valulrante didn't strike
2021-06-01 22:00
#27
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Poland Roxin
Anders back to ESL/IEM POG
2021-05-31 22:24
#28
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Switzerland zeKxa
Nice one
2021-05-31 22:24
Where is Alex "Lex" Deily :(
2021-05-31 22:25
Who is casting with Anders?
2021-05-31 22:26
#31
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Finland suomiye
YnK back where be belongs
2021-05-31 22:26
YES FUCKING PLEASE INJECT ANDERS AND HUGO IN MY VEINS i missed them so much
2021-05-31 22:27
no launders no semmler no lex this couldnt be any better
2021-05-31 22:27
7 replies
Who is lex
2021-05-31 22:33
4 replies
no idea just saw someone else write it in this thread edit: AND NO MOTHERFUCKING PIMP WOOOOO
2021-05-31 22:54
He was at flashpoint
2021-06-01 05:41
2 replies
Ohh is he that guy from mythic?
2021-06-01 09:43
1 reply
yes
2021-06-01 09:44
Why u dont like launders?
2021-05-31 22:43
1 reply
I like him, just not as a caster
2021-05-31 22:54
#41
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Germany F0kussi3rt
Looks great. No p0mp but sadly no launders
2021-05-31 22:31
#42
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Argentina atriX^
I hope ESL realizes this time that Maniac has to be at the desk at all times and if they want to swap analysts they should swap YNK with Kassad and viceversa.
2021-05-31 22:32
1 reply
+1 maniac too good
2021-05-31 22:44
Is he in the studio now?
2021-05-31 22:33
man i had hoped we would see moses back with anders as caster :/
2021-05-31 22:34
1 reply
That be sick
2021-05-31 22:38
#49
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Poland Danielelee
i miss sadokist
2021-05-31 22:38
1 reply
same bestie
2021-05-31 22:44
frankie <3
2021-05-31 22:45
1 reply
Agreed
2021-05-31 22:47
No pimp, feels good
2021-05-31 22:50
3 replies
+1
2021-05-31 23:10
+1
2021-05-31 23:58
#99
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United States Rayduh
Why pimp kicked
2021-06-01 00:12
Yo Harry and Hugo becoming tier 1 casters is my favorite thing. Hyped to hear them, and of course everyone else is fucking already the best (Maniac GOAT analyst).
2021-05-31 22:52
1 reply
#66
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Brazil 1930
+1 and anders edit: i miss moses tbh
2021-05-31 22:59
who tf is akkad like go away
2021-05-31 23:10
Missing moses, but Anders is back
2021-05-31 23:15
honestly spunj machine + hugo harry are the most refreshing enjoyable casters I've heard since henry first came into the scene with sado
2021-05-31 23:19
1 reply
Spunj brings analytics into the casting, it's very enjoyable to watch. Hugo Harry have worked their way up to being one of the premier casting duos, great to see Good to see YnK back in his area after his coaching stint too
2021-06-01 10:45
why frankie......
2021-05-31 23:21
1 reply
lol, i just complained about her addition to the talent list and my comment got deleted.
2021-06-01 01:22
Very nice
2021-05-31 23:26
Chad LETS GOOO
2021-05-31 23:47
#83
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North America dicennt
hugo and harry niceee but no launders :/
2021-05-31 23:55
1 reply
+1 -ynk -kassad tier 4 analysts awkward af +lau +stunna chads carry the desk
2021-05-31 23:57
#89
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Europe x1fy
Nice, cringe Harry with his accent and Hugo aka b-tech HenryG
2021-05-31 23:58
-pimp good call IEM :)
2021-05-31 23:58
2 replies
#98
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United States Rayduh
Why did they kick Pimp
2021-06-01 00:12
id prefer pimp to kassad/ynk.. and thats saying something trust me lmao
2021-06-01 12:19
ResidentSleeper NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ResidentSleeper
2021-06-01 00:04
no James Bardolph no DDK :|
2021-06-01 00:06
1 reply
#97
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United States Rayduh
DDK casting Valorant now
2021-06-01 00:11
#95
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Argentina nokkiii
WTF we need sadokist back
2021-06-01 00:08
#96
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United States Rayduh
Where is Freya
2021-06-01 00:11
spunj = good event no spunj = who cares event
2021-06-01 00:23
casters suck now. only good duo is scrawny and lau. i want henryg and sado back, too bad one's an alleged rapist and the other is blatantly racist lmfao
2021-06-01 00:33
No semmler with anders NO PARTY
2021-06-01 00:41
#107
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Nigeria Evaded
henryG return when?
2021-06-01 00:45
#109
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Indonesia lukerey
I miss sadokist, henryG & moses. Stunna too. And also launders as an analyst.
2021-06-01 00:59
frankie, hugo and harry insta mute
2021-06-01 01:45
1 reply
+100000
2021-06-01 13:24
nice desk
2021-06-01 01:46
no launders, god bless!
2021-06-01 02:22
I are no see Thorins..... hm...
2021-06-01 02:22
#116
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Asia Blitzer
JustHarry... fucking hell i hate this guy
2021-06-01 02:25
#117
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Philippines orengj
Welcome back SPUNJ
2021-06-01 02:26
This is (seriously) a great lineup! I hope they let Frankie do some hosting, cuz CS players always gets nerveous when she interviews (ppbly bc she too cute and in a trippy mood).
2021-06-01 02:39
frankie Kreygasm
2021-06-01 02:56
#122
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Australia csRIOTgo
Kassad... need to coach mate... not hanging around broadcasting game =/
2021-06-01 03:35
Will it be a lan tournament?
2021-06-01 07:50
If it isnt launders who cars
2021-06-01 08:00
Oh lord. We went from semmler to Harry hugo. For the love of god, moses please come back.
2021-06-01 08:33
#138
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Serbia G2_eGODS
Xd
2021-06-01 09:12
Rofl wtf is this talent lineup. All the professional talents moved on to VAL & other eSports LUL.
2021-06-01 11:23
1 reply
yeah.. newer, more money maybe
2021-06-01 12:18
frankie my love
2021-06-01 11:32
nothing against the guys but ynk and kassad are hard to watch/listen to for an entertainment stream freya > frankie
2021-06-01 12:16
1 reply
#154
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Finland Lamber
Ynk is good, but Kassads accent is too thick sometimes.
2021-06-01 13:32
Damn was hoping we'd get Moses back to cast with anders.
2021-06-01 12:43
#158
swag | 
United States GubJr
Wanted to see Moses or HenryG back
2021-06-01 14:20
Onliners gonna take over
2021-06-01 14:46
#162
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United Kingdom lynk
No HenryG? I heard he has a lot of spare time now Kappa
2021-06-01 15:07
#168
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Sweden Fizze
I'm really missing Stunna(
2021-06-01 17:42
#170
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Poland SebL
Good to see YNk back, I'm looking forward to seeing this event.
2021-06-01 21:33
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