IEM Cologne talent announced

The IEM Cologne broadcast lineup will be made up of a team of 13 people across three different streams.

The return to LAN at IEM Cologne, kicking off on July 6th and running through the 18th, will feature a star-studded talent lineup with Tres "⁠stunna⁠" Saranthus hosting the desk and Frankie "⁠Frankie⁠" Ward on the sideline.

On the desk with stunna will be a trio of analysts consisting of Mathieu "⁠Maniac⁠" Quiquerez, Janko "⁠YNk⁠" Paunović and Jason "⁠moses⁠" O'Toole, the latter having recently made his return to broadcast work at the StarLadder CIS RMR event.

SPUNJ will be among the casters bringing all of the action live

Rounding out the talent roster is a long list of casters, with Alex "⁠Machine⁠" Richardson, Chad "⁠SPUNJ⁠" Burchill, Harry "JustHarry" Russell and Hugo Byron on the A stream. On the B stream it will be Adam "⁠Dinko⁠" Hawthorne and Alex "Hawka" Hawkins, while the C stream will feature Josh "Dweg" Nathan and Jamie "TheEternalJay" Martin.

The double-bracket IEM Cologne Play-In, taking place on the two first days of the event, will feature teams of the stature of NIP, MOUZ, BIG, Vitality, OG and Complexity, among others, and will give way to the main event after eight teams secure their spots to compete against the best teams in the world, including the current top 4: Gambit, Natus Vincere, G2 and Heroic.

The full broadcast lineup is:

United States Tres "⁠stunna⁠" Saranthus - Desk host

United Kingdom Frankie "⁠Frankie⁠" Ward - Sideline host

Switzerland Mathieu "⁠Maniac⁠" Quiquerez - Analyst
Serbia Janko "⁠YNk⁠" Paunović - Analyst
United States Jason "⁠moses⁠" O'Toole - Analyst

United Kingdom Alex "⁠Machine⁠" Richardson - Caster
Australia Chad "⁠SPUNJ⁠" Burchill - Caster
United Kingdom Harry "JustHarry" Russell - Caster
United Kingdom Hugo Byron - Caster
United Kingdom Adam "⁠Dinko⁠" Hawthorne - Caster (B stream)
United Kingdom Alex "Hawka" Hawkins - Caster - Caster (B stream)
Australia Josh "Dweg" Nathan - Caster (C stream)
United Kingdom Jamie "TheEternalJay" Martin - Caster (C stream)

United Kingdom Alex 'Machine' Richardson
Alex 'Machine' Richardson
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.74
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.44
DPR:
0.64
United Kingdom Adam 'Dinko' Hawthorne
Adam 'Dinko' Hawthorne
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.50
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.45
DPR:
0.95
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
United States Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
18
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
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
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
lets go!
2021-07-02 18:29
13 replies
Harry and hugo POGGERS
2021-07-02 18:30
10 replies
no Sadokist+HenryG :( and launders..
2021-07-02 18:32
6 replies
sad, but we will see them at next lan
2021-07-02 18:43
3 replies
#151
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Albania Maltin
Is HenryG coming back?! I really miss him
2021-07-02 23:22
2 replies
no info rn, but he will retire as ceo in next 3 months
2021-07-02 23:24
might go to valorant
2021-07-06 03:49
sad ;(
2021-07-02 20:45
1 reply
And we have the body guard god, stunna!!!
2021-07-03 04:54
Harry & Hugo are plebs tbh. They don't know the game well enough to comment. 50% of what they say is just nonsense...
2021-07-03 00:20
1 reply
ye i agree, my fav casters when i started watching, but as my knowledge grew they just became annoying
2021-07-03 20:45
#196
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United States Zake_
+11111111
2021-07-03 05:58
#81
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Denmark Jeffersond
WHERE IS FÅÅÅÅRKING ANDERS
2021-07-02 19:06
1 reply
Anders + Semler <3
2021-07-03 00:27
#2
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Italy I_like_csgo
I love Maniac man
2021-07-02 18:29
5 replies
moses as only an analyst tho
2021-07-02 18:37
+1
2021-07-02 18:50
#112
RpK | 
France HippzZ
I mean who doesn't?
2021-07-02 20:35
+1 and Frankie too.
2021-07-02 21:05
Swiss are too good
2021-07-03 04:45
ok
2021-07-02 18:29
3 replies
what do you mean "ok"?
2021-07-02 19:45
2 replies
by s1mple i mean s1mple goat
2021-07-02 20:40
1 reply
Cringe comment!! he goat though!!
2021-07-03 03:14
No lau...
2021-07-02 18:30
14 replies
#14
ropz | 
Romania Laskof
+1 whats up youtube
2021-07-02 18:31
2 replies
whats popular youtube
2021-07-02 19:09
1 reply
Lol
2021-07-03 03:14
mens :(
2021-07-02 18:31
:(((( Reply needs to have actual content
2021-07-02 18:42
he hasnt ever been on a ESL tourney AFAIK
2021-07-02 18:50
6 replies
yes only blast signs Indians as talent
2021-07-02 18:51
5 replies
????? what
2021-07-02 18:58
3 replies
ESL racist towards indians so no lau..
2021-07-02 23:09
2 replies
#184
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Czech Republic JakamanCZ
Quit the complaining Eastern people, you got SpunJ and "Dweg" (whoever that is)
2021-07-03 02:33
1 reply
spunJ is white omfg racist
2021-07-03 13:00
What?
2021-07-02 21:04
lauda
2021-07-02 20:40
That's a great thing. Keep them away from tier 1.
2021-07-03 05:32
Frankie :DD
2021-07-02 18:30
6 replies
simp
2021-07-03 05:04
4 replies
???? wut
2021-07-03 07:41
3 replies
Don't lie. I know what is in your mind xD
2021-07-03 08:03
2 replies
what? i laughed bcs frankie is awfull host and should not be invited on big events.
2021-07-03 08:25
1 reply
Oh really?
2021-07-03 08:25
+1
2021-07-03 21:47
#7
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Ukraine futplxyer
C stream is off limits
2021-07-02 18:30
#8
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Finland AliSabid
Stacked!!
2021-07-02 18:30
5 replies
no sadokist, anders, henryg, launders, scrawny///////////////////
2021-07-02 18:45
4 replies
#61
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Finland AliSabid
true, but still a lot of good ppl))
2021-07-02 18:50
2 replies
sadokist is back and they don't have him at Cologne... feelsbadman
2021-07-02 21:00
1 reply
#233
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Finland AliSabid
yeah mens((
2021-07-05 22:04
They're signed with blast
2021-07-02 21:59
no sadokist
2021-07-02 18:30
8 replies
#52
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South America Melegatti
I was hoping to see him here, sad
2021-07-02 18:44
I don’t think esl would risk it
2021-07-02 23:24
6 replies
risk what?
2021-07-03 14:43
5 replies
look up sadokist nword
2021-07-03 16:58
1 reply
snowflake community
2021-07-05 17:13
Controversy surrounding him
2021-07-03 17:26
2 replies
ikr, but he's one of the best undoubtedly
2021-07-03 18:53
1 reply
Yeah it’s unfortunate
2021-07-03 20:05
#10
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France birusss1
was kinda hoping henryG/sadokist would be back
2021-07-02 18:30
2 replies
same, i wanted the classic henryg's hype back on LAN :((((((((
2021-07-02 18:38
Maybe they return for the major :D
2021-07-02 18:54
ayy less go
2021-07-02 18:30
a star-studded talent lineup, eh?
2021-07-02 18:30
#13
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Australia B_Tannen
Nice lineup.
2021-07-02 18:31
#15
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Belarus slpng
ynk ResidentSleeper
2021-07-02 18:31
#17
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France PP_Bizon
Lineup is nice, maniac being there is always great.
2021-07-02 18:31
machine and spunj pog
2021-07-02 18:31
oh no spunj
2021-07-02 18:32
6 replies
+1
2021-07-02 18:33
+1
2021-07-02 18:42
#137
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Finland quton
+1
2021-07-02 22:08
Why?
2021-07-02 23:24
1 reply
too good, makes people angry
2021-07-02 23:53
+1 i honestly mute the stream everytime he casts, he is annoying asf
2021-07-03 14:24
#21
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Brazil Zireael11
WHERE SADOKIST
2021-07-02 18:32
Everything perfect except for Spunj
2021-07-02 18:33
12 replies
wtf?
2021-07-02 18:35
0/8
2021-07-02 18:38
#37
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Pakistan exzish
He is the best CSGO analyst, the fdym?
2021-07-02 18:38
7 replies
great analyst but his casting is a bit shit. relatively speaking
2021-07-02 20:15
6 replies
Nah it’s great, probably the best rn, also best hltv podcast host and analysts!
2021-07-02 23:24
5 replies
+1
2021-07-03 00:18
Lol SPUNJ has a bad voice, doesn't hype anything well, always tries to fill dead air by calling in rushly etc etc. He is an Anders tier caster now. Lau+scrawny/Harry+Hugo>>>>>>>>>>>
2021-07-03 01:44
3 replies
Great voice, funny casting with hyping at perfect moments, fills dead air (which he didn’t cause) with something cool like contacting rushly
2021-07-03 01:56
2 replies
it's not cool since rushly ends up casting and it sucks, I'd rather listen to lauscrawny or harryhugo talk about random shit And SPUNJ has a great voice? xddd then why didnt he get the casting role when henryG sadokist etc were present? I'm p sure spunj himself realizes he's not that good a caster
2021-07-03 08:39
1 reply
Yo le noob, Did you even realize how hard you got baited?
2021-07-03 18:08
+1
2021-07-02 18:42
#169
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Russia Soawii
wtf why? he's great
2021-07-03 01:20
#24
NiKo | 
Europe trey_
sado :(
2021-07-02 18:33
No Pimp. Thank God
2021-07-02 18:34
4 replies
+1
2021-07-02 18:41
#88
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Poland kruky
+1
2021-07-02 19:17
crab rave
2021-07-02 19:21
#118
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Ukraine futplxyer
Pimp on vacation
2021-07-02 20:47
WHERE IS SADOKIST AND WHY MOSES IS ANALYST, meh
2021-07-02 18:34
Tier S desk finally needs anders and lau for it to be S+ hope we get everyone good at the major.
2021-07-02 18:35
1 reply
#113
RpK | 
France HippzZ
+1
2021-07-02 20:35
James Banks?? ESL?????
2021-07-02 18:35
daily disappointment cuz no Thorin
2021-07-02 18:36
No Sadokist ........
2021-07-02 18:36
WHERES SADOKIST
2021-07-02 18:38
#36
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Switzerland xilef321
Why not bring Sadokist back, and why not Scrawny and Launders? Best casting Duo next to Spunj and Machine at the moment!
2021-07-02 18:38
#38
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Chile DlEgo
No sadokist :(
2021-07-02 18:39
No racist, thank god
2021-07-02 18:39
6 replies
#79
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Germany Nachofish
-1
2021-07-02 19:06
bad bait
2021-07-02 19:25
4 replies
He literally said the N word.
2021-07-02 20:27
3 replies
Doesn't change the fact that you're terrible at baiting.
2021-07-02 21:07
2 replies
Doesnt change the fact that he is a racist
2021-07-02 21:11
1 reply
2021-07-02 21:12
"Sideline host" lmao
2021-07-02 18:39
TheEternalJay casting tier 1 POGGERS.
2021-07-02 18:39
8 replies
Finally some t1 Ron Jeremy action
2021-07-02 18:42
The first person ever to say this sentence
2021-07-02 18:43
4 replies
stay mad
2021-07-02 18:48
3 replies
I'm not mad in the slightest lol
2021-07-02 18:52
1 reply
you may stay mad
2021-07-02 19:17
#80
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Germany Nachofish
+1
2021-07-02 19:06
+1 underrated
2021-07-02 18:52
#82
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Germany Nachofish
+1 great commentary imo proffesional but still interesting
2021-07-02 19:07
No Sadokist?? I'm furious
2021-07-02 18:41
That's a lot of UK flags
2021-07-02 18:43
Where is the GOAT caster Sadokist ffs
2021-07-02 18:44
Let's go Spunj
2021-07-02 18:45
no lau :(
2021-07-02 18:47
With crowd?
2021-07-02 18:47
#57
FASHR | 
Netherlands p2dr
no sadokist thank god
2021-07-02 18:48
looks good
2021-07-02 18:49
nicee
2021-07-02 18:52
#68
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Albania aplasa
nice
2021-07-02 18:55
No Anders :(
2021-07-02 18:56
1 reply
#157
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Brazil serjolaum
yup, i really like him
2021-07-02 23:35
stuna is very naice))
2021-07-02 18:56
no Thorin sadge
2021-07-02 18:56
3 replies
who cares about thorin, no anders, no launders, no sadokist, no henryg :(
2021-07-02 19:29
2 replies
thorin bestest
2021-07-02 21:09
1 reply
thorin the worst.
2021-07-03 00:07
#72
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Mongolia temukkun
coachlau missing :<
2021-07-02 18:56
#73
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Canada MiLkBaGzz
god tier
2021-07-02 18:56
No sado
2021-07-02 19:02
#77
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Europe hltvmens
Where is sadokist
2021-07-02 19:03
where is sadokist ESL ARE YOU KIDDING ME ????????????????????
2021-07-02 19:04
#83
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Germany Nachofish
why frankie tho?
2021-07-02 19:07
8 replies
#124
B1T | 
Russia lo0u
Because she's great.
2021-07-02 21:04
7 replies
#140
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Germany Nachofish
would you say she is like a flower kind of?
2021-07-02 22:46
6 replies
#147
B1T | 
Russia lo0u
what
2021-07-02 23:13
5 replies
#149
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Germany Nachofish
would you agree that she is rather delicate in nature? almost resembling somewhat of a flower?
2021-07-02 23:21
4 replies
#150
B1T | 
Russia lo0u
you're weird. I meant that she's great at her job.
2021-07-02 23:22
#170
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Canada Femtal
those are some very weird thoughts you have maybe you should seek help
2021-07-03 01:24
Yo le noob, She is not sweet and delicate like Juliano...
2021-07-03 18:10
1 reply
#230
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Germany Nachofish
+1111
2021-07-04 14:24
#85
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India PandaBigPP
Would've loved to see Anders&Moses duo tho😔
2021-07-02 19:10
#86
 | 
United States raymoney
I was really hoping for a return of Henry and Sadokist
2021-07-02 19:13
thank you for not hiring semmler
2021-07-02 19:16
1 reply
#90
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Poland kruky
+1
2021-07-02 19:18
#91
 | 
Poland kruky
Harry & Hugo <33
2021-07-02 19:18
same people as always wohoo
2021-07-02 19:27
Stunna finally BACK :D. And the annalist desk is also good for once with Moses and Maniac. Im really looking forward to Cologne :)
2021-07-02 19:40
Guys no pimp :D
2021-07-02 19:41
lmao c stream not gonna watch that
2021-07-02 19:42
I MISS SCRAWNY AND LAUNDERS
2021-07-02 19:47
#101
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Brazil buliolfc
comeback sadokist
2021-07-02 19:59
#102
NiKo | 
North America Zirki
no scrawny n lau sadge
2021-07-02 20:01
Absolute pog
2021-07-02 20:02
why so many UK
2021-07-02 20:04
Any event with Machine and Spunj as casters is a good event.
2021-07-02 20:05
why frankie and not freya :(((((((((
2021-07-02 20:05
#107
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Italy renohltv
BRING SADO BACK NO PIMP LULLLLL
2021-07-02 20:06
Moses not casting mens :( I would love to listen to him and Anders cast, they were always my favourite duo in 2019.
2021-07-02 20:12
I are no see Thorins hm…
2021-07-02 20:26
1 reply
ik mens(( so sad
2021-07-02 21:09
No moses and Sadokist duo sadge
2021-07-02 20:47
#119
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Hungary szia
Harry and Hugo best casting duo
2021-07-02 20:49
Nice
2021-07-02 20:50
Nice
2021-07-02 20:51
I'm a simple man. I see Frankie part of talent list, I smile
2021-07-02 20:54
3 replies
I'm a simple man. I don't see Pansy as part of talent list, I smile
2021-07-02 21:13
2 replies
I hate womans in sport but frankie and freya are different shit man
2021-07-03 11:31
Yo le noob, You have negative iq or what?? Pansy is the best caster to have ever lived <3
2021-07-03 18:11
No Pansy = oof
2021-07-02 21:13
#134
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United Kingdom TC10
give us ddk and bardolph back
2021-07-02 21:29
No pimp fcking yes
2021-07-02 21:37
no deemo reviews :(
2021-07-02 22:20
I'm rooting for the day in which henry will comeback .. I miss the man
2021-07-02 22:35
where launders?
2021-07-02 22:48
Go henryg sadokist duo
2021-07-02 22:56
pls - harry -hugo
2021-07-02 22:58
SPUNJ is all we need
2021-07-02 22:59
Talent lul
2021-07-02 23:02
Oof no Scrawny this is saved. But honestly Dinko & Hawka are far superior to Harry & Hugo. They were both really good but started to talk way too much about random things or memeing about everything it became annoying. Just be good and entertaining as a caster and that's it stop trying to fill in with bullshit all the time. From time to time it's ok like when Sadokist & HenryG were a thing.
2021-07-02 23:19
6 replies
"far superior" LUL sure, Harry&Hugo>>>anybody else casting on this line up. You fill dead air and long technical pauses by talking about random things, nerd. And they are funny, casters are entertainers, Harry and Hugo / Lau and scrawny are the best entertainers in the biz. But most non-native dudes just don't get their jokes and they end up being underrated.
2021-07-03 01:50
3 replies
Scrawny and Lau are an epic duo even when Scrawny says random retarded shit. Everyone who says otherwise is a fan of analysis by Pimp or Thorin
2021-07-03 13:05
1 reply
For sure, most talent is either really unfunny(like pimp) or edgy (thoorin) scrawny and harry find an excellent balance between the two. Very wholesome
2021-07-03 13:10
I'm not talking about filling gaps while technicals or tac pauses. I'm talking about mid rounds or during some actions. Hugo even has to stop Harry from memeing "hold on a second" to start casting again. I just find him annoying while I used to really like him.
2021-07-03 19:43
Yo le noob, Go back on 1pv to watch tier 1000 casting by benj and Cnd then...
2021-07-03 18:14
1 reply
I don't even watch 1pv because french casters are boring asf. I miss Sado & HenryG but Harry & Hugo filled that gap for a time until they started memeing about shit every round, mid round, instead of casting. Scrawny is just annoying because he overreact to every little action.
2021-07-03 19:41
#156
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Slovakia yozhko
Looking at the teams, prize, talents... this basically feels like a Major. Except it isn't :) I'm hyped.
2021-07-02 23:27
1 reply
Oh yeah we need stickers
2021-07-02 23:54
I understand ESL why choose them. But I am so tired of seeing Franke as a Host. And as much as I like Stunna... Why ESL didn't try 2GD again. Please hire this guy. He is so basic and a real guy from the esports community...
2021-07-02 23:58
When can i get a justharry flair love that guy
2021-07-03 00:12
1 reply
justharry is a great plebfilter. Harry+Hugo goated duo
2021-07-03 01:52
ew frankie
2021-07-03 00:28
no rl or thorin, yet feminist frankie who hates men gets gig? righto bois
2021-07-03 00:35
Wtf no anders and semmler and no sado this is shiattttt
2021-07-03 00:51
#171
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Canada Femtal
No Launders? why does ESL not cast him? are they racist or something he is top 3 caster lol
2021-07-03 01:26
5 replies
Blast and ESL are rival TOs so probably got something to do with that
2021-07-03 01:53
Why racist? Him and scrawny do blast event
2021-07-03 01:57
3 replies
#179
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Canada Femtal
BLAST is not same TO as ESL retad
2021-07-03 02:05
2 replies
Yeah that’s the point…
2021-07-03 02:08
1 reply
#181
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Canada Femtal
okay? I don't care I want him in ESL too
2021-07-03 02:13
#172
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Guatemala mob1ler
where is sadokist
2021-07-03 01:35
1 reply
+1
2021-07-03 02:17
machine spunj and no launders? lets goo
2021-07-03 02:30
No Sadokist :( ... I don't want to listen to spunj and machine say scalp one more motherfucking time
2021-07-03 02:55
Machine and Spunj fan
2021-07-03 03:39
#189
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Sweden piCt
SEMMLER, ANDERS - I am so dissapointed. Anders, ffs - come back!
2021-07-03 03:48
Frankie :D
2021-07-03 05:05
Not having Thorin at the desk is a huge loss, whoever responsible should feel the immense guilt.
2021-07-03 05:34
1 reply
+1
2021-07-03 08:28
Hugo and harry smh guess i have to watch on mute again
2021-07-03 09:02
#204
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Slovakia Mr_Jumbo
No Thorin but you have frankie? I”ll skip than
2021-07-03 10:28
Dinko and hawka man how much pain do we CSGO fans have to go through those 2 do not belong to tier 1 events
2021-07-03 11:33
1 reply
that coach transition is suppose to be good chance
2021-07-03 12:26
henry ?
2021-07-03 12:25
Yo les noobs, Has to feel so great for TEJ getting to cast real matches!! Work pays off boys!
2021-07-03 18:15
No Sado???? rip
2021-07-03 18:27
Janko "⁠worst coach of all time" Paunović
2021-07-03 20:12
REMOVE "MACHINE" AND GET SADOKIST PLS GOD
2021-07-04 02:04
eternaljay and dweg....
2021-07-05 13:43
Well done IEM on not using PimP and using people who can speak and understand English, that’s a huge improvement already, why do people hire people who cannot grasp the English language for English streams? It’s insane
2021-07-06 11:21
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