BLAST Premier Spring Groups talent announced

A team of eight will bring us the action live from the first BLAST event of 2022.

The BLAST circuit is set to kickstart a new cycle with BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2022. The online event will take place between January 28 and February 6, with twelve partnered teams battling it out to clinch the six spots available for the Spring Finals while the rest will fall to the Showdown. To sweeten the deal, a total prize pool of $177,500 will also be available for the taking.

Freya will return as the Host

The on-air talent will see the return of Freya "⁠Freya⁠" Spiers and James "⁠BanKs⁠" Banks as the desk host and interviewer respectively. Meanwhile, the analysts' desk will feature Mathieu "⁠Maniac⁠" Quiquerez and Jacob "⁠Pimp⁠" Winneche, with the pair tasked to break down the action from the server.

Two sets of casters will accompany the spectators through the matches, with the familiar duo of Conner "⁠Scrawny⁠" Girvan and Mohan "⁠launders⁠" Govindasamy teaming up with the iconic pairing of Anders "⁠Anders⁠" Blume and Jason "⁠moses⁠" O'Toole.

The full talent list is:

United Kingdom Freya "⁠Freya⁠" Spiers - Host

United Kingdom James "⁠BanKs⁠" Banks - Interviewer

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

Canada Conner "⁠Scrawny⁠" Girvan - Caster
Canada Mohan "⁠launders⁠" Govindasamy - Caster
Denmark Anders "⁠Anders⁠" Blume - Caster
United States Jason "⁠moses⁠" O'Toole - Caster

Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
976
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
United States Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Age:
35
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
18
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
Canada Conner 'Scrawny' Girvan
Conner 'Scrawny' Girvan
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
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 Kingdom Freya 'Freya' Spiers
Freya 'Freya' Spiers
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
Canada Mohan 'launders' Govindasamy
Mohan 'launders' Govindasamy
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.76
United Kingdom James 'BanKs' Banks
James 'BanKs' Banks
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
Denmark Anders 'Anders' Blume
Anders 'Anders' Blume
Age:
36
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.53
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.19
DPR:
0.58
Rip sammler
2022-01-21 17:07
15 replies
#29
NAF | 
Asia aref81
moses>semmler
2022-01-21 17:26
14 replies
jesus>moses
2022-01-21 17:26
2 replies
Mohammed>Jesus
2022-01-21 17:40
1 reply
Chuck norris > mohammed
2022-01-21 18:08
+1000
2022-01-21 17:40
#64
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Czech Republic TECHNICKER
+1000
2022-01-21 18:03
+100000
2022-01-21 18:06
1 reply
I called the number but no one picked up…
2022-01-21 18:11
+infinity Semmler was never the same after returning from OW
2022-01-21 18:25
true but dunno where semmler goes after this.
2022-01-21 18:54
2 replies
He’s fine as a desk host, any role but casting pls
2022-01-21 22:07
1 reply
thinking he will get hired at all ahahahah dude has to get himself a real job now, not a single TO in csgo will hire him
2022-01-23 20:46
+1000
2022-01-21 19:00
#92
nitr0 | 
United States Zake_
Harry and hugo>>>>>>
2022-01-21 19:04
1 reply
+1
2022-01-22 01:32
pog
2022-01-21 17:07
ok
2022-01-21 17:07
Nice lineup
2022-01-21 17:07
smth new Pog
2022-01-21 17:07
Semmlers been replaced lol
2022-01-21 17:08
1 reply
#54
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United Kingdom HuzzyBoii
Thank fuck
2022-01-21 17:49
no semmler nice.
2022-01-21 17:08
Anders + moses is nice
2022-01-21 17:08
Give Banks the host roll back!!
2022-01-21 17:08
#10
fnx | 
Brazil ghxd811
wheres frankie :(
2022-01-21 17:08
2 replies
#85
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Poland tailal
i think she is pregnant
2022-01-21 18:49
Frankie actually gave birth to a baby girl not too long ago, actually! I hope we get to see her again soon.
2022-01-21 19:41
löl
2022-01-21 17:08
freya 8/8
2022-01-21 17:08
1 reply
+1 blast also rated 8/8 in their tweet lol
2022-01-21 20:02
Nice
2022-01-21 17:09
nice semmler dosent deserve to cast tier 1 events. i don't care if he is a legendary caster or whatever, this guy has 0 knowledge about the game
2022-01-21 17:09
#15
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Finland 5way
semmler PepeHands
2022-01-21 17:09
No semmler good.
2022-01-21 17:10
Libs got Semmler :(
2022-01-21 17:13
1 reply
#36
koks | 
Saint Kitts and Nevis al0))
rather his casting
2022-01-21 17:35
I wonder if the last drama costed semmler's place or its different.
2022-01-21 17:15
6 replies
I mean people have complained about him forever despite the fact he did really well as a caster during the stage part of the Stockholm major. I’m sure the recent drama hasn’t exactly helped though
2022-01-21 17:22
5 replies
#37
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Korea HullU
What drama...?
2022-01-21 17:37
3 replies
went on a twitter rant about the female cs circuit that was announced by ESL
2022-01-21 17:39
2 replies
idk what exactly semmlers said but he said something about pronouns
2022-01-21 17:41
Bay zed
2022-01-21 17:46
it was his own decision to step down the Anders-Semmler duo source: he himself stated zis on one of his last december streams
2022-01-22 14:24
Anders / Moses nice
2022-01-21 17:18
ez4freya
2022-01-21 17:18
#23
b1t | 
Romania sth1337
Semmler :(
2022-01-21 17:21
1 reply
Wtf
2022-01-21 17:21
Semmler :(
2022-01-21 17:21
Semmler....wtf tho
2022-01-21 17:21
Semmler bye bye good
2022-01-21 17:23
#31
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Poland moistu
launders please replace him
2022-01-21 17:27
5 replies
lowest iq take possible in the history of lowest iqs possible.
2022-01-21 17:29
4 replies
#56
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Poland moistu
flag check out
2022-01-21 17:51
3 replies
>reply edited lmao low iq checks out
2022-01-21 17:58
2 replies
#74
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Poland moistu
typo in sentence, sore ass check out
2022-01-21 18:11
1 reply
>bitching about talent and then telling others are "sore ass" NGMI, very upsetting, many such cases.
2022-01-21 18:39
No Hugo and Harry Sadge
2022-01-21 17:28
3 replies
+1 i like those boys
2022-01-21 17:34
#103
rain | 
Switzerland zeKxa
+1
2022-01-21 21:14
+1 cs is better when they are casting
2022-01-22 01:33
#35
DaDte | 
Russia bult0
Pog, moses > semmler
2022-01-21 17:35
Pog
2022-01-21 17:38
#39
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Germany mrzxea_cs
Scrawny and launders is the worst casting duo ever. (Except the ESL B stream guys ofc)
2022-01-21 17:38
7 replies
They have gotten better but i still can’t stand their casting, idk why blast have such a boner for them
2022-01-21 17:42
5 replies
Unless its a team I like i will just turn off the stream/audio if they are casting
2022-01-21 17:44
1 reply
#52
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Germany mrzxea_cs
yeahhhhhh +11111111111
2022-01-21 17:45
#49
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Germany mrzxea_cs
Scrawny is just not funny but at least he gives his best but launders is a socially awkward weird person that acts like hes the best analyser the scene has ever seen. He just sounds so unmotivated it hurts.
2022-01-21 17:44
2 replies
+1
2022-01-21 17:45
+1
2022-01-21 19:57
+1
2022-01-21 18:29
#44
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Brazil guelzy1
who kares
2022-01-21 17:42
freya and pimp 10/10
2022-01-21 17:42
#48
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Germany LANDWHALE
Banks <3
2022-01-21 17:44
See ya semmler, we won't miss you!!
2022-01-21 17:44
#55
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Europe m0rf3us
Scrawny and launders one of the best duos out there, great sinergy, idk why the hate against them.
2022-01-21 17:51
2 replies
Scrawny and launders one of the worst duos out there, very annoying, I understand the hate against them.
2022-01-21 17:54
+1 I love these two.
2022-01-21 19:02
Amazing! Lookin' forward to it!
2022-01-21 17:52
#59
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Germany Sytrox
Huge W
2022-01-21 17:54
1 reply
#60
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Germany Sytrox
Would love to see Sjokz anytime soon when she is back to casting too
2022-01-21 17:55
Since when is Banks from UK? I always though he had Ukraine heritage
2022-01-21 17:58
1 reply
I am British, living in Ukraine since 2019.
2022-02-04 11:25
#63
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Brazil hugoooo
I will die without understanding how TO's believe pimp is a good analyst
2022-01-21 17:59
Anders + Moses >>>>>>>>> Semmler Great talent as always.
2022-01-21 18:03
now just -Pimp and we all good
2022-01-21 18:03
7 replies
How can people praise scrawny and launders and hate pimp?? I don't understand. Scrawny and launders are THE WORST tier 1 casters in this history of this game.
2022-01-21 18:06
6 replies
#76
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Egypt BomberMan_
+1 Pimp isnt even bad.
2022-01-21 18:16
Maybe because pimps accent is so strong and annoying that it’s a chore to listen to. Similar to why people got tired of yanko. Launders and scrawny at least have energy and are up to date on the game and the meta unlike anders
2022-01-21 19:22
#95 Pimp is terrible
2022-01-21 23:33
Pimp ok but Mauisnake exceptional.
2022-01-22 03:40
#114
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Finland notits
scrawny and launders have a really nice vibe between them, also seem passionate about the game so its fun to listen to them, also scrawny sounds like a god tier caster
2022-01-22 03:46
1 reply
I'm passionate about the game make me caster. They have a nice vide between them? Maybe. Scrawny has a nice voice? Absolutely , reminds me of sado. Does he know how to cast? Absolutely NO. Over hyping things way to much , trash use of vocabulary , both guys just yelling "AWAHAHYAAAAAHAYAAYHA!" In every single big play and they sound cringe af when they are casting big plays. They start screaming during a normal round like it's the last round of the major and then when it's an actual big moment they get voice cracks and both of them get completely uncoordinated and start screaming together like 2 little girls saw a teddy bear. They don't even know what to say during hype moments , they can't make shit up like some other casters like sado/machine/Henry/SPUNJ. these casters have legendary moments in casting even Harry and hugo but scrawny and launders don't have that because they don't have a good use of vocabulary. scrawny is decent at play by play but when he is not screaming , and launders is good purely at analysing the game. If someone outside of eSports hears them commentate he would cringe.
2022-01-22 06:25
godly line up
2022-01-21 18:04
No Harry and Hugo - no fun.
2022-01-21 18:06
Hugo + Harry > launders + scrawny. But still i'm fine with that. I miss Sadokist + HenryG :( GOAT duo in esports.
2022-01-21 18:11
1 reply
#101
DD | 
Philippines libon23
sadokist = gamer word
2022-01-21 20:28
#75
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United States Zedsamcat
NA and UK BEST CASTERS BUT MEH PLAYERS
2022-01-21 18:12
#77
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Belgium FLNX
who was always paired with anders at blast events before moses started casting again?
2022-01-21 18:16
1 reply
Pretty sure it was Semmler, no?
2022-01-21 19:05
if only Blast had better and bigger amount casters
2022-01-21 18:29
I are no see Thorins and Richards :(
2022-01-21 18:38
stop inviting p0mp pls :( rest of the talent is looking great as always though
2022-01-21 18:45
BANKS BANKS BANKS BANKS BANKS BANKS BANKS BANKS
2022-01-21 18:47
#86
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Russia ToughGuy
Bring back Semmler!
2022-01-21 18:51
1 reply
+1
2022-01-21 19:03
The 2 best pairs of casters imo. Real nice.
2022-01-21 19:01
Pimp is such a terrible analyst but he’s danish so blast will keep hiring him.
2022-01-21 19:20
#96
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Finland AliSabid
nice
2022-01-21 19:40
Pimp zzz
2022-01-21 19:40
#102
DD | 
Philippines libon23
We will probably see semmler being a regular on Return by numbers unless he gets a gig asap. I want to see him do some project with thorin and RL, even if its a t2 event.
2022-01-21 20:31
#104
rain | 
Switzerland zeKxa
Pimp -_-
2022-01-21 21:21
#105
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Spain Wiricardo
no machine?? ZZZzz
2022-01-21 21:24
#110
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Malaysia AtPdTrZ
bring back my mauisnakes
2022-01-22 03:21
Missing Mauisnake. This guy is killing it on Funspark as host, analyst, and caster. Not sure why Blast didn’t use him again after last year. Semmler can cast with a strong analytical partner. He’s got they hype when he turns it on.
2022-01-22 03:43
#113
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Finland notits
WE NEED HARRY & HUGO @blast
2022-01-22 03:44
1 reply
Those who hire prefer washed up talents like Anders,. He is good, but nowhere near what he was 5 years ago. Launders, Scrawny, Hugo & Harry are the only tier 1 casters atm, both teams having great synergy. Launders is the best of them all. I love his calm way of speaking, rarely going into hype mode to sound interesting, as his words alone carry hard.
2022-01-22 05:21
No semmler, finally.
2022-01-22 05:16
#119
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India taco9873
Launders my Indian idol
2022-01-22 17:29
Gonna miss Chad's casting
2022-01-22 18:55
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