BLAST Premier Fall Groups talent lineup announced

Eight names from the previous BLAST event return for the $177,500 competition in Denmark.

As we approach the end of the player break and the beginning of the competitive season, BLAST have announced the list of talent that will be the voices of the upcoming BLAST Premier Fall Groups to be held in Copenhagen from August 19-28.

The talent list features some of the scene's most well-known names such as Freya "⁠Freya⁠" Spiers, who will be working as the desk host and once again joined by the pair of Jacob "⁠Pimp⁠" Winneche and Mathieu "⁠Maniac⁠" Quiquerez as the analysts.

BanKs will be working the mic on stage once again

James "⁠BanKs⁠" Banks will be the lone interviewer for the Copenhagen tournament, whereas there will be two commentator duos as the viewers will be treated to the ever-iconic Jason "⁠moses⁠" O'Toole and Anders "⁠Anders⁠" Blume duo and the energetic Mohan "⁠launders⁠" Govindasamy and Conner "⁠Scrawny⁠" Girvan partnership for the duration of the event.

The full BLAST Premier Fall Groups talent list is as follows:

United Kingdom Freya "⁠Freya⁠" Spiers - Desk Host

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

United Kingdom James "⁠BanKs⁠" Banks - Interviewer

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

Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Age:
27
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:
28
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:
32
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:
26
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:
32
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
very nice
2022-08-09 20:50
30 replies
#10
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Fiji not_saki
Literally the same people every event and you say very nice??
2022-08-09 20:51
25 replies
This cast is indeed very nice tho
2022-08-09 20:55
22 replies
Machine and spunj everyday over those casters, launders and scrawny not tier1 casters
2022-08-09 21:05
18 replies
Scrawny/Lau are definitely t1 at this point. Would have preferred SpunJ/Machine over Anders/Moses though, Moses is not a t1 caster.
2022-08-09 21:08
9 replies
disagree, anders and moses is a great combo and imo sunj and machine suck
2022-08-09 21:15
4 replies
#60
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France ignorefAN
+1
2022-08-09 21:36
#81
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Aruba defoliant
+1
2022-08-09 22:56
+1 machine worst tier 1 caster. Captain obvious and unfunny
2022-08-10 04:51
+1
2022-08-10 10:04
Moses is an amazing caster and pairs well with Anders
2022-08-09 21:21
1 reply
+1
2022-08-10 09:01
Crazy to say moses not t1
2022-08-09 23:02
1 reply
moses just likes to play the contrarian role with shit-tier "hot takes", its tiring to listen to and comes across as incredibly inauthentic.
2022-08-09 23:54
Machine and Spunj --> ESL and Majors Shrawny and Launders --> Blast events
2022-08-09 21:30
2 replies
#59
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Romania Pecea
what ab pgl major ? lau and scrawny casted
2022-08-09 21:34
1 reply
My guess is that their contract is not as strict as Machine and Spunj’s
2022-08-09 23:02
I agree with the first line, but they're ESL exclusive caster so, that simply isnt happening. Also hard disagree with the latter part. Scrawnders arent perfect but they definitely are Tier 1.
2022-08-09 21:34
+1 scrawny and launders heavily overrated
2022-08-09 21:49
#80
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Finland quton
both duos have their flaws but would rather listen anything else than machine asmr now
2022-08-09 22:55
sadokist goated
2022-08-10 11:03
How dare you
2022-08-10 15:20
pimp on desk means there is no analyst desk. Bad takes, hltv writes got him stuck questioning liquid, poor little fella, rise and grind i made it from the bottom and my ego exploded, obviously maniac won't cause any drama live to correct this fool. SAD!
2022-08-09 22:27
2 replies
#100
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Germany AikoNesH
yep I like all of the casters above I guess. I really do like maschine and spunj. but pimp is just an total idiot... i just dont get why orgs are inviting him over and over again... he is always so "certain" in what he is saying, but he hast no clue...
2022-08-10 10:26
Instant desk segment skip
2022-08-10 14:16
It is nice. Would you rather have some lesser caliber of talent???
2022-08-09 20:56
never chance a winning team
2022-08-11 12:01
#20
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United States zovint
-Anders please
2022-08-09 20:55
2 replies
0/8
2022-08-11 12:01
0/8
2022-08-11 12:07
could be worst
2022-08-09 21:25
Verty good
2022-08-09 20:50
5 replies
Jk. -pimp plz
2022-08-09 20:51
4 replies
#30
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Europe Putin69
Based
2022-08-09 21:00
3 replies
Maniac is from Switzerland???? I thought he was from France
2022-08-10 08:18
2 replies
#101
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Germany AikoNesH
they speak french in switzerland, so i can see why you thought he is from france. and he played for french orgs i guess :) but no, he is swiss.
2022-08-10 10:27
1 reply
Ty
2022-08-10 10:36
#3
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Australia atheoo_
no one cares
2022-08-09 20:50
3 replies
#6
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Fiji not_saki
+1
2022-08-09 20:51
#19
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Czech Republic JameS_19
I care
2022-08-09 20:54
I care
2022-08-09 21:49
W but carti better
2022-08-09 20:50
#5
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Bangladesh ImpacT_
pog
2022-08-09 20:51
banks - pog freya - bae
2022-08-09 20:51
3 replies
#85
SpawN | 
United Kingdom BanKs
POGGERS
2022-08-09 23:35
2 replies
My man! Always love seeing you on stage brotha
2022-08-09 23:56
1 reply
<3 Thank you!
2022-08-10 18:18
thorin??!?!?
2022-08-09 20:51
3 replies
thorin is busy fighting literally everyone including himself
2022-08-09 20:55
1 reply
He would fit right in hltv offtopic threads.
2022-08-10 10:30
#69
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United Kingdom Leftie
should never be on a cast ever again ty <3
2022-08-09 22:04
+1
2022-08-09 20:51
#12
jks | 
Canada harxDy
same old same old
2022-08-09 20:51
expected
2022-08-09 20:51
#14
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Ukraine SwissRolls
pog
2022-08-09 20:52
NO PANSY = SKIP
2022-08-09 20:52
#16
swag | 
Cyprus Porgos
Nice but where sjokz?
2022-08-09 20:53
will there be at least some small crowd like in 2020 spring groups?
2022-08-09 20:53
James banks is the worst bring in heccu
2022-08-09 20:54
1 reply
#84
SpawN | 
United Kingdom BanKs
Flag checks out for the comment LUL
2022-08-09 23:34
Where is Thorin what a lame.... Remember, you can't have tournaments without Thorin. Without Thorin, you can't do in-depth analysis of teams. Without Thorin, professional players will stop playing CS, they care about Thorin's words.
2022-08-09 20:55
1 reply
remember guys: thorin IS esports
2022-08-09 20:57
good
2022-08-09 20:57
#27
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United States Noobdavind
Pimp = instant mute
2022-08-09 20:57
so sad that Pimp has become a permanent analyst for blast, can't ever watch those segments :((
2022-08-09 20:58
3 replies
I personally can't listen to him but I would think Danish people are able to cope with the extremely thick Danglish accent a lot easier, no?
2022-08-09 22:56
2 replies
#115
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Serbia eliiiiii_
pretty sure the issue lies in the fact that he has no substance in his words rather than his accent
2022-08-10 14:04
1 reply
+1 from a Dane. His English is fine But the words Are NOT!
2022-08-10 23:28
nice for freya
2022-08-09 20:58
#31
jks | 
Denmark rolade
a bit late ?
2022-08-09 21:00
#32
rain | 
Switzerland zeKxa
-pimp +kassad or ynk
2022-08-09 21:01
2 replies
#35
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Denmark Almoe
-boring +boring ? good idea
2022-08-09 21:03
1 reply
Not so sure about Kassad buy ynk is good, not afraid to say whatever he wants and is funny
2022-08-09 21:50
No spunj/machine or harry/hugo? Wtf
2022-08-09 21:03
1 reply
#52
rain | 
Switzerland zeKxa
They will be probably be there for the Fall finals
2022-08-09 21:21
unlucky cringehead pimp is there
2022-08-09 21:03
only the commentators are the happy thing about this.. Rest is the worst
2022-08-09 21:06
nice
2022-08-09 21:08
#40
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Argentina WaSTe_D
nic
2022-08-09 21:11
pimp worst analyst just bring ynk and kassad
2022-08-09 21:12
no thorin = W event
2022-08-09 21:12
-pimp +nifty
2022-08-09 21:13
#45
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Brazil flytw4tp
G2 HYPE
2022-08-09 21:16
#46
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Serbia eliiiiii_
guess we're skipping the desk again lmao
2022-08-09 21:17
i miss thorin
2022-08-09 21:18
#48
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Finland Hietsu
scrawny & launders 8/8 content
2022-08-09 21:19
#49
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Poland EZ4Bard
who cars
2022-08-09 21:20
#50
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Netherlands itsm
Scrawny and launders best duo
2022-08-09 21:20
#53
JK | 
Asia flipflop
I knew it...Anders has a big brain.
2022-08-09 21:24
#55
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Germany Schmilley
Pimp, Banks, Scrawny and Launders? This is worth to watch baby
2022-08-09 21:25
#56
FASHR | 
France Ansi
you can take off freya's FACE but you can never take her STYLE !! 😍
2022-08-09 21:25
#61
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Norway fuxzer
how does pimp keep getting jobs? Worst pundit/analyst that has ever been in the cs scene. Bad english combined with crazy eyes is not entertaining either
2022-08-09 21:44
2 replies
Going after his physical appearance is not cool, man can't really help it. His subpar English pronunciation (yes, it's that bad), horrible takes where he just tries to be "edgy" and general lack of CS knowledge should be enough reasons to not have him at T1 events like this. I have no idea how he pulls it off...
2022-08-09 22:34
1 reply
#75
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Portugal dracø
+4
2022-08-09 22:39
No Thorin and Lewis - good event.
2022-08-09 21:50
1 reply
Me thinks they both are too toxisaltyc to ever land a job like that again anyway.
2022-08-10 10:33
#66
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Brazil high_fall1
nice
2022-08-09 21:52
i are no see Thorins :(
2022-08-09 21:53
#68
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Thanks for the nightmare fuel pictures... Sleep is for the weak anyway.
2022-08-09 21:56
Always the same clowns
2022-08-09 22:05
Jacob "⁠Pimp⁠" Winneche - Analyst i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/002..
2022-08-09 22:27
2 replies
Username checked out.)))
2022-08-10 10:34
1 reply
xaxaxaxa )))))
2022-08-10 10:46
I would like to see a talent with a former pro player casting a match.
2022-08-09 22:32
3 replies
That's why the Spunj + sadokist duo is so strong. This here is a weak lineup - only Moses is any good.
2022-08-09 22:40
#77
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Portugal dracø
+1, devilwalk was a nice addition in the last event he did, wish they got them more often
2022-08-09 22:40
1 reply
He's talking about casting though. We never get a duo of 2 former pros casting ...
2022-08-10 05:01
#78
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Belarus KingdoM88
moses 0_0
2022-08-09 22:49
#86
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Finland AliSabid
yOO Lets goo
2022-08-09 23:35
#89
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Sweden hxm__
No nifty W
2022-08-10 01:58
god how is pimp hired still
2022-08-10 04:12
Purposely not going to watch any launders matches. The guy is just that bad. Horrible takes. He'll try to explain why a pro does this or that and over half the time he's completely wrong. He doesn't understand the game at a pro level and looks like at times the game moves too fast for him. He has a lot of trouble talking about what is currently going on in the game. He will think of something that happened 30 seconds ago and continues to talk about it well into the next round to the point he actually ignores what's going on in the current round.
2022-08-10 05:07
1 reply
dude is a subpar caster without his partner carrying him in every game.
2022-08-10 07:56
no frankie = best lineup
2022-08-10 09:59
1 reply
It sometimes is that easy.
2022-08-10 10:34
Anders+Moses Ty Blast!
2022-08-10 10:50
Same old, good but still nothing out of the ordinary… Bring in Harry+Hugo for once.
2022-08-10 11:33
Anders! <3
2022-08-10 11:52
Anders is horrible. Scrawny is good though
2022-08-10 12:47
3 replies
Imagine even saying scrawny is good plus imagine universe where scrawny is better then anders hahaha good one mate
2022-08-10 19:34
Scrawny is just loud. He isn't good
2022-08-11 05:15
Scrawny has substantial vocabulary and he can notice alot of small detail in the match. All Anders say is "absolutely" and "absolute", also the fake hype
2022-08-11 15:14
I like the blast events and talent. Slick production and the producers wt Freya as host and Banks interviews always seem to keep a good vibe going. Looking forward to it.
2022-08-10 12:55
Freya rating 0.00 expected quick 0:1
2022-08-10 12:59
Would have liked to see Maui on desk.
2022-08-10 20:03
no sadokist :(
2022-08-10 22:08
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