ESL Gaming has announced the IEM Katowice 2021 talent line-up for its CS:GO event. The tournament is getting plenty of CS:GO’s biggest talent to cast, analyse and host the event, alongside a few notable figures added into the fray.
IEM Katowice 2021 talent line-up
The usual CS:GO talent pool is back for the IEM Katowice 2021 event. The talent list features the big names we see across several ESL Gaming CS:GO events. Furthermore, a few rising star talent members are part of the main line-up, with a few faces we know and love acting as analysts.
- Tres “stunna” Saranthus – Desk Host
- Janko “YNk” Paunović – Analyst
- Aleksandar “kassad” Trifunović – Analyst
- Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund – Analyst
- Alex “Machine” Richardson – Caster
- Chad “SPUNJ” Burchill – Caster
- Harry “JustHarry” Russell – Caster
- Hugo “Hugo” Bryon – Caster
- Frankie “Frankie” Ward – Interviewer
Most of the names on the list are the usual CS:GO talent we see during events. However, the interesting part is the promotion of caster duo, Harry and Hugo, alongside the masterminds of CS:GO, YNK, Kassad, and GeT Right.
The other talent taking part for the alternate streams are
- Mike “DarfMike” Winnick – Caster
- Joshua “Dweg” Nathan – Caster
- Jamie “TheEternalJay” Martin – Caster
- Dean “Dean” Brown
The return of the old guard
Some of the old guard of CS:GO is back at Katowice 2021, only this time they are the three broadcast analysts. GeT Right, YNK, and Kassad feature on the analyst’s desk, with all three very recently announcing changes to their careers. GeT Right announced he was stepping down from competitive play in January 2021. YNK and Kassad, on the other hand, both left their recent projects as coaches on FaZe Clan and Cloud 9 respectively.
The trio on the analyst desk is something that is going to want fans to tune into and listen to their post-game commentary. IEM Katowice 2021 kicks off on February 16th- through to the 28th with the most well rounded CS:GO teams throughout 2020 in attendance. This year is going to be big, even with the event taking place online yet again.