stunna and launders will head to Poland for the Minor circuit
ESL have announced the complete talent list for the upcoming IEM Katowice Minor circuit, set to kick off on January 16th with the Europe and CIS Minors. The Americas Minor, featuring the same talent pool, will run from January 22-26th.
The Minor circuit will be one of the few recent events to utilize two desks hosts, with America's very own Tres "stunna" Saranthus splitting duties with James Banks. Joining them as analysts on the desk will be Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Asia CS:GO expert Sudhen "Bleh" Wahengbam, Jacob "Pimp" Winneche, and Joona "natu" Leppänen.
The Canadian commentary duo of Conner "Scrawny" Girvan and Mohan "launders" Govindasamy will cast their first Minor together, with launders making his last appearance in the Minor circuit back in 2016 at the Americas Minor for ESL One Cologne. Hugo Byron and Harry "JustHarry" Russell will also pair up in the commentary booth, with Jason Kaplan — who's last appearance on a CS:GO broadcast was as a part of the ESL Pro League Season 1 Finals team — and Tom "Tombizz" Bissmire rounding out the list.
The complete list of on-air talent looks as follows:
- Tres "stunna" Saranthus — Host
- James Banks — Host
- Sudhen "Bleh" Wahengbam — Analyst
- Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill — Analyst
- Jacob "Pimp" Winneche — Analyst
- Joona "natu" Leppänen — Analyst
- Hugo Byron — Commentator
- Harry "JustHarry" Russell — Commentator
- Connor "Scrawny" Girvan — Commentator
- Mohan "launders" Govindasamy — Commentator
- Jason Kaplan — Commentator
- Tom "Tombizz" Bissmire — Commentator
The CS:GO Minor Championship's take place next week. We are excited to welcome our broadcast team who will join us in Katowice, Poland as we gear up towards one of our most legendary events of all time #IEM @IEM pic.twitter.com/JbMtCh7hrQ— Intel®ExtremeMasters (@IEM) January 11, 2019