ESL announces IEM Katowice 2022 talent
IEM Katowice 2019
Crowd at IEM Katowice 2019. | Provided by ESL. Photo by Timo Verdeil.

ESL announces IEM Katowice 2022 talent

The talent roster is stacked with both new and old names in CS:GO
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The complete talent list of Intel Extreme Masters Katowice was announced by ESL on Monday. IEM Katowice, running from Feb. 15-27, is set to be the defining Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event for the early part of 2022. The talent for this event features faces both new and old, with only a few names missing from the stacked roster.

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ESL mainstays like Freya “⁠Freya⁠” Spiers, Tres “⁠stunna⁠” Saranthus and Janko “⁠YNk⁠” Paunović will be on the desk. Casting duo Harry “JustHarry” Russell and Hugo “Hugo” Byron will also be a familiar sound on the mic for many ESL viewers. One notable absence is Alex “Machine” Richardson, who is missing his first IEM Katowice since 2015 due to visa issues. His casting partner Chad “⁠SPUNJ⁠” Burchill will team up with Adam “⁠Dinko⁠” Hawthorne in Week 1 and other partners in Week 2.

ESL is also bringing some of CS:GO’s rising talent for IEM Katowice, including casters like Jack “Wolfy” Saunders and sideline host Anastasija “Heccu” Tolmačeva. Head of Operations at HLTV, Zvonimir “Professeur” Burazin will also be putting in an appearance as an analyst. Staples of BLAST broadcasts, Conner “⁠Scrawny⁠” Girvan and Mohan “⁠launders⁠” Govindasamy, will be bringing their casting talent to the event as well.

IEM Katowice kicks off on Feb. 15 with the play-in stage of competition. Group stage will continue the event from Feb. 17-20. Finally, the remaining teams will enter three days of playoffs in front of a live audience in the Spodek arena in Katowice, Poland. IEM Katowice 2022 also marks the 10-year anniversary for the event.

The talent for IEM Katowice:

  • Tres “⁠stunna⁠” Saranthus — Desk Host
  • Mike “⁠DarfMike⁠” Winnick — Desk Host
  • Freya “⁠Freya⁠” Spiers — Desk Host
  • Pala “Pala” Gilroy Sen — Desk Host & Sideline
  • Anastasija “Heccu” Tolmačeva — Sideline
  • Mathieu “⁠Maniac⁠” Quiquerez — Analyst
  • Alex “⁠Mauisnake⁠” Ellenberg — Analyst
  • Aleksandar “⁠kassad⁠” Trifunović — Analyst
  • Zvonimir “Professeur” Burazin — Analyst
  • Sudhen “⁠Bleh⁠” Wahengbam — Analyst
  • Janko “⁠YNk⁠” Paunović — Analyst
  • Allan “⁠Allan⁠” Hender — Analyst
  • Chad “⁠SPUNJ⁠” Burchill — Caster & Analyst
  • Conner “⁠Scrawny⁠” Girvan — Caster
  • Mohan “⁠launders⁠” Govindasamy — Caster
  • Matthew “⁠Sadokist⁠” Trivett — Caster
  • Jason “⁠moses⁠” O’Toole — Caster
  • Jack “Wolfy” Saunders — Caster
  • Adam “⁠Dinko⁠” Hawthorne — Caster
  • Alex “⁠hawka⁠” Hawkins — Caster
  • Harry “JustHarry” Russell — Caster
  • Hugo “Hugo” Byron — Caster
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