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The 2021 League of Legends World Championship is reaching its conclusion on Saturday, and the caster lineup for the spectacle has been revealed. Sam “Kobe” Hartman-Kenzler, Andrew “Vedius” Day, and Max “Atlus” Anderson have been selected to chronicle the clash between DWG KIA and Edward Gaming in the grand final.
It was Atlus who broke the news on Twitter. The play-by-play caster, who spent this year on the desk of the English League of Legends Champion Korea caster desk, happily shared the news.
— Max Anderson (@Atlustv) November 5, 2021
“Dear mum,” Atlus tweeted. “Tomorrow @esports_kobe, @Vedius and I will be casting the #Worlds2021 fina. I’m so excited. Hope you’re doing well. Love, Atlus.”
Prior to casting the grand final, Atlus was on the Worlds 2021 broadcast for parts of the group stage and for the quarterfinal between T1 and Hanwha Life Esports. Vedius and Kobe both had been in the LEC studio in Berlin already, covering the group stage, quarterfinals, and semifinals.
The announcement of the trio was met with excitement from the community. 100 Thieves General Manager and former LCK caster Christ “PapaSmithy” Smith said, “Max, your gift of the gab is legendary but it overshadows just what a top bloke you are in all aspects!” He shared commemorative pictures of the two in their LCK days as well.
Max, your gift of the gab is legendary but it overshadows just what a top bloke you are in all aspects! GL HF tomorrow mate ~ pic.twitter.com/oZq39ylqkG
— Chris Smith (@PapaSmithy) November 5, 2021
Vedius himself commented: “Grateful to once again be given the opportunity to cast the world finals and alongside two of the best in the business! Very excited for the games and I hope you’re looking forward too!”
After the casters were announced, we also got insight into who will be manning the analyst desk for the finals on Saturday. Marc Robert “Caedrel” Lamont, James “Dash” Patterson and Isaac “Azael” Cummings Bentley will be the analysts on deck for the deciding match between DWG KIA and Edward Gaming.
Caedrel revealed the news, tweeting: “On the desk for the World Finals tomorrow. Its been a wild year and this will be the end of it. Was an absolute pleasure and can’t wait to go out with a bang alongside @JamesDash & @AzaelOfficial.”
Tom fell in love with esports in 2015 and has been reporting on multiple scenes since. In his spare time, he dwells on the Howling Abyss in League of Legends, or on the vast oceans in Sea of Thieves.