Riot Games has announced the Mid-Season Invitational 2022 on-air English talent with several new faces in the mix. While there are no players involved like last year, the MSI broadcast talent for 2022 is a blend of old and new talents in the scene. The new MSI casters and analysts include Yinsu Collins, Mikkel “Guldborg” Guldborg Nielsen and Oisín “Penguin” Molloy.
Here is a breakdown of MSI 2022 casters and hosts:
- James “Dash” Patterson
- David “Phreak” Turley
- Sam “Kobe” Hartman-Kenzler
- Mark “MarkZ” Zimmerman
- Emily Rand
- Barento “Raz” Mohammed
- Julian “Pastrytime” Carr
- Isaac “Azael” Cummings
- Joshua “Jatt” Leesman
- Laure Valée
- Daniel “Drakos” Drakos
- Andrew “Vedius” Day
- Aaron “Medic” Chamberlain
- Mikkel “Guldborg” Guldborg Nielsen
- Andrew “Vedius” Day
- Yinsu Collins
- Maurits “Chronicler” Jan Meeusen
- Max “Atlus” Anderson
- Wolf “Wolf” Schröder
- Brendan “Valdes” Valdes
- Oisín “Penguin” Molloy
- Robert “Dagda” Price
- Jordan “Lyric” Corby
- Dan “Aux” Harrison
The analyst desk from this team will be fully in person with all members at the LEC studio in Berlin, Germany. Viewers can also anticipate some virtual interview call-ins from Korea throughout the tournament.
Quickshot to host in MSI 2022
While Riot did not reveal the exact details of the on-air talent team jobs, LEC talent Quickshot made it known that he will not cast any games during the event. Rather, he’ll perform hosting duties alongside Dash to cover up for the absence of Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere.
Sjokz earlier announced that she decided not to be part of the MSI 2022 due to her participating in the PGL Major Antwerp. Asides from Sjokz, Marc Robert “Caedrel” Lamont and Clayton “CaptainFlowers” Raines also tweeted that they would not join the broadcast for the upcoming MSI.
Caedreal cited personal reasons, mentioning that he was not in the “right headspace” for the event.
Meanwhile, CaptainFlowers declined to cast the tournament after learning that the English broadcast team will have to travel to the LEC studio in Berlin.
The English casting team for MSI will be at the LEC studio in Berlin. The event itself will be in Korea.
For me, that means all the difficulties of long travel and all the troubles of remote shows all at once. So, after a lot of consideration, I've declined to cast MSI this year
— Clayton Raines (@CaptainFlowers) April 29, 2022
Even though the LCS caster will not be present in Berlin he will co-host a mini-series on the Mid-Season Invitation from Lost Angeles.
MSI 2022 begins at 4 a.m. ET on May 10 with Saigon Buffalo vs. T1 as the opening series.
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