ELeague: American and OnFire Talent
The first week of the 1.2 million USD ELeague from Turner television and WME/IMG talent is kicking off in just 2 days and the broadcast team has just been announced. The foremost casting team OnFire: Anders, Semmler, and Moses, will be the first casting faces TBS will see on Friday. Richard Lewis will head a three-man desk with mostly American talent. Dust, who most recently casted CEVO, will be accompanied by Moe, a co-owner and former player of ELeague team Echo Fox. Moe is most famous for his stream and will be new to the world of broadcasting in a more formal manner.
The talent announcement goes all the way to the production room. Observers Sapphire and Prius, two of the best, will present the action. Most recently they've worked with ESL Pro League. There will be a brief omission from this crew: Thorin. He has not attended any event in the US since the MLG Major in Columbus. Hopefully he can resolve what we can assume to be visa issues to banter with Shaq in later weeks and groups. The entire talent lineup is American heavy, aside from Anders and Semmler, most likely to avoid further issues with visas with the fledgeling league.
The 24 team league represents 17 of the top 20 inside of the HLTV rankings and has 6 groups of 4, playing out double round robins each week before going into a single elimination best of three bracket. The official breakdown of the prize pool and pick ban will hopefully be released soon.
Richard "Richard Lewis" Lewis @RLewisReports
Dustin "Dust" Mouret @dustMouret
Mohamed "Moe" Assad @moe_tv
Jason "Moses" O'Toole @OnFireMoses
Anders Blume @OnFireAnders
Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat @OnFireSemmler
Duncan "Thorin" Shields away (visa) @Thooorin
Heather "Sapphire" Garozzo @sapphiReCSGO Observer
DJ "Prius" Kuntz @prius707 Observer