ELEAGUE Announces Commentator Teams for Clash for Cash: The Rematch Featuring Astralis and Virtus.pro, Friday, June 16, at 10 p.m. ET on TBS
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Former Pro Chad “SPUNJ” Burchill & esports Insider Scott “SirScoots” Smith to Join Host Richard Lewis with Casters Anders Blume & Jason “moses” O’Toole
ELEAGUE, the premium esports tournament brand from Turner and IMG, today announced commentators for the first-ever ELEAGUE Clash for Cash: The Rematch, Friday, June 16, at 10 p.m. ET on TBS (with live digital coverage available across Twitch, YouTube and ELEAGUE Live Game Command). The lineup will feature popular host Richard Lewis, shoutcasters Anders Blume and Jason “moses” O’Toole and analysts Chad “SPUNJ” Burchill and esports pioneer Scott “SirScoots” Smith.
Clash for Cash: The Rematch – a blockbuster show match unprecedented in CS:GO history – will offer Virtus.pro a best-of-three chance at revenge their runner-up finish to Astralis in the ELEAGUE Major Grand Final.
About the Commentators
Smith helped build GotFrag, the esports news site that provided a hub for all things competitive gaming. Smith has also worked for Major League Gaming and most recently held a senior role with esports organization Evil Geniuses. Joining Smith on the analyst desk will be Burchill, a recently retired professional Counter-Strike player and former captain of team LA Renegades, who participated in ELEAGUE’s inaugural season.
Blume, one of the most recognized CS:GO casters in the world, is known as the “voice of Counter-Strike” and has casted several CS:GO Major finals, including the ELEAGUE Major in January 2017. Like Burchill, Blume’s partner O’Toole is a former professional player-turned-analyst who previously worked for ESEA before joining Blume at Room On Fire.
Experienced ELEAGUE host Lewis will complete the team. Before joining ELEAGUE, he earned recognition as a journalist covering esports and continues to contribute content on the industry’s biggest news.
On-Site Media Access
Media members interested in credential access to cover Clash for Cash: The Rematch can contact Jake Moskowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 575-6765.
ELEAGUE is the premium esports tournament brand formed in partnership between Turner and IMG that officially launched in 2016. A leader in the delivery of live event experiences, ELEAGUE content is widely distributed across leading digital platform Twitch, along with showcase programming airing on Turner’s TBS, a fully-distributed cable television network. In its first year, ELEAGUE produced two seasons featuring Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, along with the first-ever Overwatch® Open. As recognition of its industry-wide impact, ELEAGUE was awarded its first-ever CS:GO Major, originating from Atlanta in January 2017. The ELEAGUE Major Grand Final drove ELEAGUE’s Twitch channel to a record peak of more than one million concurrent streams, in addition to a reach of 3.6 million total viewers on TBS throughout the tournament. ELEAGUE received a Sports Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Studio Design and Art Direction in March 2017.