Hosting duties go to Paul “Redeye” Chaloner, who will man the analysts’ desk, and Eri “Eri” Neeman, who replaces last year’s stage host OJ Borg. Joining them as sideline reporter is Jake “SirActionSlacks” Kanner.
Calling all the action from the commentary desk will be Owen “ODPixel” Davies, William “Blitz” Lee, Trent “TrentPax” MacKenzie and Austin “Capitalist” Walsh. Analysis will be provided by Ioannis “Fogged” Loucas, Kevin “Purge” Godec and Kyle “Kyle” Freedman.
Finally, Jonathan “PimpmuckL” Liebig will assume observer duties, with all facts, figures and stats provided by Ben “Noxville” Steenhuisen.
Meanwhile, popular caster Grant “GranDGranT” Harris has teased his own, alternative broadcast…
Proud to announce the announce crew for my ESL Hamburg Coverage over on my Twitch Channel! pic.twitter.com/icVgtUXzDU— Grant Harris (@GranDGranT) October 9, 2018
With a prize pool of $300,000, ESL One Hamburg will be the first big event of the new season. However, it is not part of the Dota Pro Circuit, meaning points will not be on offer. The action gets under way on October 23 with the start of the Group Stage.
What do you think of the talent line-up?
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