Meet the English broadcast team for the ESL Pro Series Winter Finals

In between Intel Extreme Masters San Jose and Cologne, we have even more esports actions for you in the form of the German ESL Pro Series Winter Finals. Set to be played in the ESL studios here in Cologne, some of the best national teams and players in CS:GO, League of Legends, StarCraft II and FIFA 15 will be attendance. As such, ESL TV has decided to bring you all the CS:GO, League of Legends and StarCraft II matches in English as well as German so even more people can enjoy them!

Shaun and James will be covering StarCraft II

From December the 12th to the 14th, the German championship will be played out, seeing n!faculty (LoL), Planetkey Dynamics (CS:GO) and HeroMarine (SCII) defending their titles. You will get to see one game played per day, this including each game’s semifinals as well as the grand final.

There will be three action-packed days of the ESL Pro Series Winter Finals to enjoy:

  • December 12th: StarCraft II with James “Kaelaris” Carrol and Shaun “Apollo” Clark
  • December 13th: CS:GO with Jason Kaplan and Lauren “Pansy” Scott
  • December 14th: League of Legends with Jason Kaplan and Alex “Machine” Richardson

Lauren and Jason will be bringing you CS:GO

What the talent team has to say

We spoke to the commentary crew to get you a glimpse of what you can except from these three days of the German ESL Pro Series Winter Finals:

Jason Kaplan on League of Legends:
“One big thing I’m looking forward to for the EPS Germany LoL Winter Finals is seeing n!faculty. They have been a long-time team within the EPS but have never been able to really break out of the German scene. Now with the LCS expansion tournament coming up soon, we will be able to get a first look at the team and what kind of shape they are in before their chance at finally breaking into the League of Legends Championship Series.”

Alex “Machine” Richardson on League of Legends:
“This is going to be my first League of Legends offline event. It’s a game I've played far too much of in my free time and now I get to watch and commentate as the best teams in Germany go head to head. I’m really excited to see what the teams have prepared for this tournament as well as to get into the casting chair and bring some great League action to everyone at home.”

Jason and Alex will be commentating the League of Legends action

James “Kaelaris” Carrol on StarCraft II:
“With how the top four bracket has worked out, the current trend of new blood being triumphant isn't looking to change any time soon. Both HeRoMaRinE and ShoWTimE have proved in the last three seasons that the old dogs of Germany can be toppled, and even went further by defeating Korean invaders along the way. Now is the time for them to assert even more dominance on the scene, with the potential of them both being in the final yet again. It's going to be difficult for Socke and GunGFuBanDa to put a stop to their current reign.”

We hope you enjoy the ESL Pro Series Winter Finals with us either on the spot in Cologne - tickets are still available on Eventbrite - or via our streams for CS:GO, League of Legends and StarCraft II. Which game are you looking forward to catching the most? Tell us in the comments below!


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