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Riot Games reveals worlds talent lineup

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Jatt and Rivington are among the talent list for the League of Legends World Championship. Photo courtesy of Riot Games.

Riot Games revealed Friday the list for the English speaking on-air talent for this year’s League of Legends World Championship.

Among the many recognizable faces from the European and North American regions, the talent list includes a number of regional specialists as well. The English analyst for China’s LPL, Indiana “Froskurinn” Black, will make her second appearance on the desk following last year, and LPL play-by-play commentator Matthew “Fish” Stewart will join her.

From the Korean region, Chris “Papasmithy” Smith will make a return performance, accompanied by his co-caster Julian “Pastrytime” Carr and former NA LCS player Alberto “Crumbz” Rengifo.

Interviews and hosting for the event will be handled by Europe’s Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere and James “Dash” Patterson. There will also be spots for guest appearances from players, coaches or others.

Below is the full list of the announced talent, categorized by their roles for the event:

Play-By-Play Commentators:

  • Aaron “Medic” Chamberlain
  •  Clayton “CaptainFlowers” Raines
  • Daniel “Drakos” Drakos
  • David “Phreak” Turley
  • Devin “PiraTechnics” Younge
  • Julian “Pastrytime” Carr
  • Matthew “Fish” Stewart
  • Max “Atlus” Anderson
  • Trevor “Quickshot” Henry
  • Rivington Bisland III

Color Commentators and Analysts 

  • Alberto “Crumbz” Rengifo
  • Aidan “Zirene” Moon
  • Andy “Vedius” Day
  • Chris “PapaSmithy” Smith
  • Indiana “Froskurinn” Black
  • Isaac “Azael” Cummings-Bentley
  • Joshua “Jatt” Leesman
  • Martin “Deficio” Lynge
  • Sam “Kobe” Hartman-Kenzler
  • Zack “Rusty” Pye

Interviewers and Hosts 

  • Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere
  • James “Dash” Patterson

Worlds begins Sept. 23 with the play-in stage, and will conclude with the grand finals Nov. 4. The drawing of groups for worlds takes place Tuesday.

Cover photo courtesy of Riot Games


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