This year's hosts for the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship will be the very well-known Rachel 'Seltzer' Quirico and Eefje 'sjokz' Depoortere.
Known throughout the League of Legends community for her interviews, participation in several community driven shows, and for very recently becoming the host of the weekly European League of Legends Championship Series, Eefje 'sjokz' Depoortere will be our host for the League of Legends stage at the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship.
Meanwhile, Rachel 'Seltzer' Quirico, who has hosted StarCraft II and League of Legends events at DreamHack and Intel Extreme Masters alike and is known for her interviews for websites such as CSN, will be hosting the StarCraft II stage.
Our very own and recently hired Paul 'ReDeYe' Chaloner will be seen on both stages throughout the week.
Panky strikes again!
Christopher 'Panky' Pankhurst, who started his casting career as a part of the organizations Absolute Legends and Curse, is one of the most popular League of Legends commentators in the world. After his appearance as one of our analysts at the Intel Extreme Masters Katowice, he will be returning to bring you analysis for the World Championship! Panky will be joined by LCS commentator Trevor 'qu1ksh0t' Henry.
Hosting the League of Legends analyst desk, known for his thorough knowledge and amazingly skillful play in both League of Legends and StarCraft II, will be the_pwnerer himself, Jarett Cale.
On the commentator desk, bringing the games to you throughout the week will be Joe Miller and his long-time partner Leigh 'Deman' Smith as well as our very own Jason Kaplan, who will no longer be known as ButButButILY.
The ingame camera work will be done by three dedicated observers, making sure none of the action will be missed!
Host - Eefje 'sjokz' Depoortere Co-Host - Paul 'ReDeYe' Chaloner Caster - Joe Miller Caster - Leigh 'Deman' Smith Caster - Jason Kaplan Analysis Host - Jarett Cale Expert - Christopher 'Panky' Pankhurst Expert - Trevor 'qu1ksh0t' Henry
Shaun 'Apollo' Clark, who had already commentated last year's Intel Extreme Masters World Championship, will be returning to bring you top-notch commentary alongside our very own James 'Kaelaris' Carrol and Yoan 'ToD' Merlo, who had his debut as an analyst and commentator for Intel Extreme Masters Katowice.
The discussion at our StarCraft II analysis desk will be lead by John 'JoRoSar' Sargent, who will be joined by Intel Extreme Masters Katowice favourite and complexity player Kevin 'qxc' Riley and fnatic's Kevin 'Harstem' de Koning.
Star observer Michael 'Adebisi' van Driel will be joining us for the ingame camera work.
Host - Rachel 'SeltzerPlease' Quirico Co-Host - Paul 'ReDeYe' Chaloner Caster - James 'Kaelaris' Carrol Caster - Shaun 'Apollo' Clark Caster - Yoan 'ToD' Merlo Analysis Host - John 'JoRoSaR' Sargent Expert - Kevin 'qxc' Riley Expert - Kevin 'Harstem' de Koning Observer - Michael 'Adebisi' Van Driel
Intel Extreme Masters World Championship
The Intel Extreme Masters World Championship will feature a total cash prize of $250,000 for League of Legends and StarCraft II. Players and teams from all over the world have qualified through the various stops around the globe and will clash at CeBIT, Hanover, March 5th to 9th.