DreamHack is proud to announce the team of casters and hosts that will deliver all the action from DreamHack EIZO Open: Stockholm 21-22 April to the on-site audience of 2300 fans and million of StarCraft II fans around the world.
Shaun 'Apollo' Clark DreamHack is very proud to announce that Apollo has been signed for all DreamHack-events in 2012, having Shaun ‘Apollo’ Clark as our primary caster throughout the whole 2012 season. He had his big breakthrough as a caster during 2010 and 2011 and has casted all DreamHack-events in StarCraft II. Today he’s regarded as one of the best professional casters in the world and have casted for other leagues like IPL, MLG, ESL and IronSquid. He recently moved to Stockholm to focus on his career as a professional caster and will keep the Swedish fans on top of the StarCraft II action during the weekend.
Wolf 'Wolf' Schröder For the premiere Eizo Open, DreamHack is excited to present a new face to the DreamHack audience: Wolf ‘Wolf’ Schröder. For a long time Schröder has been one of the most promising and talented casters out there. In 2011 he established himself as a permanent caster for GSL alongside Tasteless and Artosis. Wolf has also casted several tournaments around the world. DreamHack is very excited, just like many fans have suggested in comments, to see Apollo and Wolf together – doing their first cast in front of the Swedish crowd. The new duo will bring the same magic as Apollo and DeMusliM did during their first cast at Stockholm Invitational last year.
Geoff 'iNcontroL' Robinson The man in control of the Interview Sofa will be no other than the professional American Protoss player Geoff ‘iNcontroL’ Robinson from team Evil Geniuses. In the sofa he will get into the competitor minds and give the audience the finalist’s thoughts. iNcontroL is one of the most famous and most popular players out there , a part of the famous State of the Game podcast as well as casting various show matches and tournaments. During day one he’ll be casting together with Apollo and Wolf giving his insight of the games in the tournament, but his main focus will be during the Final Show, taking command of the Interview Sofa where he will give you awesome interviews with all the play-off players as well as other professional players, eSports personalities and guests.
Auguste 'SemmlerTheRiot' Massonnat Last but not least, the host for the Final Show will be Auguste ‘SemmlerTheRiot’ Massonnat. Massonnat is a famous eSports personality and caster from the Bloodline Champions community but have recently been part of StarCraft II-productions like Assembly Winter 2012. He’s also a member of the infamous GD Studio together with James “2GD” Harding and Shaun “Apollo” Clark and is currently living in Stockholm to pursue his dream as a professional caster and host. He will be presenting the players and interacting with the audience during day 2 and also report live from the Twitch.TV Player Lounge and the Tournament Area during day 1.
Caster & Host line-up: - Shaun 'Apollo' Clark (@dApollo1337) - Wolf 'Wolf' Schröder (@ProxyWolf) - Geoff 'iNcontroL' Robinson (@EGiNcontroL) - Auguste 'SemmlerTheRiot' Massonnat (@SemmlertheRiot)
DreamHack.TV - Main stream
Day 1: Studio only 11.00 - 23.30 Tournament phase: Group stage #1 & #2 No. of matches: 9 Casters: Apollo, Wolf, iNcontroL (Rotating) Reporter/Interviews: SemmlerTheRiot
Day 2: Studio only 10.00 - 14.00 Tournament phase: Group stage #3 + Playoffs RO16 No. of matches: 4 Casters: Apollo, Wolf, iNcontroL (Rotating) Reporter/Interviews: SemmlerTheRiot
Day 2: The Show 16.00 - 24.00 Tournament phase: Playoffs - All RO8 matches, Semifinals and Grand Final No. of matches: 7 Casters: Apollo, Wolf Interviews: iNcontroL in the eSports Sofa Presenter: SemmlerTheRiot
DreamHack.TV - Additional languages In partnership with our DreamHack partners in Romania and Spain we'll also provide additional streams in local languages; swedish, spanish & romanian. This will be presented later on. During the Show (Sunday 16.00-24.00) the stream will be exclusively on DreamHack Main stream, and our official streams in these languages.
DreamHack.TV - Community streams Having a tournament with up to 128 players from all over Europe and the world during 2 days naturally leads to DreamHack granting community partners the possibility to broadcast group stage-matches from DreamHack EIZO Open: Stockholm. We have currently signed 5 partners to help us during the first tournament phase of the tournament, including; - IMBAtv - JoRoSaR - ESV - GLHF.tv - STIM.tv
Awesome! Not really many casters, so I hope they don't run out of steam after three days of casting, but the guys who are there are incredible. Great move by Dreamhack signing Apollo for the whole season, better secure him now because soon enough everyone will want him.
While I'll miss TotalBiscuit (and Day9 of course, but I realize he might not be possible to bring in for anything less than the big summer/winter events), these are all great casters. I'm really happy to see you'll fly iNcontroL over. He'll make an amazing host, and we already know he's a top notch caster.
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Great decision for iNcontrol to slowly transition into a caster/interviewer, would be a shame if the SC community would lose him only because he's not that good of a player as many other pros (he never was tbh).
And I hope we get to see his good casting. He is doing an awesome job at the EGMC, but his casting at the HomeStory Cup IV was TERRIBLE, especially together with Destiny. We'll see.
Apollo is a surpreme caster and Wolf is great as long as he has a good partner.
I'm really pumped for the new Dreamhack season. This is going to be awesome!
Dreamhack Winter was the first proper SC2 event I watched - Mana vs Naama game 3 will always remain one of the most amazing games I've ever seen. Every Dreamhack since then has delivered - technical issues were unintrusive, the casting has been great, the players great too.
I reckon this Dreamhack will be just as fantastic as every preceding one.
Sounds awesome, Apollo is one of my favorite casters and I enjoyed iNcontroL's casting at the Homestory Cup very much. He's very eloquent and always asked his co-casters good questions about the game, how they think about certain actions of the players etc.
I haven't seen much of Wolf except for his GSL casts (which were good), so I'm curious to see how he gets along with the two others.
Also great to see the huge number of additional streams to ensure an optimal coverage of the event. I've watched all Dreamhack tournaments since winter 2010 and am still impressed how much more they could implement in each one (huge arenas, casting couch, heart rate monitors, multiple streams etc.). Looking forward to it!