A star-studded lineup to complete an amazing season
Hosts and commentators from across the globe will be bringing you the nerve-wrecking $100,000 Winner Takes All Intel Extreme Masters World Championship next week.

For the last time in Season 8 of the Intel Extreme Masters we've gathered a cast of commentators who we're sure, will bring you the highest quality of commentary and guidance throughout the $100,000 Winner Takes All Intel Extreme Masters World Championship, which is set to run from March 13th to the 16th.

To conclude the season we're bringing back all your favourite commentators, who have accompanied the World's Best Gamers over the last year. Our very own James "Kaelaris" Carrol and Shaun "Apollo" Clark will once again be joined by French pro player and commentator Yoan "ToD" Merlo, while Team Liquid's Zerg player Jos "Ret" de Kroon will also make a reappearance. During his Intel Extreme Masters commentary debut at our last stop, Intel Extreme Masters Cologne in February he convinced with his top-notch commentary and in-depth knowledge of the game, and we're glad to be welcoming him back.


Two very well known names will be finalizing our commentary line-up for Katowice.

Dan "Artosis" Stemkoski, perhaps best known for his analysis of the Korean pro scene and commentary on the GSL will be returning to commentate the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship, having last joined us all the way back in 2012 at Intel Extreme Masters Singapore.

Artosis will be joined by fellow countryman Geoff "iNcontroL" Robinson, who has in the recent years made a name for himself not only as a player and the public face of the Evil Geniuses, but also as a great host and StarCraft II commentator.

Meanwhile, hosting the show on the big stage in Katowice, Poland from March the 14th to the 16th will be none other than ESL TV's own Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner, with all observing coming from French Intel Extreme Masters Cologne Observer Alexandre "FunKaDeliC" Verrier.


  • Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner - Host
  • Shaun "Apollo" Clark - Commentator
  • James "Kaelaris" Carrol - Commentator
  • Yoan "ToD" Merlo - Commentator
  • Jos "LiquidRet" de Kroon - Commentator
  • Dan "Artosis" Stemkoski - Commentator
  • Geoff "iNcontroL" Robinson - Commentator
  • Alexandre "FunKaDeliC" Verrier - Observer

We hope to see you join us for our broadcast on ESL TV as we run the Open Bracket on March 13th, broadcast fromt he ESL TV Studios by iNcontroL and Ret, and then the main tournament starting on March 14th live from Spodek in Katowice, Poland.