The 2017 League of Legends World Championship, or popular LoL Worlds 2017, is just around the corner. The prestigious competition represents the culmination of the season. It’s a treat for all fans who get to watch best teams and players fighting for the World’s #1 spot. The excitement that comes with LoL Worlds isn’t only a result of good teams that do their best when battling one another, it also depends on casters and analysts that depict the atmosphere from the tournament. Bad casters or analysts can ruin the entire experience while good ones only make it even better. Riot Games released the line-up for this year’s Worlds. Scroll down to see who’s on the list.
Casters and Analysts Line-Up | 2017 LoL Worlds
Riot Games announced an extensive list of on-air talent that includes 22 different casters, hosts, and personalities that represent all the largest regions. Some names are well-known to League of Legends players and fans while some casters are new.
Together with new faces such as Clayton “CaptainFlowers” Raines and Julian “PastryTime”Carr from North America, we’ll see fans’ all-time favorites including Indiana “Froskurinn” Black and Chris “Papasmithy” Smith.
Moreover, Alberto “Crumbz” Rengifo will be making a Worlds comeback in a slightly different role this year. After he took part in previous competitions as a guest analyst, this time Rengifo is going to be an official caster. His invitation is a result of a job well done after he was casting LCK matches for SpoTV earlier this year.
Hosts of the event of the season will be Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere and James “Dash” Patterson. In their announcement, Riot Games also pointed out we can expect to see many guests like pro players, former pros, coaches, and analysts who will join the panel and discuss all the action.
Take a look at the complete line-up of casters and analysts for the 2017 LoL Worlds Livestream below.
LoL Worlds 2017 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
LoL Worlds 2017 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
How did fans react?
Riot Games made the line-up announcement on the official website and their Reddit profile. As always, fans have a lot to say and one some of them like the versatile panel of casters and analysts others aren’t overly thrilled. People usually complain about some well-known casters being left out including Jake “Spawn” Tiberi. The popular caster replied to fans on Reddit saying he is in Australia at the moment after taking a break this year due to personal reasons, but he’ll be back next year.
Most fans applauded the Riot Games’ decision to invite CaptainFlowers to the panel. He also took to his Reddit account to reply saying he was surprised when he received the invite and promised he’ll do his best to make it a good show.
Some Reddit users also love the fact that Aaron “Medic” Chamberlain was invited to the panel while expressing concerns he’ll be a caster during play-in stage only. Medic confirmed the theory that he’ll be a member of the panel during LoL Worlds 2017 play-in stage primarily because he’s relatively new to this type of work and doesn’t have experience for more demanding, later stages.
Riot Games announced an extensive panel of casters and analysts for the upcoming 2017 LoL Worlds. Some panelists are well-known while others are new additions. This tournament is going to be interesting and we can’t wait to see how this new line-up will do in China.
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