CS:GO is invading League of Legends!
Well, not in the literally way, but at least a couple of its talents are set to appear on the MOBA stage. According to Riot’s Trevor “Quickshot” Henry, IEM Katowice Major host Alex “Machine” Richardson and interviewer Frankie Ward will join the desk of LEC this coming weekend.
Both Frankie and Machine boast diverse esports portfolios. Primarily known for his roles as a desk host for CS:GO and Dota 2, Machine proved that he’s an excellent play-by-play caster as well, commentating several CS:GO matches during the IEM Katowice Major. Frankie, on the other hand, has worked as a desk host, reporter and interviewer for multiple games as well, including CS:GO and PUBG and besides ESL has worked with major companies such as StarLadder, FACEIT and DreamHack.
The two are coming to the LEC to fill temporarily vacant roles in regards to LEC regulars Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere and Laure Valee taking on various side projects. In a follow-up tweet, Quickshot mentioned that there’s the possibility for Machine and Frankie to get more League of Legends gigs to help keep the LEC production fresh and diverse.
There will be a lot for Machine and Frankie to talk about during this LEC weekend. While G2 Esports have already qualified for the playoffs and Team Vitality are getting closer, the middle of the table is very much open still. After a terrible start to the season, reigning champions Fnatic are rallying and are set to face Misfits in an important battle for the top 6. On the very top of the table, G2 have the chance to hurt VIT’s chances for a playoffs berth and cut off the wings of the French team.