A host of British casting talent is joining the League of Legends 2020 World Championship broadcast.
First up, LEC casters Aaron ‘Medic’ Chamberlain and Andrew ‘Vedius’ Day (the duo known as MediVedi) will be joining after a solid LEC summer season.
Alex ‘Machine’ Richardson has also been confirmed for the Worlds 2020 broadcast.
Machine is typically known for his work in Counter-Strike, but has also appeared in some LEC broadcasts in recent years.
One addition that may have been a surprise to some a few months ago, is the arrival of Marc ‘Caedrel’ Lamont to the casting world.
Caedrel is of course known for his pro playing career – he currently plays as a jungler for Excel Esports, but in recent weeks has appeared on the LEC analyst desk.
Now he’s getting the call-up to Worlds.
Elsewhere, the LPL English casting team has been left out of Worlds. This includes the likes of Joe ‘Munchables’ Fenny, Oisín ‘Penguin’ Molloy and Robert ‘Dagda’ Price.
This may seem odd considering Worlds is taking place in Shanghai this year and the LPL is the Chinese league. But LEC caster Indiana ‘Froskurinn’ Black said on Twitter why they might not be there.
And this is on top of the current global situation with Covid. It’s always a shame not to bring more talented voices into the fold.— Froskurinn (@Froskurinn) September 15, 2020
I look forward to seeing the LPL gang in the future and hope to do their awesome work proud.
Munchables took the news well – we’re sure we’ll see him and his LPL compatriots at a future Worlds.
There has been some criticism of the Worlds casting.
Square One founder Chris ‘Hench’ Schackt suggested in this Twitter thread that there is nepotism within the scene. He argued that Caedrel has gained relatively quick access to Worlds, despite other casters spending years in the grassroots leagues being overlooked.
The argument against that, of course, could be that Caedrel has also spent many years playing in the grassroots/semi-pro scenes to get to where he is today, and deserves this chance.
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