Sjokz returns to CSGO to host PGL European RMR with James Banks

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Two popular esports hosts are teaming up – Belgian esports host Eefje ‘Sjokz’ Depoortere and British host James Banks will work on the PGL European RMR (Regional Major Rankings) event.

Sjokz, who is more known for her League of Legends work in the European LEC and beyond, has got involved in CSGO in the past, including the Blast Premier/Pro Series events a few years ago.

Now she’ll be on the desk in Romania as teams battle it out for a spot at the PGL Major Antwerp. A range of teams will be taking part in the RMR including the UK’s Endpoint, Fnatic and more.

Sjokz tweeted about the move here:

James Banks is also excited to get involved with the event. He’s grown in popularity over the years and has made a real name for himself in the CSGO, Valorant and fighting game scenes in particular.

The CSGO PGL European RMR is split into two stages – A and B. A gets underway on April 17th 2022 and B on April 21st.

In related recent news, James Banks and and fellow UK caster ODPixel joined the #StreamersWithUkraine marathon, which hopes to raise $1m in humanitarian aid, and

Earlier this year, James Banks left Ukraine ahead of the Russian invasion, and James Banks also teamed up with Esports News UK to interview Fnatic’s UK player Mezii.

And Sjokz has worked with the Red Bull Solo Q 1v1 esports event in the past, which has had stops in the UK. The Red Bull Solo Q 1v1 LoL tournament is returning for 2022, with UK qualifiers set for June.

Finally, in other UK caster news, a few were included in the recent Overwatch League announcement, including Tridd, Jaws and Legday:

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