IEM Chengdu 2024 broadcast talent includes UK-based casters Ne0kai, LucyLuce, BDog, Skriv and more

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Rising UK CS2 talent Neo ‘Ne0kai’ Caine, Brandon ‘BDog’ Rawlings and Harvey ‘Skriv’ Rodgers are part of the IEM Chengdu 2024 broadcast talent line-up.

They’re joined by UK-based Australian caster Lucy ‘LucyLuce’ Eastwood, with the four of them set to work on the B stream for the latest Intel Extreme Masters Counter-Strike event.

Other UK talent at the event will also include host Freya Spiers and casters Harry, Hugo and Machine.

You can see the full list of IEM Chengdu 2024 broadcast talent in this social announcement post from earlier today:

Ne0kai said: “Two years ago i got my first big break working IEM Fall (an RMR) due to somebody getting ill. Now in 2024 I get the chance to work my first big IEM.

“I am honoured and thrilled to be a part of this amazing event, and can’t wait to bring you all the action on the B stream.”

Skriv added: “Insanely excited to be involved in this milestone event for CS! Rock and roll mama. Been working really hard the past year plus with Ne0kai and this feels like it comes at a great time for us. So thankful.”

LucyLuce also said: “Very excited to be working [at this] IEM event! We’ll be bringing the B stream banter throughout. Can’t wait!”

BDog commented: “I did say we were just getting started. Really proud to share that we’re working the B Stream for IEM Chengdu!”

IEM Chengdu 2024: Key info

Intel Extreme Masters returns to China for the first time since 2019 (and the first time to Chengdu since 2009) on April 8th to 14th.

The Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) tournament, of which the final three days will take place live in the Chengdu Financial City Performance Center, will be the second IEM tournament of the year, following Team Spirit’s victory in Katowice in February this year.

IEM Chengdu 2024 will see 16 top Counter-Strike teams compete for a total prize pool of $250,000, a win in the race to secure Intel Grand Slam V, and a spot in the Group Stage of IEM Cologne 2024.

Commencing April 8th, contenders from around the globe will compete in Chengdu with the six best teams facing off in front of a live audience at the Chengdu Financial City Performance Center between April 12th and 14th.

During the tournament, Lynn Vision Gaming – featuring Chinese players Niu “westmelon” Zhe, Zhang “z4kr” Sike, Ye “Starry” Lizhi, Tang “EmiliaQAQ” Junjie, Ji “Jee” Dongkai and coach Dai “Gum” Yifei – and TYLOO – consisting of Malaysian player Andrew “kaze” Khong and Chinese players Liang “advent” Zhuo, Yang “JamYoung” Yi, Wang “Mercury” Jingxiang, Liu “aumaN” Zhihong and coach Zhu “k4Mi” Xielin – will represent China in their attempt to secure the coveted trophy on home turf.

On Sunday, April 14th, leading up to the Grand Final, fans can also look forward to the All Star Hour as two teams ‘packed with renowned players will battle it out live on stage for glory’. The showmatch will start at 4.30pm CST.

IEM Chengdu 2024 schedule and format

Group Stage (April 8 – 12):

  • Two groups of eight teams
    • Opening matches are best-of-one
    • All other matches are best-of-three
  • Top three teams from each group advance to the Playoffs
  • Group stage winners advance to the Semifinals
  • Group stage runners-up advance to Quarterfinals as the High Seeds
  • Group stage 3rd place teams advance to Quarterfinals as the Low Seeds

Playoffs (April 12 – 14):

  • Played in a single-elimination format.
  • The Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Grand Final will all be best-of-three.

IEM Chengdu 2024 teams list

  • FaZe Clan (ESL Partner Team)
  • G2 Esports (ESL Partner Team)
  • FURIA (ESL Partner Team)
  • HEROIC (ESL Partner Team)
  • Astralis (ESL Partner Team)
  • MOUZ (ESL Partner Team)
  • Monte (ESL World Ranking)
  • Wildcard Gaming (ESL World Ranking)
  • Cloud9 (ESL World Ranking)
  • (ESL World Ranking)
  • Nemiga Gaming (European Gaming)
  • Team Liquid (North American Qualifier)
  • 9z Team (South American Qualifier)
  • Jeeves (Oceania Qualifier)
  • TYLOO (Asia Qualifier)
  • Lynn Vision Gaming (China Qualifier)

IEM Chengdu 2024 prize money

7th – 8th$6,000
9th – 12th$5,000

On-site side activities

Fans from Chengdu and beyond attending the tournament can look forward to experience and enjoy a wide variety of on-site activities, including:

  • At the Intel® Booth, fans are invited to try out the latest games and hardware, participate in activities, and get their idols’ signatures.
  • At the ESL Shop, attendees can pick up official esports merch, including exclusive drops, Kolex Cards, and their favourite team’s jersey.
  • The Monster Energy Booth features a sampling bar where fans can grab their preferred flavor drink.
  • Get ready for the !DHLDrop at IEM Chengdu 2024 where you will have a chance to win great prizes both in the Arena and in Twitch Chat.

Where to watch IEM Chengdu 2024

The live broadcast will be available on Faceit Watch, ESL Faceit Group’s esports viewing platform created by esports fans for esports fans and open for all.

Featuring a unique multi-perspective view selector where users can watch their favourite player’s perspective directly next to the main event stream, a live chat, a kill cam, live-generated replays of key moments, a sound mixer, a rewards program, and more, Faceit says Faceit Watch ‘revolutionises esports streaming by putting fans in control of their viewing experience’.

Furthermore, fans around the world can check out the live transmissions on the ESL Counter-Strike Twitch and YouTube channels, and via dedicated broadcast partners. For those unable to tune in live, all matches will also be available to watch on-demand for free via the ESL Counter-Strike YouTube channel.

Fans looking to experience the culmination of the action in person at the Chengdu Financial City Performance Center on April 12th to 14th can head over to the IEM Chengdu 2024 website for more information about ticket types and prizes.

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