Is Semmler returning to CSGO after Overwatch League departure? - Dexerto

Is Semmler returning to CSGO after Overwatch League departure?

Published: 13/Jan/2020 11:22

by Joe O'Brien


CS:GO fans are speculating that Auguste ‘Semmler’ Massonnat could be returning to the game after he announced he will no longer be a full-time caster for the Overwatch League.

Semmler is the latest member of the Overwatch League’s broadcast talent to announce their departure ahead of Season 3, following commentary duo Christopher ‘MonteCristo’ Mykles and Erik ‘DoA’ Lonnquist, and host Chris Puckett.

In the wake of his announcement, CS:GO fans have been quick to suggest that Semmler might be making a return to the game he made his name in, with fellow CS:GO commentators and even pro players reacting to the news on Twitter.

Alongside Anders Blume, Semmler was part of CS:GO’s original iconic commentary duo. The pair were the primary voices for the game for multiple years, but in September 2017 they announced that they would be going separate ways.

While Anders formed a new partnership in CS:GO with Jason ‘Moses’ O’Toole, Semmler stepped away from the game entirely, instead moving to the Overwatch League where he teamed up with Robert ‘hexagrams’ Kirkbride as one of several casting pairs for the first two seasons of the league.

With Semmler now departing the league ahead of Season 3, however, it’s very possible he could return to CS:GO, and fans are speculating that he could be heading to the upcoming BLAST Premier league.

Semmler appeared at multiple BLAST tournaments during 2019, so it would be no great shock to see him lend his voice to the BLAST Premier’s Spring season, which kicks off on January 31 – a prospect that BLAST may even have hinted at themselves by liking Semmler’s announcement on Twitter.


Prior to his announcement about leaving the Overwatch League, Semmler also wished Moses a happy birthday while stating “Here’s to what’s coming in 2020” alongside a picture of himself, Moses, and Anders commentating at a BLAST event.

While these “hints” could be entirely meaningless and coincidental, with Semmler having yet to make any official announcements about his future plans, it’s certainly enough to get CS:GO fans excited about the prospect of having one of the game’s most iconic voices return this year.


How Team Vitality Broke their CSGO Curse Against All Odds @ IEM Beijing

Published: 26/Nov/2020 18:21

by Marco Rizzo


Dexerto explores how Vitality was able to win their first tournament of the year at IEM Beijing, pulling out an incredible comeback against a seemingly unstoppable NaVi. 

French CSGO has made a comeback in the past two years, with Team Vitality and G2 Esports working hard to put France back on the map.
While the performance of the two best teams in the region has been admirable, reaching multiple grand finals throughout the year, they have failed to overcome their opponent on every occasion.
After their performance at Blast Premier Fall Series, Vitality looked to be in good form coming into IEM Beijing-Haidian, especially as the addition of Nabil ‘Nivera’ Benrlitom seemed to add another weapon to the Vitality arsenal.
The Frenchmen showed from the start of the group stages how dangerous they could be and how their new sixth member could change the way they approached games.
The finals of the tournament saw the two highest-rated players in the world face each other, with Oleksandr ‘s1mple Kostyliev taking on Mathieu ‘ZywOo’ Herbaut. Both acting as catalysts for one of the most entertaining series of the year.
The rivalry between the two is only just starting, with a few tournaments still left before the end of the year, both prodigies are looking to claim the title of the best player of 2020.