LoL Worlds 2022 Casters and On-Air Talent – Complete List
Aside from the fans and the crowd at the venues, the League of Legends (LoL) Worlds Championship wouldn’t feel the same without the excitement and the hype brought by the casters.
Riot Games finally announced the official on-air talent for Worlds 2022, let’s take a look at the most popular talents that will cover League this year. Here is the breakdown of all of them by region.
LoL Worlds Casters – Complete list
Let’s break down the entire on-air English broadcast talent lineup at Worlds’22. Plenty of big names are returning to the broadcast, and we finally get a fully stacked on-air talent lineup after the past two events saw limited on-site staff. Expect to see all the heavy hitters and some new talent grace us with an amazing viewership experience.
LEC talent at Worlds ’22
- Eefje ‘Sjokz’ Depoortere – Arguably the most notorious presenter/caster in League of Legends history. Many fans should be familiar with Sjokz as she has been on the broadcast desk since the start of the EU LCS back in 2013. As one of the longest-serving members, Sjokz started out as an interviewer and journalist in European competitions, but her great personality and skills made her one if not the most important hosts in the esports scene. Not only did she host some of the major international tournaments within the League ecosystem (such as Worlds and MSI), but she also worked for other esports competitions. Sjokz’s popularity and great casting allowed her to win the “Best Esports Host” award for three consecutive years, from 2018 to 2020.
- Laure ‘Bulii’ Valée – Laure started working as the interviewer for the EU LCS 2017 Summer Playoffs before becoming officially part of the broadcasting team for the following year. Before she began her broadcasting career, Laure hosted various events and was also a writer for Lolesports.com’s french page. She’s considered one of the most famous french specialists in the world of gaming and esports, as she has appeared on various television programs such as Canal Esports Club. Her following greatly increased over the years and she’s now hosting also independently on her own Youtube and Twitch channels.
- Trevor “Quickshot” Henry – If you follow the League of Legends scene for long, you will likely remember Quickshot’s “Flash, Bear, Slap” and “Are you not entartained?”. He’s currently a play-by-play commentator for the European League and has been working for Riot since 2013 when he joined as a Community Coordinator. Shortly after, he started casting full-time, participating at every year’s Worlds until 2021, when he decided to take a break due to burnout which impacted his personal and professional life. After seeking psychological professionals and entering a mental health program, he returned to the broadcasting desk this year and will be among the LEC casters for this year’s Worlds.
- Daniel ‘Drakos’ Drakos Previously known as ‘Tsepha’, Drakos took part in various League events both as a play-by-play and color caster, including covering the LMS Summer Playoffs, the LoL KeSPA Cup, and IEM San Jose in 2015. He then joined the EU broadcast team in 2016 and has never left the LEC since then. Aside from his great and energetic casting, Drakos loves music and writing content. Those two passions have combined with the esports world, as he and Vedius (which we will see next) have pulled off various rap battles around the LEC teams. Needless to say that those have been super successful and have become a ‘tradition’ for every LEC playoffs.
- Andrew ‘Vedius’ Day – Working as a color caster for the LEC, Vedius is also the other ‘rap god’. Andrew rose to popularity for creating several alter egos that have appeared on broadcast. (‘Flexius, Foldius, Chefius and Explainius’) As a Welsh native, Vedius has super fluent communication skills as he started amateur casting for tournaments in the UK. What’s impressive about him is that he’s super knowledgeable about the game, having reached Master tier in Season 5. Vedius is also known for being a big Nocturne enthusiast in solo lanes and his own series called Vedius’ Picks to Watch, where he explained which champions he thought would become meta on a given patch.
- Marc Robert ‘Caedrel’ Lamont – Many people will remember Caedrel as XL’s jungler from 2019 to 2020. Some of them even before that when he played on H2k first as a mid laner and then role swapping to jungler. Now that he retired from professional play, Caedrel made a name himself very quickly as a caster. He started off with guest appearances, but his performances on stage were well received and fans loved him sharing insights about teams’ dynamics and in-game analysis. He immediately started on the LEC desk and went on to cast Worlds Play-ins in 2020 and all the major international tournaments after. While he might not have made playoffs when playing on XL, you can be sure that Caedrel has been smurfing on the analyst desk.
LPL and LCK casters at LoL Worlds 2022
- Oisín ‘Oisín’ Molloy – Previously known as Penguin and BP, Molloy comes from the Republic of Ireland. He is a play-by-play caster for the English LPL and the LEC broadcast. He’s also on the broadcast desk of the Amazon EU Masters which he started in 2019. Before joining the LPL, he cast in the ESL Premiership and the old Forge of Champions by LVP.
- Robert ‘Dagda’ Price – The LPL doesn’t have only one Irish guy. Dagda also comes from the Republic of Ireland and is currently working with Oisín for the Chinese League as a color caster. And just like him, Dagda is also part of the EU Masters broadcast line-up. The two have also worked together in the past on other broadcasts, which makes them a very enjoyable casting duo with great synergy.
- Maurits ‘Chronicler’ Jan Meeusen – Originally from the Netherlands, Chronicler started casting League of Legends for the Dutch and Belgian Leagues in 2020. He also did the play-by-play for the EU Masters in the same year and many other ERL tournaments, including the NLC, UKLC, NUEL and others. Now, Chronicler is in South Korea, working for the English broadcast of the LCK.
- Max ‘Atlus’ Anderson – started commentating League of Legends in 2013 in Australia, as soon as the Oceanic server was launched. He began with local tournaments and became a commentator in 2014 for Riot Oceania. In the following years, Atlus has cast a wide variety of competitions, including the LPL, MSI and Worlds. That was until 2017 when he moved to South Korea to join the broadcast team of the LCK. He has also hosted “the Pog State”, a podcast just for the Korean league, similar to the EUphoria version for the LEC.
List of all the LCS talent that will cast at Worlds
- David ‘Phreak’ Turley – One of the most popular faces of League of Legends casting, Phreak is one of the most loved personalities within the League community. If you ever wondered, he is also the voice behind the Champion Spotlights and Patch Previews you see pop around Youtube. Not only that, but he also goes over the patches on his own Youtube channel and analyses the nerfs and buffs on a numerical basis, giving you a great idea of how impactful a change might be.
- Isaac ‘Azael’ Cummings Bentley – While some of you might not know, but Azael was world champion material when he played World of Warcraft professionally for Evil Geniuses in 2007. After his gaming career, he transitioned to casting for various Blizzard titles, including Starcraft 2 and Hearthstone. He joined Riot Games in 2015 as a play tester, before becoming part of the casting crew in the following year. Since then, he has taken both the roles of color caster and analyst on the broadcast desk. He’s now one of the main color casters of the LCS.
- James ‘Dash’ Patterson – started off in 2014 as an esports coordinator and joined the team as the desk host a few months later. James has also earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama from NYU, and you can clearly see that based on how good he’s able to create interaction and keep fans engaged. In 2021, he has also hosted the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) Masters, making him a great all-rounder when it comes to hosting tournaments.
- Mark ‘MarkZ’ Zimmerman was the original analyst and game guru, rather than a caster. He started his analyst career on Team Curse, which rebranded later to Team Liquid, before working with Delta Fox in the summer of 2017. Since then, MarkZ has moved to the on-air talent team for the academy leagues as well as the main broadcast. He has appeared several times on the LCS official podcast “The DIVE”.
- Sam ‘Kobe’ Hartman-Kenzler – Previously known as Kobe24, an omage to the great Kobe Bryant, Sam has been working with Riot Games for more than 10 years. He started playing League when it first came out. That’s when he first met HotShotGG, who later helped Kobe climb the ladder and take him in as the starting jungler for Counter Logic Gaming. While his professional career as a player ended prematurely due to him focusing on his studies and pursuing a career in engineering, he returned to the esports scene in 2012 as a shoutcaster for online tournaments and was later hired by Riot for the NA LCS. Like Phreak, he’s been with the LCS since its early days and continues to be a mainstay for both the American League and international events.
- Barento ‘Raz’ Mohammed – used to be part of the coaching staff in professional teams. He first joined Chiefs Esports Club in OCE, before switching to Dignitas first as an analyst and then as the head coach. In June 2016, though, Raz left Dignitas and became a commentator for the English broadcast of the LPL. Since then, he worked his way through the ranks, representing and telling the world about LPL teams at big international events. He had a small stint as the Head Coach for Golden Guardians Academy for the 2020 season, before joining the LCS broadcast as a color caster.
- Julian ‘Pastrytime’ Carr is an Australian League of Legends caster and a very familiar face on the LCS broadcast. Before starting in 2010, he used to commentate and write strategy articles for the Warcraft 3 esports scene. He worked with multiple organizations, including ESL Australia and Gamestah. He has also cast the OPL (Oceanic Pro League) as well as the LPL. Currently, he appears occasionally on the broadcast desk of the LCS as a play-by-play, mainly working with MarkZ and Jatt.
- Joshua “Jatt” Leesman – Alongside Phreak and Kobe, Jatt is one of the most famous esports personalities in the world. Joshua began his casting career in 2012, a position he maintained for almost 7 years. He had a small stint working on the balance team in 2019, before returning to the casting team until mid-2020, when he received a head coach offer by Team Liquid. Jatt maintained the position for more than a year before he returned to the analyst desk. He’s now casting the LCS and we will likely see him at the international events.
Fresh newcomers to the LoL Worlds casters crew
- Jordan ‘Lyric’ Corby – one of the most interesting newcomers among the casting team. Previously known as Grey, he worked as a coach and analyst for many teams in different leagues, ranging from the LMS, to SEA, to TR and Brazil. His latest experience was on Flamengo Esports from the CBLOL, which lasted a year. Following that, Lyric was hired by Riot in March 2020 and is among the main casters on the English LPL broadcast. Despite his short career, Lyric already has quite a lot of international casting experience, as he worked with Phreak and Kobe at Worlds 2021 and at the 2022 MSI Rumble Stage. We will likely see him again this time when Worlds will go to NA.
- Mikkel ‘Guldborg’ Guldborg Nielsen – Danish caster Guldborg began as a coach and team manager for the Copenhagen Flames. He made the transition in 2020, when he first cast the Summer Telia Esports Series. Slowly, he made his way onto the NLC as well as the European Masters, before landing on the LEC towards the end of 2021. His great skills allowed him to also color cast Worlds 2021 and he’s continuing to bounce back and forth between NLC, EUM and the LEC. Considering he’s showing more and more often, he might get the chance to be at Worlds again this year.
- Emily Rand – Before joining the LCS team in 2021, Emily Rand was working as a journalist for websites like ESPN. She works on various types of content and basically anything that is League related. She has appeared on multiple podcasts and shows, one of which being the Hotline League run by the other famous journalist Travis Gafford. Emily earned the 2020 journalist of the year award, winning against other important personalities like Ashley Kang, Jacob Wolf to name a few. This year, she’s working on the LCS broadcast team as analyst.
While the final lineup for Worlds is set, we have not yet fully confirmed all the talent present or if any cancellations occur. Keep an eye on your favorites and hope that they get to attend the biggest tournament of the year.
Casters not attending Worlds ’22 as part of the on-air team
Aaron ‘Medic’ Chamberlain – UK has many casting personalities within the esports scene, one of which is Medic. Aaron began casting full-time in the summer of 2016 and earned himself a casting offer for the 2017 EU Challenger Series. In less than a year, Medic made his way to the LEC broadcast desk thanks to his spirited and hyped casting style. What’s impressive about him is that he went to medical school and even worked as a doctor for one year, before becoming a play-by-play caster. Not to mention that he also plays League at a reasonably high level, as you can probably find him in Diamond elo.