Awesome talent

Alex "snodz" Byfield

DOB: 15/07/97
Country: United Kingdom
Job: Caster

Introduction: Former Team Endpoint Awper with experience in European MDL, Snodz now uses his knowledge and experience to break down and analyze top level Counterstrike as it unfolds; in a way even a novice viewer can comprehend.

Quote/Statement on being a part of the PLG Grand Slam: “Esports is an ever-growing industry and I believe that we have a long road ahead in bringing it to a wider audience. Which is why I am honored to be working in Abu Dhabi for the PGL Grand Slam this December to show Dubai what Esports is made of!”

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James "BanKs" Banks

DOB: 13.05.1990
Country: United Kingdom
Job: Desk Host

Introduction: “I was a professional player turned on screen talent who has done desk hosting, commentary and interviews at some of the largest events within the esports scene, specifically CS:GO. I recently got back from the Starladder StarSeries S6 as host and ESL One New York. I have worked for ELEAGUE, ESL, Dreamhack, Capcom, Bandai Namco, Ubisoft and more.”

Quote/Statement on being a part of the PLG Grand Slam: “The UAE region is really starting to show their presence and skill across multiple games and it is awesome to see an event such as the PLG Grand Slam get announced. I have competitor friends in Street Fighter, Counter-Strike and FIFA all from the UAE regions and to be able to host and work an event of this level would be an absolute honor, I know how passionate these fans can be and would love to be involved in it, in any way I can.”

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Halver "vENdetta" Gulestol

DOB: May 1st, 1989
Country: Norway
Job: Analyst

Introduction: “Former CS player from Oslo, Norway who does analysis and (sometimes) commentary full-time for all event organizers involved in CS:GO. 29 years of age, played Counter-Strike since 2003-04.”

Quote/Statement on being a part of the PLG Grand Slam: “Very excited to be a part of PLG Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi! Been wanting to come back to the region ever since Dubai in 2015, and it's fantastic to see another big tournament take place in UAE again.”

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Harry "JustHarry" Russel

DOB: 24/03/1998
Country: United Kingdom
Job: Caster

Introduction: “I’m a freelance caster, who has worked a number of professional CSGO events for a variety of organizers such as ESL, StarLadder, Faceit, Dreamhack and PGL”

Quote/Statement on being a part of the PLG Grand Slam: “I’m excited to see the continued development of esports (particular CSGO) in the Middle East. Organizations such as PLG are doing a great job of increasing exposure and awareness in these areas of the world and I’m honored to be a part of this for this very reason.”

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Hugo "Hugoo" Byron

DOB: 3rd October 1997
Country: United Kingdom
Job: Caster

Introduction: “I'm a CS:GO play by play caster who's been working in this field for over 4 years. I've travelled over 3 continents casting Counter Strike, from small one room LANs to huge arena filling events.”

Quote/Statement on being a part of the PLG Grand Slam: “I think it's great to see more events in areas that don't get as much recognition within Esports and specifically Counter Strike. I hope that the PLG Grand Slam will motivate many more local players in the region to work on improving their CS ability, giving us far more talent in the international scene.”

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Sudhen "bleh" Wahengbam

DOB: 28 January 1987
Country: India
Job: Analyst

Introduction: “While known primarily as the Asian CS expert, I have worn many hats in multiple CS:GO events which includes both casting as well as desk analysis. I have followed the CS franchise for well over 15 years and have no intention of stopping anytime soon.”

Quote/Statement on being a part of the PLG Grand Slam: “I think this is a great initiative and could lead to the Middle East becoming a regular location for more CS events and bring more exposure to a scene that has sorely lacked exposure.”

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Jack Ronald Peters

DOB: 4/6/1997
Country: United Kingdom
Job: Caster

Introduction: “I originally got into Counter-Strike via Source and over time moved onto Global Offensive. I began my shout casting career shortly after the release of Global Offensive and have since covered multiple events in the United Kingdom, Because of my background in UKCS as a player / Commentator In more recent times, I have begun casting for ESL's larger scale events, such as the ESL Pro League, IEM's and also the Eleague Minors.”

Quote/Statement on being a part of the PLG Grand Slam: “I'm honored to apart of the PLG Grand slam, It's a huge leap for esports and I’m very grateful to be working alongside so many talented people to bring this event to life! I can’t wait, I know it'll be a blast!”

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