16.06.2016
Presenters ESL Benelux Championship announced
On 7 and 8 July, the ESL Benelux Championship finals take place in the Amsterdam Arena. None other than radio 538 DJ Daniel Lippens and Twitch streamer Marcella ‘Nysira’ de Bie will be hosting the finals of the ESL Benelux Championship Finals. They will be joined by Ward Geene and Nick Nijland.

On Thursday July 7th we kick off with the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive finals, where Daniel Lippens will be the podium host. Daniel Lippens is widely known as DJ at Radio 538 and his show De Avondploeg. But did you know he is also an avid gamer? As such, he will be the perfect fit to introduce our teams and players, interview the team-captains and more! Ward Geene, Head of esports at ESL Benelux and known as host of the 4G T-Mobile FIFA tournament and IGN Masterclasses, will be the desk host. The casters will be Rik 'rikkz' Vervoort & Jerre ‘dynz’ van de Berg, who also cast the online group stage matches.

On Friday the 8th Daniel Lippens will be on the podium once again as host for the League of Legends finals. Nick Nijland will be the desk host. Nick has hosted a wide variety of events, including the tournaments at Dutch Comic Con 2016. Casters for the League of Legends finals are Raymond 'Tekno Link’ Veenis & Gerard ‘Kronos’ Knüwer.

For the Hearthstone finals we have Marcella 'Nysira' de Bie as podium host. Nysira is widely known for her streams on Twitch and has hosted different big events, including Heroes of the Storm at DreamHack Winter in Jönköping, Sweden, ESL Heroes of the Storm Spring Regional in Katowice, Poland, and red carpet coverage for the BAFTA Games Awards in London, United Kingdom.
The casters will be none other than Ward 'Wardt' Geene en Pim 'Monkeloid' van Valkengoed, who are already bringing you the online Hearthstone action every single week.

An overview per final:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive:
Podium host: Daniel Lippens
Desk host: Ward Geene
Casters: Rik 'rikkz' Vervoort & Jerre ‘dynz’ van de Berg

League of Legends:
Podium host: Daniel Lippens
Desk host: Nick Nijland
Casters: Raymond 'Tekno Link’ Veenis & Gerard ‘Chronos’ Knüwer

Hearthstone:
Podium host: Marcella 'Nysira' de Bie
Casters: Ward 'Wardt' Geene en Pim 'Monkeloid' van Valkengoed

We are looking forward to two packed days full of esports action – be sure to not miss any of it and join us in the Amsterdam Arena! Remember to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest updates and highlights.

About the ESL Benelux Championship
On the 7th and 8th of July the Amsterdam ArenA will be host to the first live finals of the ESL Benelux Championship. This event features not only the finals of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends and Hearthstone, but also a lot of side competitions like Mortal Kombat X, Street Fighter V, FIFA 16 and Super Smash Bros. Furthermore there will be an Expo and Fnatic and is there!
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