The League of Legends Circuit Oceania is adding three new faces — to the LoL scene, at least — to its on-air talent cast list, alongside returning former OPL faves.
The new OCE broadcast will be helmed by Geordie “Mac” McAleer, who will host the competition’s matchdays. He will be joined by fellow CS:GO aficionado Jordan “Elfishguy” Mays, who will be one of the two league play-by-play casters.
Natalie “Nattea” Mahoney rounds out the new faces as the LCO’s sideline reporter.
Both analysts will be familiar faces for OPL fans — Zack “Rusty” Pye has signed on with the LCO, while Brandon “Juves” Defina has earned himself a full-time spot on the broadcast.
They will be joined by Kiwi play-by-play caster Andre “Skimmy” Allchin, who survives the “Defence Against the Dark Arts” curse that had surrounded the Pro League caster position in recent years to rejoin the refreshed Oceanic scene for the 2021 season.
“I’m stoked to be a part of this year’s broadcast,” Skimmy told Snowball ahead of the official February 19 announcement. “I moved to Sydney last year to join the scene, and can’t wait to kick off another season!”
Snowball also spoke to Juves, who has a long and storied history with the OPL both on the Rift, in the coaching hot seat, and in front of the camera. The former Sin Gaming commander said he was “really excited” to join an “amazing” list of casting talent.
“The talent we have on show this year is amazing,” he said.
“Casting is something I’ve been working towards for a long time. It does come with a little added pressure when you look at the talent OCE has produced in terms of casting, but I’ll do my best to repay the faith and make everyone proud.”
“Insert the ‘Raise Your Koalas’ thing here,” the colour caster added.