Henry “HenryG” Greer is making a return to live CSGO casting for ESL Pro League season 16. The British caster and analyst is back after a two-year hiatus and the collapse of the Cloud9 colossus he once tried to build.
HenryG was a staple of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive esports, having worked at over 150 events. His career as a professional player was nothing to write home about, but his casting left a lasting impression. ESL has also picked HenryG’s famous “what a blunder” catchphrase to add in the announcement video that is easily recognizable by any CSGO fan. The video featuring Chad “SPUNJ” Burchill and more highlights HenryG as a savior.
Cloud9’s former general manager and caster has finally decided to put a pin in his retirement plan, returning for ESL Pro League season 16.
HenryG joins Spunj in ESL Pro League season 16
On August 29, organizers revealed on-air talent with a missing slot that typically included Alex “Machine” Richardson with his duo Spunj. The silhouette was left empty this time, with ESL keeping it as a surprise. The organizer has now revealed that HenryG will make a return to live commentary during the month-long event. The Brit will join Spunj, Hugo “Hugo” Byron, and Harry “JustHarry” Russell on the caster panel.
This is massive news for CSGO fans who have followed HenryG’s career trajectory. After dabbling in the pro scene, HenryG moved to casting in 2014, earning his stripes as one of the game’s best broadcasting talents. The popular caster stepped away from the mic to take over the reins in Cloud9 as general manager. His career as an esports team manager was short-lived, as the colossus proved ill-fated.
HenryG admitted that sexual assault accusations levied against him played a part in the decision to step away from casting sooner than he had originally planned. After dabbling in NFTs for almost two years, the caster is returning to the desk alongside Spunj.
ESL Pro League Season 16 will run from August 31 to October 2. The playoffs are scheduled to take place in Salini Resort in Malta in front of a live audience.