So this caster predicted SCUBA GUY
By - anonhost1433
Have we reached the point where people have forgotten about Bardolph and DDK?
Well, the last truly big event they casted together was the FACEIT 2018 London Major, which was 3 years ago. Sadly ~~black DDK~~ Bardolph didn't cast anything in 2019 according to Liquipedia, and ~~white Bardolph~~ DDK only casted in the 2019 Starladder Berlin Major, without Bardolph as a partner. They both did cast in Flashpoint seasons 1 and 2, and while those tournaments can be said to be big they did occur during the online era. The heyday of Bardolph and DDK as a casting duo is probably ancient history to many of the newer followers of pro CSGO.
DDK has been casting Valorant for a while iirc
At least he isn't retired but I don't follow competitive valo...
Him and Sean Gares are the one reason I watch some Valorant matches.
Great casting for worthless seeding matches
Riot didn't even reach out to DDK for their biggest tournament, his talent is being wasted there.
The casters Riot had at Masters besides Pansy and Sean were pretty fucking atrocious. I can't stand the fake manufactured hype style that permeates all of Riot's broadcasts.
as most people on the val subreddit will tell you, if you want interesting casting on val majors you have to watch plat chat.
Bro what is this paragraph
Please cast stockholm major
the bleed-out of culture and personality we had during the last two years is truly sad.
what do you mean??? you get to listen to pimp and maniac amazingly charismatic analysis!!!
Bardolph and DDK casted Blast LA in 2019
Huh. Liquipedia lied to me literally unplayable
you mean ddk and black ddk? or bardolph and white bardolph?
Considering they haven't casted anything big in years yeah.
I mean bardoloh is a toxic asshole on faceit so hopefully
What sad times are these when passing ruffians can refer to James "Yet-to-frag" Bardolph as such.
Put some respect on Black DDK's name.
Some say visionary
Thats not just any caster, thats Black DDK with White Bardolph
I believe you mean 'Black DDK with White Black DDK'
This duo as been of the things I miss the most since starting to watch cs again.
Miss your casting, man
Thanks! The guys who fill most of the calendar don’t hire us but we here.
Any news on flashpoint and when we might see you casting again?
Time for Flashpoint 4: Electric Boogaloo
Hello black DDK!
Just asking, did Valve contact you before the operation about this? I honestly wonder
And do you hate being called Black DDK?
Not specifically. But...
I don't hate being called that at all.
Interesting “but..” there
We will look into this here on Reddit for years to come.
> Not specifically. But...
Aight, 11 days later and I'm guessing you can talk about it now since it's official: Was the "but" a hint at you being a caster on the Major? Can't wait for it btw!
Also, just for a bit of context:
"Black DDK" was stuck because his nickname back then was
JZFB and no one could remember it. His co-caster was DDK, so "black DDK" caught on.
The disrespect is unreal
please forgive this uncultured child which is OP
Relax, the whole comment thread is litterally centered around Bardolph, this probably brought more attention to James.
https://www.reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive/comments/kfa78x/2021_service_medal_colors/gg7t4x7/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf&context=3 srry i had to
James I miss you 3000 ;_;
Is your cs main menu background still a video of yourself underwater?
Of course. It’s available to download but I might need to update the link
The account that posted this is a 10 year veteran too, the disrespect is unreal
🎵All around me are familiar faces🎵
ah yes if it isnt NIPTVanders
Oh shit, another caster commented 👀
The frustrating thing about watching him cast valorant is the fact that he is SO GOOD at the colour/analysis side of things but the pacing of Valorant does not play to those strengths well
He was always amazing at breaking things down in the early phase of a round but in Valorant as soon as those barriers come down it's straight into play by play due to the early engagements. But I have to say his play by play has improved massively so I guess there is silver lining!
the first pro tournament I ever watched of CSGO was DDK and Bardolph casting a Dreamhack event. I remember thinking that's some great casting. And it was.
I miss Bardolph. He is the man.
Wasn't it based off of Bardolph?
Bardolph invented scuba diving
Finally getting the credit I deserve
I see! Thanks for the correction!
Davida “Goggles” Fernandez is based off of flamie
how dare thee op forget thy name of sir James Bardolph and squire DDK
Put some fucking respect on his name
scuba skins on De_dust De_mirage lol
Now we also have Danny Trejo and Private Vasquez(Aliens) as T agents. Nice
Bring them back dammit
I have seen bardolph say in his stream that ESL won't simply hire him for casting. Such a shame that a caster of his likes is inactive in ESL events due to this. And as pointed out by many, DDK is now casting competitive Valorant.
I'm gonna be honest, I got into CS right before the pandemic (1 month or 2 before) and I could barely tell its Bardolph and don't know who DDK is.
"This caster" smh put some respect on Bardolph's name
James "Yet to Frag" Bardolph
This caster?? You better fix this title or so help me god ...
Black DDK c’mon pal
Man has it been that long that people don't recognize bardolph?
bardolph can see the future
Don’t disrespect god bardolph like this
ITT: People who can't take a joke.