A Betway event that was held earlier this year at the BLAST Premier studio in London saw a couple of West Ham United stars ditch their football boots momentarily and try their hand at providing some action on the microphone instead.
Andriy Yarmolenko, Robert Snodgrass and Ryan Fredericks were all given the challenge of providing some commentary to the huge hit esports title, CS:GO and all appeared to do enough to impress.
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Whilst only the first of two videos had been uploaded so far, the three Hammers managed to do enough to impress a seasoned professional already working in the industry.
Auguste ‘Semmler’ Massonnat is a highly experienced commentator when it comes down to providing listeners and watchers with all the very best analysis and play-by-play action that involves matches contested in the CS:GO series and it would be safe to say he liked what he heard.
Snodgrass perhaps met the expectations that the professional, who had turned into teacher and guide for the afternoon, had for him after learning that ‘Snoddy’ had some experience in doing his own commentary before. The Scotland international has been seen providing his own voice to amateur football footage and has seen it become extremely popular over various social media channels.
‘Semmler’ also appeared to be rather impressed with Fredericks’ contribution, in which he described his ability to provide the right words to accompany the action as ‘hitting the nail on the head’; although ‘Snoddy’s decision to expose the full-back’s online argument with a teenager when playing online games may have shown that the defender had some idea about what was going on and could put the right words to the action as it happened.
He did, though, appear to be a little less impressed with Yarmolenko’s efforts, which were not shown in the first video, but still praised his contribution. The Ukraine international, though, perhaps has an excuse as the English language is not his mother-tongue and may still be learning or gaining confidence with it.
Snodgrass will be important for West Ham next season
Snodgrass will likely need to keep his impressive abilities going for West Ham United, but on the football pitch as David Moyes’ side head into another Premier League campaign. The Hammers only just managed to do enough to retain their status in England’s top league and will be desperate to avoid another potential relegation battle once again.
The Scottish midfielder was ranked their eighth-best performer according to data collected, as he managed to provide the Irons with a total of ten-goal contributions in the 24 total appearances he made in the top-flight (five goals and five assists).
If the experienced 32-year-old can continue to produce numbers like that, with the potential of being able to offer a little more as well, then West Ham could certainly be in a good position come the end of the 2020/21 campaign.