Jannes "Neo" Tjarks (born July 13, 1989) is an active German shoutcaster from Hamburg, Germany and the founder of Back2Warcraft.
Neo started casting for the German shoutcast project ESL-Radio in spring of 2008 after following the scene for years on GIGA.eSports and gamesports.fm. After a lot of oldschool casters left the project ESL-Radio, Neo became the editor in chief and head of operations soonly after. When the ESL abandoned Warcraft and moved on to Starcraft 2, he founded the Twitch Stream Back2Warcraft together with fischieee and jupe.
Since then, the channel has developed into the main resource for Warcraft news, streams and broadcast partner for companies all around the world. Together with remodemo, Neo was chosen as the official commentator for the Warcraft III World Championships, WCA, in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
- Chose his nickname after seeing the movie "Matrix"
- Fell in love with the game after seeing Khaldor casting on German television
- Favorite Unit: Mountain Giant
- Favorite Player: MaDFroG
- IFNG (May 2010) in Bremen
- European Nations Championship 2010 in Cologne
- World Cyber Arena 2014 in Yinchuan
- World Cyber Arena European Qualifier 2015 in Cologne
- World Cyber Arena 2015 in Yinchuan
- World Cyber Arena 2016 in Yinchuan
- GCS 2016 Fall in Shanghai
- GCS 2017 Summer in Shanghai
- GCS 2017 Winter in Shanghai
- GCS 2018 Summer in Shanghai
- WGL 2018 Winter in Shanghai
- 2018-11-03 | Experterna tror på esportsatsning för nya Warcraft: ”Vore taskigt annars” by TR-vanilla of Metro.se
- 2018-06-03 | Who Is Who in This Season's GCS Coverage by MR_Moonstruck of Warcraft3.info
- 2018-02-23 | From The Rooftops: Jannes Tjarks Shouts About Warcraft III by Jesse Collins of Twin Galaxies
- 2017-07-30 | Preview of the new patch: Qiaolin and Neo share their opinions by Ugrilainen of Warcraft3.info
- 2017-07-06 | Revivendo a comunidade com Back2Warcraft by Maximilian Rox of TheEnemy.br (trans.  by Maximilian Rox)
- 2016-11-27 | Neo Interviewed by Replays.net by Chatwin of Replays.net (trans.  by Ugrilainen)
- 2016-09-16 | Warcraft III - The Revival Of A Classic eSports Title by Hayden Fitzgerald of shine.xyz
- 2016-07-05 | A Project of Passion by HooK2000 of breakingthenews.de
- 2015-08-18 | Bricht die zweite Blütezeit von WarCraft 3 an? by Johannes Gorzel of RedBull eSports at gamescom 2015