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DotaCommentaries

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DotaCommentaries
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English English
Created:2010-04-04
Disbanded:2013-05-09
Information
Management:Uareanoob
Location:United States United States
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Website:Link

DotaCommentaries are a US based casting group, who provide professional in-depth analysis of high level and professional DotA games. In addition to providing commentary, the group also create learning content and guides, as well as other series revolving around the game. As of 2012 there are six main casters at DotACommentaries, with content being generated daily.

History[edit]

DotACommentaries.com was founded on April 4, 2010 by caster 'Luminous', designer 'Corelight', and webmaster 'Uareanoob' in order to create a website that would allow commentators to gain publicity, and support in the DotA Community. The duties of the website then expanded to include a forum for discussion, hosting tournaments, as well as attracting further talent.

DotA Series[edit]

In addition to casting games, DotACommentaries also creates various series for the purposes of learning and entertainment.

Active Series[edit]

  • Inside the Mind of Pyrion Flax :An in depth look on the do's (but mostly don'ts) of celebrity gamer Pyrion Flax. Hosted by LD
  • Pubtastic Adventures :Billed by many as the greatest pub series on earth, this POV show is hosted by caster BBallin purely for purposes of entertainment, hilarity, and awesomeness.
  • NSFF Tuesday :Name! Shame! Fame! Flame! Watch as e-Sports fanatic and theorycrafter XVRogue pours over and picks apart games of a not-so-pro level. Laugh, learn, and enjoy.
  • DotA Top5 :Host Luminous (and usually a super special guest) will bring you through their top 5 list of an aspect in DotA. With everything from meta-game shifts to ultimates, this in depth look into the game is both informative and hilarious.
  • Where is the Team? :Ever wanted to go pro? Catch the trials and tribulations of LD and co. as they struggle, stomp, and saunter their way through the magical world of competitive DotA.

Inactive Series[edit]

  • Learning with Lumi :Be dazzled as caster Luminous gives hints, tips, tricks, lessons, and advice on how YOU can improve your DotA game. Eventually evolved into the Monday portion of The DotA Show.
  • DotA Daily :DotA legends aren't born, they're made. From start to finish, here is the series that made Nebu1a into the DotA icon that he is today. As the name implies a daily cast/lesson/show/spectacle that stretched for over two hundred episodes, and was eventually discontinued to make way for something bigger and better. As of September 2012 there is still no news as to what will be replacing it.
  • DotA Challenge :Originated as a challenge from the DotA Weekly Show, and was ported as Thursday's event for the DotA show. Was eventually dropped.
  • Diamond.Bballin :A podcast featuring former staff member Diamond and caster Bballin. In it they discuss DotA, and virtually anything else that comes into their heads. Well received but discontinued after one episode.
  • The DotA Weekly Show :Host Luminous brings news and information from all around the dota community, nicely wrapped in one neat package, also originally included a mechanics section at the end of each segment. Elements were eventually merged into the DotA show.

The DotA Show[edit]

On August 8, 2012, DotACommentaries hosted what was to be their first DotA Show, a Sunday to Thursday live stream with several interactive events, atypically hosted by LD, Luminous, or both. Shows are hosted 7pm PST, 10 EST, and can be found on the front page of DotACommentaries.[1] The current format is as follows:

  • Sunday-Dota Trivia, An opportunity for fans and enthusiasts of the game to participate in quizzes and earn prizes. (Mainly rare or mythical cosmetic Dota 2 items and beta key(s)). Hosted by LD and Luminous.
  • Monday-Learning with Lumi, In-depth analysis on the best teams and players. Every week Luminous focuses, pinpoints, and explains. Showcasing great games and players, ideal for those looking to take their game to the next level.
  • Tuesday-DotA 101, For those new to the game, make sure you catch all the best from the DotA 101 series. Easy guides for beginners (and even some older players), develop your foundation and learn to stop feeding!
  • Wednesday-LD's Lab!, Specific hero focus using LD's PoV plays. A showcase of nuances and subtleties, enjoy the free essential guide that will be invaluable for learning to own.
  • Thursday-Throwback, Nostalgia is more than a warm feeling as Luminous takes viewers back in time. Watch matches featuring DotA legends and greats, from the seat-of-your pants kill-a-minute fests, to the fast farming high octane comeback specials. Features replays and hilarity from both DotA 1 and Dota 2!

VOD's can also be found in playlists on the youtube channels of both Luminous (playlist) and LD (playlist), as well as on the DotA Show section of the DotACommentaries website.

Current Commentators[edit]

Luminous
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David Zhang
Origin: United States United States
Language: United Kingdom English
Web page
The original caster and founder of DotACommentaries. Highly analytical and accessible, entertainment and excitement abounds in any Luminous cast.
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Brett Nebling
Origin: United States United States
Language: United Kingdom English
Web page
To know Nebu1a is to know oneself. The wise and highly analytical DotA master astutely provides invaluable insight for the DotA community.
XVRogue
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Origin: United States United States
Language: United Kingdom English
Web page
"Sexiest man alive" -XVRogue




ScreenguardGuy
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Origin: Singapore Singapore
Language: United Kingdom English
Web page
ScreenguardGuy is the enthusiastic, self-proclaimed, 'handsome' member of DotA Commentaries. He provides analysis of exclusively DotA 1 games, and commentates DotA in part for entertainment and education.
LD
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David Gorman
Origin: United States United States
Language: United Kingdom English
Web page
There are those who seek him in legends, tales of a hero who wanders the earth with his mighty DotA knowledge, correcting the misplays of others so that they too may make the journey into the higher tiers of matchmaking. Some whisper that he is but a myth, though his youtube channel and frequent updates suggest otherwise.
Bballin
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Origin: United States United States
Language: United Kingdom English
Web page
Fun, fantastic, the original prankster who masquerades as a bear; Bballin is dedicated to bringing hard hitting replays from the DotA 2 and DotA 1 scene.




Former Commentators[edit]

Jack
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Origin: United States United States
Language: United Kingdom English
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IanJamesBarnett
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Origin: United States United States
Language: United Kingdom English
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5ienna
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Origin: United States United States
Language: United Kingdom English




Cold Blooded
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Origin: United States United States
Language: United Kingdom English
Doc
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David Yu
Origin: Canada Canada
Language: United Kingdom English
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Pubstar at heart. Prefers action-oriented replays involving out plays, wombo combos, and massive team-fights. Refuses to play supports for some reason.
Lazzarath
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Origin: United States United States
Language: United Kingdom English
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Darthozzan
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Origin: United States United States
Language: United Kingdom English
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Hobbes3
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Origin: United States United States
Language: United Kingdom English
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Current Article Writers[edit]

L1nk
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Origin: United States United States
Language: United Kingdom English
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If knowledge is power L1nk would be a super saiyan! This great article writer provides insightful ideas and revealing tidbits for the DotA community.





References[edit]

  1. "The DotA Show". 23 September 2012.

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