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Here are the people that’ll keep you entertained during TI5

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In 5 weeks time, top teams from around the world will meet in Seattle for a shot at the monumental $15 million prize pool attached to this year’s Dota 2 International. Along with all the high profile players, only the best casters and personalities have been chosen to keep you, the viewer, entertained and hooked to all the action throughout the event. Want to know who they all are?

Valve sent out the invites this past weekend. A user called Wykrhm was nice enough to summarise everything into one neat post on Reddit:




  • Haitao
  • Xiaotian
  • DC
  • Laodang
  • MuMu
  • BBC
  • Zycj
  • Freeagain
  • AMS
  • PC Cold
  • Danche
  • 78
  • Lin
  • Miao
  • Watt
  • CuoJue

Even though I know very little about the Russian casters, it is super odd not seeing V1lat receive an invite – I’ve gotten so used to seeing that name pop up when I’m choosing who to listen to. Also missing from the English casters are Sunsfan and my personal favourite, Ayesee. I really thought they would get the nod of approval from Valve. In fact, it looks like a lot of people have been left out.

Know who did crack an invite though? Our very own South African Dota 2 guru, Noxville! Ben will be there doing all the number crunching and providing the all important statistics:

How epic is that? Ben is great at what he does, so it’s nice to see that his hard work has paid off.

Overall, this is a solid team of casters and personalities. Are you excited for TI5? I know I am!

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Last Updated: June 29, 2015


  1. 🙂 Nice, congrats to Ben. I’ll be watching


  2. Pariah

    June 29, 2015 at 10:15

    ODPixel is by far my favourite caster. It’s nice to see Nahaz on the analysts desk, and Noxville, represent! 😀

    Overall, pretty good. I’m excited to watch some dota, and with 2 months of practice, the new meta will be refined so it should be some good gaming.


  3. Hammersteyn

    June 29, 2015 at 10:16

    Nope 😛


    • hairyknees

      June 29, 2015 at 10:24



    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      June 29, 2015 at 10:29

      Mehbby Mehbas


  4. Stan Smith

    June 29, 2015 at 10:23

    Congrats to Ben, great to see a Saffer going to TI.


  5. MichaelNLong

    June 29, 2015 at 10:53

    Your first choice lazygamer Find Here



  6. Tiaan Pat

    June 29, 2015 at 11:05

    Can’t wait for TI 5, going to be epic! so awesome that SA gets to represent!!!!


  7. SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

    June 29, 2015 at 14:26

    Nice to see Purge get the nod. His casting is really really great for viewers uninitiated in the ways of DotA.


    • Stan Smith

      June 29, 2015 at 20:26

      Too bad Sunsfan wasn’t invited. They had a great newbie panel at TI4.


  8. Scruff304

    June 29, 2015 at 14:40

    Grats Ben. Always good to have a bit of local flavor there.

    Really stoked SyndereN has been included. Easily my favourite caster and streamer. Has such a good understand of the game.


  9. Skuifspeld

    June 29, 2015 at 18:59

    Very happy for Noxville! Also disappointed that Ayesee isn’t there, but overall a very good roster.


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