Fourth Spirit - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursi and Proud look at the latest patch which has excluded All Pick from game settings in Ranked Matchmaking for Dota 2.  They discuss the pros and cons of All Pick, Random Draft, All Pick/All Ban and various other game modes.  They talk about how Theorycraft will be handling the lack of All Pick in the interim and then tackle a game.  What combo did they end up running?  Tune in to this episode of the Dota 2 podcast to find out!

Direct download: DotPTheorycraft3302016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:36am EST

Nahaz joins Korean BBQ and Woodshrew for a talk about the latest Dota 2 roster shuffles, Nahaz's work with ESPN and their e-sports division, e-sports journalism and the pro-Dota 2 scene at large in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_Wed._W__Nahaz.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:34am EST

Blue and Wazoo sit down for a chat about accessibility in Dota 2.  They talk the difficulties to learning the game, the recent accessibility updates, and more Tryhard goodness in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_ThT_3_28_16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:30pm EST

Skim joins Cyphus and Roland for a chat about e-sports journalism, its popularity, dota 2, and the clash of cultures presented by the Shanghai Major.  All this and more in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_w__Skim.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:35am EST

Ursinity and Proud tackle a new lane combo this week as Doom and Undying.  They talk the ins and outs of the lane's strengths and then try it out for themselves.  Finally the Theorycrafters take a look at the recent roster changes in the pro Dota 2 scene.  Find out how they did, what they built, if it gets the seal of Theorycraft approval, and how they feel about the roster shuffle in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_TcT_3_23_2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:10pm EST

This week on the DotPro Show, @scantzor to share his stories from the Shanghai Major as an analyst and give us his thoughts on a bevy of topics. He goes in-depth on MVP.Phoenix’s steady rise which culminated in a DotaPit LAN win last weekend, the undervalued role of coaching in professional teams, and the different cultural climates in the Eastern and Western professional Dota 2 scenes. Shrew and KBBQ wrap it up with Scant’s favorite team coming out of the big Chinese reshuffle in this week’s supersized serving of an episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_Wed._3_22_16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 8:59pm EST

Blue and Wazoo are joined by Gorgon for a look at meta of 6.86 Dota 2.  They try to make sense of the current meta that seems so confusing and vast now that the patch has had some time to settle.

Direct download: DotP_ThT_3_21_2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:49pm EST

Cyphus, Roland and EZ talk Dota 2, their current state of affairs including MMR and heroes played, they digress about some movies and online television, and talk the Inhouses and why you should come join them!  All this and more in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_Main_3_20_2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:57am EST

Ursinity and Proud are joined by Lurkaderp from Standard Deviants' stats house.  She helps the Theorycraft crew test out a trilane of Ursa, Ogre Magi and Tusk in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: DotP_TcT_3_16_2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:01am EST

With Shanghai all wrapped up, compLexity GM Beef joins KBBQ and Woodshrew to talk about China, Swindlezz, the squad and team house, HoN, NA Dota and more!  Check out the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: DotP_Wed._w__Beef.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:41am EST

Blue and Wazoo go Tool Time on us with a look at the manliest thing about Dota 2: mechanics.  Enjoy the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: DotP_ThT_3_14_2016_finished.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:28pm EST

Cyphus and Roland get sidetracked by consumer reviews with Grandpa Roland before finally delving into Dota 2, their progress in March to 3K Madness (and its decline to 2K Madness for Cyphus), and Cyphus' struggles with communication; winning and his fellow players in Dota 2.  All this and more in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_Main_3_13_16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:43am EST

Cyphus and Blackheart team up for an interview with Matt Doaks from Become the Gamer.  They talk the ins and outs of the new drafting tool, plans for the future, and the difficulty of learning Dota 2 and how drafting assistants can help!  All this and more in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_Become_the_Gamer_2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:33am EST

Cyphus sits down with Brian Calland for another one-on-one DotP interview.  They talk Brian's work at Wronchi Animation, the last season of Dota 2 Reporter, his plans for the future, content creation, what games they've been playing and so much more!  Check out the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: Brian_Calland_One_on_One_2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:17am EST

Proud and Ursi are tackling Phantom Lancer and Lion as a dual lane in Dota 2 this week on Theorycraft Thursdays.  Join them to theorize about proper builds, the synergy between the two heroes, and then find out how the lane combo does when they test it out in a true, blue game of Dota 2.

Direct download: DotP_TcT_3_8_16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:08am EST

Woodshrew flies solo with an update about the Shanghai Majors and events shortly thereafter.  Catch up on the latest Pro Dota 2 news on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: DotP_Wednesday_Show_3_8_16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:21am EST

Blue and Wazoo tackle a new topic on Tryhard Tuesdays this week: dying in Dota 2.  They talk about the right time to sacrifice your hero and objectives and what constitutes the right kind of trade.  All this and more on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_ThT_3_8_2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:03am EST

Cyphus and Roland talk their latest experiences playing Dota 2.  They discuss Roland's Spectre (we know, we're sorry), the value of cheap items (urn, drums, Aquila), the DotP Inhouses, and more in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_Main_3_6_2015.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:48pm EST

Ursinity is joined by guest host Grouty for another round of Theorycraft Thursdays in Dota 2.  This week, they're tackling Io/Legion Commander.  Find out how they plan to build, the hero synergies they've identified and how the game went on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: TcT_3_2_16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:08am EST

Take a mid-week break from Dota 2 and enjoy this interview with Moshow!  Moshow is well known on Instagram and elsewhere on the web for his cat-centric hip hop stylings.  Evanwood and Roland dig into Moshow's past, his philosophy on sharing content creation and, of course, his cats.  All this and more in the latest episode of the DotP podcast!

Direct download: DotP_Moshow_2_29_16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:29pm EST

Blue and Wazoo talk about the Shanghai Majors in Dota 2, Valve's development, and community relations in this week's edition of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_ThT_2_29_16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:37am EST

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