Fourth Spirit - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Roland introduce the spiritual successor to Proudland with the help of a new DotP show host: Beedub!  They talk their goals for the show, how the format will work and vary from week to week, and what Dota 2 listeners have to look forward to!  Today's specific topics focus on efficiency as a core and how to be a better safe lane carry as DotP looks to improve their Dota 2 capabilities.  All this and more on the latest edition to the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: TMT_20170829.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:43pm EDT

Cyphus gets heated and Roland antagonizes him on about junglers in Dota 2.  After a brief discussion of Cyphus's struggles learning Drow Ranger, he explains to Roland that the root cause of the majority of his recent losses have been junglers.  Learn the truth from General Denny on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: Cyphus_Gets_Mad.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:21am EDT

Breakycpk is joined by GranDGranT to talk the rumors of possible roster shuffles within the North and South American regions.  They also dissect the Infamous drama and new ppd team. Zrock later sits in to discuss the DreamLeague Major announcement and what we can learn from it. All of this and more on this weeks episode of the pro Dota 2 podcast.

Timestamp:

GrandGrant - 20:47

Direct download: dotpro_20170825.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

Ursinity and Proud are theorycrafting are taking Earthshaker and Clinkz to the Dota 2 lanes this week.  Find out how they intend to build the heroes, where they're going to run them, and just how well the trial run went on this weeks episode.  Plus they announce a new show coming to Defense of the Patience on Tuesdays and discuss the format.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: dotp_2017-08-24_TcT.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:18am EDT

Cyphus and Roland talk about a perceived rise in the number of trolls and racists in their pub matches post-TI7.  They theorize about its connection to the recent events in Charlottesville involving the neo-Nazi protesters and the Internet's bolstering of that type of behavior.  Then they talk about their love of Proud's Monkey King carry build and how it's started to change their pubs.  All this and more in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: Monday_Main_08202017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:41am EDT

Breaky is joined by Zrock for a lengthy look at the results, meta and storylines that emerged in the biggest event of the year for Dota 2: The International 2017.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: dotpro_20170818.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:20am EDT

Ursinity and Proud are back in action with a TI7-inspired episode.  They play Monkey King/Lich after theorycrafting about the combo.  They also discuss their TI experience, do a post-mortem on the TI meta game, what they liked, didn't like and what surprised them.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast fresh from The International 2017.

Direct download: dotp_2017-08-16_TcT.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:03am EDT

Cyphus and Roland recap their trip and meeting all the amazing DotP listeners at TI7, the amazing Dota they got to watch, and more in the post-TI7 edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: Monday_Main_08142017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Breaky and zrrock recap an all-elimination Day 4 that proves the odds are in favor of China winning it all. Breaky and zrrock are also joined by a competitor from Hellraisers, carry swiftending. Recorded live from the Dota 2 Reddit Meetup at Gameworks in downtown Seattle.

Direct download: dotpro_20170811_Live_from_Reddit_Meetup_TI7.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:53pm EDT

DotP brings you a special live episode of the Dota 2 podcast! Recorded live at the DotP community meetup at Gamma Ray Games in Seattle, Washington, Roland, Cyphus, Ursinity, and Proud talk their time at the event, getting to meet all the wonderful DotPeeps, and more! Thanks for the love from all the wonderful people who showed up. You've made this whole event truly amazing! And to those who couldn't make it, we hope to see you next year!

Direct download: dotp202017081020Gamma20Ray20Live.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:21pm EDT

Join Breaky and Zrock as they talk Day 3 and all the Dota 2 at TI7!

Direct download: dotpro202017081020TI720day20320recap.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT

Stay tuned to DotP for periodic updates from TI7 w/ BreakyCPK and the rest of DotP!

Direct download: dotpro2020170809.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:22pm EDT

BreakyCPK provides an update for Day 1 of the Main Event at TI7!

Direct download: dotpro2020170808.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:51pm EDT

BreakyCPK talks about the week ahead and where everyone stands after the Group Stage. Find out what's in store this week for in the biggest Dota 2 Tournament in history: The International 2017. All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast! 

Direct download: dotpro2020170806.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 7:35pm EDT

Proud and Ursinity take a break from theorycrafting today to talk their observations about the latest meta trends taking shape during The International 2017 Dota 2 Group Stages.  They discuss their opinions regarding picks and bans, why heroes are becoming more common, Pugna, the way position 4 supports have developed, and the heroes they hope to see more of.

Direct download: dotp_2017-08-02_TcT.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:56am EDT

BreakyCPK hosts a special edition of the DotPro Show!  He takes a look at the early games in the TI7 Group Stages, talks about the fantasy draft, and is joined by zrock for a deeper look at all things TI7!  All this and more on the latest professional Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: dotpro_20170802.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:04pm EDT

Cyphus and Roland talk Roland's latest travels, Cyphus's trip to a legit barbershop, cool cars, and our competitive hero pools for an upcoming season of the Amateur Dota 2 League.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: Monday_7-30-17.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:20am EDT

BreakyCPK takes a preview look at the upcoming Group Stages of The International 2017 in Dota 2.  This week, special guests Akke and CCnC join breaky for the look ahead.  All this and more on the pro Dota 2 podcast!

Timestamps:

Akke: 28:40

CCnC: 45:55

Direct download: dotpro_20170728.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:11am EDT

Proud and Ursinity discuss at great length how to play against heroes who counter you in Dota 2 before taking a newly theorycrafted combo to the lanes: Phantom Assassin and Sand King.  Find out how the PA and SK combo did, what they built and how they skilled in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: dotp_2017-07-26_TcT.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:08am EDT

Cyphus survives a real-life Shukuchi attack, Roland is a villain, the new Major/Minor system is discussed, and Cyphus' theory about MMR stigma being the reason for bad behavior.  All this and more on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: Monday_Main_07232017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:43am EDT

BreakyCPK talks the latest news in the Dota 2 pro scene.  This week, in addition to the latest happenings, Breaky is joined by Kips, TNC Pro Team's coach and analyst.  Later he is joined by Zrock for a more extensive update.  All this and more on the latest Dota 2 pro scene podcast.

Kips - 17:00

Zrock - 44:15

Direct download: dotpro_20170721.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:06am EDT

Ursinity and Proud tackle the concepts of reactionary picking or counterpicking in Dota 2 as it relates to a proper draft.  This week, that practice leads to them picking Arc Warden and Juggernaut.  They talk about each pick gradually, analyze what was good and bad about it as it relates to the current draft, and why the picks were made.  All this and more on the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: dotp_2017-07-19_TcT.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:37am EDT

This week on Defense of the Patience, Roland is joined by The Grand Wazoo, more popularly known as 'Wazoo'. They talk about 'that freakin' Sven Sword' and how the market has drastically changed since their starting Dota 2. They reminisce on the old days of DotP, and talk about the future. This and more on Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Direct download: Monday_with_Wazoo.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 8:48pm EDT

BreakyCPK brings you all the latest in pro Dota 2 news and events.  This week, Breaky is joined by former DotPro host, translator and Dota 2 scene insider Jack "KBBQ" Chen and is later joined by Gareth for a talk about all things pro Dota 2.  Zrock rounds out the guest list at the bottom of the show.  All this and more on the latest edition of the professional Dota 2 podcast!

Timestamps:

Jack KBBQ 24:10

Gareth 1:03:40

zrock 1:27:10

Direct download: dotpro_20170714.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:15am EDT

Ursinity and Proud are back in action again this week with a newly-crafted Dota 2 combo.  This week they're taking Winter Wyvern and Chaos Knight to the lanes after delving deep into how the combo will work, what they'll build and how they'll lane it.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: dotp_2017-07-12_TcT.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:06am EDT

Cyphus and Roland talk a lotta Dota 2 today for a change.  First they discuss a brief state of affairs covering what they've been playing, where their MMR's are at, and how Spirit Breaker isn't an offlaner.  Or maybe he is.  They also discuss Roland's rekindling of love with Dota and actually enjoying a game with Cyphus backseat Dota driving.  Then they discuss who they think will fare well at the upcoming TI7, whether Valve is proactive or reactive with community controversies/drama, and whether or not that's a good thing.  All this and more on the latest Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: Monday_Main_07092017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:17am EDT

BreakyCPK brings you the latest happenings in pro Dota 2! Today he is joined by 1437 and 33 to talk heading to The International 2017 as competitors. Later Zrock joins for a talk about the latest announcement from MDL about a competitive circuit. All this and more on the latest episode of the professional Dota 2 news and updates podcast.

Time stamps:

1437 - 20:40

33 - 39:50

Zrock - 59:00

Direct download: dotpro_20170707.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:48pm EDT

Ursinity and Proud tackle the latest change to Dota 2: 7.06e.  They review the patch notes, talk about the implications...you know...

Direct download: dotp_2017-07-05_TcT.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:35pm EDT

Cyphus and Roland get together for an episode talking Cyphus's latest games of Dota 2 and how amazing they were after a short break from the game.  Then they discuss Roland's continued plummet and stint in low priority.  Then they talk about Roland's issues with authority and how they probably affect his ability to take advice from higher skilled players and which higher skilled players he'd be willing to take advice from.  Also don't forget to give us a subscribe if you're an Amazon Prime member and aren't actively subscribing anywhere currently!  Do that by visiting us at Twitch.tv/DotPTV and hit the subscribe button after you log in with your Amazon Prime account.  Thanks for all the support!  And enjoy the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: Monday_Main_07022017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:06am EDT

BreakyCPK is at the BTS Hub this week for a late-released DotPro covering the results of the TI7 Open Qualifiers.  He welcomes guests Lumi, Zrock and Tsunami on this week's edition for a discussion of the winners and losers across the various regions heading in to this year's biggest Valve event: The International 2017.  All this and more on the latest edition of the pro Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: dotpro_20170630.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:57pm EDT

Ursinity and Proud are back to theorycrafting with a Venomancer/Necromancer combo that is sure to give you cancer.  But before that, they talk a little about competitive habits in Dota 2 during battle cup, tournaments, etc. versus pub game habits and how to approach each one differently and adapt.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: dotp_2017-06-28_TcT.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

Ursinity and Roland get together one last time to wrap up the DotP Q&A series once and for all.  They field the final bit of write-in questions, talk about closing out the show and why, updates regarding the Monday and Wednesday shows as well, and what's to come from DotP!  Don't miss out on the latest happenings on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: TQA_Final_Show_06262017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:51pm EDT

Cyphus joins Roland for a casual Monday show to talk the latest DotP news.  First they talk about financing the Team Crescendo Boot Camp in Sweden.  Then they discuss moderating the Moonduck Hub for TI7 Open Qualifiers for their Casters Crucible event and when they'll be doing it.  Roland fulfills some patreon gushing.  And then they discuss having fun in Dota 2 and, more importantly, how to start having fun again.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: DotP_Main_06262017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:32pm EDT

Catch this week's DotPro with BreakyCPK and Zrock. Breaky talks about how awesome the scene is now and how awesome the transition is. KheZu talks about playing against VP at the Summit and much more. That and much more on DotPro: A Dota 2 Podcast

Time Stamps: KheZu: 26:46

Direct download: dotpro_20170623_v2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:46am EDT

D2BOWIE joins Ursinity and Proud on this week's edition of Theorycraft Thursday to talk all about how he reviews replays of Dota 2 pros and himself, for professional and personal purposes, analyzing one's own Dota 2 play, learning from the play of pro players as well as high tier pub players.  Later they talk about some his personal favorite hero combinations before a thorough conversation about the controversial pickup of Vlads on Anti Mage and Phantom Assassin.  Check out the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: dotp_2017-06-21_TcT.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:02am EDT

Cyphus is joined by Dota 2 content creator D2BOWIE on today's episode of the Dota 2 interview podcast.  Bowie talks about growing up in Brazil, quitting his pursuits of chemical engineering to focus on Dota 2 content creation full time, his Indiegogo campaign to fund his trip to TI, the differences between North and South American Dota 2 servers, his history with gaming and much, much more!  Check out the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast featuring D2BOWIE!

Direct download: 1on1_D2Bowie.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:27pm EDT

Ursinity and Roland are joined by D2BOWIE, the Dota 2 content creator, to take questions from listeners about all things Dota 2 and talk his Indiegogo campaign to fund his trip to The International 2017.  They take questions on in meta mid lane heroes, winning TI drafts and teams, Leshrac, roaming support, and much, much more!  All this on the latest Dota 2 Q&A podcast.

Direct download: TQA_Bowie.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:58am EDT

On this week's episode of Proudland (Proudsinity?) Ursinity guests to talk all about surviving and making the most out of being a core, going through various aspects of the topic including the value of farming instead of fighting, the placement of survivability items in builds, the timing of survivability items, how important it is to play conservatively and just farm instead of taking risks in the current pub metagame. This and more on Proudsinity: A Dota 2 Podcast

Direct download: Proudsinity.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:48am EDT

BreakyCPK talks the latest happenings in the Dota 2 pro scene.  Later he is joined by David "LD" Gorman to talk the upcoming Summit 7, Valve's involvement in the third party tournament scene, and the latest visa issues that have impacted the lineup at The Summit.  Later he is joined by Zrock for a rundown of the latest news and roster changes.  All this and more on the latest pro Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: dotpro_20170616.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:08am EDT

This week on Theorycraft Thursday: Kunkka and safelane Luna. Ursinity and Proud go over the ranked system, and their proposed ways to 'fix' it. They touch on problems with queuing for specific roles, and making visible pre-game mmr's. This and much more on Theorycraft Thursday: A Dota 2 Podcast

Direct download: TcT_06142017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:22am EDT

Dominik "Black" Reitmeier joins Cyphus on today's DotP One on One to talk playing professional Dota 2 in all its various regions, his transition on Team Faceless from carry to mid lane, feeling disconnected from his family due to his decision to pursue a career in esports, and professional players' behavior in Dota 2 and the future of professionalism in the scene.  All this and more on the latest Dota 2 interview podcast.  Find Black @BlackDota2 on twitter or follow his stream at www.twitch.tv/blackdotatv.

Direct download: BlackInterview.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:54pm EDT

Ursinity and Roland take questions from listeners about all things Dota 2.  Today's questions include Dota 2 and other Esports evolution into professional sports, the most successful core/support ratio on a team, and the concept of a roaming Gyrocopter support.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 Q&A podcast!

Direct download: TQA_06122017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:16pm EDT

Catch the newest patch-notes review with Proud and Roland. Find out about the Tiny-est big changes, and the more evasive a Monkey can get. This and more on this Dota 2 patch-notes episode.

Direct download: Patchnotes_7.06d.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:31am EDT

On this week's episode of Proudland, the host's discuss the various ways a support can die in Dota 2. Proud goes through each stage of the game discussing the ways a support can be helpful, whether that be in the laning stage or beyond. This and much more on Proudland: A Dota 2 Podcast

Direct download: Proudland_06122017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Cyphus and Roland fill in for BreakyCPK while he's away on vacation.  They talk the release of Siltbreaker, Cyphus finishing recalibration and where he ended up, and Cyphus makes one final appeal to Roland for how he could take Dota 2 seriously for MMR grinding purposes AND still mess around in the jungle.  Plus Roland disses Ursi who is unavailable to defend himself yet again.

Direct download: notproshow.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:47am EDT

This week on Theorycraft Thursday the concept was all about reactionary picking and drafting in all pick.
 
The hosts talked extensively on how to asses heroes both on the allied team and enemy team, how they affect your picking, pick order, informing your draft based on new information gained by each pick, and much more on this week's episode of Theorycraft Thursday a Dota 2 podcast
Direct download: TcT_06072017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:24am EDT

First, Cyphus explains the lack of a DotP One on One and previews next week's guest for the One on One.  In it's place is a special glimpse into the DotPatron Exclusive episodes available for all patreon supporters of Defense of the Patience.  Take a listen to the DotPatron exclusive episode from April 30th featuring Cyphus and Roland and unfiltered karaoke.

Direct download: DotPatron_Exclusive_Karaoke.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 7:30pm EDT

No DotP Q&A today!  Roland will explain in the intro.  Instead, we present to you this DotP classic episode featuring David "LD" Gorman.  Roland and Cyphus are joined by David "LD" Gorman to talk Dota 2, Beyond the Summit, the upcoming BTS SEA event, how BTS got started, how the house works and much, much more.  Enjoy this episode of the Dota 2 podcast that delves deep into @LDDota and what makes him tick.

Direct download: DotP_Classic_LD_06052017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

On this episode of Proudland the hosts delve deep on why a hero is strong and when. Proud gives a good summation on why windows open and when they will close. Explore power spikes and item timings while Roland scratches his head. This and much more on Proudland. A Dota 2 Podcast

Direct download: Proudland_06052017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:20am EDT

BreakyCPK covers the latest happenings in pro Dota 2.  He is joined by Tsunami and Bill from BEAT before talking the Manila Masters results and the latest from the Zotac Cup.  He wraps it all up with the Competitive Surge!  All this and more in the latest edition of the pro Dota 2 podcast.

tsunami 12:55

Bill 1:18:30

Competitive Surge 1:36:19

Direct download: dotpro_20170602.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:42am EDT

This week on TcT, Proud and Ursi navigate through 7.06c (the minor patch) and talk about the implications of the patch. After, they talk synergies between LD and Void! Tune in this week to Theorycraft Thursday - A Dota 2 Podcast

Direct download: TCT_05312017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:57am EDT

Cyphus is joined by Roland on this week's DotP One on One to talk about...well...how much Roland hated studying Communication in college.  There's some Dota 2 in there as well.  But the Comm majors...that got him rolling on a tangent.  All this and more on the latest Dota 2 interview podcast.

Direct download: 1on1Roland.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 8:18pm EDT

Roland and Ursinity get together for a call-in free episode to catch up on the backlog of DotP Q&A write-in questions.  First they talk why Ursinity isn't 5k MMR anymore, then they talk about why Ursinity hates ranked matchmaking in Dota 2, and finally, after Roland's tangetalizing, they get to that backlog of write-in questions.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 Q&A podcast!

Direct download: TQA_05292017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:13pm EDT

Proud is joined by Cyphus in lieu of Roland for a special episode of Proudland focusing on what every Dota 2 player should be looking for in every lane and position on the team.  They look at how the meta is shifting hero selection trends for every lane, why that is, and who the best heroes are to pick in those situations.  All this and more on the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: Proudland_05282017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:24am EDT

Cyphus and Roland talk the latest with Cyphus' recalibration account, how Roland gave up on trying hard, and missing playing on a competitive team of Dota 2. All this and more on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast. 

Direct download: DotPSaturday05262017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:53pm EDT

BreakyCPK hosts a star-studded DotPro today featuring Synderen, Dakota "KotLGuy" Cox, and TrentPax!  First, Breaky talks Starladder with KotLGuy.  Then he discusses the newly formed team Crescendo featuring Babyknight, Xcalibur, EGM, Akke and Synderen.  Synderen then joins Breaky for a talk about Crescendo and more.  Then Breaky provides a quick rundown of roster updates before having TrentPax join him for a look at the upcoming Manilla Masters.  All this and more on the latest pro Dota 2 podcast!

Timestamps:

KotLGuy - 26:50

Synderen - 49:09

Roster Changes - 1:10:45

TrentPax - 1:26:42

Competitive Surge - 1:45:02

Direct download: dotpro_20170526.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:06am EDT

Defense of the Patience

This week on Theorycraft, Ursi and Proud find the strength to pick Tiny, and are smart enough to pair it with Jakiro. The hosts go over the importance of smoke, and why it's important! This and more on Theorycraft Thursday - A Dota 2 Podcast 

Direct download: TcT_05242017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:07am EDT

Cyphus is joined by Lyrical to talk about his past, overcoming adversity with a positive outlook, the support he's had in his career pursuits, the health of the Dota 2 scene, how more tournaments is a good thing for building narratives in pro Dota 2, and much, much more!  Check out the latest edition of the Dota 2 interview podcast!

Direct download: dotp_2017-05-23Lyrical.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:11am EDT

Ursinity and Roland tackle another round of Dota 2 questions from DotP listeners!  They take questions about 7.06 patch changes, Razor in the new meta, creating an opening in a game when you're behind, Shadow Shaman as a support and more!  Check out the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: TQA_05222017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:29pm EDT

Proud and Roland tackle the next group of utility items in Dota 2 on this week's Proudland.  Join them on their tour through the items of the Dota 2 shop in this series that looks to explain when and why to buy the various items in Dota 2.  All this and more on this week's Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: Proudland_05212017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:23am EDT

BreakyCPK is joined this week once again by Zrock to talk the latest happenings in pro Dota 2 before interviewing Melonzz about Dota 2 7.06 and the latest roster shuffles.  Later in the show, Breaky gives an in-depth look at the roster shuffles shaping up before TI7 qualifiers and welcomes Handsken for more pro Dota 2 talk.  Check out the latest episode of the pro Dota 2 podcast! 

Direct download: dotpro_20170519_112_kpbs_ABR.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:05am EDT

Ursinity and Proud talk their intense hatred of evasion, what's going to be happening in Dota 2 7.06 now that the patch has been released, their thoughts a few days into the patch, the reign of Sven and return of Lone Druid.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: dotp_2017-05-17_tct.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:39am EDT

Cyphus is joined by the remaining member of the DotP lineup of show hosts yet to do a one-on-one: Ursinity.  They talk Ursinity's home life, growing up as an insufferable child, being a debate kid, how he got into gaming and Dota 2, and the Dota 2 community at large.  All this and more in the latest Dota 2 interview podcast.

Direct download: dotp_2017-05-16_Ursi_1on1.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:48pm EDT

Breaky and Ursi team up to tackle the latest big change to Dota 2: the 7.06 gameplay update.  They talk all the changes, possible implications and try to forecast the shift the meta will take in pubs and pros alike!  All this and more on the Dota 2 7.06 Patch Notes Analysis & Review episode!

Direct download: dotp_Patch_Notes_7.06_Review_112_kpbs_ABR.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:52pm EDT

This week on Proudland, the gang gets in to 'utility' items. Roland picks Proud's brain on why certain items are used when they're used, and the viability of the item itself. If you need to know what to buy and when to do it, tune in this week to Proudland - A Dota 2 Podcast

Direct download: Proudland_05142017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:48am EDT

Cyphus and Roland talk the TI7 Battle Pass, Cyphus's recalibration progress, and then the conversation gets personal as they try to diagnose each other'/ Dota 2 difficulties. All this and more from the latest Dota 2 podcast. 

Direct download: DotPSaturday05122017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:09am EDT

BreakyCPK welcomes special guest Fly, fresh from his victory with OG at the Kiev Major, to the show to talk that victory and what's next.  Later he talks with Milton from DreamHack.  Plus the latest news in the professional Dota 2 scene.  All this and more on the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: dotpro_20170512_112_kpbs_ABR.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:56pm EDT

As part of our fulfillment of DotPatron-commissioned episodes, we present to you this addition: A Very Grouty Theorycraft.  Grouty joins the Theorycraft Thursday crew for a three-way...combo that is.  Sniper, Witch Doctor and Enigma are the DotPatron picks for this Dota 2 podcast episode.  Grouty helps Ursinity and Proud discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the combo before taking it to the lanes for a trial run.  Find out how they did on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: dotp_2017-05-10_TcT.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:54am EDT

Cyphus is joined by TrentPax on today's DotP One on One!  They reminisce about the old days when DotP had just begun and Trent was still a Standard Deviant.  Then they get into Trent's rise through the Dota 2 community, his work as a caster and panelist, working stats reports for Complexity Gaming, and joining up with Moonduck!  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:20am EDT

Ursinity and Roland take Dota 2 questions about heroes with and without Aghanim's scepters, who is underrated and who should have one that doesn't, passing off your duties to another player in the game, if 2k MMR teams are viable and where to compete, which Dota 2 hero they'd spend the day with and countering and synergizing with Crystal Maiden.  All this and more on the latest Dota 2 Q&A podcast!

Direct download: TCT_05082017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:54am EDT

Proud and Roland are joined by Ursinity for a special edition of Proudland.  Roland gives Proud and Ursinity a series of Dota 2 scenarios to run through to have them help him sort through in pursuit of being a better player and gaining MMR in Dota 2.  Check out the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:57pm EDT

Cyphus and Roland join forces for a special Saturday casual show with Evanwood an ever-looming, "radiant" presence in the background.  They talk about Dota 2 playstyles impacting hero pools, Cyphus' terrible driving in a dangerous Mustang, and how Roland kind of gave up hope on improving in Dota 2 after his big losing streak.  All this and more on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: DotPMain05052017lowbitrate.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:12am EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

BreakyCPK hosts another round of the DotPro Show focusing on the last week in the competitive Dota 2 scene now that the Kiev Major has wrapped up.  The show's guests include zzrock and iNsania talking pro Dota 2 shakeups and changes!  All this and more on the latest pro Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: dotpro_20170505_112_kpbs_ABR.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:41am EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Ursinity tackle a new theorycrafted combo for Dota 2 this week with Templar Assassin and Legion Commander!  They also discuss getting countered before dissecting the combo's strengths and what they intend to build.  Then they take the combo to the lanes to see how it fares!  Find out how it went on this week's edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:48am EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus is joined by DotP's own Proud for today's Dota 2 podcast!  Proud talks with Cyphus about growing up back east, moving to California, getting into Dota and Dota 2, his World of Warcraft days, struggling with depression, and the Dota 2 community at large.  Find out more about one of your favorite DotP show hosts on today's edition of the Dota 2 interview podcast!

Direct download: dotp_2017-05-03_1on1_112_kpbs_ABR.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:16am EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Roland and Ursinity get a Kiev Major-themed Good or Garbage that provokes some conversation looking back at that tournament.  Then they field questions about TI "access," Dota 2 heroes' possible music tastes, confessions or apologies they'd like to make about their pubs, advice about casting, and how to deal with long Dota 2 games.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:17pm EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

This week Proud and Roland go over "durable's" more commonly referred to as tanks or the better way of saying it - frontliners. The hosts talk about the Kiev Major and what we saw from the 16 teams there using as for front-line. As well as other heroes out of meta or under valued. Proud educates Roland on Vanguard/Poor Man's Shield/ Stout Shield and Kraken Shell, and how Tidehunter can start with a stout in some cases, maybe even a Poor Man's Shield. This and more on Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast Proud's Website Link: https://people.ucsc.edu/~gkleinbu/
Direct download: Proudland_Durable.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:11pm EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Ursinity bring home the week with another round of Theorycraft Thursday.  This week they're tackling a new combo that's kind of hard to see: Clinkz and Riki.  They also take an in-depth look at the meta heroes coming out of the Kiev Major, support movements at the tournament and how it's all evolved in Dota 2 7.05 pro Dota 2 play.  Find out how the Clinkz/Riki combo fared and get your Kiev Major meta updates on this edition of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: dotp_2017-04-27_TcT.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:59am EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

BreakyCPK gives the latest updates on the Kiev Major Group Stages, predictions moving forward through the bracket, and is joined for updates by Peter Pan Dam (PPD), statsman Nahaz, and Kiev panelist Conrad Janzen!  Check out the latest edition of DotPro w/ BreakyCPK, a pro-Dota 2 podcast!  Time stamps: 44:11 PPD, 1:13:00 Nahaz, 1:37:08 Conrad.
Direct download: dotpro_20170427_v1.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:16am EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus sits down with Conrad Jaznen, Partner Manager for Twitch and panelist at the Dota 2 Kiev Major, for a talk about his work with Twitch, segueing from the film industry into eSports, his time with Evil Geniuses and Cloud9, and heading to Kiev to be a panelist.  All this and more on the latest Dota 2 interview podcast!
Direct download: dotp_2017-04-26_1on1.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:44am EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

DotP is back in action with another round of Dota 2 live listener call-in and write-in questions!  Questions deal with dealing with heavily farmed enemies, well-balanced heroes, our favorite lore, Nyx Assassin in the meta, Visage's place in the current patch and more!  Check out the latest Q&A Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: TQA_4242017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:42am EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

This week on Proudland the hosts discuss old jungle, old old jungle, and new jungle and the differences that divide them. They go through what heroes are considered junglers by Dota 2 client standards and go over what can make or break a jungler. This and more on Proudland - A Dota 2 Podcast
Direct download: Proudland_4232017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:55am EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

BreakyCPK hosts his inaugural podcast with Defense of the Patience!  DotPro w/ BreakyCPK provides an in-depth preview and analysis of the upcoming 2017 Dota 2 Kiev Major.  Breaky is joined by ReDeYe to talk the Kiev Major's implementation of the Swiss Elimination structure.  Later Capitalist joins to talk about top teams going into the Major, dark horses, and predictions.  Finally Breaky wraps it up with The Surge!  A quick look at all Dota 2 pro news headed into the Kiev Major!  Check out the newest edition to the DotP network focusing on all you need to know in pro Dota 2 news!
Direct download: dotpro_20170421_v4.1.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:19am EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Proud are taking to the lanes with a theorycrafted combo of Terrorblade and Jakiro.  They also offer a minute to honor Ursa, discuss the current meta, skirt around the issue of do-nothing heroes, and much, much more.  They take the combo into a pub and test it out before reporting back.  Find out how they did on this week's Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: dotp_2017-04-20_TcT.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 7:21am EDT

On this week of Proudland, Roland and Proud discuss what

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Dota 2 thinks are the best disabler's and how good Earthshaker is. Baffled by the machine, Roland and Proud quickly fiend- find their favorites disables whilst Roland plays devils-advocate for poor-ol' Bane. This and much, much more on Proudland - a Dota 2 Podcast
Direct download: Proudland_4182017_fixed.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:52pm EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Roland tackle a series of Dota 2 listener questions this week ranging from what they'd want in a new hero, who to pick if you're a safe lane carry and your team has a jungler, abilities that can target the courier, and much, much more!  Check it all out on this week's edition of the Dota 2 Q&A podcast!
Direct download: TQA_4172017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:51pm EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Defense of the Patience is happy to announce the addition of Dota 2 caster BreakyCPK to its weekly lineup!  BreakyCPK will be hosting the Friday show: DotPro w/ BreakyCPK.  In today's episode, Cyphus sits down for a one-on-one look into Breaky's history with Heroes of Newerth, breaking into the eSports scene, transitioning to Dota 2 and much, much more!  Get a sneak peek at the newest addition to the DotP Show Host lineup on today's episode of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: BreakyCPKOneonOne.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:08pm EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Dark Souls III Podcast

A special Saturday release from DotP with a Patron-commisioned episode.  Proud sits down with Link's Clone for a talk about some non-Dota gaming in the form of Dark Souls III.  Tune in to hear Proud wax philosophical about a game he truly enjoys!
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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:42am EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland team back up for the final Counterattack episode this week with a support duo of Spirit Breaker and Vengeful Spirit.  They talk how well the lineup did against a Slark, Pudge, Queen of Pain, Nature' Prophet and Silencer.  They also make a big announcement regarding the future of the Friday slot on Defense of the Patience.  All this and more on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: Counterattack_4132017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Proud take to the lanes with another specialty theorycraft combo for Dota 2: Abaddon and Crystal Maiden.  They talk how they'll build em and some of the latest meta updates since 7.05's release.  Then they take the combo out into the pubs to give a test drive.  Find out how they did on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: TcT_4122017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:59am EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus sits down with Maut, Dota 2 caster extraordinaire from Moonduck Studios.  Maut talks his casting career, how he came to join Moonduck and offers some great advice for those looking to make their way into Dota 2 content creation or casting!  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 interview podcast!
Direct download: Maut_Interview.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

This week Proud and Roland read through the interesting tidbits of 7.05. They sing a song for Lina, and thank Gaben for +25 health. If you need a something refreshing and for your mind to respawn a few seconds earlier (45). Tune in this week to Proudland - A Dota 2 Podcast
Direct download: Proudland_4102017fixed.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:31am EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Ursinity try to leave all their Dota 2 knowledge behind them and utilize a counterpicking tool instead of their own wits, intuition and game sense.  They wind up playing Shadow Fiend and Juggernaut to counter the enemy team.  Find out what led to those counterpicks, how they felt about the process and how the game went.  All this and more on the latest Dota 2 podcast!
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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:43am EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland tackle the greatest theorycrafted theorycraft in all of theorycrafting history: Meepo and Chaos Knight.  They talk about what they're going to build, how they'll build it, how the hell Roland is gonna play Meepo, and then "cheat" (a.k.a. not cheat) by getting a DotP five-stack together so as not to subject random strangers to the madness that is this awesome safe lane combo.  Find out what they planned to do and, more importantly, how they did, on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: TcT_SWITCH_452017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:18am EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

In this episode Roland and Cyphus switch places for wonky week, and Roland interviews Cyphus. We get an in-depth look at Cyphus' early teens and how he ended up where he is now. This and more on this episode Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast
Direct download: DotP_One_on_One_Guest_Cyphus.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:03pm EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Cyphus take over the DotP Q&A this week and take listener questions about all things Dota 2!  They talk Lotus Orb (what it does and when to build it), when to tank towers as Centaur, their favorite Kaiju movies and more Dota 2 goodness.  All this and more on the latest Dota 2 Q&A podcast.
Direct download: TQAProudCyphus.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:33pm EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Ursinity take over Proudland to kick off the switcharoo week to delve deep into some support-specific topics.  First, they talk at length about playing a roaming support: who you should be playing, how you should play them, when and where to roam, and what your objectives are in Dota 2 as a roaming support.  Then they switch gears a little and talk about Hand of Midas in post-7.00 Dota 2 and when you should build it, why you should build it and which heroes should and shouldn't be picking one up.  Hint: it ain't Alchemist dammit.  All this and more on the best episode of Proudland ever, errr...we mean Cyphinity...a Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: Cyphinity.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland hit the lanes with one of their hardest-hitting counterpicks yet with Juggernaut/Disruptor.  They talk the strengths of those two heroes versus an enemy draft of Crystal Maiden, Puck, Pudge, Bristleback and Slark.  Find out how they did and what they thought the strengths of the counterpicks were.
Direct download: Counterattack_Episode_6.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:46pm EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

This week Proud and Ursi find the delightful synergies between MK and Magnus, noting that Empower/Jingu is the bees knee's, and a lot of other fun things about the two heroes. This and more on Theorycraft Thursday - A Dota 2 Podcast
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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:48am EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus is joined by Dota 2 streamer and YouTube personality, Baumi!  Baumi talks what he does on his stream and in his videos, how he got started, how he plays Dota 2, controversies he's faced along the way in his career regarding Dota Imba and his trip to Seattle, and offers some great advice for those looking to crack into content creation for the games they love as well!  All this and more on the latest Dota 2 interview podcast!
Direct download: Baumi1on1.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:23am EDT