A DotA 2 Podcast for new and experienced player's alike. The hosts crack wise and talk the pains and triumphs of learning the ins and outs of the game as well as the meta behind it and offer educational information about the game from higher skill players.
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On this week's Tuesday Show Zac, Bee, and Ursi paint with all the colors of the palette. Topics include: balancing greed, Riki, Alchemist, Grimstroke, frisbee golf, lawn darts, Stromae, a recategorization of carries, Zac's winning streak, Ursi's lag, Bee's week, and more!
On this week's Thursday Show a vaguely-alive Ursinity and Zac gather to discuss the recent drama regarding the upcoming Major's cancellation and what that indicates for Dota as both an esport and a game. Topics include: Ursi joining the COVID club, player unions, Eternal Envy, the industry reaction to the major's cancellation, TI prizepool weighting, and more!
On this episode of the Thursday Show Zac and Ursi get out all their bests & worsts from the last year in Dota and elsewhere! Topics include: Zac's viral strategy, Terrorblade, Katanagatari, strategic abandons, 6 platemail Nightstalker, Falcon Blades, Bristleback, Zac the Strategist, Necrophos, Arc Warden, Forsaking certain skills in favor of others, and much more!
On this week's Tuesday Show Zac and Ursi discover the magical wonders of carry Zeus, and some other stuff or whatever. Topics include: the new Battle Pass, Aghanim's mode, WLDL series from this past week, Zac's segment 'The Courier and the Supernova', 'Threeable Heroes', flex heroes, Bloodseeker, what 5 heroes we would play if we could only play those 5 for a year, and more!
Ursi and Proud gesture, lunge, and suckle in this 90 minute masterpiece. Topics include: Experiential knowledge vs. specialized knowledge, Silver Edge, Tiny, Ursi's weird new Tinker idea, Aghanim's shards, power runes, Arc Warden, fountain farming, Dragons (and their associated knights), an interesting Drums idea, Faustulus vs. Flavian, and much more!
Zac and Bee are joined once again after long absence by prodigal son Proud, who has returned to our sweet bosom. Topics include: Proud's glorious 6 game return, Bee's lack of return, Zac's lack of wins, good heroes to lose and learn on, how to learn heroes, changes to the game, Skywrath Mage, Battlefury, and differences between ranks.
On this week's Thursday Show Zac and Ursi explore an exciting week! Topics include: Proud's return to Dota with Ursi, Zac's winning (losing) streak, Grimstroke, Brewmaster, a new Slark build, Aggravating heroes, 'Toot Toot', Tinker, and a segment on stat evaluations between different roles (and their relative values).
On this week's Thursday Show Zac and Ursi win games, lose games, and litigate games. Topics include: Ursi's continued ranked play, Zac's addiction to changing his name (sorry Zac), Ursi getting gaslit by an elephant trainer, Pangolier, loss psychology, Naga Siren, a questionable Ursa build, Spirit Breaker, Non-Role Roles, and much more!
On this week's Tuesday Show (released actually on a Tuesday! What a concept!) Ursi, Bee, and Zac discuss 20,000 various leagues. Topics include: Arcane, Zeus, Ursi & Zac's WLDL update, Bee's recent games, Personality-based roles, Ability draft (and Purge's AD tournament), Dota Math, and much more!
On this week's Tuesday (woops, Wednesday) show Bee, Ursi, and Zac present a vision of the world that is new, beautiful, and revolutionary. Topics include: the Herald smurfing into Immortal top-100 games, Ursi & Zac's WLDL so far, team play & dynamics, setting goals, Ursi's ranked commitment, a couple questions, and more!
In which Ursi and Bee talk, sometimes about Dota other times about not-Dota. Topics include: Jakiro, Legion Commander, Silly Story Time, Groupwork, self-centered Dota, Egomaniacal gaming, TI timing, Valorant, Teaching new people the game, Dota Notions, and much more!
On this week's Thursday Show Zac and Ursi discuss, theorize, predict, and other verbs. Topics include: diminishing returns, damage creep, patch predictions, patch timing, CM aghs, Necrophos changes, Marci, healing vs. saves, Tiny, damage dealing vectors, defensive vectors, and much more!
Wee Woo Wee Woo It's a Podcast! Bee, Ursi, and Zac do their exhaustive post-TI review! Topics include: TI drafts, ban phase changes coming, teamfights, what the easiest & hardest jobs at TI might've been, Halloween outfits, the TI viewing experience, menu mishaps, highlights, TI hero pool, Spectre aghs and much more!
On the eve of the most hype day of any Dota player's year, the TI Top Up returns with a vengeance! Guest host A2K joins Zac to go over their expectations for the finals, their feelings about each of the 3 teams, their experience with the tournament so far, and their hopes moving forward. Please don't get mad at me if there are audio issues ursi was gone so I had to try and edit for the first time and my dog refused to shut up. I did my best ok
Zac and Ursi bring home a very scatter-brained, relaxed, TI-filled tuesday show this week. Topics include: TI team opinions, Zac's losing streak, Ursi's hot takes, Ursi's return to Tinker, Arc Warden, linguistics & affirmative statements, panel thoughts, and more!
On today's TI recap show, Ursi comes crashing in to derail this good thing we have going. He joins Zac to chat over results of the Group Stage, hero preferences, games to look forward to, and even make a few predictions on games that you'll definitely want to steal for your compendium.
On this episode of the new TI recap show, Zac goes over some of the standout games, narratives, and heroes for the first day of TI group stages. If you had trouble keeping up with Day 1, this show should help you get your bearings as day 2 comes, and point your focus towards the series most worth watching.
On this week's Thursday Show Ursi and Zac differentiate between cooks & chefs. Topics include: Razor, lots more Falcon Blade theorycrafting based on some results, Venomancer, Tinker, Elder Titan, 'Hero Knowledge Heroes', Visage, Lina, OD, Brewmaster, Anti Mage Aghanim's Scepter, and much more!
On this week's Thursday Show Ursi and Zac avoid tilting. Topics include: Falcon Blade theorycrafting, 'Being Nice: A Project', Razor, Juggernaut, Backdoor abuse, Deescalation, muting our friends, Zac's little ideas, Elder Titan being a babe, New World, next week's projects, and more!
On this week's Tuesday Show Bee, Ursi, and Zac think long & hard about a lot of things, and think short & simply about others. Dota discussion starts ~17min. Topics include: 7.20d changes, TI plans, Zac being incapable of wins, Tinker, Sniper, Witchbane, Brigand's Blade, Bee's return to Dota, Venge Aghs, podcast concepts, and more!
On this week's Thursday Show Ursi and Zac get invited to cast TI. Topics include: TI invite thoughts, Pudge, Elder Titan both core & support, Ursi's new PC, streaming, 5 Dawnbreaker, Treant Protector, Doom, Spectre trends, Tinker's build settling, HGC League casts, and more!
On this week's Thursday Show Zac and Ursi flex their non-existent psychology degrees. Topcs include: Zac's ranked climb, Ursi's strategy to break free of a losing streak, Rubick, 5 Dawnbreaker, an interesting Sniper build, 3 Venomancer, Legion Commander builds, Visage, Dota-based video games, Zac being a bully, and more!
On this week's Tuesday Show Ursi and Zac answer every question you've ever had. Topics include: Settlers of Catan, Offlaning, Dawnbreaker, Grandmaster tier heroes & perks, stack changes, Orb of Corrosion, voice lines, early stat items, null talismans, Ursi potentially accidentally creating a fascist undercurrent in his classes, and much more!
On this week's Thursday Show Zac and Ursi talk to each other, bonding over their shared struggles and developing a friendship the likes no mortal has ever seen before. Topics include: the new Dota Plus sets, Holidays, Venomancer, Nightstalker, Venge, Healing vs. Damage, Zac's casting experience, and more!
On this week's Tuesday Show Bee, Zac, and Ursi have some fun! Topics include: how, exactly, to make Dota 2 a fun game, what our recommendations for the top hero in each role are, Clinkz, Invoker Atos, some Dota philosophy, versatility, Dynasty Warriors, Forbidden Horse Knowledge, Disruptor, Jakiro, and more!
On this week's Thursday Show we return to the traditional TcT format with a theorycrafted game! Topics include: Undying, Dazzle, the new 7.30 Clinkz trends, Bounty Hunter, Antimage, Storm Spirit, hero pools, Vengeful Spirit, Nightstalker, Puck in 7.30 after the nerfs, and more!
On this week's Tuesday Show Ursi, Bee, and Zac get revenge. Topics include: 7.30b, Sven, Vengeful Spirit, our most hated items to build, the nature of build-up efficiency, pro names vs. hero names during casts, Centaur Warrunner, Pipe, Zac's grief, Sniper, Pudge, and more!
7.30 is a huge patch full of potential and we combed through all of it in-full! We're discussing the small changes that are a big deal, the seemingly-big changes that actually aren't worth worrying about, the possibilities of some interesting changes, trends after the first day of play, and tons more!
This ep was recorded before the patch released on Tuesday evening. Full patch review will be out on Wednesday afternoon (EST). My notes are 9 pages long, already, so it'll be a fun one! On this episode Bee, Zac, and Ursi rank their top 3 Aghanim's Scepters each (none of which were affected by the patch, luckily!) Topics include: Ursi's Shadow Fiend games, Templar Assassin as a safelaner, Skywrath Mage, grandmas, casting, neutral item changes/ideas, ZZ top, and much more!
On this week's Thursday Show Zac and Ursi interview for the job of Dota Player. Topics include: Dawnbreaker, play consistency & growth consistency, developing/adapting specific skills into your play, Spirit Vessel, Witch Doctor, our plans for the upcoming week, Necro 5, healing, Holy Locket, and more!
On this week's Tuesday Show Bee, Zac, and Ursi decipher what, exactly, makes an Olympic pentathalon an Olympic pentathalon. Also Dota, or whatever. Topics include: replay watching, our worst roles (and whether we'll ever improve at them), Jakiro mid, Zac's incredible comeback, Bee being up a mountain, right click SF builds, fitting Dota into a busy schedule, Ursi returning to ranked, and more!
In which Ursi and Zac return to the glory of the Thursday Show to discuss life's greatest mysteries. Topics include: Magnus' shard (and Magnus' potential, in general), a particularly hard game Zac & Ursi won, Luna, Lich, Trivia, Reading Books & Touching Grass, Secondhand detection, buybacks, patch anticipation, and more!
On this week's Tuesday Show Bee and Ursi spin yarns both true and untrue, wise and foolish, deep and shallow. Topics include: Pokemon Unite, Bee's Oracle homework, Ursi's Tesla Drow enthusiasm, patch predictions, quick Necrophos update, Cavern Crawl, which heroes have children, Flicker, Enigma, a new name for Ursi, and more!
On this week's Tuesday Show Bee and Ursi play a few games together, plan a few future games out, and solve problems. Topics include: Bee's Abaddon game, Necrophos, Ursi's continued SF success, a general guide to Oracle, thorough ice cream rankings, under-utilized spells on certain heroes, and much more!
On this week's episode of the Tuesday Show Bee and Ursi get to chatting whilst Zac is leisurely vacationing. Topics include: Shadow Fiend, Abaddon, reworking a few items & heroes that are bad/unpopular, Terrorblade, Graphs, Pokeclicker, Coffee, and so much more!