Three well-known British gaming personalities have been added to the Dota 2 International 7 broadcast line-up.
Caster Alex “Machine” Richardson (left) will be hosting the International’s group stage, plus caster Owen “ODPixel” Davies (centre) and content creator Ted “Pyrion Flax” Forsyth (right) have also joined the team.
American Sean “Day9” Plott has been announced as the official host of The International 7.
Here’s the reaction from the British broadcasters:
I’m working The International!!!
Still feels like 2GD gave me the invite to my first Dreamleague only months ago, but here we are, ready to go to my 3rd TI! LOVE YOU ALL!XXX
— Owen Davies (@ODPixel) July 22, 2017
I will make it my quest at TI to uncover the truth once and for all. Why IS pyrion there?
— PyrionFlax (@PyrionFlax) July 22, 2017
The news comes after experienced British host Paul “ReDeYe” Chaloner announced he wouldn’t be hosting The International this year. He’s hosted the competition for the past two years.
The International has the highest prize pool in the world of esports. Last year it topped $20m, and this year it’s already set to eclipse $22m.
The full Dota 2 International 2017 broadcast line-up is as follows:
Earlier this year, Machine hosted the ESL Premiership CSGO and League of Legends UK & Ireland finals.
To get in the mood for The International 7 and get a feel for the kind of casting us Brits will deliver, you can check out ODPixel’s Eminem-style casting here:
More details on The International 7 can be found on the Dota 2 website.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
A keen League of Legends and World of Warcraft player, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He works as full-time content director for the British Esports Association and runs ENUK in his spare time.