The Glimpse Dota 2 Podcast

The Glimpse Dota 2 Podcast

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The Glimpse covers the Dota 2 professional scene.…
Anthony ‘Scant’ Hodgson Interview (Ep 057)
Nov 10 • 46 min
Anthony ‘Scant’ Hodgson struck a chord with the community when he published a Medium post detailing his last two years working for three organizations in Southeast Asia Dota: “Mistreated, unpaid, and dismissed out of hand: Two years with Mineski, GESC and…
Kuala Lumpur Major Preview, ESL One Hamburg Analysis, Dreamleague Analysis (Ep 056)
Nov 6 • 78 min
We all needed some time off. But sometime in the last two weeks it became officially A LONG TIME since we saw serious Dota. ESL One Hamburg was a good start. Dreamleague was fun in its own way. But now it’s Major time! Join us as we preview the KL major,…
055: ESL One Hamburg & Dreamleague Minor Previews
Oct 20 • 64 min
Icefrog may not have released patch 7.20 yet, but that doesn’t stop the march of time. The first real tournaments of the 2019 DPC season are upon us. At ESL One Hamburg, 12 of the top teams in the world meet to tune up for the Kuala Lumpur Major.…
054: DPC Season Fantasy Draft feat. Audio Engineer Jason & Replacement-Level Adam
Sep 29 • 93 min
New season, new rosters! Join the entire GlimpsePod crew as we try to make sense of it all. We rank the top 24 teams in the world as we see them today by doing a fantasy draft. Each of us drafted six teams. We’ll track their DPC points throughout the…
053: TI8 Main Event Analysis
Sep 4 • 103 min
TI8 is in the books, and Aden and I have THOUGHTS! Join us for… * Group stage recap and trivia questions * In what ways were OG lucky? In what ways were they good? * Do we stand by the ‘OG are overrated at 26-1’ call before TI? * What happened to Virtus…
052: TI8 Group Stage Analysis - Recorded Live on Twitch
Aug 20 • 73 min
This is our TI Group Stage Check-in, which we recorded live on Twitch. You can catch the replay at twitch.tv/sharkbutlerdota. You might hear a little audio feedback on this one because of the way we did the video. We tried to get rid of it, but there’s…
051: TI Preview — Odds and Prop Bets — To win, Compendium Odds, Head to Head
Aug 14 • 68 min
It’s our TI Prop bets episode, with special guest Audio Engineer Jason. We review our TI7 predictions, only one year later. We play Overrated / Underrated / Properly Rated as we review the TI8 odds to win. We look at a few compendium odds. If you really…
050: TI Preview — NA & SA — Pain, OpTic, VGJ.Storm, Evil Geniuses
Aug 7 • 74 min
This is our fourth TI preview. North and South America. Not a single team from the Americas qualified directly to TI. That meant Valve had to pull some strings to make sure all our fan favorites made the cut. (Sorry, Complexity. Still love you guys.) Pain…
049: TI Preview — China — LGD, Vici Gaming, VGJ.Thunder, Newbee, iG, Team Serenity
Jul 30 • 65 min
This is our third TI preview. China! Remember last episode when I said the Dota world revolves around Europe? Well, you ask anyone in China, they will confirm. The Dota world revolves around China. Of the DPC teams that qualified directly to TI8, fully…
048: TI Preview — EU & CIS — Liquid, VP, Secret, Winstrike, OG
Jul 21 • 69 min
This is our second TI preview! Group play starts August 15th in Vancouver. Europe and CIS. Even as an American who thinks the world revolves around us, Europe is still the center of the Dota world, we think.And you could argue there’s a good reason for…
047: TI Preview — Southeast Asia — Mineski, TNC, Fnatic
Jul 18 • 61 min
This is our first TI preview! The TI group stage starts August 15th in Vancouver. Southeast Asia. One of the most active Dota regions. Over 3 million pub matches played in the last 24 hours. And only ONE team from SEA qualified directly to TI. That was…
046: TI8 Main Qualifiers Analysis
Jul 3 • 74 min
From the Dota 2 Pro Circuit, eight teams qualified for The International. That left ten spots to fill. 245 matches later, 223 IO bans later, we have our field of 18. Join us for our TI Main Qualifiers recap episode, where we talk about Ana’s triumphant…
045: New DPC Format + TI Qualifier Previews feat. Cousin Alex
Jun 17 • 80 min
We want to watch entertaining Dota. We want to watch it several times a year (but probably not 26 times, like this season). We want there to be smaller tournaments to contrast with the bigger tournaments. We want the teams we care about to show up at the…
044: We name our All-DPC teams + Supermajor Analysis
Jun 16 • 70 min
The esports scene is maturing quickly. But sometimes not quickly enough to satisfy us. We wanted standings and roster locks. We got them. But now we want more. Where are the end-of-season awards? One highly-skilled (and also lucky) team is going to walk…
043: Guess The Lines for China SuperMajor + Fly and s4 to EG
Jun 2 • 61 min
Fly and s4 are going to be in the North America open qualifiers? Tough to believe. Join us as we evaluate this totally unexpected roster move and preview the China SuperMajor!
042: LGD So Hot + ESL One Birmingham Mock Draft
May 26 • 67 min
How good did you think LGD was a month ago? Did you think they had the potential to be the hottest team in Dota? Join us for Aden’s analysis of LGD’s rapid rise and victory at the MDL Changsha major. You’ll also get to hear a mock draft of EG vs. Fnatic…
041: Epicenter analysis - FlyToMoon shows off for the home crowd!
May 14 • 61 min
At any given major, it’s statistically unlikely a long shot team will break out. But given enough tournaments, an unexpected result is inevitable at some point. FlyToMoon is that team! To get to Epicenter, they won the “MADNESS” qualifier — a 289 team…
040: TI Invite Scenarios, Starladder and Epicenter talk
Apr 29 • 70 min
Thanks to Noxville’s awesome article - The Final (TI8) Countdown - we know who the statistical favorites are to make TI. But let’s lean on a tired cliche for a minute — they play the games for a reason! In this episode, we review what we learned at the…
039: Mineski win DAC; How DPC plays out this summer
Apr 18 • 58 min
Mineski won DAC? Where did that come from? That means 3-4 teams have effectively locked in their TI invites, and the race is on for the remaining qualifying spots. What will it take to qualify, and who will end up with the invitations? A healthy debate…
038: DAC Mini-pod
Apr 3 • 19 min
Quick thoughts on Pangolier, the DAC group stage meta, Mineski’s surprising success, Liquid’s puzzling picks, and main event predictions. Enjoy! Aden and Lorton http://glimpsepod.com
037: DAC 2018 Preview — Guess The Lines feat. Audio Engineer Jason
Mar 26 • 74 min
The Dota 2 Asia Championships in 2015 was the first Dota major (before they were even called majors). Last year, DAC was the best non-Valve event, period. Today, it’s just another $1 million tournament — one of a dozen this season. Does that mean the…
036: Bucharest Major Analysis, Dota Plus, Patch 7.11
Mar 17 • 65 min
VP are back-to-back major winners and have now clinched their invitation to The International! What’s the optimal strategy for a team that has already clinched? Join us for VP strategy talk, Dota Plus, and analysis of why VGJ.Thunder made such a deep run…
035: ESL One Katowice Analysis, Bucharest Major Preview, Patch 7.10 Analysis
Mar 4 • 76 min
VP are the new leaders on the Dota 2 Pro Circuit! In this episode we analyze how VP used fast rotations and constant fighting to take down Vici Gaming’s “tank meta” — the strategy that beat Team Liquid in two different series. Also in this episode: - How…
034: ESL One Katowice Preview - Guess The Lines with Audio Engineer Jason
Feb 19 • 63 min
It’s major time! Sixteen teams, $1 million, and 1,500 DPC points are up for grabs. Join us for Guess The Lines, hosted by Audio Engineer Jason. And get ready to stream some Dotes starting Tuesday 2/20!
033: Patches every two weeks + Regional Round Robin
Feb 11 • 68 min
IceFrog wants to keep Dota balanced. We all want that. But how often should we be seeing patches? IceFrog announced he will be releasing patches every two weeks for the next six months. That’s way different from what we’re used to. Is this going to create…
032: ESL One & Facebook - How NOT to do PR
Jan 29 • 68 min
At some point, you’re going to make a move that’s unpopular with your audience. What do you do if you make an unpopular move, and you’re locked into a contract? What if you can’t just pivot? This is ESL One’s conundrum after they signed an exclusive deal…
031: Aden goes to Captain’s Draft, Galaxy Battles Cancelled
Jan 13 • 66 min
Have you ever met someone famous and found out they were a lot different than you’d pictured? Imagine meeting an entire community you had only seen on TV (larger than life), only to find out they were all regular size? Or even petite? That was Aden’s…
030: Summit 8, Match Fixing, Holiday Grab Bag
Dec 25, 2017 • 86 min
The entire United States is taking a break this week. We hope you are too. In case you need to disconnect from family, or just feed your insatiable hunger for pro Dota analysis, here is 86 minutes of content guaranteed to help you pass the time. We recap…
029: Dreamhack Recap, Summit Preview
Dec 9, 2017 • 54 min
How big is the gap between the top teams in a tournament? Team Secret won Dreamleague and are the top dogs in the world… For now. But did they win because of their superior preparation? Does this patch favor their play style? Or did they just get a better…
028: CoL GM Kyle Bautista, Guess The Lines for DreamHack
Nov 26, 2017 • 72 min
How much does a pro Dota player have in common with a pro athlete? If you ask Complexity GM Kyle ‘Beef’ Bautista, the answer is a lot. A hell of a lot. When you suddenly have the resources of an NFL team at your disposal, how much do you use? Complexity…
027: BTS vs. Moonduck, 7.07 Early Impacts, Power Ranks Update
Nov 17, 2017 • 60 min
Who is your rival and what are you doing to thwart them? If you have a rival, that person (or company, or podcast) can push you to do things you didn’t know were within you. On the other hand, if you have a rival, that feeling of deep competition (and…
026: ESL One Hamburg Recap, Patch 7.07 Analysis
Nov 5, 2017 • 75 min
Skip to the 54:54 mark if you want to hear the best part of this episode — in which we play a ridiculous game to get acquainted with the new hero talents from patch 7.07. If you’re here for pro Dota analysis, we’ve got that too. VP took the lead in the TI…
025: StarLadder Recap, ESL One Hamburg Preview
Oct 22, 2017 • 62 min
The first TI qualifying points are on the board! In this episode we recap StarLadder, including a game analysis featuring Complexity (the breakout North American team) defeating Newbee (yes, THAT Newbee). We also Guess The Lines to preview ESL One…
024: Power Ranking the Regions
Oct 8, 2017 • 63 min
We are licking our chops in anticipation of the first Minor tournament, and the first qualifying points that go with it. With a few days to kill, and a lot of qualifier results to sift through, we decided to do power rankings of the teams in each region,…
023: The Dota 2 Pro Circuit!
Sep 21, 2017 • 53 min
Our little esport is all grown up! If you poke around on Dota2.com you will see a schedule of majors and minors along with a leaderboard that will soon have your favorite team’s name on it! Year eight of Dota is looking like the best year yet. Sixteen…
022: The Shuffle Continues
Sep 7, 2017 • 56 min
The seemingly-interminable period between the end of TI and the start of the next Dota season is finally coming to a close! In this episode, we review the latest roster news as of Labor Day Sunday. Why is the episode coming out so late, you ask? Well, we…
021: TI Analysis, 7.06f, Roster Talk
Aug 23, 2017 • 91 min
What have YOU been up to since TI? For us, we had to catch up on life for a few days. Spending hours a day watching Dota is mesmerizing, especially when it’s TI. But eventually we had to talk to our families and bosses again. And start to dig ourselves…
020: TI Group Stage Check-in
Aug 6, 2017 • 35 min
Of course we all predicted LGD.FY would be the #1 seed and that OG would start the main event in the lower bracket… OK, we never predicted those things. But if we’re being honest, those were probably the only real surprises we had in the group stage.…
019: BONUS TI Preview — Odds and Prop Bets
Aug 2, 2017 • 31 min
In this BONUS episode, we look at the odds to win TI, most banned and picked heroes, and more. We share our predictions and give our ‘best value’ bets. We do NOT recommend anyone bet money based on our advice. Enjoy! Aden and Lorton http://glimpsepod.com
018: TI Preview #3 — NA and SEA
Aug 1, 2017 • 68 min
TI is finally here! This is our last installment of the 18 teams bound for Seattle. (OK, 17 teams — we never previewed Infamous). If you need something to do while you wait for the games to kick off, this episode will tide you over. Glimpse Ep 018 show…
017: TI Preview #2 — EU and CIS
Jul 26, 2017 • 77 min
TI7 is less than two weeks away! Here is our second of three preview episodes. No guest this time. Just Glimpse. Glimpse Ep 017 show notes: - Thoughts on Day9 as the host of TI, having never broadcast a Dota event [0:11] - Virtus Pro, the kings of CIS and…
016: TI Preview #1 — China feat. Jack Chen
Jul 20, 2017 • 91 min
Is Jack Chen the smartest analyst in Dota? Unclear. But Jack Chen is a VERY smart analyst who (oh by the way) speaks fluent Chinese and has a list of Dota contacts seven miles long. You ask him why a team favors a hero, there is a good chance he knows……
015: Nahaz and SUNSfan on Valve’s New Major System
Jul 10, 2017 • 57 min
When Valve announced the new system of Major and Minor tournaments, we knew this would have a huge impact on the scene. To understand it better, we sought out two people with unique perspective. Nahaz because he could tell us about how this moves Dota…
014: TI Qualifier and 7.06e Patch Analysis
Jul 7, 2017 • 68 min
This episode is our analysis of the TI qualifiers, plus the new balance patch 7.06e. Listen and enjoy! — Glimpse Ep 014 show notes: - Who are Planet Dog and how did they win the European qualifier playoffs? [4:50] - Is this the end for Mousesports? [6:47]…
013: LD Dota on The Summit, TI, 3rd Party Tournaments and Memes
Jun 22, 2017 • 52 min
What do you focus on when you’ve already cast the Grand Finals of The International? What do you think about when you’ve already built one of the premier Dota broadcast outlets in the world? LD thinks about the future of Dota, and he’s using all his…
012: Epicenter Recap, Summit and Galaxy Battles Previews
Jun 15, 2017 • 64 min
Team Liquid are going to TI. It’s funny that there was ever any doubt of that, knowing what we know now. For the rest of the teams looking for a direct invite, this weekend is make-or-break. We recorded this episode with that fact in mind. Glimpse Ep 012…
011: Quick Thoughts on EPICENTER Group Stage
Jun 8, 2017 • 27 min
What makes the group stage of a tournament worth watching? It’s easy to say “I’ll start watching when the main event rolls around”. A notable exception is when the group stage has actual stakes attached. Four teams are already knocked out of EPICENTER,…
010: Manila Masters Recap, EPICENTER Preview
Jun 1, 2017 • 60 min
EPICENTER, The biggest non-major tournament of the summer, kicks off in Moscow on Sunday with $500k in prizes up for grabs. Aden was so excited he invented a new tournament preview game. We’d love to hear your feedback on that. Also in this episode, we…
009: Wings Saga, StarLadder, True Sight, Manila Masters
May 25, 2017 • 55 min
The International Season is in full swing. For the teams that want to lock up an invite to TI, it has to happen in the next three big tournaments. The first of those three is the Manila Masters, underway in the Philippines right now. As if that weren’t…
008: Wings Gaming Banned For Life?
May 20, 2017 • 65 min
Have you ever been fired? Have you ever been fired, and then told you’re not allowed to work in your industry anymore? Have you ever been fired, barred from your industry, all while your former boss owed you $600,000? That’s what happened to our defending…
007: Kiev Major Recap
May 5, 2017 • 67 min
TI3 was the most entertaining Grand Final ever played. That was almost four years ago. We’ve been due for another epic tournament. The Kiev Major delivered. This is our recap episode. Listen on iTunes Listen on SoundCloud Listen on Stitcher Glimpse Ep 007…
006: Lyrical Dota Interview
Apr 27, 2017 • 40 min
Lyrical Dota started casting Dota for an audience of less than 20. Last month at DAC, he was casting in an arena of over 20,000. We caught up with Lyrical in between the Group Stage and Main Event of the Kiev Major. We were impressed with everything, from…
005: Kiev Major Preview
Apr 19, 2017 • 52 min
The Glimpse covers the Dota 2 professional scene. We love Dota and hate lazy analysis, so we created a podcast to scratch our own itch. Listen and enjoy! Glimpse Ep 005 show notes: - [02:13] The long shots: SG Esports, (new) Digital Chaos, TNC, Team…
004: DAC Recap
Apr 8, 2017 • 89 min
The Glimpse covers the Dota 2 professional scene. We love Dota and hate lazy analysis, so we created a podcast to scratch our own itch. Listen and enjoy! Glimpse Ep 004 show notes: - [01:45] How did OG win the upper bracket finals? - [05:30] What did IG…
003: DAC Preview
Mar 25, 2017 • 48 min
The Glimpse covers the Dota 2 professional scene. We love Dota and hate lazy analysis, so we created a podcast to scratch our own itch. Listen and enjoy! Glimpse Ep 003 show notes: - [00:41] Lorton takes on Aden and a Redditor over whether The…
002: Kiev Major Qualifiers
Mar 18, 2017 • 60 min
The Glimpse covers the Dota 2 professional scene. We love Dota and hate lazy analysis, so we created a podcast to scratch our own itch. Listen and enjoy! The Glimpse 002: Kiev Major Qualifiers - [01:21] How the hell did Team Onyx win the North America…
001: StarLadder and Kiev Invites
Mar 2, 2017 • 52 min
The Glimpse covers the Dota 2 professional scene. We love Dota and hate lazy analysis, so we created a podcast to scratch our own itch. Listen and enjoy! The Glimpse 001: StarLadder and Kiev Invites - 01:13 How scared should the top teams be of Team…