Arian has returned from ESL One Hamburg and joins Sam to discuss what is was like to cover an esports event for the first time. They also discuss predictions for patch 7.20 and take your questions. After the episode please stay to hear Arian’s interview with one of the winners of ESL One Hamburg, YapzOr.
Arian first interviews Ben "Noxville" Steenhuisen and talks about Dota statistics and how events like ESL One use the information contained in the game and replay files to make the experience better for viewers. Then Arian talks with Jack "KBBQ" Chen and discusses the arc of his career from trying to break into the pro scene, to presenting and translating at TI7, to finally becoming the team manager of Forward Gaming.
Sam and Jim wait for Arian to return from Hamburg and talk about their weeks in Dota having fun playing with friends, even when they lose to the juggernauts of WLDL Group A. They then chat about Pugna and take listener questions. #HappyHalloween #LamaLamaGreenSkeleton #VinceWasWrong
Sam, Arian, and Jim talk about Arian's upcoming trip to Hamburg to cover ESL-One. The boys talk about WLDL, Theme Thursday, and how Sam translated the advancement of scientific knowledge into more hats. #TheLeague #TOTALCOVERAGE #WLDAfterDark
Sam and Jim talk about all the games they played this week, 1 Protect 4's 4 protect 1 in the WLDL, and try out a format change to open with some unexpected news. #TheCatsAway #Kunkkiest #Journalism
Sam and Jim talk about their recent experiences in professional Dota and note Jim's impact on the WLDL 2018 record book (so far). The boys hand out some hot takes on the future patch, answer a bunch of great listener questions, and fabricate what may or may not be the rules for how Earthshaker's abilities interact. #ESPORTS #FisherMan #AnnaKarenina
Our good good Dota boys Sam and Arian hold down the fort without Jim for another week. Thankfully the wonderful We Like Dota community stepped up with some questions to keep them occupied.
Sam and Arian congratulate Dora the Destroyer on fatherhood, pine longingly for Jim, make things up about this week’s hero of the week, Dark Seer, and answer your questions!
Jim and Arian shepherd Sam back into the world of podcasting to talk about the WLDL, calibrating in ranked, and the Kuala Lumpur qualifiers. With the new patch, Sam asks what really matters, but the Boys stop short of a full existential crisis. #MarriedLife #Geburtstag #Jaleel4Real
Jim welcomes back BabyBokChoi to get her take on TI, the new patch, and to tell us everything we ever wanted to know about Mirana, but were afraid to ask. #Dmelanogaster #BaseDamage #CatsBeforeStrats
Arian sits down for a chat with Dota Community Hero and Item Project (CHIP) programmer SwordBacon. They talk about what CHIP is, the difficulties in coding new heroes and items into Dota, and rate WLD community suggested hero and item concepts. Also, Jm J. Bullock has a special announcement for the upcoming WLDL season.
Jim & Bob welcome WLD Chief Theme Officer Greg."Greg Scherr".Scherr to the podcast, where they record their post-TI impressions in person. They conclude that this was the best TI Finals yet played, but this time it's true! #PerfectFlower #InTheStudio #MalPantalones
It's International Time! Sam and Jim talk about the group stages, which heroes are good (Enchantress, Dark Willow), which are bad (Tiny), and which they don't understand (Wraith King). Sam updates on his calibration quest, and Jim prompts discussion of another scantily-clad, blue-skinned hero. #ResponsibleEmployee #KidsLoveWolves #WorkingBlue
Sam, Arian, and Jim introduce listeners to a little-known, upcoming event that may have slipped under their radar: The International 2018. They also talk about calibration, and explain how easy Dark Seer is to play. #Sunsfanned #NoMessinaNeeded #FantasyGetsReal
To commemorate our 200th episode Sam is joined by the founder of the We Like Dota podcast Brian "Sahbone" Yinger. They talk about how fatherhood has been treating Brian, some We Like Dota history, non-Dota Feelings, and the return of Food of the Week! #BroughtToYouBySeedlip #BestColdBrewInPittsburgh
We Like Dota welcomes Titus Andromedon to the podcasting chair, and he talks with Jim about the Alphabattle, whether TI is good for Dota, and some professional team that recently won a tournament. #2EZ4Arian #EconomicsIsHard #RightProperBasher
Sam, Arian, and Jim reminisce about the greatest Theme Thursday match ever played, talk about the new hats, and Jim yells at a cloud. #Megas #BoughtThemAll #Spackle
Jim and Arian talk about all the Dota that Arian's been playing, both sides of the Alphabattle, and reference the World Cup a few too many times. #Inhouses #Snowballing #Impatience
Jim reprises his role as Fantasy Dota expert and leads Sam through the labyrinth of Player Cards and the scoring system, despite Sam's complete lack of interest. Sam talks about how much fun Turbo mode is, and the boys wonder why Spectre is so good. #TURBO4LYFE #16BattlePassLevels #BachelorNation
Sam and Jim talk Alphabattles, how much fun Turbo mode is, and start talking Fantasy Dota. #BroughtToYouByTheLetterC #PlayerCards #CopaMundial