WLD #213: From Hamburg to Kuala Lumpur

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.

Posted on November 9, 2018 and filed under podcasts, welikedota.

ESL One Hamburg 2018: Interviews with Noxville and KBBQ

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.

Posted on November 1, 2018 and filed under podcasts, welikedota.

WLD #212: Winning Isn't Everything

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

Posted on October 31, 2018 and filed under podcasts, welikedota.

WLD #211: The Calm Before

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

Posted on October 28, 2018 and filed under podcasts, welikedota.

WLD #210: We Played Dota!

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

Posted on October 18, 2018 and filed under podcasts, welikedota.

WLD #209: True Sight - WLDL

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

Posted on October 9, 2018 and filed under podcasts, welikedota.

We Like Dota #206: Married Dota Best Dota

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

Posted on September 21, 2018 and filed under podcasts, welikedota.

WLD #204: CHIPing Away

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.

Posted on September 4, 2018 and filed under welikedota, podcasts.

WLD #203: The Thrilling Conclusion

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

Posted on August 27, 2018 and filed under podcasts, welikedota.

WLD #202: Nothing's Going On This Week

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

Posted on August 22, 2018 and filed under podcasts, welikedota.

We Like Dota #201: And So It Begins...

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

Posted on August 13, 2018 and filed under podcasts, welikedota.

We Like Dota #200: The Prodigal Father Returns

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

Posted on August 7, 2018 and filed under podcasts, welikedota.

We Like Dota #196: Fantasy, Sweet!

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

Posted on July 11, 2018 and filed under podcasts, welikedota.