In February 2018, Merlini announced his retirement from casting Dota 2 professionally. Despite the retirement, he continues to stream on his twitch on an occasional basis.
я вот как год уже слежу и играю в доту 2 но буквально месяц назад увидел китайского стримера доты которого я раньше не видел,у него на стриме сразу 2к+ человек было. Почему такой наплыв народу так сказать на ноу нейма (в моих глазах) ? не подскажите кто это?
американец, он еще в первой доте отлично играл, если не ошибаюсь, то был лучшим зевсом %)) играл в доту 1 на уровне денди или даже выше)
Год играешь и не знаешь кто такой Мерили?стыд и срам. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHbrZfPClhY
Мдееее. В 1 доту играл?Там даже на зевсе иногда его ник написал,а ты говоришь ноунейм.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_hjJR7pwgQ Держи еще.
хз кто такой ямпех, но яфетс тащил на сф
в его честь в 1 доте айсфрог назвал зевса. Это как сфа яфетсом и венгу 820. Вот и подумай о ноунейме
и всё же синдерену он мид проиграл =)
пиздец ребят мне иногда кажется что вы нарочно включаете идиота и пишите нелепые посты, сказал же блять В МОИХ ГЛАЗАХ, СУКА, В МОИХ ОН НОУ НЕЙМ!!
Тебе объяснили что он не ноу нейм,а ты по-прежнему его так называешь?
Чудак на букву «м».
Пригарело? Для начала есть гугл, чтобы школьники не создавали тупых тем. А М
автор рачело неадекватное
автору дайте хуегого видно же что у него зашквар а так мерлини это олдскул, игравший в легендарной команде MYM лучший зевс тогда был)
Тс знает только нави офк. Ну,может быть,еще ig,потому что они у нави выиграли (печально,конечно,я ж тоже навидрочер).
- Синяя или красная ?
- Убрать функцию рейтинга или хотя бы убрать отрицательный рейтинг
- Why did Merlini quit?
- Where is Yatoro now?
- Why is there no Nigma in TI11?
- Is DotA 3 coming?
- Where does Saksa live?
- Where is LD DotA?
- Where is ChuaN now?
- Kuroky needs to know how bad Nigma Galaxy is now
- Who is the biggest DotA Youtuber?
- Did miracle quit nigma?
- Who is the oldest Dota 2 hero?
- Where is DotA 2023?
- Will there be more DotA 3?
- Ben “Merlini” Wu has been a professional player, a high level caster, an innovator, and more of a shaping force on Dota than many realize. In February 2018, he announced his retirement from working in Dota 2. While Dota may not be in his future, his impact on the development of the scene will always be felt.
- His Return to Dota 2
- Where is YaphetS now?
Why did Merlini quit?
I have decided that at this juncture in my life, casting does not align with what I want from my future. I am a bit sad, but we must keep forward facing. Big thanks to all who have supported me, especially when times were tough!
Where is Yatoro now?
Illya «Yatoro» Mulyarchuk (born March 12, 2003) is a Ukrainian Dota 2 player who is currently playing for Team Spirit.
Why is there no Nigma in TI11?
SumaiL (Nigma Galaxy)
SumaiL decided to stay in Europe for the 2021-2022 DPC and joined Team Secret at the start of the season. However, the new Team Secret roster couldn’t find their footing and placed 5th in the first two Tours.
Is DotA 3 coming?
No. There is absolutely no mention whatsoever of Dota 3 by anyone from Valve. Beside, you could argue that Dota 3 was Dota 2 when it transition into the Source 2 Engine a.k.a. Dota 2 Reborn. It overhaul a lot of aspect in the game and started to look so different with the Source engine counterpart.
Where does Saksa live?
His works can also be found in various public collections. Perttu Saksa lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.
Where is LD DotA?
LD is from Philadelphia, born and raised but has since moved to his new BeyondTheSummit studio in Los Angeles, California.
Where is ChuaN now?
Wong «ChuaN» Hock Chuan is a Malaysian professional Dota 2 player who is currently coaching Neon Esports.
Kuroky needs to know how bad Nigma Galaxy is now
Who is the biggest DotA Youtuber?
Dota 2 game: Top Youtube Channels
Did miracle quit nigma?
Western European Dota 2 stalwarts Nigma Galaxy announced on Tuesday (6 December) that star carry player Amer «Miracle-» Al-Barkawi has stepped away from the active roster and will be taking a break for the upcoming 2023 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) season due to health issues.
Who is the oldest Dota 2 hero?
Zet is considered celestial, in theory we know that he is of old age but he came from a fragment of a primordial mind, which means that he wasnt alive from the beginning, he was there but never shown himself to the people / inhabitants of the land. .
Where is DotA 2023?
Game developer Valve has unveiled the locations for its three Dota 2 Majors taking place in 2023. The Winter Tour will culminate in Lima, Peru, while the Spring Tour will conclude with the Berlin Major. Finally, Indonesia will host the Summer Tour grand event with the Bali Major.
Will there be more DotA 3?
When is Dota: Dragon’s Blood season 3 coming to Netflix? If you’re not already excited, then get excited because Dota: Dragon’s Blood season 3 will be premiering on Netflix later this year! The company behind the animation of the hit show confirmed that the series would be returning to the streamer on August 11, 2022.
Ben “Merlini” Wu has been a professional player, a high level caster, an innovator, and more of a shaping force on Dota than many realize. In February 2018, he announced his retirement from working in Dota 2. While Dota may not be in his future, his impact on the development of the scene will always be felt.
First, the nickname. According to Ben at The International 7, his nickname originated from his Everquest days. Random name generators didn’t give him anything appealing. He decided to be a wizard, choosing the iconic Merlin of King Arthur’s court as his inspiration.
Merlini first saw success as a professional player with MYM in December of 2006 with Maelk, Mania, Levent and Hanni. His jungling mechanics at DreamHack Summer in 2007 helped secure his team first place over T_T in the finals. He played with MYM until 2009 when the organization went bankrupt. The mostly Danish squad went with a new sponsor that wasn’t willing to pay to send an American (Merlini) to events. He parted ways from the drama free roster as friends. Afterwards, he briefly played on Evil Geniuses with Fear before internal conflicts led to a disband. He eventually found his way onto Nirvana. Int, a powerhouse stack with Fear, Puppey, Kuroky, and Demon. He won Farm4Fame with the team, but was chose not to continue playing professionally.
Professional Warcraft 3 DotA was a different world from what we know now. Anyone who has seen Free to Play knows the struggles that early pros faced. There was little prize money, minimal sponsorship, and no guarantee of stability. In a 2012 interview with Jack “KBBQ” Chen, Merlini explained his decision not to pursue a WC3 DotA career.
“When I retired from DotA 1, I knew I wasn’t coming back. The prizes were meager, sponsorships were flaky, and it lacked that extra ‘oomph’ to take it to the next level. On top of that, I was 21-22 without a stable job, and I felt that my affinity (some may read addiction) for gaming along with my lack of motivation kept me from finding one.”
Although Merlini chose to step back from playing competitively, he had a huge role in developing the playstyles and mechanics of DotA. His Nirvana. Int roster had three eventual TI champions from three different teams. His teammates became legends, and he had a hand in shaping their careers and playstyles.
“He was a superstar and a phenom and was Arteezy before Arteezy was Arteezy.” ~ SindicateDota
According to accounts of Merlini in the early days of DotA, he was one of the best. Gold was harder to come by, regen was barely used, and warding was considered a waste of time and money. Ben was the “try hard” who would jump into a lobby to test mechanics. He played in an era of unlimited wards and no assist gold where denies took away 100% of the experience. Ben has stated that his love of mechanics drove him to innovate new ways for the game to be played.
Efficiency and vision were mechanics he abused to sit at the top of the leaderboards. Jungle stacking and warding ensured that his teams had access to more gold and knowledge than the enemy, and he used that to win important games. His jungle Beastmaster at DreamHack surprised T_T and guaranteed MYM their victory. His intelligence and motivation led him to constantly innovate, pushing the scene forward and constantly introducing new ideas.
His Return to Dota 2
Merlini left WC3 DotA behind for a stable job in finance — but he couldn’t stay away for forever. He had a few stints of playing professionally, but he truly made his name (again) when he settled into his role as a caster. He started as a panelist at The International 3, and less than a year later he was interviewing players comfortably from the bathtub of the BeyondtheSummit house. His flexibility and hard work has allowed him to fit in on the casual DreamLeague panels and Summit couches as well as the more serious style of ESL and Valve events. He did this all while never losing his edge, leading the caster stack Vegetable Esports to several impressive open qualifier runs.
His casting style is unique. When he initially re-joined the scene, he was one of the only professional players in the analytical casting role. As the scene grew and time passed, more ex-pros have joined the ranks, but none have matched his style. Similar to his innovations in WC3 DotA, Merlini’s casting and content has centred around efficiency and vision. He has never been afraid to point out a player’s mistake, but it wasn’t blind criticism. Ben would explain the step by step reasoning, focusing on what vision and information was available and why certain decisions were made. In a scene where players are untouchable, and “Win a TI before you talk” is the attitude towards criticism, he provided fresh unbiased casting that was priceless.
If you tuned into his stream, you could expect to see bots and a midas on almost any hero he played (probably Zeus). If you met him at an event, he was honest and approachable. His work ethic and drive to improve made him one of the best. Ultimately, that same need to improve and grow has led him away from Dota 2. He’s left behind an impressive legacy that is felt with every midas purchase and jungle stack, and his presence in the scene will be missed.
Thank you Merlini.
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Where is YaphetS now?
Bu «YaphetS» Yanjun, also known as ‘PIS’ or ‘Perfect is Shit’, is a professional DotA player who is currently teamless.