Introduction of Moonduck Studios & Agency
Dota 2 has got a lot of events and therefore a lot of potential in terms of coverage. As of a few days ago, there is a new player in the Dota 2 coverage market, as the emergence of the Moonduck Studios & Agency was announced just a few days ago. They will specialise in covering live Dota 2 events. Troels 'syndereN' Nielsen has announced the news himself and already answered some more questions on stream and via an AMA on redddit. Moonduck will not only offer broadcasting services but will also function as an agency to help players to improve and to help them to get a good organisation for themselves. The ultimate goal would be to grow the Dota 2 community and bring some new talent into the spotlight. The brand new organisation has gathered some of the best casters, analysts and commentators there are in the Dota 2 scene. Some of these personalities were hired by studios to cover single events but it seems they decided they wanted to stay with one studio permanently to cover multiple events. The organisation itself describes itself like this:
"Moonduck Studios & Agency specializes in live coverage of Dota 2 events, offering a variety of services to fit the needs of tournaments both big and small as well as hosting new, innovative tournaments of our own. Our diverse group of talent have extensive eSports experience, including hosting, play-by-play and expert commentary, dedicated observing, production, interviewing and event coverage, allowing us to provide customized solutions for every event we touch. Whatever type of talent you need to run your Dota 2 event, we have it.
Alongside our broadcasting services, we are also a talent agency. Our goal is to continue fostering growth within the Dota 2 space by connecting event organizers with the perfect talent for their needs; in doing so we hope to develop more opportunities and career mobility for talent on our label. For now, the agency represents the talent listed below; in the future, we aim to represent up-and-coming talent, having good conditions and experience to help them improve their craft and spread their wings as eSports professionals."
The team that will work for Moonduck Studios & Agency:
- Andrew ‘Zyori’ Campbell – Host
- Owen ‘ODPixel’ Davies – Commentator
- Shannon ‘SUNSfan’ Scotten – Commentator
- Andy ‘Draskyl’ Stiles – Commentator & Analyst
- Kevin ‘Purge’ Godec – Commentator & Analyst
- Troels ‘syndereN’ Nielsen – Commentator & Analyst
- Travis ‘Maut’ Bueno – Commentator & Observer
- Jonathan ‘PimpmuckL’ Liebig – Observer & Producer
- Jake ‘SirActionSlacks’ Kanner – Interviewer & Coverage
- Nikki ‘Sajedene’ Elise – Agent & Legal Advisor
- Susann ‘meruna’ Berger – Management & Accounting