Valve announces the full TI12 broadcast talent lineup for the English, Russian, Spanish and Chinese broadcast. Check them out here!

The Dota 2 community is warming up as the world's best teams land in Seattle, USA for the annual The International. But the prestigious event will not be complete without the event's storytellers. Today, Valve announces the complete TI12 broadcast talent lineup for the English, Russian, Spanish, and Chinese languages.

While some are more than familiar faces, some talent is about to make their debut appearance at The International. Check out the full list below!

TI12 English broadcast talent lineup

TI12 English hosts: Sheever, Tsunami, NatTea, Slacks, Snare, and Pyrion<br>(Image via Valve)
TI12 English hosts: Sheever, Tsunami, NatTea, Slacks, Snare, and Pyrion
(Image via Valve)

TI12 hosts

  • Jorien “Sheever” van der Heijden
  • Neal “tsunami” Khandheria
  • Natalie “NatTea” Mahoney
  • Jake "SirActionSlacks" Kanner
  • Sean “Snare” Rihlmavu
  • Ted “Pyrion Flax” Forsyth
TI12 English broadcast talent lineup.<br>(Image via Valve)
TI12 English broadcast talent lineup.
(Image via Valve)

TI12 commentators and analysts

The English broadcast welcomes a massive pool of talent. Bkop, who has continuously casted in the Chinese region, will make his debut at TI this year. Current and retired pro players are also involved in the panel. These include names like TI5 champion, Fear, TI finalist, Resolut1on-, and Khezu.

Full list of TI12 commentators and analysts for the English broadcast:

  • Benjamin “Bkop” Kopilow
  • Domink “Lacoste” Stipić
  • Nick “BreakyCPK” Caras
  • Maurice “Khezu” Gutmann
  • Clinton “Fear” Loomis
  • Rikimikko “T-Panda” Kangasmäki
  • Mathew “Danog” Joyce
  • Lachlan “Ares” Williams
  • Jared “Nomad “Bajina
  • Robson “TeaGuvnor” Merritt
  • Mike “MLPDotA” Le Phoenix
  • John “johnxfire” Fernandez
  • Michelle “Moxxi” Song
  • Niklas "Wagamama" Högström
  • Alexandra “Sheepsticked” Roberts
  • Andrew “Jenkins” Jenkins
  • Roman “Resolution” Fomynok
  • Mira “Ephey” Riad
  • Kevin “Purge” Godec
  • Owen “ODPixel” Davies
  • Ioannis “Fogged” Loucas
  • Shannon “SUNSfan” Scotten
  • Troels “syndereN” Nielsen
  • Austin “Cap” Walsh
  • Avery “SVG” Silverman
  • Trent “Trent” MacKenzie
  • Gabriel “Lyrical” Cruz
  • Admir "lizZard" Salkanović
  • Chan "WinteR" Litt Binn
  • Helen "XiiTuzi" Xu (aka Tokki)
  • Jin “Jin” Ru
  • Patrik “PTP” Bjorgell
  • Rikard “skrff” Holm Melin
  • Steven “Eosin” Cheng
  • Glem “Glem” Bruno Rafaile Camacho
  • Johan “Weppas” Westberg
  • David “GoDz” Parker

TI12 Russian broadcast talent lineup

The Russian lineup for TI12 features known CIS names. Apart from the usual commentators, the lineup also fields pro players such as RodjER and Xakoda who can give deeper game analysis as pro players themselves.

Full list of TI12 broadcast talent for the Russian broadcast:

  • Usov “ArsZeeqq” Arsenii
  • Yernar “Mantis” Urasbayev
  • Abramovskikh “Shachlo” Maksim
  • Vladimir “DD” Vylegzhanin
  • Anton “Grayne” Afanasenko
  • Aleksandr “JAM” Korotkov
  • Aleksandr “Santa” Koltan
  • Aleh “Lasther0-” Dzemidovich
  • Nikita “Sheyl” Demeshov
  • Dasha “EiriteL” Morozova
  • Maxim “TpoH” Vernikov
  • Stanislav “633” Glushan
  • Vasilisa “Vasilisa” Chernova
  • Vladimir “Maelstorm” Kuzminov
  • Egor “Xakoda” Lipartiya
  • Nikita “4ce” Kotkov
  • Alexey “Lex” Filippov
  • Dmitriy “Inmateoo” Filinov
  • Dmitry “UnderShock” Bolshakov
  • Vladislav “BLACKARXANGEL” Ivachshenko
  • Dmitry “ZLOBA” Irinchuk
  • Polina “mash1na” Mashina
  • Vladimir “RodjER” Nikogosian
  • Rustam “Adekvat” Mavliutov
  • Dmitrii “CrystalMay” Korchevinin
  • Pavel “9pasha” Khvastunov
  • Gleb “y0nd” Vazhnov

TI12 Spanish broadcast talent lineup

The Spanish lineup fields known names like Avo+, who was also involved in the English broadcast during TI10 and previous Majors. Other names include Blue, who has been a staple talent in the Spanish broadcast who has casted TI7 and TI9.

Full list of TI12 broadcast talent for the Spanish broadcast:

  • Alvaro Sanchez “Avo+” Velasco
  • Rikardo “Mr.Choco” Mendoza Mattos
  • William Morera “Caosfenix” Guzman
  • Andres “Patrick” Condori Castillo
  • Axel “AxL-” Ramos
  • Cristhian “Vadare” Andrade Azpur
  • Kevin Nahyr Munoz “Lucky” Carbajal
  • Alex “Masoku” Davila
  • Frank Galan “Cutipo” Cutipa
  • David “Dkgamer” Nina Sulca
  • Edgar Rodrigo Morales “Judro” Sotelo
  • Carlos “Study Caster” Fuentes
  • Leunam “Chilling” Chavez
  • Gabriel “Polaris” Garcia Davalos
  • Paulo “Pawpaw” Tuya
  • Maria “Tainim” Garcia
  • Marianela “Nela” Lizeth Alva Reyna
  • Luis “Necca” Gomez
  • Jeancarlo “Nois” Gamarra
  • Leonardo “MiHawk” Astete
  • Dimas “Er-Kratos” Enrique Romero Fernandez
  • Darsee “TaO” Egoavil Egoavil
  • Aaron “Maverick” Galvez Tapayuri
  • Paul “Tio Inka” De la Cruz
  • Julio “Giulio” Nunez Murillo
  • Marco “Blue” Espinoza Oliveros 
  • JUlian “Flapjack” Carbajal Esnaider

TI12 Chinese broadcast talent lineup

The Chinese lineup features some notable names such as go-to hosts Dove and Yuno. The lineup also fields a number of retired pro players who once competed at the top, namely Inflame and super.

Inflame formerly played in Chinese powerhouses like EHOME, LFY, and Newbee. Super, on the other hand, last played for Elephant at TI10 and was once a part of a prominent Vici Gaming lineup.

Full list of TI12 broadcast talent for the Chinese broadcast:

  • Kaiyue “白坚强” Zhang
  • He “Inflame” Yongzheng
  • Su “super” Peng
  • Zhang”BBC” Hongsheng
  • Shi “CC” Cancan
  • Tiange “Dove” Zhang
  • Shi “Sdn” Danni
  • Li “LavenderAA” QiMing
  • HAO “FreeAgain” PENG
  • LinliHe “Xxr”
  • Jing “Yuno” Wang
  • Wang “Wind” Zhibo
  • Yabin “M4” Sun
  • Li “Ero” Yao
  • Wang “Luna” Miqi
  • Cheng “Mad” Han
  • Juan “AMS” Chen
  • Ma “Mashall” Shaowei

TI12 to showcase an altered format and much lesser prize pool

Valve and Dota 2 continues its annual tradition with The International - but this year sees a lot of stark differences when compared with the previous TIs. TI12 is not accompanied by the Battle Pass and instead comes alongside a smaller-scale Compendium. The prize pool is simultaneously shrunken, possibly hovering around the 3-million-dollar mark. And the format is broken into three weekends, which can possibly affect team performances and momentum.

TI12 will host twenty of the worlds best teams starting with the Group Stage on October 12th. Keep up with TI12 and Dota 2 news on!