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Player Information
Austin Walsh
October 15, 1990 (age 32)
North America North America
Years Active (Player):
2016 - 2022
Current Role:
Alternate IDs:
DotACapitalist, The Capitalist, Capitalist
Approx. Total Winnings:
2013-01-04 — 2013-??-??

Austin "Cap" Walsh (born October 15, 1990) is an independent Dota 2 caster and content creator. He has also played Dota 2 at a semi-professional level with teams such as Gamer University and Vegetables Esports Club.


Austin began his casting career in Heroes of Newerth, casting for the popular site GameReplays.[1] He got his start casting Dota 2 alongside TobiWan and joined the joinDOTA casting studio in November 2013.[2]

In August 2016, Austin announced that he would be leaving joinDOTA and returning to the United States in order to pursue a career as an independent broadcaster.[3]


  • Served in the United States Marine Corps.[1]
  • His nickname started as a joke: because his friend named himself "TheCommunist", Austin named himself "TheCapitalist".[4]


DateTierTournamentPositionPartner List
2022-10-30Tier 1The International 2022The International 2022Commentator/Analyst
2021-10-17Tier 1The International 2021The International 2021Commentator
2019-08-25Tier 1The International 2019The International 2019Commentator
2018-08-25Tier 1The International 2018The International 2018Commentator/Analyst
2017-08-12Tier 1The International 2017The International 2017Commentator
2017-04-30Tier 1The Kiev Major 2017The Kiev Major 2017Commentator
2016-12-10Tier 1The Boston Major 2016The Boston Major 2016Commentator
2016-08-13Tier 1The International 2016The International 2016Commentator
2015-08-08Tier 1The International 2015The International 2015Commentator
2014-07-21Tier 1The International 2014The International 2014Commentator
About achievementsBroadcasts from any Tournament


Additional Content[edit]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Philippa Warr (20 May 2015). "Dote Night: Capitalist’s Ones To Watch At ESL One Frankfurt". Rock Paper Shotgun. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  2. HolyMaster (27 November 2013). "Major reinforcements for joinDOTA staff". joinDOTA. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  3. Austin Walsh (31 August 2016). "I'm leaving joinDOTA". Facebook. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  4. Toffees (2014-10-16). "Coffee With Toffees 10/16/14 Guest: Capitalist". youtube. Retrieved 2019-02-14.