- For the hero, see: Lone Druid
David "LD" Gorman is a Dota 2 commentator and co-founder of Beyond The Summit (BTS).
LD is from Philadelphia, born and raised but has since moved to his new BeyondTheSummit studio in Los Angeles, California. LD commentates a variety of Dota 2 tournaments including both western and eastern Dota participants. LD and David "GoDz" Parker are the primary casters for the BeyondTheSummit studios and are most known for bringing English casts of eastern Dota 2 tournaments to western audiences. A few examples include G-League, G-1 Champions League and GEST 2012. LD was one of the primary casters for The International 2012 and continued the trend in 2013 by getting invited by Valve to cast at The International 2013. Despite being in the scene for just a short while, his popularity grew to the point where his casts with BTS are some of the highest viewed in the business. Valve acknowledged LD's and GoDz's potential as a studio and assigned them to host The International 2013 Eastern Qualifiers from their new studio in Los Angeles, California. The BTS studio in LA was crowd-source funded from an indiegogo campaign that was set-up in February 2013. He has had several memorable calls, later acknowledged in compendium chat wheels. These include "They're all dead!" and "Patience from Zhou".
- TeamLiquid Dota 2 Awards 2013: Caster of the Year
- GosuAwards 2013: Community's choice: Best Commentator
- GosuAwards 2012: Best Commentator
- GosuAwards 2012: Community's choice: Best Commentator
- TeamLiquid Dota 2 Awards 2012: Caster of the Year
Notable Events Casted or Hosted
|2017-08-12||Tier 1||The International 2017||Commentator|
|2017-04-30||Tier 1||The Kiev Major 2017||Commentator|
|2016-12-10||Tier 1||The Boston Major 2016||Commentator|
|2016-08-13||Tier 1||The International 2016||Commentator|
|2016-06-12||Tier 1||The Manila Major 2016||Commentator|
|2016-03-06||Tier 1||The Shanghai Major 2016||Commentator/Analyst|
|2015-11-21||Tier 1||The Frankfurt Major 2015||Commentator|
|2015-08-08||Tier 1||The International 2015||Commentator|
|2015-02-09||Tier 1||Dota 2 Asia Championships 2015||Commentator|
|2014-07-21||Tier 1||The International 2014||Commentator|
|About achievementsBroadcasts from any Tournament|
- 2018-04-06 | The Story of LD - Part 2 by Esports Stories
- 2018-03-16 | The Story of LD - Part 1 by Esports Stories
- 2013-08-12 | LD talks Best Dota 2 Game of All Time at The Internationals by Slasher of GameSpot.com at The International 2013
- 2015-08-28 | 'Reflections' with LD by Thorin
- 2015-07-27 | TI5 Community Report: Hot_Bid and LD by Hot_Bid of Valve at The International 2015
- 2015-04-26 | LD: "The crowd is super hyped into DOTA" by Rachel "seltzerplease" Quirico of Viagame at Star Ladder Star Series 12
- 2015-04-26 | ESA - Interview with LD at StarLadder12 by Andreea "Div" Esanu of eSports Addicts at Star Ladder Star Series 12
- 2018-03-14 | LD on retirement, casting and more: "Fans may not realize it, but casters are earning fractions of what the players are. No caster is set for life because he works TI." by Artyom "dfs" Kutateladze of cybersport.com
- 2019-04-20 | Position Six Podcast Episode 23 - LD by Dan Offen
- LD is a diehard Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia Eagles fan.
- LD's brother Michael is a brother of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.