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Player Information
Gabriel Cruz
December 13, 1989 (age 34)
North America North America
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Gabriel "Lyrical" Cruz (born December 13, 1989) is an English language Dota 2 caster from the United States.


Lyrical worked as an occasional freelance caster for Beyond the Summit at the events such as BTS Americas #4 and The Summit 6, prompting BTS to appoint him to cast throughout the qualifying matches for SL i-League StarSeries S3 alongside Lacoste.[1]
Following the qualifiers, he was invited to the LAN portion of the tournament in Shanghai, China, making it the first significant offline tournament he would be involved in.[2]

Notable Events as Broadcast Talent[edit]

DateTierTournamentPositionPartner List
2023-10-29Tier 1The International 2023The International 2023Commentator
2023-07-30Tier 1Riyadh Masters 2023Riyadh Masters 2023Remote Commentators/Analyst
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
2018-06-10Tier 1China Dota2 SupermajorChina Dota2 SupermajorOff-site Commentator
2018-03-18NationalWorld Electronic Sports Games 2017World Electronic Sports Games 2017World Electronic Sports Games 2017Off-site Commentator
2017-08-12Tier 1The International 2017The International 2017Commentator
2017-04-30Tier 1The Kiev Major 2017The Kiev Major 2017Off-site Commentator
About achievementsBroadcasts from any Tournament


  • Had his personal blog featured on joinDOTA, detailing his experience at TI 6 as a fan.[3]

Additional Content[edit]






  1. "A chat with Lyrical". joinDOTA. 2017-02-13. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  2. "SL i-League StarSeries S3: talent lineup". StarLadder. 2017-02-11. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  3. "What it's like to visit The International as a fan by LyricalDota". joinDOTA. 2016-08-13. Retrieved February 21, 2017.