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Gabriel Cruz
December 13, 1989 (age 32)
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Gabriel "Lyrical" Cruz 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 Casted or Hosted[edit]

DateTierTournamentPositionPartner List
2021-10-17A1Tier 1The InternationalThe InternationalThe International 2021Commentator
2019-11-24A1Tier 1Mars Dota 2 LeagueMars Dota 2 LeagueMDL Chengdu MajorAnalysts/Commentator
2019-08-25A1Tier 1The InternationalThe InternationalThe International 2019Commentator
2019-05-12A1Tier 1Mars Dota 2 LeagueMars Dota 2 LeagueMDL Disneyland® Paris MajorOff-site Commentator
2019-01-27A1Tier 1Chongqing MajorChongqing MajorThe Chongqing MajorCommentator
2018-08-25A1Tier 1The InternationalThe InternationalThe International 2018Commentator/Analyst
2018-06-10A1Tier 1SupermajorSupermajorChina Dota2 SupermajorOff-site Commentator
2018-03-18A1Tier 1World Electronic Sports GamesWorld Electronic Sports GamesWorld Electronic Sports Games 2017Off-site Commentator
2017-08-12A1Tier 1The InternationalThe InternationalThe International 2017Commentator
2017-04-30A1Tier 1Dota Major ChampionshipsDota Major ChampionshipsThe 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.