Moonduck

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[e][h]Moonduck
Company Information
Industry:
Event Organization
Founded:
August 2015
Headquarters:
USA USA
Total Prize Pools:
$599,654
Links

Moonduck Studios & Agency is an English studio based in Colorado, USA that represents broadcasting talent from across the world. Moonduck is most known for their irregular podcast What the DUCK?! and creative game modes likes Elimination Mode and Midas Mode.

Overview[edit]

In its inception, MoonduckTV was created as a remote talent to bring together Dota 2 not interested in relocating to join a studio. As time went on however, some members of the original group would become less active, such as Synderen eventually putting more focus to active competition and SUNSfan managing Digital Chaos. The group, however, was able to expand its services, having SirActionSlacks act as a host, interviewer or reporter at events as well as hiring more talents such as MotPax and AnneeDroid. More recently, Moonduck currently provides replay casts from Annee, Zyori, MotPax and Maut, along with occasional special casts from a team of dual casters apart from the mentioned four.

The agency maintains a semi-frequent podcast known as "What the DUCK?!" bringing over some members, and occasional guests to talk about the events regarding the current scene as well as personal aspects of life.

Formation[edit]

Moonduck Studios & Agency was conceived in August 2015 as a wild idea from many freelance casters, analysts and content creators during The International 2015. After forming the group, the original team debated between multiple names ranging from "Balls Deep Studio", "Radiant Casting Studio", "Dead Horse Studios" and "Under The Valley", before choosing "Moonduck" after Purge stated that he liked ducks. During the creation of the potential logo, however, ODPixel provided a picture of a hippo under the sun. The logo's illustrator, BlackPhoenix mistakenly thought that the sun was supposed to be Earth, something that PimpmuckL supported. Eventually, the logo's position would be solidified.

Talent[edit]

Moonduck currently represents the following casters/ talent:

Tournaments[edit]

S     Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Jan 4 - 7, 2018
$300,000
8 Teams
USA USA, Washington, D.C.
  Secret
  VG
Nov 18 - 26, 2017
$60,000
8 Teams
World World, Online
  TBD
  TBD
Apr 17, 2017
$5,000
2 Teams
Europe Europe, Online
  Empire
  C9
Apr 13, 2017
$5,000
2 Teams
Europe Europe, Online
  Empire
  NiP
Mar 27, 2017
$5,000
2 Teams
Europe Europe, Online
  VP
Mar 17, 2017
$5,000
2 Teams
USA United States, Online
  EG
  Onyx
Feb 11 - Mar 5, 2017
$25,500
10 Teams
Southeast Asia Southeast Asia, Online
  fL
  Bazaar
Mar 3, 2017
$5,000
2 Teams
USA United States, Online
  EG
  coL
Feb 11 - 17, 2017
$25,000
8 Teams
World World, Online
  OG
  coL
Nov 1 - 23, 2016
$20,000
8 Teams
World World, Online
  OG
  EG
Jul 11 - 29, 2016
$10,000
10 Teams
Southeast Asia Southeast Asia, Online
  Mski
  Sig
Jan 19 - Feb 17, 2016
$124,154
8 Teams
World World, Online
  EG
  Vega
Sep 17 - 20, 2015
$10,000
8 Teams
World World, Online
  4C&L
  DC