Moonduck

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[e][h]Moonduck
Company Information
Industry:
Event Organization
Founded:
August 2015
Headquarters:
United States United States
Total Prize Pools:
$749,654
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 talents are 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
Sep 24 - Oct 2, 2019
$150,000
12 Teams
World World, Online
  TBD
  TBD
Jan 4 - 7, 2018
$300,000
8 Teams
United States United States, Washington, D.C.
 Team SecretTeam Secret Secret
 Vici GamingVici Gaming VG
Nov 18 - 26, 2017
$60,000
8 Teams
World World, Online
  TBD
  TBD
Apr 17, 2017
$5,000
2 Teams
Europe Europe, Online
 Team EmpireTeam Empire Empire
 Cloud9Cloud9 C9
Apr 13, 2017
$5,000
2 Teams
Europe Europe, Online
 Team EmpireTeam Empire Empire
 Ninjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas NiP
Mar 27, 2017
$5,000
2 Teams
Europe Europe, Online
 Virtus.proVirtus.pro VP
Mar 17, 2017
$5,000
2 Teams
United States United States, Online
 Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses EG
 Team OnyxTeam Onyx Onyx
Feb 11 - Mar 5, 2017
$25,500
10 Teams
South East Asia Southeast Asia, Online
 Team FacelessTeam Faceless fL
 Team BazaarTeam Bazaar Bazaar
Mar 3, 2017
$5,000
2 Teams
United States United States, Online
 Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses EG
 compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming coL
Feb 11 - 17, 2017
$25,000
8 Teams
World World, Online
 OGOG OG
 compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming coL
Nov 1 - 23, 2016
$20,000
8 Teams
World World, Online
 OGOG OG
 Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses EG
Jul 11 - 29, 2016
$10,000
10 Teams
South East Asia Southeast Asia, Online
 Mineski.Sports5Mineski.Sports5 Mski
 Signature.TrustSignature.Trust Sig
Jan 19 - Feb 17, 2016
$124,154
8 Teams
World World, Online
 Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses EG
 Vega SquadronVega Squadron Vega
Sep 17 - 20, 2015
$10,000
8 Teams
World World, Online
 4 Clover & Lepricon4 Clover & Lepricon 4C&L
 Digital ChaosDigital Chaos DC