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Purge

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For the game mechanic, see: Purge (Dispel)
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Player Information
Name:
Kevin Godec
Birth:
August 17, 1987 (1987-08-17) (age 34)
Country:
Status:
Active
Role(s):
Approx. Total Earnings:
$24,579
Links
History
2014-01-03 — 2014-08-03
2014-08-03 — 2015-01-13
Zephyr (Manager)

Kevin "Purge" Godec is an American commentator, content creator, and former professional Dota 2 player. Ever since starting his YouTube channel and website PurgeGamers in 2011, he has been a popular figure in the DotA community.

Biography[edit]

Born in the United States, Godec has been a gaming enthusiast since a young age. His alias "Purge" comes from when he called himself "Purge058" on Xbox Live. Halo 2 had just been released, with the numbers corresponding to a spartan from the Halo book series.[1] Godec found an interest in DotA after playing Warcraft III custom maps and stumbling upon the game. Before becoming a content creator, Godec graduated from University in 2009 and earned a bachelor's degree in Physics.[2]

Shortly after being laid-off from his engineering job, Godec transitioned to making YouTube videos after seeing a lack of casters for DotA, seeing the opportunity to become one of the first major content creators and earn income from being a YouTuber.[3] He was inspired by YouTuber HuskyStarcraft, a popular StarCraft II caster at the time. He named his own YouTube channel "PurgeGamers" and began making DotA tutorials, while also casting competitive matches for small tournaments such as DotaCash before Valve's Dota 2 beta was announced. With the budding popularity of Dota 2 on the rise, Godec consistently continued to produce content for his YouTube channel and website, gaining popularity over time. He also took on other roles such as interviewing, playing on a competitive team, and analyzing Dota 2 games in prestige tournaments such as The International and Dota Major Championships. Godec has successfully maintained his popularity, and is currently one of the most well-known figures in the Dota 2 community.

Dota 2[edit]

As a commentator and content creator[edit]

After shifting to Dota 2, Godec continued to cast small tournaments and pub matches. In August 2012, he was invited by Valve to do post-game interviews at The International 2012.[4] Finding recent success as an interviewer and returning from a short period of playing on a professional team, he was hired by Valve to be the voice of the The Newcomer Stream for The International 2014, a stream designed to educate new players unfamiliar with Dota 2. In 2015, Godec was again invited to The International, as well as the Frankfurt Major. During The International 2016 he was part of the English talent where he provided weatherman-style analysis segments, in which he presented game scenes with the help of an interactive digital screen. This would gain high popularity among the community.
In 2017 he launched a popular Twitch and YouTube series Day[9] Learns Dota in collaboration with Day[9].[5]

As a player[edit]

In January 2014 Godec joined up with SexyBamboe, Eosin, Corey, and Blitz to form team Zephyr and competed in the emerging South Korean Dota 2 tournament scene. The team found immediate success, winning the Nexon Sponsorship League Season 3 in the first season of Korean Dota League. In August 2014 he transitioned to a new role as manager and focused on content creation for his YouTube channel once again.[6] He also played for the casual team Vegetables Esports Club, where he competed in Major open qualifiers together with other casters and Dota 2 personalities until mid 2016.

Trivia[edit]

  • Had a guest appearance in an episode of Bull.[7]

Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2019-06-06EA5 - 6thA7Show M.Twitch Rivals: DOTA 2 ShowdownTwitch Rivals: DOTA 2 ShowdownTeam PurgeTeam PurgeTeam Purge1/-/2Grp S.$3,000
2016-05-26HC8 - 11thA6QualifierThe Summit 5 - American QualifiersThe Summit 5 - American QualifiersVegetables Esports ClubVegetables Esports ClubVegetables Esports Club0 : 2InfamousInfamous 
2016-01-06CA3 - 4thA6QualifierShanghai Major 2016: Americas Open Qualifier #2Shanghai Major 2016: Americas Open Qualifier #2Vegetables Esports ClubVegetables Esports ClubVegetables Esports Club1 : 2InfamousInfamous 
2014-06-22AA1 - 2ndA6QualifierKorea Dota League Season 2 RelegationKorea Dota 2 LeagueKorea Dota League Season 2 RelegationZephyrZephyrZephyr2 : 0MVP HOT6ixMVP HOT6ix 
2014-05-19EE5 - 10thA6QualifierThe International 2014: SEA QualifiersThe InternationalThe International 2014: SEA QualifiersZephyrZephyrZephyr3/-/6Grp S. 
2014-05-11EA5 - 6thA2Tier 3Corsair Asia CupCorsair Asia CupZephyrZephyrZephyr0 : 1Invasion e-SportsInvasion e-Sports 
2014-04-23GA7 - 8thA2Tier 3The InauguralThe InauguralZephyrZephyrZephyr0/-/3Grp S. 
2014-04-12AA1stA1Tier 2Korean Dota LeagueKorea Dota 2 LeagueKorean Dota LeagueZephyrZephyrZephyr3 : 0MVP PhoenixMVP Phoenix$14,435
2014-03-26AA1stA1Tier 2Korean Dota League Tier 1Korea Dota 2 LeagueKorean Dota League Tier 1ZephyrZephyrZephyr6/-/0Grp S.$33,387
2014-02-15AA1stA0Tier 1Nexon Sponsorship League Season 3Nexon Sponsorship LeagueNexon Sponsorship League Season 3ZephyrZephyrZephyr3 : 0EoT HammerEoT Hammer$56,330
Complete list of results in any tournament
DateTierTournamentPositionPartner List
2021-10-17A1Tier 1The InternationalThe International 2021Analyst
2019-08-25A1Tier 1The InternationalThe International 2019Analyst
2018-08-25A1Tier 1The InternationalThe International 2018Commentator/Analyst
2017-08-12A1Tier 1The InternationalThe International 2017Commentator
2017-04-30A1Tier 1Dota Major ChampionshipsThe Kiev Major 2017Commentator
2016-12-10A1Tier 1Dota Major ChampionshipsThe Boston Major 2016Analyst
2016-08-13A1Tier 1The InternationalThe International 2016Analyst
2016-06-12A1Tier 1Dota Major ChampionshipsThe Manila Major 2016Analyst
2015-11-21A1Tier 1Dota Major ChampionshipsThe Frankfurt Major 2015Analyst
2015-08-08A1Tier 1The InternationalThe International 2015Commentator
About achievementsBroadcasts from any Tournament

Gallery[edit]

Interviews[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Purge (23 March 2013). "I am Purge, a Dota 2 player/caster/YouTuber. AMA". Reddit. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  2. Purge (23 March 2013). "I am Purge, a Dota 2 player/caster/YouTuber. AMA". Reddit. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  3. "Purge: Special Guest on talkDOTA". joinDOTA. 6 November 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  4. Purge Interviews Dendi and Puppey - 2012
  5. Esanu, Andreea (17 December 2016). "Day[9] starts his apprenticeship in Dota 2". Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  6. Purge announces that he will be managing the team full time
  7. Malystryx.GDS. "Purge to guest-star in American TV show with gaming host Morgan Webb". joinDOTA. Retrieved 2 March 2017.