Purge

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Player Information
Name:
Kevin Godec
Birth:
August 17, 1987 (1987-08-17) (age 31)
Country:
Status:
Active
Role(s):
Approx. Total Earnings:
$27,190
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 appearence in an episode of Bull.[7]

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement LP Tier Tournament Team Results Prize
2016-05-172016-05-17 A88 - 11th A7Qualifier The Summit 5 - American Qualifiers 0 : 2 $0
2016-01-062016-01-06 A33 - 4th A7Qualifier Shanghai Major 2016: Americas Open Qualifier #2 1 : 2 $0
2014-07-042014-07-04 B313 - 16th A3Minor Datbet Championship 0 : 1 $0
2014-06-222014-06-22 A11st-2nd A7Qualifier Korea Dota League Season 2 Relegation 2 : 0 $0
2014-06-152014-06-15 A33rd A2Major Korea Dota League Season 2 Tier 1 3/-/3 Grp. S. $15,792
2014-05-172014-05-17 A55 - 10th A7Qualifier The International 2014: SEA Qualifiers 3/-/6 Grp. S. $0
2014-04-192014-04-19 A77 - 8th A3Minor The Inaugural 0/-/3 Grp. S. $0
2014-04-122014-04-12 A11st A2Major Korean Dota League 3 : 0 $14,490
2014-03-262014-03-26 A11st A2Major Korean Dota League Tier 1 6/-/0 Grp. S. $49,266
2014-02-152014-02-15 A11st A1Premier Nexon Sponsorship League Season 3 3 : 0 $56,400
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament
Date Tier Tournament Position Partner List
2018-08-25 A1Premier The International The International 2018 Commentator/Analyst
2017-08-12 A1Premier The International The International 2017 Commentator
2017-04-30 A1Premier Dota Major Championships The Kiev Major 2017 Commentator
2016-12-10 A1Premier Dota Major Championships The Boston Major 2016 Analyst
2016-08-13 A1Premier The International The International 2016 Analyst
2016-06-12 A1Premier Dota Major Championships The Manila Major 2016 Analyst
2015-11-21 A1Premier Dota Major Championships The Frankfurt Major 2015 Analyst
2015-08-08 A1Premier The International The International 2015 Commentator
2014-07-21 A1Premier The International The International 2014 Commentator
2012-09-02 A1Premier The International The International 2012 Commentator
About achievementsBroadcasts from any Tournament

Gallery[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2016[edit]

2015[edit]

2014[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[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.