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For the game mechanic, see: Purge (Dispel)
Player Information
Kevin Godec
August 17, 1987 (age 36)
North America North America
Years Active (Player):
2012 - 2014,
2016 - 2017,
2024 - Present
Current Role:
Approx. Total Winnings:
2014-01-03 — 2014-08-03
2014-08-03 — 2015-01-13
Zephyr (M.)
Upcoming Matches
No Upcoming Matches

Upcoming Tournaments
No upcoming tournaments

Kevin "Purge" Godec (born August 17, 1987) 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.


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.


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


2024-01-245th - 8thQualifierESL One Birmingham 2024: North America Open Qualifier #2ESL One Birmingham 2024: North America Open Qualifier #2
Vegetables Esports ClubVegetables Esports Club
0 : 1
2019-06-065th - 6thShowmatchTwitch Rivals: DOTA 2 ShowdownTwitch Rivals: DOTA 2 Showdown
Team PurgeTeam Purge
1/-/2Grp S.$3,000
2019-03-033rd - 4thShowmatchAutoChess Staff CupAutoChess Staff Cup
2016-01-063rd - 4thQualifierShanghai Major 2016: Americas Open Qualifier #2Shanghai Major 2016: Americas Open Qualifier #2
Vegetables Esports ClubVegetables Esports Club
1 : 2
2014-06-221st - 2ndQualifierKorea Dota League Season 2 RelegationKorea Dota League Season 2 Relegation
2 : 0
2014-06-153rdTier 2Korea Dota League Season 2 Tier 1Korea Dota League Season 2 Tier 1
3/-/3Grp S.$15,792
2014-05-175th - 10thQualifierThe International 2014: SEA QualifiersThe International 2014: SEA Qualifiers
3/-/6Grp S.-
2014-04-121stTier 2Korean Dota LeagueKorean Dota League
3 : 0
MVP PhoenixMVP Phoenix
2014-03-261stTier 2Korean Dota League Tier 1Korean Dota League Tier 1
6/-/0Grp S.$33,387
2014-02-151stTier 1Nexon Sponsorship League Season 3Nexon Sponsorship League Season 3
3 : 0
EoT HammerEoT Hammer
Extended list of results
DateTierTournamentPositionPartner List
2023-10-29Tier 1The International 2023The International 2023Analyst
2023-07-30Tier 1Riyadh Masters 2023Riyadh Masters 2023Analyst
2022-10-30Tier 1The International 2022The International 2022Commentator/Analyst
2021-10-17Tier 1The International 2021The International 2021Analyst
2019-08-25Tier 1The International 2019The International 2019Analyst
2018-08-25Tier 1The International 2018The International 2018Commentator/Analyst
2017-08-12Tier 1The International 2017The International 2017Commentator
2016-08-13Tier 1The International 2016The International 2016Analyst
2015-08-08Tier 1The International 2015The International 2015Commentator
2014-07-21Tier 1The International 2014The International 2014Commentator
About achievementsBroadcasts from any Tournament

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External Links[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.