I'm a new DOTA player and I want to watch high level matches but I don't know where to go. When I was getting into Starcraft 2 I found out about Day9 and followed the trail from him. Where do I go to watch casted tournaments and stuff? I watched the latest international live on the Dota2 website, but that's all I've seen.
How to watch DOTA 2?
I'd recommend JoinDota: http://www.joindota.com/en/vods. They've got decent commentary over VODs for all the major tournaments. DOTA2 also has in-engine spectating/replay viewing for tournaments with built in commentary tracks (available under the "watch" tab), but you often have to pay for access to those.
If dude wants casted games he's not going to find them in the client without paying.
@BoogieWithStu: Valve released the Dota 2 spectator client to everyone a bit ago. It should be in your steam library or on the store. Just use that.
Anyway, I'd second joindota as probably being your best bet. Once you get your feet wet you could branch out from there if you really wanted to.
Definitely JoinDota. Tobiwan, the main caster is fast becoming a big deal in esports casting, and is really fun to watch matches with. Try to watch matches where he has a co-caster though, Tobi is awesome at the play by play insanity, but will leave analysis to a partner if hes using one.
Just watched a match on JoinDOTA. It was great. Tobiwan is a good caster as far as I can see. However there was another guy called "Ham" that was casting and he was goddamn abysmal. He sounded super bored and didn't say a whole lot and his sound quality was shit. I really hope it sorts itself out and guys like that get weeded out.
He uses a bunch of different people, Ham is pretty rare to show up, and I think they are old friends or something. Now hes casting with Wagamama, who plays for Infused and he's way better. The best co-casters for him are usually active pros who enjoy the occasional cast. Synderen from MTW is one of the more common co's, and by far the best that will show up imo.
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