Valve Pays Tribute to Dunoo; Adds His Voice Lines to Dota 2 Chat Wheel
The death of the Filipino Dota 2 casting icon, Aldrin Paulo "Dunoo" Pangan (also known as "Kuya D") was a shock, and he has now received an appropriate tribute from Valve. In the next season, guilds that reach Platinum Tier will be rewarded with three of the caster's most iconic voice lines. Players who are members of Platinum guilds can now add these lines to their chat wheels.
In addition to this, Valve has also rolled out a new season for Dota Plus for the Fall season, adding a new treasure, Nemestice features, and new seasonal quests.
Valve honors Dunoo with Dota Plus Fall Update
As reported by some of Dunoo's peers on 27th Aug 2021, the Filipino caster died from complications caused by the COVID-19 virus following which a number of fans, teams, players, and talents expressed their grief and condolences.
As Dunoo was the voice for several chat wheel lines that were previously featured in The International 8's (TI8) Battle Pass, many in the community had asked Valve to permanently add these lines to the game.
Although the addition may not be permanent, players will have the chance to honor the caster with his catchphrases for a whole Dota Plus season.
“We were saddened to hear recently of the passing of Aldrin Paulo "Dunoo" Pangan, an icon of the Filipino casting community. As a tribute, for the next season, the selected chat wheels feature some of his most iconic lines,” Valve said in its blogpost.
Here are the three catchphrases that have been added:
Easiest money of my life!
The next level play!
Lakad Matataaaag! Normalin Normalin
This season of Dota Plus has begun and will last until 1st Dec 2021.
Dota Plus Fall update
Nemestice Battle Pass, which gave buyers two exclusive features like Neutral Item Suggestions and enhanced Quick Buy Recommendations, is now available for Dota Plus members. In addition, some of the chat wheel sounds from the Nemestice Battle Pass have also been incorporated into Dota Plus.
Additionally, Valve released a new Dota Plus exclusive seasonal treasure, which is purchasable with Shards. Nine heroes and a koala courier are included in the treasure.
In addition, Dota Plus quests have been updated, allowing players to earn 115,200 shards over the course of the season. In addition to the Platinum Tier, guild rewards for Silver and Gold Tiers have also been adjusted.