TobiWan parts ways with joinDOTA after seven years, moves on to freelance casting

The voice of Dota 2 is leaving the place he has called home for nearly a decade.

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Dota 2’s most famous caster is leaving the very studio he helped establish nearly seven years ago. Toby “TobiWan” Dawson, co-founder of casting and production company joinDOTA (under German esports firm Freaks 4U Gaming), will be seeking new opportunities as a commentator from here on out.

The company itself announced his departure on their official website earlier today, in a post entitled “A fond farewell to TobiWan.” TobiWan has been a part of joinDOTA ever since its inception back in 2011, and it was with joinDOTA that he created the most legendary calls over the course of Dota 2’s competitive history.

“The time has come for me to move on,” TobiWan said in the official announcement. “[Freaks 4U and I] built some amazing things together and I know they will continue to do so in the future.”

TobiWan will, for the foreseeable future, continue his career as a freelance caster. Given his highly impressive resume of events and the fact that he is probably the Dota 2 community’s favorite commentator of all time, there is no doubt that he will remain a top choice for event organizers such as ESL, PGL, and DreamHack.

“I will release details on plans and projects very soon,” he teased further. “In the meantime I am setting myself up as an independent talent looking to work with whoever inspires me to do better.”