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Famed DoTA 2 caster Aldrin ‘Kuya D’ Pangan loses battle with COVID-19

MANILA, Philippines — A flood of tributes have been paid to famed e-sports caster and commentator Aldrin “Dunoo” Pangan, also referred to as Kuya D, after he was confirmed to have succumbed to COVID-19 on Friday.

From thanks for his quirky manner of casting Protection of the Historical (DoTA) 2 video games to those that praised him for bringing Philippine e-sports and casting into the worldwide stage, Fb posts from kinfolk and buddies of Pangan have been overwhelming.

TNC’s Professional Crew for DoTA 2 additionally confirmed Pangan’s demise.

“It’s with a heavy coronary heart that we inform everybody in regards to the passing of one in all our beloved shoutcasters. After we speak about Filipino esports legends, Aldrin ‘Dunoo’ Pangan’s title is all the time thrown into the combination,” TNC Professional Crew – DoTA 2 stated in a Fb publish.

“A caster for native DotA because the starting, his endless love for the scene pushed it to develop into what it’s right this moment. From his first TI hypecasting to the legendary ESL One Katowice shoutcasts, Dunoo’s legacy will perpetually be immortalized within the halls of esports historical past,” he added.

It’s with a heavy coronary heart that we inform everybody in regards to the passing of one in all our beloved shoutcasters. After we speak…

Posted by TNC Pro Team – Dota2 on Thursday, August 26, 2021

A memorable match between the Fnatic and Crew Secret groups at ESL One at Katowice 2018 made Pangan well-known within the esports world. He teamed up with Marlon Marcelo to name the match, with the latter because the referee.

Fnatic seemed to be dropping the third recreation of the best-of-three collection, however the crew made a legendary backdoor play, coupled with equally legendary commentary from Pangan and Marcelo.

It was the delivery of the catchphrase “lakad matatag” — actually strolling sturdy and proud — and “normalin,” which referred to regular assaults.

Followers worldwide had been drawn to the commentating fashion, even when many couldn’t instantly perceive the phrases because the casting was in Tagalog.

On his Fb account, Pangan was nonetheless updating his buddies about his battle with COVID-19 as early as August 10, asking for ideas for getting higher and complaining of physique pains, insufficient urge for food, and shortness of breath.

Simula dumating ako dito wala pa ding kaen at inom … nahihirarapan na ano sobra 😞

Posted by Aldrin Paulo Pangan on Monday, August 16, 2021

Pangan is among the 32,841 recorded deaths because of the COVID-19 pandemic within the Philippines, because the nation offers with one other surge introduced this time by the Delta variant.

As of Friday, there are 142,531 lively COVID-19 infections, because the Division of Well being recorded one other 17,447 new instances — the second-highest single-day leap in instances.


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