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Who is the best tf2 caster of all time and why
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#31
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sokolhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFfpE5foxD4

when there was a spy attempting to backcap which then ends up fighting a scout I really hoped he would say something like "The smooth Frenchman goes all the way to the back pulling out his big python firing 6 times at the younger American"

[quote=sokol][youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFfpE5foxD4[/youtube][/quote]

when there was a spy attempting to backcap which then ends up fighting a scout I really hoped he would say something like "The smooth Frenchman goes all the way to the back pulling out his big python firing 6 times at the younger American"
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#32
4 Frags +

Cbear!

Cbear!
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#33
7 Frags +

I really miss any combination of Cbear + DJC/Bloodsire/Sigma

Might be partly due to the crazy games, but those ESEA LAN finals with these casters were amazing. I don't remember specifically which seasons though, like 13-15 or something?

I really miss any combination of Cbear + DJC/Bloodsire/Sigma

Might be partly due to the crazy games, but those ESEA LAN finals with these casters were amazing. I don't remember specifically which seasons though, like 13-15 or something?
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#34
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i miss kip casts! but the greatest duos are djc and cbear or marxist and gecks because of their wealth of knowledge of the game and how entertaining they can be. also on a technical level, they know how to integrate hype into the cast properly and flow between color and play by play well.

i miss kip casts! but the greatest duos are djc and cbear or marxist and gecks because of their wealth of knowledge of the game and how entertaining they can be. also on a technical level, they know how to integrate hype into the cast properly and flow between color and play by play well.
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#35
15 Frags +

Marxist and kaidus for their game knowledge : the viewer actually learns stuff listening to these two.

Arx and Beta for the lad factor, their lan stamina and the awesome matches they got to cast that others did not. It's also a real duo that has more synergy than every other caster pair, kindof like tastosis for starcraft.

Marxist and kaidus for their game knowledge : the viewer actually learns stuff listening to these two.

Arx and Beta for the lad factor, their lan stamina and the awesome matches they got to cast that others did not. It's also a real duo that has more synergy than every other caster pair, kindof like tastosis for starcraft.
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#36
6 Frags +

That time Sheepy had a go...

That time Sheepy had a go...
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#37
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ever_x has a lovely voice and lots of potential

ever_x has a lovely voice and lots of potential
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#38
-11 Frags +

dreamboat

dreamboat
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#39
-13 Frags +

Dreamboat wins

Dreamboat wins
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#40
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leogeo2
m0lk
djfivenine
schetter

(not rly but I just wanted to show off how old I am tee hee)

leogeo2
m0lk
djfivenine
schetter

(not rly but I just wanted to show off how old I am tee hee)
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#41
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It was always a pleasure to listen to Arx and Beta, they are imo the best caster duo TF2 has seen. I also loved Pledge, he had a very unique way of casting.

As a french player I can't not talk about Pognon who was the one who casted every match of the Frenchies team at i49 all on his own. His casting was always amazing, full of enthusiasm and energy and he'll remain forever my favourite caster in my heart. <3

It was always a pleasure to listen to Arx and Beta, they are imo the best caster duo TF2 has seen. I also loved Pledge, he had a very unique way of casting.

As a french player I can't not talk about Pognon who was [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGJ9TaBXIuA]the one who casted every match of the Frenchies team at i49 all on his own[/url]. His casting was always amazing, full of enthusiasm and energy and he'll remain forever my favourite caster in my heart. <3
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#42
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Does anyone have that video where a kid casted a match and said a bunch of hilarious stuff.

Does anyone have that video where a kid casted a match and said a bunch of hilarious stuff.
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#43
5 Frags +

CommanderX + Bren combo

CommanderX + Bren combo
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#44
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CommanderX may be the most overlooked and underrated caster in the community. He has a good voice for casting and has a lot of experience. IMO he was tailor made for being a color commentator but could main cast just as well. CommanderX would regularly say why or how some push or tactic didn't work in a quick and accurate way, while not lingering too long at the expense of the current action. Not many casters can do this well and they just keep talking about a push that failed 90 seconds ago while new plays are currently happening and not being casted accurately.

Arx was a caster I wish did more. He had such a great casting voice and would stay on top of the action non stop. He was an animal during team fights and transitions. He rarely had good casting partners from the casts I have seen and would have benefited a lot from a solid color commentator.

Admirable was a good caster when he wasn't saying stupid things about EU compared to NA. Unfortunately, in lots of casts, this would just drown on for the entire map and would get annoying and repetitive. A few fun loving jabs I can take but sometimes it never ended. Still, he did a fine job of relaying information and almost always had a solid grasp of the team situation, a skill most casters don't develop.

cbear was probably the best caster who could talk smartly about team fights. Casters today and at i55, i58, etc would not be able to process all the action in a team fight and simplify it by focusing on who "is down" during a team fight. They basically just report deaths in the killfeed and the fight itself is not being casted. Being able to still focus on the team fight and provide that "feel" for listeners is a difficult casting skill to have and cbear seemed to do it regularly.

gecks has/had the finest casting voice of them all IMO. He would almost sound like a sports caster at times and it was enjoyable to watch those matches. gecks would have a good grasp of the situation with ubers / positioning and relay that to listeners really well. The gecks/sideshow casting pair was as good as it could get IMO.

Sideshow is probably the caster with the highest awareness of changes. He would almost always spot an offclass or a switch to kritz or some other situational nuance before it had an effect on the match. I think this allowed a lot of the great plays in TF2 LAN's to be viewed real time because the Cameraman was informed of who to watch on the fly by the caster. Sideshow could sound overanxious/excited at times but that was usually just his passion for the game that took over. Can't say I have a problem with it myself.

There was an old EU caster called Pledge and he was the most passionate sounding caster I have ever heard for TF2. He always sounded so into whatever he was casting and made listening to just about any match exciting. He didn't care who was playing, it was all trying to professionally cast for him. It was sorta like listening to a soccer match and once the action started, his voice would get stronger and he did a fine job relaying the action. I don't think he was paired with many strong EU casters back then and it's a shame because he would have been the ideal "color commentator" to support a main caster.

I personally enjoy Bren as a caster as well. He has a clear, strong voice and does a fine job staying up with the action. He did a fantastic job at the last i-series. He would remain calm even during messy team fights with an overload of information.

Lots of casters panic in many situations and have serious trouble relaying that information quickly and accurately before it happens. I wouldn't want to name anyone or put them on the spot and talk bad about them here. However, there were many who simply didn't do a good job. That said, I appreciate the effort and the willingness to cast matches. Those guys and many others put in free time for the rest of us to enjoy TF2 and they do it for no pay.

[b]CommanderX[/b] may be the most overlooked and underrated caster in the community. He has a good voice for casting and has a lot of experience. IMO he was tailor made for being a color commentator but could main cast just as well. CommanderX would regularly say why or how some push or tactic didn't work in a quick and accurate way, while not lingering too long at the expense of the current action. Not many casters can do this well and they just keep talking about a push that failed 90 seconds ago while new plays are currently happening and not being casted accurately.

[b]Arx[/b] was a caster I wish did more. He had such a great casting voice and would stay on top of the action non stop. He was an animal during team fights and transitions. He rarely had good casting partners from the casts I have seen and would have benefited a lot from a solid color commentator.

[b]Admirable[/b] was a good caster when he wasn't saying stupid things about EU compared to NA. Unfortunately, in lots of casts, this would just drown on for the entire map and would get annoying and repetitive. A few fun loving jabs I can take but sometimes it never ended. Still, he did a fine job of relaying information and almost always had a solid grasp of the team situation, a skill most casters don't develop.

[b]cbear[/b] was probably the best caster who could talk smartly about team fights. Casters today and at i55, i58, etc would not be able to process all the action in a team fight and simplify it by focusing on who "is down" during a team fight. They basically just report deaths in the killfeed and the fight itself is not being casted. Being able to still focus on the team fight and provide that "feel" for listeners is a difficult casting skill to have and cbear seemed to do it regularly.

[b]gecks[/b] has/had the finest casting voice of them all IMO. He would almost sound like a sports caster at times and it was enjoyable to watch those matches. gecks would have a good grasp of the situation with ubers / positioning and relay that to listeners really well. The gecks/sideshow casting pair was as good as it could get IMO.

[b]Sideshow[/b] is probably the caster with the highest awareness of changes. He would almost always spot an offclass or a switch to kritz or some other situational nuance before it had an effect on the match. I think this allowed a lot of the great plays in TF2 LAN's to be viewed real time because the Cameraman was informed of who to watch on the fly by the caster. Sideshow could sound overanxious/excited at times but that was usually just his passion for the game that took over. Can't say I have a problem with it myself.

There was an old EU caster called [b]Pledge[/b] and he was the most passionate sounding caster I have ever heard for TF2. He always sounded so into whatever he was casting and made listening to just about any match exciting. He didn't care who was playing, it was all trying to professionally cast for him. It was sorta like listening to a soccer match and once the action started, his voice would get stronger and he did a fine job relaying the action. I don't think he was paired with many strong EU casters back then and it's a shame because he would have been the ideal "color commentator" to support a main caster.

I personally enjoy [b]Bren[/b] as a caster as well. He has a clear, strong voice and does a fine job staying up with the action. He did a fantastic job at the last i-series. He would remain calm even during messy team fights with an overload of information.

Lots of casters panic in many situations and have serious trouble relaying that information quickly and accurately before it happens. I wouldn't want to name anyone or put them on the spot and talk bad about them here. However, there were many who simply didn't do a good job. That said, I appreciate the effort and the willingness to cast matches. Those guys and many others put in free time for the rest of us to enjoy TF2 and they do it for no pay.
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#45
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mustardoverlordleogeo2
m0lk
djfivenine
schetter

(not rly but I just wanted to show off how old I am tee hee)

I once met molk in person and it was one of the strangest days I've ever had.

[quote=mustardoverlord]leogeo2
m0lk
djfivenine
schetter

(not rly but I just wanted to show off how old I am tee hee)[/quote]


I once met molk in person and it was one of the strangest days I've ever had.
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#46
3 Frags +

For NA i'd say salamancer and cbear
and EU i'd say comedian and admirable

For NA i'd say salamancer and cbear
and EU i'd say comedian and admirable
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#47
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gecks with his goat voice

gecks with his goat voice
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#48
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I find War fucking hilarious personally when he casts

I find War fucking hilarious personally when he casts
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#49
28 Frags +

anyone who namedrops me gets free upfrags for life

anyone who namedrops me gets free upfrags for life
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#50
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it's got to be bren whenever he casts with bren while bren is on camera and bren is on production

it's got to be bren whenever he casts with bren while bren is on camera and bren is on production
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#51
31 Frags +

I'm still thinking about individual casters/casting duos right now, but War and Bren casting together is a juxtaposition I like. I'm pretty sure I only like it because it contrasts each other so drastically it's funny.

You basically have two ends of the hype spectrum together and if I had to explain it visually this is the only way how:

http://i.imgur.com/SYcnsQ0.png

I'm still thinking about individual casters/casting duos right now, but War and Bren casting together is [url=https://clips.twitch.tv/SourEasyChinchillaPartyTime]a juxtaposition I like[/url]. I'm pretty sure I only like it because [url=https://clips.twitch.tv/FineUnusualKoupreyTakeNRG]it contrasts each other so drastically[/url] it's funny.

You basically have two ends of the hype spectrum together and if I had to explain it visually this is the only way how:[img]http://i.imgur.com/SYcnsQ0.png[/img]
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#52
8 Frags +

cbear + djc will forever be the best duo

cbear + djc will forever be the best duo
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#53
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I've never seen a caster in this game like admirable who can both appeal to the more experienced viewers through his references and knowledge while also being able to hold the new viewer's hand so well. He is so comfortable to listen to, and you just want to hear everything he says. Also best hugs at lan hands down.

I've never seen a caster in this game like admirable who can both appeal to the more experienced viewers through his references and knowledge while also being able to hold the new viewer's hand so well. He is so comfortable to listen to, and you just want to hear everything he says. Also best hugs at lan hands down.
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#54
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gecks and ma3la at i58

gecks and ma3la at i58
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#55
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djc - HAHahhA HA IM YELLiNG
cbear - woOooOOOAaaaOOooOOHh

djc - HAHahhA HA IM YELLiNG
cbear - woOooOOOAaaaOOooOOHh
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#56
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Bren + Sideshow practically screaming when something big happens will still be some of my favorite moments from i58

Bren + Sideshow practically screaming when something big happens will still be some of my favorite moments from i58
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#57
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marmaloo

marmaloo
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#58
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redeye ? ? ? ?? ??

redeye ? ? ? ?? ??
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#59
5 Frags +

admirable for sure

admirable for sure
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#60
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Gecks + sideshow for excitement.

Arx + beta and extine + ??? for being the first tf2 I ever watched

CX for being a cutie and other shit.

Gecks + sideshow for excitement.

Arx + beta and extine + ??? for being the first tf2 I ever watched

CX for being a cutie and other shit.
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