The fall 2021 update of Dota 2 includes a tribute to Philippine launcher Aldrin Paulo “Dunoo” Pangan, who died last week of Covid-19: a seasonal guild reward with a trio of his most vocal lines famous for the game chat wheel.
"We were saddened to learn recently of the passing of Aldrin Paulo" Dunoo "Pangan, an icon of the Filipino casting community," Valve wrote in update announcement. "As a tribute, for next season, the selected chat wheels feature some of their most iconic lines."
All three lines will be available as a reward for Platinum level guilds:
- "The easiest money of my life!"
- "Lakad Matataaaag! Normalin Normalin." – Basically, "Walk constantly, attack normally" – The magic of the line is in the delivery.
- "The next level of play!"
Pangan and his longtime casting partner Marlon "Lon" Marcelo were sporting matches in the Philippines that received international attention after a wild broadcast of a match between Team Secret and Fnatic and ESL One. Katowice in 2018.
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Team Secret and other Dota 2 organizations and figures also paid tribute to Pangan.
Today is a sad day for the Dota community and Filipino sports as we have lost one of our voices. Lakad matatag in peace Dunoo, you will be missed. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/EZ2x1TF8VCAugust 27, 2021
Very sad to hear the passage of Aldrin Paulo "Dunoo" Pangan. I don’t understand Tagalog, but his passion for PH Dota and PH teams is unrivaled. He filled me with hype as I listened to his fragments. My condolences to your friends and family at this difficult time. : ((August 27, 2021
"Lakad matatag, normal normal" and "The easiest money of my life!" they quickly took on a life of their own: there was Dota 2 memes, of course, and Gabe Newell himself uttered the phrase in The International 2018.
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The Fall 2021 Dota Plus update also improves the Dota Plus item wizard and adds new seasonal treasures, updated seasonal missions, and guild rewards. You will find all the details at dota2.com.