Anthony "scant" Hodgson is a Dota 2 analyst. He is also a writer, statistican and caster.
Born in South Africa, scant grew up playing chess then shifting towards Magic The Gathering to now Dota 2. While playing a variety of games, his passion was always DotA and would play in a internet cafe. Scant has played DotA and Dota 2 since 2004 being a player and having a stint as a team manager for tankh^ . When his internet was installed at his home around the age of 16-17, he continued to pursue with DotA . While being noted as one of the best South African Dota players during his time with Bravado Gaming he later turned to writing articles under numerous organisations such as 2p.com, Splyce.gg, datdota and ESPN. In addition, scant is an caster and analysis as well as working behind the scenes as an statistican/observer during tournaments and working alongside Noxville in a number of projects. When the opportunity arises, scant also participates in South African Dota 2 tournaments and writes articles.
As a player
While playing under Bravado Gaming in 2012, they are were considered the best team in South Africa, while scant one of the key members playing a support during his tenure at the club. However breaking into the international scene found it difficult for scant, as he had to play on Europe West receiving a 150-250 ping to further improve as a player. After playing, he made a personal decision to further continue his career within the Dota 2 scene, he decided to turn to writing and drop his career as a professional player. He thought that with the experience he had after graduating a degree in philosphy, and with a portfolio of writing and teaching, he felt that it would be a good choice.
Transition to Writing and Casting
While continuing to watch Dota 2, he later wrote articles about heroes, teams and interviews on his blogspot. His blogsport later became noticed and a man named "Mali", saw his blogspot and emailed him to work for 2p.com as a writer. Scant later joined the organisation writing numerous articles about patches affecting the competitive scene, event articles relating the top tournaments and weekly top 5 articles. After a short time, he later was promoted to editor of the website. He later joined datdota, 1337mag, spylce and ESPN, providing detailed insight about the Dota 2 competitive scene and analysis of patch updates. While writing, scant also started caster to get into the Dota 2 scene by asking Durka for a trial as a co-caster under JoinDOTA and was later successful, appearing in numerous tournaments and later The Shanghai Major 2016.
Scant's written articles can be found "here".
- Is a football fan supporting Arsenal FC
- Has particpated in a Magic The Gathering tournament: Pro Tours
- 2016-07-11 | DotPro Show with Scant on Eastern & Western Dota 2 by Shrew and KBBQ of DotPTV
- 2016-04-02 | SCANT TALKS SOUTH AFRICAN DOTA 2 by GLHF.co.za
- 2013-11-23 | SSG CATCHES UP WITH ANTHONY ‘SCANT’ HODGSON by Electron of superserialgamers
- 2012-03-16 | Gamezone TV - Episode 24 - Dota Special - Scant and Free Dota 2 Beta Key! by Gamezone TV
- 2009-05-11 | eGamer Interviews scant From tankh^ by Nitro of eGamer
- Nitro (2009-05-11). "eGamer Interviews scant From tankh^". eGamers. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
- "DotPro Show with Scant on Eastern & Western Dota 2". DotPTV. 2016-07-11. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
- "Mineski.GGNetwork enlists Scantzor as coach". Mineski.net. 2016-10-15. Retrieved October 16, 2016.