Johan "Weppas" Westberg is a Dota 2 observer. He is widely known to be one of the people behind the scenes during tournaments as an observer alongside skrff.
Born in Sweden, Johan started off playing games such as Battlefield 2, Counter-Strike 1.6 and Heroes of Newerth. Before joining Dota 2, Weppas was a caster & strategy specialist for Heroes of Newerth at Gamereplays.org and casting e-Sport SM which was the Swedish Championships. In other roles, Weppas was a team manager for "Team Druidz [Omega]" coming to during Dreamhack Winter 2011 and later left the team. Through networking and casting games on gamereplays.org he later joined The GD Studio as a caster. Shortly afterwards he and skrff decided to become observers and through practice and criticism, he and skrff are considered one of the best observers in Dota 2 today. He is still a member of the GD Studio and whenever he is not observing, he is streaming on Twitch.
While still casting Heroes of Newerth matches and having the role of a strategy specialist at gamereplays.org, he began slowly transitioning to Dota 2. He asked Icefrog for a beta key and later recieved one in late September 2011. With the slow transition to dota 2, he began to produce some Dota 2 guides on the gamereplays website and was a staff member there. He later saw an opportunity after meeting a man named "Trancezor" and joined The GD Studio and started casting the The International 2013 Western Qualifiers alongside notable members such as skrff, Bruno, 2GD and others. However despite the opportunity to cast these matches, he felt that his casting was not consistent and decided to trial becoming an observer alongside skrff, showing that one observer wouldn't be enough . He felt that he had some casting experience from previous games that gave him an advantage and was later accepted as an observer with skrff. Since moving as an observer, he has participated in numerous premier events such as EPICENTER and valve marquee events such as The Majors and The International. He believes that the most important part of being an observer is "making the casters look good" and telling the storyline of the game.
- His nickname Weppas came from his sister
- Weppas lost his license after driving over the speeding limit before being accepted as a part of The GD Studio
- His favourite heroes are Enigma and Ember Spirit
Notable Events Observed
|2017-04-30||Premier||The Kiev Major 2017||EN Observer|
|2017-04-04||Premier||Dota 2 Asia Championships 2017||EN Observer|
|2016-12-10||Premier||The Boston Major 2016||EN Observer|
|2016-08-13||Premier||The International 2016||EN Observer|
|2016-06-12||Premier||The Manila Major 2016||EN Observer|
|2016-03-06||Premier||The Shanghai Major 2016||EN Stats/Observer|
|2015-11-21||Premier||The Frankfurt Major 2015||Stats/Observer|
|2015-08-08||Premier||The International 2015||EN Observer|
|2014-07-21||Premier||The International 2014||EN Stats/Observer|
- 2015-08-07 | Seattle - The International 2015 - Intervju med Weppas by Drayich at The International 2015
- 2015-07-28 | TI5 Community Report: Hot_Bid and Weppas by Hot_Bid of Valve at The International 2015
- 2014-07-21 | Empire Studio by Seagate: Interview with Weppas by EmpireStudio of Team Empire at The International 2014
- 2014-11-29 | Weppas: "Observing is not really boring, but incredibly tiring" by Capitalist of joinDOTA at DreamLeague Season 2
- 2013-02-25 | Episode 53 - Weppas Stops By by Finch & Loudmetal
- Artiklar (2013-01-16). "Druidz HoN teams decides to leave Druidz and create their own label over and over again". http://druidz.se/. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
- "Weppas: "Observing is not really boring, but incredibly tiring"". joinDOTA. 2014-11-29. Retrieved August 21, 2016.