Weppas

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Player Information
Name:
Johan Westberg
Birth:
March 23, 1992 (1992-03-23) (age 25)
Country:
Role(s):
Solo MMR:
5194 (last update: 2017-04-06)
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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.

Biography[edit]

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.[1] 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.

Dota 2[edit]

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 .[2] 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.

Trivia[edit]

  • 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

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Results Prize
2014-10-18 A55 - 6th A3Minor Golden Esports League Season 2 Druidzlogo std.png 5/-/9 Grp. S. $0
2012-09-23 A44th A3Minor DreamHack Valencia 2012 TheGDTeamLogo std.png 0/-/3 Grp. S. $0
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Notable Events Observed[edit]

Date Tier Tournament Position Partner List
2017-04-30 A1Premier Dota Major Championships The Kiev Major 2017 EN Observer
2017-04-04 A1Premier Dota 2 Asia Championships Dota 2 Asia Championships 2017 EN Observer
2016-12-10 A1Premier Dota Major Championships The Boston Major 2016 EN Observer
2016-08-13 A1Premier The International The International 2016 EN Observer
2016-06-12 A1Premier Dota Major Championships The Manila Major 2016 EN Observer
2016-05-15 A1Premier EPICENTER EPICENTER 2016 Observer None
2016-03-06 A1Premier Dota Major Championships The Shanghai Major 2016 EN Stats/Observer
2015-11-21 A1Premier Dota Major Championships The Frankfurt Major 2015 Stats/Observer
2015-08-08 A1Premier The International The International 2015 EN Observer
2014-07-21 A1Premier The International The International 2014 EN Stats/Observer

Interviews[edit]

2015[edit]

2014[edit]

2013[edit]

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