- June 28, 2017
Paul Chaloner, better known as“ReDeYe”, one of the most well-known eSports hosts, will not be hosting The International 7.
He broke the unfortunate news earlier today via Twitter.
Sadly, I won't be at The International this year, here's why
— Redeye (@PaulChaloner) June 27, 2017
Many consider Paul Chaloner as one of the world’s first professional eSports commentators. He has worked with a number of games in the past. This includes Quake, Counter-Strike, Unreal Tournament, and of course, DOTA 2.
He has done an excellent job of hosting both The International 5 and The International 6. So, it comes off as a huge surprise that Valve did not choose him to host TI7 later this year.
Paul Chaloner Out, Machine or Day9 In?
With Jorien “Sheever” van der Heijden out on a leave due to health issues, all signs point out to Alex “Machine” Richardson hosting The International 7. Machine has hosted and commentated Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and DOTA 2 games. However, he only has two DOTA 2 events under his belt. Namely, last year’s Boston Major and the recently concluded, EPICENTER 2017.
Another strong candidate that’s emerging is Day. He is a well-known StarCraft: Brood War and StarCraft II player and commentator. He is also the host of the widely popular Day9 Daily show.
Sean “Day” Plott has spent the last few weeks learning DOTA 2 via his lessons with PurgeGamers. He also recently hosted at E3.
Both Day and Machine are well-worthy replacements as they both have shown the ability and potential to host a panel and is knowledgeable enough to work with the talent.
Capitalist, Nahaz, and KotlGuy also look like viable candidates to host The International 7.
Who would you like to see host The International 7? Be sure to let us know in the comments down below.
Want to know more about The International 7? See our Pre TI-7 rankings here.