Aldrin Paulo Pangan, known in the DOTA 2 world as “Kuya D” and “Dunoo”, dies August 27, 2021 because of complications due to COVID. Fans and Dota 2 personalities react to the passing the iconic caster who is one-half of the Dota 2 voice line “LAKAD MATATAG, NORMALIN NORMALIN.” RIP Dunoo.

RIP Dunoo – Remembering an iconic voice in Dota 2

Kuya D or Dunoo may not be well-known in the international scene. He was well-regarded as one of the best Filipino Dota 2 casters, and he’s always been a respected pillar of Filipino Esports. But even though not a lot of people may have heard him cast games live before, Dota 2 players are very familiar with his voice. The most spammed spam line of all time – “LAKAD MATATAG, NORMALIN NORMALIN” – was born out of the casting duo of Dunoo and Marlon “Lon” Marcelo. During the TI7 tournament, Lon and Dunoo were casting the match between Team Secret and Fnatic. Their hype casting became very popular, and their casting calls during the match became so iconic that it’s been spammed in Dota 2 ever since.

The voice line is even attributed as one of the tools used by two-time champions OG to win mind games against their opponents. Lon and Dunoo were indeed kingmakers.

The Dota 2 community both in the Philippines and internationally have reacted to Dunoo’s passing, with many referencing his Lakad Matatag, Normalin Normalin voice line.

Statsman Bruno also reacts to Dunoo’s passing, reacting to johnxfire’s tweet.

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English caster David “LD” Gorman also shared his condolences to the Filipino Dota 2 community.

David “Godz” Parker shared some more personal sentiments, having known Dunoo as early as 2013.

But most of the international community may have found out about his passing through the tweet of community pillar Wykrhm Reddy.

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Esports pro Team Secret also shared their condolences.

Before succumbing to his sickness, Dunoo has been sharing updates to his fans about his current condition through Facebook live streams. His last broadcast was on August 17, 2021.