One of the most well-known casters in the Dota2 scene, Merlini is not going to be professionally casting regularly. His announcement comes at a time when Dota2 is transitioning into its first year of invites to the International based on year-round performance. It is also based on his personal life, age and other factors affecting his life.
I have no further intents to cast/analyze Dota 2. I have decided that at this juncture in my life, casting does not align with what I want from my future. I am a bit sad, but we must keep forward facing. Big thanks to all who have supported me, especially when times were tough!
— Ben Wu (@MerliniDota) February 13, 2018