For most of the summer Jake "SirActionSlacks" Kanner stayed out of the spotlight. Threads were created on Reddit asking where he was and if he would continue his "TI Downlow"-series that he has released on his YouTube channel previous years. Slacks responded saying that he was working on a secret project and all would be revealed soon.
Today it was announced that SirActionSlacks has been working with Valve to create a 20-minute video on the DPC season as well as a "TI Downlow"-series. The video about DPC, called "Dota Pro Circuit Rewind", will go through all the events from the past season as well as the teams that stood out. In the announcement Valve writes:
One week remains until the first battle horns will sound to kick off Group Stage play at The International, and final preparations are well underway.
As the eighteen teams complete their journeys into Vancouver, now is an opportune time to take a look back upon the vastly different roads each has traveled through the Dota Pro Circuit season to arrive at the tournament.
Today, with the help of one SirActionSlacks, we’ll recap all the DPC moments that determined the final standings for the eight direct invites in the new Dota Pro Circuit Rewind.
As for Slack's "TI Downlow series", a new episode will be live-streamed every day on Dota 2's Twitch channel at 10:00 AM PDT / 7:00 PM CEST starting tomorrow Aug. 9 and finishing up on Aug. 14. For those unable to catch the live stream, the episodes will also be available on the Dota 2 YouTube channel.
Slack's pre-TI content has always been an invaluable asset to the casual Dota fans who might have missed a few tournaments over the year, or not followed Dota at all. If that describes you, make sure you watch the Rewind and tune into the "TI Downlow" series.