Gin and jungling: Snoop Dogg supports fan petition for Dota 2 announcer pack

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Dota 2 players have petitioned Valve to add another optional announcer pack to their MOBA. They’d like the voice of Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg, formerly Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr) to sit alongside that of System Shock 2’s SHODAN and Stanley Parable’s Narrator on the loadout screen.

Among the 1,700 fans on board with the idea is Snoop to the dee-oh-double-gee himself.

The petition makes a reasoned argument for the new pack’s inclusion along demographical lines.

“With this announcer pack Valve will attract a new market consisting of call of duty console players,” they wrote, in reference to this year’s Call of Duty: Ghosts Snoop Dogg voice pack. “It would also benefit the community as raging would be reduced due to recommended blazing after multiple deaths.”

At time of writing, 1,764 Dota players have signed an open letter addressed to Valve and Snoop, to say that a collaborative announcer pack would “really benefit the game”.

Progress is already good. The Californian king of gangster rap popped in on Reddit in person to let the petitioners know that he’s sold on the idea.

“Whaddup!! Lets do this!!”, said Snoop. “Shout out 2 the fans who put me on this!!”

Would you like to see Valve correct the, ah, chronic lack of z-speak in Dota 2?