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7/18/2014—Seattle, WA, USA<br />
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"The International" is a video-game tournament hosted by Valve, a game maker based in Bellevue, WASH., with a prize pool reaching $10.8 million. this year the event was held at Key Arena in Seattle, WASH.<br />
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HERE: Valve Software CEO, Gabe Newell, watches the contest from a sky box. (NOTE: technically Valve employees have no titles, but Newell is the founder).<br />
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Contestants were playing Dota 2, a 2013 multiplayer online battle arena video game developed by Valve. Five players are on each team, with teams traveling for around the world to battle at the sold-out event.<br />
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Photograph by Stuart Isett<br />
©2014 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.