7/18/2014—Seattle, WA, USA
"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.
HERE: PLayers from the Chinese team "Vici Gaming' in a semi final match. While the players sit in booths, screens in front project the character they have chosen for each match, with their screen names above.
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.
Photograph by Stuart Isett
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