The future of American eSports: the PA Report goes to the Dota 2 International.
If you're a fan of eSports, you know how absorbing the hobby can become. You know all the star players, the best casters to listen to, and will catch yourself discussing tournaments with others over lunch. If you're on the outside you couldn't care less which country is currently topping the leaderboards. Valve sees the potential to change that with its current title Dota 2, the sequel to the original Defense of the Ancients mod for Blizzard's Warcraft III, and we were there in Seattle to watch the competition. Instead of trying to convince you with descriptions of the energy and competitive spirit that was alive this weekend during the Dota 2 International Championship in Seattle's Benaroya Hall, I've decided to take you on a guided photo tour of Valve's event. It's apparent that Valve is passionate about eSports being taken seriously in North America, and the effort expelled on making sure their tournament was bleeding edge showed throughout the event.