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Mónica Guzmán

Stories at the intersection of tech and life from a boldly connected city.

Category: Gaming
July 26, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Dying for ‘Dota 2’: My newbie attempt to understand the richest game in e-sports

The crowd at KeyArena watches the action on giant screens while teams compete from booths below at the “Dota 2” tournament The International. See more tournament photos. (ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES)   Ten minutes into my first game of “Dota 2,” I had managed to master one thing. Dying. “SpadeSpouse, back up. Back up, SpadeSpouse….

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June 2, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Is this obvious yet? ‘Seattle has some of the most innovative gaming companies in the world’

Emmett Shear, who grew up in Seattle, is CEO of Twitch. (Photo: Twitch) Emmett Shear had no idea whether his idea to focus his video site around gaming would actually work when he persuaded his cofounders to try it in 2011. Then he saw the response. “Our first bar to pass was 25 percent growth a month…

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