The International, a video game tournament, was held in Seattle throughout this month with a team winning on July 21. The game, Dota 2, is an online strategy and action multiplayer game where two teams of five going against each other. The Valve Corporation, based in Bellevue developed the game and also hosted the event.
Team Newbee consisting of Chen Zhihao, Zhang Pan, Zhang Ning, Wang Jiao, and Wang Zhaohui came out on top and are walking away with $5 million. The prize pool consisted of about $10.6 million with the rest of the money being awarded to runner ups. (end)