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Seattle to hold world’s biggest e-sports event

This weekend, around 12,000 video game enthusiasts will arrive to Seattle for the largest competitive video gaming event in history.

Seattle to host e-sports event.
Seattle to host e-sports event. Image by Tiffany Von Arnim / CC BY 2.0

E-sports, as competitive video gaming is known, has exploded in recent years, and this weekend’s event will have a $6.5 million prize, part of an $18 million total award. Being held in Seattle’s KeyArena, the event will pit gamers against each other in Dota 2, a multiplayer online battle arena game. Read more: seattletimes.com