Director of Twitch Studios, djWHEAT, was approached by a woman during The International’s Late Game stream.
The Late Game, so-named for Dota’s jargon concerning later stages of each fight, is streamed at the end of each day at the world’s largest esport event, The International.
Taking place in Vancouver, British Columbia, this particular Late Game was hosted by Twitch director djWHEAT and Dota2 content creator PyrionFlax. The two joined Dota’s players and fanbase at the Pint, a sports bar just a few steps away from the Rogers arena.
However, there was more than the game to be discussed in this particular broadcast: djWHEAT was also at the center of a woman's’ affections, who made her intentions known in the middle of the stream.
During a later portion of the stream, djWHEAT looked off-camera to a woman about to enter the bar. As though she were unsure of stepping inside, he encouraged her to join the group, but was soon confronted with a different situation entirely.
“Wait - did she give you the ‘phone number’ sign?”
PyrionFax mimicked the action, placing his hand next to his ear in the shape of a cell phone. djWHEAT appeared to immediately recoil, looking down at his cue cards and saying, “I don’t know.”
The woman in question approached the two, and djWHEAT asked her if she was a Dota2 fan. She appeared to have no knowledge of the game, giving a humorous response.
“I’ve got attitude, but I don’t know about Dota2.”
djWHEAT explained The International and invited her to drink with the group. She accepted, but asked if the drinks would be on him.
djWHEAT accepted and the woman was shooed off the stream to a smattering of applause. The Late Game was made even more interesting than before, and The International hasn’t even concluded yet.