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dj WHEAT Gets Hit on By Random Woman During TI Stream Hosted at a Sports Bar

Published: 24/Aug/2018 17:57 Updated: 24/Aug/2018 18:07

by Virginia Glaze

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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.

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Exclusive: Dota 2 legends OG bring Asian bookmakers Fun88 into esports

Published: 17/Nov/2020 7:59 Updated: 20/Nov/2020 14:15

by Adam Fitch

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Fun88, the Asian bookmakers who sponsor football club Newcastle United, have entered esports through a deal with OG.

The two-time champions of The International, the best-paying tournament series in esports, have signed a multi-year partnership with the betting company.

The partnership will see Fun88 work with the organization to “bring fans closer to the Dota 2 action” through community interactions and “pre-play, real-time, and post-match insights.”

The bookmakers will also have their logo shown on the shoulder of jerseys worn by the legendary Dota 2 players.

OG N0tail The International 2019
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OG are the defending The International champions.

OG’s well-known roster includes Johan ‘N0tail’ Sundsteni, Martin ‘Saksa’ Sazdov, Sébastien ‘Ceb’ Debs, Topias ‘Topson’ Taavitsainen, and Yeik ‘MidOne’ Nai Zheng.

They are the current defending world champions having won The International in both 2018 and 2019, with this year’s iteration of the tournament being delayed due to the global health situation.

“OG Esports’ legacy and story in Dota is one of the most legendary stories in esports and, because of this, we have been able to break into the mainstream and our story has been documented in many mediums — articles, magazines, and several documentaries,” JMR Luna, CEO of OG, told Dexerto. “Following this trajectory, OG has become the breach for new non-endemic companies that want to break into this space.”

“Fun88 have a great track record and have really invested in traditional sports, this is the next step for them as they recognize that some of the biggest competitions in the world right now are happening behind screens,” he continued. “This is a great moment for esports because we’re welcoming a new massive brand into our ecosystem which ultimately benefits everyone. We’ve worked really hard to make this happen and we’re happy we can finally announce it.”

Outside of esports, Fun88 have worked with late basketball icon Kobe Bryant and football club Tottenham Hotspur. In July 2020, they extended their sponsorship deal with Newcastle United for an undisclosed period of time.

Betting sponsors may not be new in esports, but this is the first rodeo for Fun88.