eSports Legends Arrive at One of the Largest Tournaments of the Year

eSports legends arrive at one of the largest tournaments of the year.

Released on 4/7/2016

Transcript

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All right go into to that in three, two, one, take intro.
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Mobile in three, two, one, take.
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All right we are going to be going in in about ten seconds.
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Head to the couch, give it a little bit
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and three, two, one, take.
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Good morning everybody, welcome back to the
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Summit 3 by Gigabyte.
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This is the only top tier professional gaming event
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where the teams are left to themselves to compete
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and play for over $250,000.
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We've got a unique twist.
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Instead of being at a live venue,
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we are holding this event from our house.
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The five of us who live here all year round,
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we completely renovated the house.
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We moved all of our furniture out.
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This is my bedroom that we are in actually.
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I feel right at home.
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We have the six best teams in the world.
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We have the three best teams from China.
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They are taking on the three best western teams.
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Evil Geniuses from America, Cloud 9
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as well as Team Secret from Europe.
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So it's this interesting East versus West showdown.
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They are just playing in an everyday suburban home.
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For us it is not really just a game,
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people are like Oh you are just playing games,
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that must be so cool and so fun.
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It is, but we put everything that we have into it and
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we practice for months.
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All right everyone welcome, it's the Summit 3
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presented by Gigabyte.
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Any popular tradition sport, score more points you win.
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That is not how Dota operates.
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Dota 2, it's virtual chess in a lot of ways
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without the rules.
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There is five people on each side.
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You are running at each other.
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Everyone is kind of like a wizard because you've got
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abilities and you are killing each other.
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Come on! Come here! Yes! That's what I am talking about.
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(cheering)
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It is really one of the first like truly global games.
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There is at least twenty countries represented at this land.
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We all come from similar backgrounds
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no matter where we are from.
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We all went through the same struggles with our parents
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trying to convince them that this is
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what we want to do and this is who we are.
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I have been gaming my whole life ever since Sega and N64.
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I am from the Midwest. My endgame name is PPD
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and I play for team Evil Geniuses.
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Team Secret is probably pretty big rivals of ours
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just because they have Arteezy and Zai who left our team
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because they didn't think we were good enough to win.
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I just kind of left because it was like
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we were reaching the point where we can't really change it.
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You leave one team for another, the team you previously
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left is going to be the most fun to play against
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because you know, you just really want
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to prove that you are better than them.
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For these players, these teams, it is everything.
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It's the only thing they do right now and
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they are making a lot of money year round
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because of the prize pools at these events.
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If you are not the best you are not
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making a living off of it.