Fans of The International 2016: The Stories and Photos

16 August 2016

The International 2016 watched by an unprecedented number of spectators - more than 5.5 million people from around the world. A prize fund size exceeded by the sum of the prize of the National Football League in the United States (Super Bowl), the National Hockey League (Stanley Cup), and Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy in the NBA combined. What will be remembered this year's tournament? Certainly enchanting game of the semifinals between Evil Geniuses and EHOME. Early departures only teams from the CIS Natus Vincere (Ukraine). Ups Digital Chaos Team (USA) and the performance of its key player Resolut1ion (Roman Fominok, Ukraine), who rose to the top of the most profitable player of the CIS. Now in the Roman's bank $ 875 thousand dollars, which he won in official tournaments excluding salaries and bonuses. But first of all, each such event will be remembered by those who invested in him their souls - the fans.

# The first story. Momma Moo.

Veronica Hull, Digital Chaos player David Moo Hull's mother says that the experience of staying at The International in 2016 was spectacular. It was the first time she saw her son on top of Mount Olympus, watching the play of his son.

"David is immersed in the game ever since, when he was 5 years old. I've supported him all this time, including financially, while he did not make on their own"

Veronica Hull allowed his son to go on long workout, sometimes up to 6 months in a year. Now David Moo lived at the training base of the team in Arizona.

"We had no idea how grand it is!"

Veronica, who lives on the outskirts of Dayton in Ohio, understand the basic elements of the game, but fans who surrounded her during her prompted the subtle nuances of the time. She has also has 2 children, but they are not gamers (yet).

# Adult fan - not a diagnosis

Jamison Stone - 31-year-old writer of fantasy novels. He's a big fan of DOTA, play it up to 5 days a week with his younger brother, who lives in Massachusetts.

"We have created a small party with other players. There is even one person from Peru. I met him in person."

Jamison has recently spent $ 800 dollars on the Compendium.

# Fan accuracy

Thea Steele is a software engineer and her for 31 years. She's a big fan of DOTA, play it 5 days a week.

# Like the wind

Keegan Sullivan works in a pizzeria in Sacramento, CA manager. He is 21 and he has invested $ 400 dollars to get 100 levels in the game.

"It's great to know that you put something good to the cause and is part of the community of fans."

# Secret Fan

Kevin Metan, 28 years old, arrived in Seattle from Germany to support your favorite team Team Secret. Now Kevin is a fan of OG - twice champion Major tournaments. He met two of his friends from South Africa and Singapore. It is unclear who will be rooting for Kevin, because OG early out from the tournament.

Yuri Donchenko