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Austin preview: Inside DOTA 2

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Welcome to Columbus, Ohio

Photograph By John Loomis, Words by Hallie Grossman

Welcome to MLG.tv Columbus Arena, Major League Gaming's 14,000-square-foot venue -- the first and only dedicated to eSports in North America. In mid-April more than 700 fans gathered to physically watch the three-day joinDota MLG Pro League LAN Finals. Six five-person teams, representing 15 countries, competed for total prize pool of $86,461 in one of the world's biggest battle arena games, Dota 2, while more than one million viewers watched it all go down on the live-stream.