For some reasons, Dota did it. It has somehow been able to withstand the test of time and snowball into a bigger influencer in the gaming sector year after year. This peculiar phenomenon can be explained by the way the game was experienced by most Chinese gamers while they were growing up.

Andrew Yang, a Chinese-American tech entrepreneur born to Taiwanese immigrants in New York, is running for President of the United States. As the first round of Democratic Party debates finished last week, Yang, a political outsider, racked up 108,000 new twitter followers, dwarfing second highest gainer and apparent “winner” Kamala Harris, who gained 38,000.