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While last week saw several key competitions and the unveiling of new plans across China’s esports industry, the country is currently in a state of grief and resistance in the wake of a shocking natural disaster. The Dota 2’s i-League has started in Shanghai, featuring 1.2 million yuan ($185,000) in total prize money. In the meantime, however, a record-breaking rainstorm struck in the central Chinese province of Henan and its capital city of Zhengzhou.

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.