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Harvesting the broken dreams of pros

Chiu on This
A short and regular opinion blast from Stephen Chiu

At The International 7, Valve went out of its way to harvest the broken dreams of the pros. This has always been a reality of competition in that for there to be a winner, the champion must shatter the dreams of the competition. Valve used Machine as the river man of the styx to pass on the pros to the afterlife at TI7. I thought it was a one time thing, but the recent trailer of True Sight looks like it will continue the trend. In the end of that trailer you see sccc look intense and broken as if he is about to become either Batman or Joker. Although I do find it uncomfortable to watch (I think most people do), you can’t deny its ability to draw people in. And it’s not like I can criticize them since I’ve used that emotion a few times in my own writing. I wonder if other orgs will go down that route as time moves on.


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