How e-sports stars broke into the Dota 2 scene

From CNET

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Like regular sporting events, most e-sports tournaments feature a host, casters and analysts to provide commentary and explanations to the watching crowd. 


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Clowning is serious business if you’re a professional idiot like Jake “SirActionSlacks” Kanner, or Slacks as he’s commonly known.

Kanner didn’t exactly set out to become famous among millions of Dota 2 viewers. But he’s now known for his weird antics in front of the camera and his intensive knowledge of Dota 2 lore.

His career began with a video on YouTube, in which he made stupid voices while playing the game. From there he’s moved on to signing up with a Dota 2 studio before co-hosting The International Dota 2 championships in 2016 and 2017. So it’s fair to say that Kanner’s life as an online…

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