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Every Game in This City 200 and 201: From Escape Rooms to Esports and FIFA in a Magical Forest

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    Every Game in This City 200 and 201:
   Every Game in This City 200

    From Escape Rooms to Esports
    We're back! In Season 2 of Every Game in This City eight game designers, researchers, journalists, and curators meet up in Shanghai to try and watch every game in the 2019 International Dota 2 Championships. In this short introduction, Stephanie, Patrick, and Will try to connect the dots between escape rooms and esports: What are we doing? What aren't we doing? And what do we hope to learn as we jump into a new game in a new city with a new cast?

    FIFA in a Magical Forest
    The battle begins! In the first full episode of Every Game in This City Season 2, the team gathers at the top of a penthouse in Huangpu, Shanghai the day before the International Dota 2 Championships in 2019 to talk about our Dota pasts, Dota predictions, and the case of the missing tickets! In the interlude Will, Stephanie, and Patrick try to explain the ins and outs of Dota 2 (with sound effects!) before the group reveals the thorny reality of actually getting tickets for a Dota tournament.

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Hi everyone! We're back with another season of Every Game in This City—but instead of trying to play every escape room in Kuala Lumpur, our motley crew met up in Shanghai during the summer of 2019 to try and watch every game of the International Dota 2 Championship! We originally planned to release this season in the lead up to the International in 2020, but we fell behind during the pandemic (and then the tournament was cancelled!) Fortunately, even though we recorded in the before times, the conversations we had and experiences we documented are still relevant in 2021. Following our first season, the cast is a mixture of people who know a lot about Dota with those who had never played it. There were also folks who know a lot about China alongside those who were visiting for the first time. So we'll be coming at Dota from a different perspective and trying to capture the way we played together in and around TI9!


Oh, also, we didn't have the Idle Forums hooked up for season 1 (should I make a thread?) but figured it might be useful for season 2. Feel free to post reactions, questions, and your own experiences playing and watching Dota!

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