Having never knowingly passed up a chance to write a videogame article featuring Darude, here’s where to watch the Dota 2 International 4 after party. To be more precise, here’s where to watch that thing I just wrote.
For a comprehensive retrospective on the The International 4, have a read of Tim’s piece about the event.
Thanks to the generous wallets of those who purchased The Compendium, the $8.8 million USD stretch goal of “We’ll bother to stream the after party for you … oh by the way, Darude will be there. You know, Darude? Sandstorm. That guy.” was handily met. Darude isn’t on there yet, it’s somebody called Katie Kate instead. But I’m sure he’s coming up later with all the Darude hits you know and love.
Before Katie Kate, there was a guy who mostly seemed to be playing Dota 2 on his Macbook and occasionally putting a record on. He looked about as thrilled to be there as most Dota 2 players seem to have been about the finals.
This is him.
And this is “Seattle producer/rapper” Katie Kate.
It’s … it’s not great, to be honest with you. Tim (McDonald) informs me that even though she has a twitter account, she has not tweeted about her presence at this event. She also just said “maybe it’s the wrong crowd.” That’s kind of the impression I’m getting too.
Anyway, yes, it’s all been quite strange/funny/awkward so far. I’m not convinced Darude will do much to alter that, so I recommend watching a bit.
Katie Kate will be on until 9.30pm (Pacific). After that it’s Ki:Theory until 11.00pm. Then it’s THE MAIN EVENT. Mr Darude himself.