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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Video games hit the big league, with big money and real crowds

Fans cheer the action at The International Dota 2 Championship, a major video-gaming tournament at KeyArena in Seattle, in July. Having already upended the entertainment world — global revenue from gaming is higher than for music and approaching that of movies — developers are now pursuing legitimacy as a major-league spectator sport.