Despite not being much of a gamer, Kaci “Kaci” Aitchison has been a constant presence at The International for the last four years. Each year, she returns to the Dota 2 community as the event’s designated host and interviewer, proving that the barrier between esports and the rest of the world is only as strong as we allow it to be.

1. Her Only Role in Esports is Interviewing at The International

Kaci is something of an oddity in esports, never having actually played Dota 2. When Valve began hosting auditions for The International 2013’s host, which was the only position that did not require Dota 2 knowledge, she was only made aware of it when her agent contacted her. She breezed through the audition with flying colors but, understandably, the Dota 2 community was apprehensive of an outsider acting as a host for their world championship. However, despite the community’s suspicions, Valve hired her as TI3’s host and interviewer.

In an interview with Red Bull Esports, Dota 2 developer Erik Johnson explained what made Kaci such a perfect match for The International.

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Source:: Heavy.com – Games

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