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Mile High Adventures at Dreamhack Denver

Before you ask, no I did not go to a dispensary, however yes, one of my travelling companions did, and he’s just as lame when he’s high. In the crisp mountain air of Denver, Dreamhack invaded a two building venue typically utilized for Rodeos and turned it into a gaming wonderland. There were competitions for PC and console games of all genres. The main attraction for me was the Halo Championship Series Pro League Finals (Click HERE for that coverage).

A lot of fabulous personalities were in attendance which became apparent the moment I walked through the door. While waiting for my press badge I managed to spot Celeste Anderson, a.k.a BiTTERSWEET who was playing in the Halo tournament on behalf of Guardians Gaming. I got a chance to chat with members of her all female Halo team Veronickuhhh and Ohaqt. I was so happy to see this lineup of female representation and they did grab a win for themselves in Denver.

Esports has come such a log way from when I first started covering these events in my first round at Sugar Gamers. The professionals behind the Halo Championship Series were incredibly welcoming and fun to talk to.

If you have a chance to watch a professional Halo match with casters Dan Gaskin (left) and Goldenboy (right), DO IT!

Yeah, that’s Frank O’Connor, myself being a narrative designer, this was easily my biggest fangirl moment of the trip.

This is the Lead eSports Producer for 343 Industries, Tashi, who was very approachable. He works his ass off and yes, he also makes me look like a Keebler elf when I stand next to him.

I also had the pleasure of making contact with Team Splyce’s swing dancing community manager Devon who will be bothered by me soon for an interview to discuss all things Splyce and eSports.

I want to thank Dreamhack for putting on an amazing show and my travel companions, the hosts of the Drunken Halo Podcast Justin Bryce and theJrACE as well as Tazzman, host of the Bad at Halo Show Podcast.

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Rebecca Rothschild

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Rebecca is a writer and narrative designer living in Chicago working on several animation, comic and game projects. She is the creator and writer for the sci-fi comic book series Warshiner as well as the free web comic Shero and Vex. She has worked on games like Mutant Football League.
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