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A $33 Million Esports Event for Dota 2 Starts in Shanghai

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The International is organizing one of the biggest esports events in Shangai. The event is offering a crowdfunded prize of $33 million and it has started on Wednesday night. The International has organized the event for DOTA 2 that is a popular free to play game with millions of players. Dota 2 witnesses more than 10 million players every month. It is a golden opportunity for them to earn a massive prize pool by spending money on the game.

Valve is the company behind Dota 2 who has been hosting for The International at Seattle headquarters since 2011. The International offered a $1.6 million prize pool at first event and later the prize money was increased. Last year’s event gave away $25.5 million to the qualified teams and this year’s $33 million is raising expectations of increasing the prize pool in upcoming years.

Dota 2 game is a team strategy game and each game can take twenty minutes to one hour for its completion. Players who take an interest in this game show masterful level of strategy, teamwork, technical skill, and overall game knowledge. The International has now 18 teams for this year’s event that will showcase the talent from the countries around the world.

On 15th August, group play was started and the main event will be held from August 20th to 25th. The main event will run for five days in Shangai’s Mercedes Benz Arena which will be witnessed by more than 18,000 people. The winning team will take home more than $15 million.

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Jamal Antar Speaks Out About Working with Barbara Streisand in Netflix’s “The Politician”

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Jamal Antar is a French-Moroccan actor born on December 23rd, 1976 in Toulouse, which is in the South of France. Antar was born to Moroccan immigrant parents who worked as a property developer and housewife; together they had three children, including Antar, who is the eldest of 3 brothers. Antar grew up in a neighborhood that was on the on the rougher side, and it was in this neighborhood that he learned to develop a tough persona; this persona is similar to the many Mafioso roles that Antar is now famous for playing in a variety of different roles.

Jamal recently spoke about his experience while working on The Politician. This critically acclaimed Netflix show is a comedy-drama created from the talented minds of Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan and Brad Falchuk, who double as executive producers along with Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Platt and Alexis Martin Woodall. The show focuses on a wealthy Santa Barbara high schooler named Payton Hobart, played by Ben Platt; in the first season is a high school student running for student body president, but the premise of the show is to focus on a different political race that Platt’s character is campaigning for every season.

The show is notable for having some famed directors for certain episodes, including Barbara Streisand. Regarding his experience filming for The Politician, Antar said: “I was honored to having Barbara Streisand as a director on The Politician [on Netflix] because she is a huge and very talented actress and movie director.” After speaking about the honor of having the famous Barbara Streisand as a director, Jamal continued: ” I was happy and it was an amazing experience to work on that show next to Zoey Deutch, I was the secret agent service who catching and holding her with handcuffs[.]”

Antar is one of the most well-known up and coming Moroccan actors currently working in the film and television industry today. He is well-known for his excellent dramatic work, as well as his roles which utilize his natural tough persona that is rooted in the experiences he had growing up in a rough neighborhood. His natural experiences have allowed him to create a genuine persona that shines through in every role.

In addition to his work on the aforementioned Netflix’s The Politician, Antar has worked on shows such as NCIS: LA, LA’S Finest, Seal Team, and 68 Whiskey. Many of his roles are related to the mafia and similar character roles that allow Antar to embody the tough persona that he naturally developed as a child.

As Antar’s career continues to develop, many in Hollywood will no doubt have their eye on this talented actor who has frequently showcased his skills in character work and dramatic acting; skills which are sure to continue to leave an impression on viewers around the world, whether they are watching his latest work in Netflix’s The Politician, catching his work on older shows, or eagerly waiting to see what Jamal Antar is cast in next.

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