Friday, August 31, 2012

Video Game Dota 2’s The International Competition in Seattle. Shh! Northwest Company A Crowded Coop Fills the Shelves with Coveted Product

Hee haw.  Dota 2 Donkey Courier.  Pre-order now for November.
This week Pacific Northwest-based game maker Valve Software is holding a major gaming competition at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. Under the Chihuly glass of the hall’s foyer the marketer and creator of consumer products, A Crowded Coop, is rolling out a huge line of Dota 2 product in the competition’s Secret Shop. A Crowded Coop is an official global licensee of Valve Software.

Noble Press’s Damian Estrada immediately reported on it in his article “The International! Take my money! The Dota 2 swag we deserve!” Estrada wrote, “At this year’s Dota 2 International, Valve has decided to release some very impressive items. Coming out ahead of schedule via the Dota 2 sub Reddit, I bring to you “The swag you’ll probably want to buy”.”

A Crowded Coop created Dota 2 scarves, leather wristbands, bags, necklaces, cell phone charms, wallets, key chains and more. “We even had the opportunity to outfit The International Competition teams who came to Seattle from around the word with custom backpacks with their team logos,” says Mary Olson, A Crowded Coop co-founder.

“We had a lot of fun testing the inflatable Dota 2 axe we produced too,” says Coop’s co-founder Brandy Tanner. “Valve’s imagination and incredible in-game artwork allows us to flex our creative muscles when it comes to product, which is a great way to make a living.”

A Crowded Coop’s product design satisfies consumers globally in the categories of toys/pop-culture, pet products, baby products and more. Since 1998 principals Mary Olson and Brandy Tanner have been responsible for over 28 million custom products hitting retail shelves all over the world. In 2010 Olson and Tanner formed A Crowded Coop which serves clients such as Valve Software with its Portal 2 game. More info is at

Valve is the creator of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source).

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