The cancellation of the first Major of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021-22 did not go well with the community. While Valve responded by announcing alternative tournaments, the overall impression of the community remained poignant. Johan won the TI twice”N0tail“Sundstein said Suddeutsche Zeitung some of his thoughts on Valve’s current approach to DPC. In N0tail’s opinion, Valve’s lack of human resources has led to its inadequacies. While he claims that Valve’s financial incentives are tied to Steam, N0tail suggests that the company just needs to communicate more with its community as that will help improve things.
Valve is short of personnel, according to N0tail
One of the main reasons for canceling the Major was the feasibility of hosting a large-scale LAN event due to the pandemic. N0tail mentions that the pandemic has been a problem for a long time, and Valve can’t always use that as an excuse. He also argued that Valve needed to communicate with its community, who had been helping nurture the game for years.
“I definitely think Valve needs to change something. People who work on Dota are either overworked or understaffed. Corona is not always an excuse because things have not been going well for a while. Dota has a very active community that built the game and without them it wouldn’t be where it is today. Valve just opens a door and starts responding to emails.”
Along with the pandemic problem, Valve also mentioned in an apology letter, after the Major was canceled, other factors such as the goodwill of the tournament organizers also played a decisive role. However, over the past few years, the pandemic has been the main reason why events like the DPC 2021, TI10 and the first Major of the season that are taking place have been delayed or canceled.
Poor communication around these events is a major concern for Dota 2 players, talent, and fans. Personality like Quinn”Quinn“Callahan and Kyle”Kyle“Freedman shared a similar view with N0tail’s comments about Valve’s inability to communicate effectively.
On the other hand, N0tail also pointed out that Valve’s main revenue comes from Steam’s digital distribution service, not Dota 2. Though he’s unsure of the exact way to change the current situation given it’s currently in development. takes place. for such a long time, he mentioned that they will keep trying.
“On the other hand, I think Valve’s financial incentives are on Steam, not Dota. Other companies would lick their fingers for a game like Dota. I don’t know what to do either, a lot of people have failed here but all we can do is keep trying.”
N0tail no longer plays competitive Dota 2 and is on OG’s inactive list. However, he is still involved in the game as the team’s owner and currently serves as an advisor to OG’s roster. Young squad to be launched in Western Europe (WEU) Regional Finals on February 11, 2022.
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