The 2023 Dota Professional Circuit is formally underway, as rosters are now locked. Although the brand new season technically began already, South American groups have been reporting that they haven’t been paid for the final DPC tour in the summertime of 2022.
Whereas the preliminary stories got here in early November, it seems like SA DPC groups are nonetheless on maintain, as SG Esports launched one other statement today.
SG has been attempting to contact Valve relating to the matter, however they allegedly haven’t obtained a response from Dota 2’s developer. Throughout this time, the group reportedly heard again from the SA DPC organizer, 4D Esports, claiming they’d receives a commission by Dec.9.
4D reportedly couldn’t sustain with their very own timeline, and SG was compelled to take out financial institution loans to pay their payments and the gamers. Contemplating most gamers and groups that take part within the DPC depend on the prize cash to maintain their prices, what’s at the moment taking place in SA is downright unacceptable.
Third-party organizers can find yourself being wild playing cards at instances, however the DPC is a Valve occasion, which means the developer ought to have stepped in by now to verify no events had been harmed. Given the truth that the group funds millions for The International yearly, it might be the least Valve might do to guard the gamers.
On the time of writing, SG and lots of different SA gamers are nonetheless ready for his or her prize cash from the third DPC tour of 2022. This not solely creates a troublesome state of affairs for gamers, nevertheless it additionally lowers the fame of Dota 2 within the eyes of organizations that want to step into the scene.
It’s at the moment unclear whether or not 4D Esports will be capable of pay out the prize cash, however they received’t be current within the 2023 DPC because the SA division shall be organized by ESB.