DOTA 2 WRAP UP
May 19th, 2020
Dota GovernenceEveryone has heard about the fall from grace that has been the rececnt developements from former TI4 winning organization, Newbee. Back in Q3 of 2018, a little more than a year after ending the 2017 season with a second place finish at TI7, Newbee was bleeding money. With employees of a sister organization sueing the owner due to salaries not paid, due to seemingly gambling away the money. He had become the most hated member of the chinese Dota 2 community at that time. This depressing fall has had the organization achieve the worst thing one can do in esport, and has ended the career of 5 players, including another former TI winner, Faith.
Without having a governing body for Dota 2, unlike many other esports, this ruling only applies to most Chinese region tournaments. Whether this means many organizations will follow suit or not is yet to be seen. The CDA is comprised on the top Chinese Teams, and with Newbee being removed from the association, the other teams may pressure international tournament organizers to follow suit. At the end of the day, it's Valve who will have the final word on this, either allowing or banning Newbee from the DPC will finally determine their fate.
Another issue that would be addressed by the governing body, is the situation with Aq and Aster. Aster tried to acquire Aq from Newbee, even suggesting that Aq effectively run away from the team house and stay in the Aster Youth house. This is a situation that should warrant an investigation, as it could be prevy to Aster knowing about the matchfixing, and trying to leaverage the situation to beneifit them instead of going directly to the authorities.
The governing body would at least be able to address this situation immediately, come to a definitive global conclusion, and make a public statement, instead of running on the Time Dilated Valve time.