The professional Dota 2 community was taken by surprise this week when Valve announced massive changes for the upcoming 2020-2021 Dota Pro Circuit with the introduction of Regional Leagues.
Here’s what some of the scene’s top players had to say about the changes.
Evil Geniuses team captain Tal “fly” Aizik was all for these changes made by Valve and believes that it will help the scene in the long term.
Both Team Liquid’s Aydin “iNSaNiA “Sarkohi and Alliance’s Neta “33” Shapira, on the other hand, agree with Lee “Heen” Seung Gon’s initial reaction to the new DPC season.
Heen and Team Secret’s Director of Operations, Matthew “Cyborgmatt” Bailey continued to criticize the changes by pointing out that the extended season will lower the number of Dota 2 events outside of the DPC.
Alliance CEO, Jonathan “Loda” Berg, and Chaos Esports Club Dota 2 manager, Jack “KBBQ” Chen, both voiced concerns about Valve’s decision to keep the same prize pool total for the DPC season, despite adding more games to be played.
Team Liquid coach William “Blitz” Lee continued to make a case that the European region will be the most affected by the changes, because of the level of competition there compared to other regions.
Finally, a number of casters have also weighed in and expressed their excitement about the changes.
Both Toby “TobiWan” Dawson and Jorien “Sheever” van der Heijden believe Valve has made the right decision in their attempt to develop the Dota 2 competitive scene.
Meanwhile, David “LD” Gorman thinks Valve should reallocate some of the prize money from TI to other tournaments throughout the year to compensate players and teams for their prolonged DPC season.
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