Ownership of DPC slots has been the subject of much debate and frustration again this year, making us wonder what Valve should do about it.
Another year with the DPC system and another year with the DPC slot ownership controversy.
Last year we looked at some of the CPD rules that we didn’t know were needed. Now, it’s time to take a look at an issue that Valve * continues to * mostly * not take action on.
DPC location ownership issues
When Valve released the information on the new DPC 2021-22 season, there was nothing at all to address the issues that arose last year regarding post-ownership.
Who owns a team slot?
The slot owner is the person who is registered as the team administrator. In the case of a team organization, this is usually a manager or person representing the organization. In other cases, it could be the captain of a team, a specific player or a neutral third party.
Can a team change administrators after creation?
Yes, a person who is an administrator can transfer the administrator to someone else at any time.
Can a team be acquired by a different organization or organization?
Yes, a team list can be transferred to a new team and a new admin.
This has led to discussions and debates about hijacking, hostage taking and / or spot selling as well as the global exploitation of loopholes and chaos.
Eternal envy and co
Many fans remember the debacle surrounding Eternal Envy and DPC ownership last season. For those who don’t remember or for the uninitiated, the TL; DR was that EE was accusing Daniel “zero” Yun of Black N Yellow of taking the DPC spot hostage even though the EE team had three of the five members of BnY.
Zero claimed that EE kicked him and Andrew “Jubilation“Evelyn from the team after THEY invited her and then attempted to take over the place.
Eventually, EE joined three remaining members of Sadboys for the TI10 qualifiers, who held a top division spot, changing the name to bumble bEE’s.
This brings us to quite a debacle this season. (Yes I know you think it was a TL; DR … trust me it is).
This season, the place of the bumble BEE which had been kept by the former manager was then given to a stack comprising four women and Hotaruz as the slot way. “To highlight the broken slot machine system as experienced by the last DPC of BnY”. However, when Hotaruz’s past experiences came to light and cast a shadow over the integrity of the stack, he walked away from the list in an attempt to relieve some pressure.
Instead, it ended up disqualifying the team from the division and opened up the place for a closed qualifying squad, as it left the roster incomplete after the lockdown date.
B8 and Dendi
Legend of Dota 2 and co-owner of B8Danil “Dendi” Ishutin was kicked off his own team on the official Dota Pro Tour registration page, apparently forcing him and his team through open qualifying for a lower division start.
When Dendi aimed to rebuild his squad, he didn’t take into account that the DPC slot actually belonged to Aleksandr “Nofear” Churochkin who joined B8 after the first season of the DPC 2021 regional leagues, when B8 merged with XactJlepbI to avoid open qualifications. .
The niche we have been playing under for the past six months is recorded by someone who did not want to negotiate. Yes, this situation seems strange, ”B8 said and added that they will not fearlessly discuss the situation and instead focus on rebuilding the squad.
This time around, there appeared to be a resolution to the situation with the intervention of Valve and the review and enforcement of contracts.
One by one, the TI10 series players fell from 1st floorthe list of. Some of them moved on to other opportunities and teams. Some of them have moved away from competitive play.
This meant that a whole new generation of OG players would aim to raise the organization’s banner to Majors and International now. The new team is led by TI10 coach Mikhail “Misha” Agatov as captain and joined by none other than Tommy “Taiga” Le.
Regardless of what you think of the new team and their potential, it raises questions and eyebrows as to the possibility that an entirely new and unproven team could compete directly in the Division 1 league. three (or even two) players are not kept on the roster, should they even be allowed to take the place they previously occupied?
Valve probably assumed that everyone would play well in the sandbox together and somehow coordinate and work the DPC locations whenever there was an issue.
Clearly this is not the case.
So instead of just rehashing all the same complaints and crying over spilled milk, how about making Valve’s job a little easier by providing solutions to their problem?
- A fee to keep the slot. This could create a problem with the haves and the have-nots (mostly pointing to org vs stacks), but it could deter some of the meanness or meanness that is often seen.
- Implement the 3/5 player rule. If the majority of the team is still registered under the spot they will be able to keep it. If there are 2 or less players, then the place is lost.
- Reset DPC season slot assignments after The International and only invite majority reunited teams that have played TI. The rest of the teams will have to qualify for the upper and lower division places.
- Create contracts that are sent to Valve upon registration of the DPC slot, outlining the conditions for keeping the slot and playing together.
For now, ownership of DPC slots remains free with little or no advice. Whether or not Valve steps in will not be seen until at least the next tour of the DPC 2021-22 season which is scheduled to begin in March 2022.
The 2021-22 DPC Season 1 tour begins with the league game on Monday November 29 and Tuesday November 30.