Schedules and workforce lists for upcoming Dota Pro Circuit regional qualifiers went reside earlier this week, and for followers who sustain with all of the areas, there have been possible just a few key names lacking from these lineups that beforehand introduced plans to compete for one of many last spots at The (*11*) 2022.
One such workforce was Team SMG, who signed each poloson and iceiceice to fill holes in its roster forward of the competitors. And now, the group has confirmed that its Dota 2 roster has been disqualified from Southeast Asia’s TI11 qualifiers due to a “communication breakdown” that delayed roster affirmation on official channels.
Internal communications between the workforce supervisor and gamers broke down and resulted within the workforce being too late to affirm its up to date DPC roster inside Valve’s techniques, in accordance to the org’s official statement.
“We settle for full duty for what has occurred and our lapse in judgement that brought on our disqualification,” SMG administration said. “After dialogue, each the gamers and administration have acknowledged that there errors made that have been uncalled for, and have come to phrases with the state of affairs. We might be stricter on ourselves and higher ourselves inside out as a company.”
Some group members are calling this karma for how the workforce reportedly kicked ninjaboogie from its roster again in May whereas he was away from the workforce for household causes between DPC regional leagues. But there are additionally loads of followers who’re equally unhappy that iceiceice won’t get an opportunity to qualify for TI11.
This is particularly devastating as a result of each iceiceice and poloson are from Singapore and have been actively trying ahead to an opportunity to earn a spot at TI11 and compete in entrance of what equates to their dwelling crowd. Now, each are possible out of luck until a workforce wants an area stand-in in the course of the TI11, which iceiceice has already famous he’s down to be for sure groups—together with his earlier stomping grounds at Evil Geniuses.
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As a part of SMG’s stricter strategy, CEO Kenchi Yap might be stepping down from the position and an interim CEO might be appointed till a everlasting alternative is discovered.
In addition to that transfer, SMG’s Dota 2 division is now in flux, with the org not committing to its present lineup, however reasonably saying it would announce particulars about its future within the 2023 DPC “at a later date.” This possible means some roster strikes are inbound as soon as the post-TI11 free company interval begins.