The 2023 Dota Professional Circuit is formally underway, as rosters are actually 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 experiences got here in early November, it seems like SA DPC groups are nonetheless on maintain, as SG Esports launched one other assertion as we speak. [Dota 2]Howdy all people. As , the scenario is essential, we’ve got former gamers struggling to pay their payments. However probably the most severe of all is Valve’s full silence. We tried to contact 3 occasions through electronic mail and haven’t acquired a response since 11/24/2022.— SG esports (@SGesportsBR) December 10, 2022 SG has been attempting to contact Valve concerning the matter, however they allegedly haven’t acquired a response from Dota 2’s developer. Throughout this time, the group reportedly heard again from the SA DPC organizer, 4D Esports, claiming they might receives a commission by Dec.9. 4D reportedly couldn’t sustain with their very own timeline, and SG was pressured 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 presently occurring in SA is downright unacceptable. Third-party organizers can find yourself being wild playing cards at occasions, however the DPC is a Valve occasion, that means the developer ought to have stepped in by now to ensure no events had been harmed. Given the truth that the group funds hundreds of thousands for The Worldwide yearly, it will be the least Valve may 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 tough scenario for gamers, however it additionally lowers the popularity of Dota 2 within the eyes of organizations that wish to step into the scene. It’s presently 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 might be organized by ESB.