Financial struggles in the tier 2 scene
David 'Moonmeander' Tan and his team were recently dropped by CR4ZY despite decent results, adding to the list of North American Dota organizations that have been struggling during the global pandemic.
I don’t know why no one else is speaking out. Am i the only crazy(no pun intended) one here? I understand I’m risking my career speaking out against Valve but I feel the silent few who have profited the most should be trying to help the scene. I’ve seen HON die the exact same way— David Tan (@MoonMeanderated) October 5, 2020
It's not just the pandemic's fault
The lack of high prize pool tournaments and the teams that have consequently been dropped by their orgs in the NA scene have led to a state of limbo. According to MoonMeander, even scrims have stopped at the moment. Yet he thinks that the problems of the North American Dota scene can not be pinpointed to one single issue and some of the problems predate the coronavirus.
Not a healthy scene
MoonMeander also talks about the instability of stacks and the problems that arise when players choose to leave on a whim. Without support from sponsorships, players choose to constantly shuffle in order to get on a winning team and have the ability to earn a living. MoonMeander does not blame the players for the constant shuffling, but considers it a result of the economic realities of Dota in NA.
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