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Alexei "Solo" Berezin has finally given us an update about the current state of affairs between him, Sébastien "Ceb" Debs and Valve.
He posted on his personal VK Profile stating:
I want to give our fans and all Dota community a brief update on the situation between me and Ceb. We’ve been in close contact with Valve right from the moment it happened. It’s been an open and honest dialogue, I think in the end we were able to find common vision on the case. We have agreed that our teams will work together to develop a solution to tackle same problems in the future and we’ll sit down at TI with Valve and other players to discuss the implementation. We share similar approach on this, so I’m optimistic about the result. When I made my statement in the middle of the crisis I wanted Valve to openly speak about the matter. They did so during our communication and I’m very grateful for that. I would have loved of course to find an immediate solution but we all want to it be sustainable, so I appreciate that it takes time.To show our fans that we’ve left this matter behind we’ve reached a principle agreement with OG that we’ll try our best to play a friendly show match at upcoming Epicenter. The final execution will be pending organizational matters, but I hope we’ll be able to do it. I also urge our home crowd to pay respect to Ceb and his team mates. Let’s show our guests some real Russian hospitality but don’t forget who is your home team, though. In avoidance of doubt, I’ll be there to play alongside with my guys.Thanks everyone for your support, looking forward to seeing you soon.
You can read this post on his VK Page HERE.
Earlier this month, Ceb made some disrespectful, xenophobic comments against Russian people, irking the wrath of the Russian Dota 2 community and Solo. The captain of Virtus.pro responded with a public post making it clear that he would not participate in the Epicenter Major in Moscow if Valve did not take steps to curb this issue.
Author’s Opinion: It finally looks like Valve will take measures to prevent such behaviour from Pro Players. While it is disappointing that such measures weren't taken after similar conduct was displayed by Carlo "Kuku" Palad and Ivan "MinD_ContRoL" Borislavov, it's better late than never.