Image Courtesy: Dreamleague Season 10 | Jennika Ojala
SEA Dota 2 organisation, Tigers have been accused of not paying their former player David "MoonMeander" Tan his share of the Dreamleague Season 10 Minor and the Kuala Lumpur Major, prize winnings.
After his team, Kookaburra was eliminated from The International 9: NA Qualifiers; the former Tigers offlaner tweeted that he had made no money despite spending 2 years playing in DPC tournaments.
He stated that the “Tigers Org has not paid for minor win + KL Major” and also added that GESC still hasn’t paid him his share of the prize winnings.
That concludes my run this season. Tigers Org has not paid for minor win + KL Major, season before that I also got scammed with GESC. $0 from 2 years of playing in DPC Tournaments. Tough times to be a Dota 2 professional if you aren't on top. Sorry to all my fans, GL to the rest— David Tan (@MoonMeanderated) July 14, 2019
He also apologised to his fans and alluded that it was a tough time to be a Pro Dota 2 player unless they were at the top.
The Final Tribe's carry Rasmus "Chessie" Blomdin also posted a Twitlonger hoping to shed some light on a few issues (especially financial issues) in the Dota 2 scene.
The current situation of the T2-T3 Dota scene— Rasmus Blomdin (@ChessieDota) July 13, 2019
It is clear that Valve needs to step in and start supporting Dota 2 at the grassroots level to prevent Dota 2 from becoming a top-heavy game with no exciting smaller teams to root for.
The Tigers organization was formed after Valve imposed new regulations for this season, according to which, two teams from the same organization couldn’t compete in The International 9. Hence the TNC Tigers team split from TNC and founded an independent organization.
The original Tigers lineup featured: Ahjit, InYourDream, Moonmeander, Xepher and 1437. This team managed to qualify for The Dreamleague Season 10 Minor and ended up winning it, qualifying for the Kuala Lumpur Major.
Following this, the team underwent a lot of roster changes, picking up players like Raven, Mushi and Dendi in the process. Eventually, the team has seemingly disbanded after all the players left the organization.
Perhaps the allegations made by Moonmeander played a part in the disband.