Players cry foul over WESG living conditions

Shounak Sengupta

12th, Mar, 2018
It’s no secret that the living conditions for players at the WESG 2017 main event has been below par. Both Dota 2 and CS:GO players have raised issues on social media regarding this and with the standard for esports tournaments rising rapidly this incident certainly doesn’t sit well with the community.

With 1.5 million USD at stake for Dota and Counter Strike each, one certainly would expect that the accommodation and facilities be at par, but it clearly hasn’t been. Let’s take a look at some of the horror stories that have come out from the players:

Sing Sing – Dota 2 – Team Netherlands

Cancel - Dota 2 - Team Romania

MNT - Dota 2 - Team Hellas (Greece)

Mixwell - CS:GO - Wololos(Spain)

And there's tons of other players who have made complaints regarding the treatment at the hotel.
However it seems as if things have started to improve and teams are either being given better accommodation or being shifted to different hotels.

But living conditions isn't the only thing the players have complained about, the Dota players have specifically pointed out that they are being given inferior equipment to play their matches.

It hasn't been an auspicious start at WESG but they have communicated that they are trying to resolve the issue. Let's hope that these incidents don't take away from such a prestigious tournament with such an impressive prize pool.


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