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
Brown water just came out of the faucet hmmm— Sing (@SingSing) March 11, 2018
Cancel - Dota 2 - Team Romania
arrived at the WESG hotel.... its pretty scary tbh— canceL^^ (@canceldota) March 11, 2018
MNT - Dota 2 - Team Hellas (Greece)
Mixwell - CS:GO - Wololos(Spain)
Yesterday the water was brown when you used hot water, now we don’t even have hot water, rooms are not clean(dust), restaurant is slow as hell and bad and there’s nothing around the hotel.— Oscar Cañellas (@Mixwell) March 11, 2018
And there's tons of other players who have made complaints regarding the treatment at the hotel.
So our @WESGcom hotels are the worst iv ever stayed at. mold in our rooms no hot water, we also had no running water for 4+ hrs. By far the worst experience at a gaming tournament thanks mr wesg, if i never return home tell me mom i love her pic.twitter.com/2P2USzGwgh— Kyle O (@OCEAN_tK) March 11, 2018
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.
Some teams have good chairs others dont #WESG— Adriano Machado (@fourdiar) March 12, 2018
60hz monitors #WESG— Adriano Machado (@fourdiar) March 12, 2018
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.
We have already arranged for some players with serious room problems to move into the new hotel. We will arrange for the remaining players as soon as possible. We sincerely apologize again for the poor living conditions. pic.twitter.com/PFn1NGPAiZ— WESG (@WESGcom) March 12, 2018