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SEA Will Likely Be the Only Region to Not Have Official Coverage for DPC Lower Division

Rakshak Kathuria
14/Jan/2021 12:57 pm

As per reports, all regions except SEA, are going to have an official coverage for the Lower Division of DPC 2021 S1.
PGL, the tournament operator behind SEA-DPC 2021, is reportedly asking community casters to broadcast Lower Division games on their own, without getting paid.
PGL is yet to make a public statement on this issue.

Update: PGL has confirmed that there will be official coverage for the DPC SEA 2021 Season 1 - Lower Division.


The long-awaited 2021 DPC season’s onset has not been a rosy one for both the players and the tournament operators. This time, the DPC Regional League’s organizer in SEA, PGL, has come under fire for reportedly not intending to have any official coverage of the Lower Division in the SEA region.

RELATED:  PGL Criticized For No Official Coverage For Qualifiers Of DPC-SEA 2021

PGL Might Not Broadcast The Lower Division Of SEA-DPC 2021 S1

The issue regarding the Lower Division’s official coverage emerged when a Twitter user, @CorruptDropbear stated that the Lower Division would not be getting any broadcast by the tournament operators in each of the six regions. He mentioned that similar to open qualifiers, anyone in the community could cast these games and be unpaid. 

However, several Dota 2 personalities replied to this tweet, mentioning that there will be proper coverage of the Lower Divisions and that the casters would also be paid for their services. 

Co-founder of Beyond the Summit (TO behind NA-DPC), David "GoDz" Parker, further replied that all of the Lower Division matches in North America will have paid casters. 


Dropbear | Mitchel then tweeted that all the regions would have official coverage for their Lower Divisions except for SEA. 

Famous SEA Dota commentator, John "johnxfire" Nathan Fernandez, tweeted that he was being approached to cast a “VALVE SANCTIONED DPC LEAGUE’ for free. 

According to him, tournament operators (potentially PGL) are contacting casters who can cast cover the Lower Division matches in the SEA-DPC league on their own channels without any financial benefits. 

PGL is yet to make any official statements on the same. If the allegations relating to this matter are accurate and all regions except SEA will have official coverage.

ALSO READ:  Team Disqualified From SEA DPC League S1 for Account Sharing

The Lower Division of the Regional League is set to begin on January 18 and the Upper Division. Only DreamHack in EU and ESL in CIS have publicly announced the English talent for their Regional Leagues at the time of writing this article. 


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