Arkosh Gaming Penalized for Fielding Three Players Outside of NA in the DPC
Arkosh Gaming has been penalized for playing with three players outside of North America (NA) in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) NA 2021-22 Tour 1: Division 1. Valve's rules state that three out of five players on a team must be playing from the region that they are competing in. According to ESL, the organizer of the NA DPC, Arkosh Gaming used three players outside NA in two of the four series it had played thus far and was consequently penalized two sub opportunities. The organizer also mentioned that Arkosh Gaming had been given a level 1 draft penalty (30 seconds) in its series against Black N Yellow and Quincy Crew.
Capitalist clarifies the situation after ESL punishes Arkosh Gaming for violation of DPC rules
ESL has penalized Arkosh Gaming for two out of the four series played in the DPC NA 2021-22, in which they had broken the rules.
As per Valve rules, “during a Regional League, a team can play with a sub for 4 out of the 7 matches,” Therefore, Arkosh Gaming still has two opportunities for subs out of a total of four. The team still has three more series to play.
Here are the current five players from Arkosh Gaming.
Brian "BSJ" Canavan (Pale Horse)
Kyle "Kyle" Freedman (Forsaken Oracle)
Jaron "monkeys-forever" Clinton (Monkey)
Jason "Newsham" Newsham (Crow)
Andrew "Jenkins" Jenkins (Gremlo)
BSJ, Kyle, and Jenkins are believed to be the three players who were not in North America. BSJ, who joined Team Liquid as a streamer in June 2021, has spent a considerable amount of time at the organization's facility in The Netherlands. Kyle has lived in Ukraine for a long time now after having obtained his residency permit earlier this year. Jenkins has been serving as a commentator/analyst for the DPC at DreamHack's facility in Europe.
In a Reddit post about this issue, Austin "Capitalist" Walsh stated that the team has already started fielding three players from NA and that all five players will be in NA for 2022. According to him, the rule violation was not a deliberate act, but rather an oversight.
“No controversy here, Arkosh has already fielded 3 players in NA, and will have more in NA soon. This was just an oversight, not an intentional flouting of the rules. Obviously this rule was put in with the spirit of preventing players from raiding a "weaker" region for its Major and TI spots, not to force people from the region from working internationally. But rules need to be enforced as they're written and Arkosh has no problem with that.”
Arkosh Gaming, with potentially all five players playing from NA, will play its next series in the DPC against simply TOOBASED on 5th Jan 2022. So far, the team has won one series out of four.
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