Shannon "SUNSfan" Scotten and Troels Lyngholt "syndereN" Nielsen at TI10


SUNSfan Hints At Controversial Announcement After TI11 That Will Make The Community Grab its Pitchforks Once Again

Ammar Aryani
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As of late, Valve had been making very controversial decisions in terms of ingame items and The International 2022 itself.
However, the Dota 2 community might want to brace themselves for even more bad news.
We Say Things Host and TI11 caster SUNSfan noted that an announcement that will most likely cause the community to raise their pitchforks will be made after TI.

Despite Dota 2’s player base count slowly increasing again, Valve has been heavily criticized by the community for its mishaps with the handling of The International 2022 (TI11). The Dota 2 developers have been criticized for the lackluster contents of the Battle Pass, betting sponsors, and the possibility of a remote broadcast in Norway.

However, the community might want to brace themselves for another disappointing announcement following the conclusion of The International 2022 (TI11) with Shannon "SUNSfan" Scotten indicating that yet another disappointment is right around the corner.

“The pitchforks will be out, most likely” - SUNSfan talks about third party involvement

Shannon "SUNSfan" Scotten and Troels Lyngholt "syndereN" Nielsen recently released their 167th episode of their own podcast, We Say Things. While the podcast mainly focuses on SUNSfan’s newest game, Ability Arena and the drama behind the voice line/stickers capsule, SUNSfan revealed some interesting stories about Valve and TI11.

SUNSfan started off by being really careful about what he could say on the podcast regarding Valve, as he noted that there has been an obvious lack of care for Dota 2 lately despite the recent updates to the game.

“Anyways, some things that we can’t talk about currently are that we felt like there’s a lack of care to Dota 2 lately. Like, it felt like there had been a shift. I think there’s no f***ing question about that. There’s been some sort of a shift going on at Valve.”

While being careful again with his words on the podcast, the former founder of Digital Chaos stated that there will be an announcement after The International 2022 (TI11) by a third party organization that has no direct ties to Valve, the developers of Dota 2. He also stated that the announcement will make waves throughout the Dota 2 scene, many of which will upset the Dota 2 community as a whole.

“Being careful again, there is news coming out after TI from, let’s just say a third party who is not directly related to Valve at all but once it's announced, it is going to make waves as well. The pitchforks will be out most likely, it’s just like domino after domino after domino effect.” said SUNSfan

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Following the ominous hint, many within the community have begun speculating about the possible announcement after TI11 as the announcement could concern the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) or even Majors.

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Ammar has been actively engaged in the esports industry in Malaysia in multiple roles in the past. Now, he utilizes his esports expertise to create insightful and meaningful content as the de facto Dota 2 writer at AFK Gaming.

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