TI11 Broadcast Talents to Allegedly Cast Remotely From Norway
After the debacle regarding its decision to acquire a betting sponsor for the TI11 Regional Qualifiers, Last Chance Qualifiers and Group Stage, PGL’s reputation amongst the Dota 2 community continues to worsen as multiple Dota 2 personalities hinted that TI11 broadcast talents will allegedly be casting remotely from Norway for both the Last Chance Qualifiers (LCQ) and the Group Stage. Furthermore, the broadcast talents for those two stages will allegedly be running a “bedroom” production.
The community was disappointed after hearing the alleged news as it saw the decision as a cost-cutting measure. Many also confused by the alleged decision.
TI11 Broadcast Talents to allegedly cast remotely from Norway
PGL's standing in the Dota 2 community has gotten worse since the news surrounding its decision to secure a betting sponsor for the TI11 Regional Qualifiers, Last Chance Qualifiers, and Group Stage. Adding to this, several prominent Dota 2 personalities have hinted that TI11 broadcast talent will allegedly be casting remotely from Norway for both the Last Chance Qualifiers (LCQ) and Group Stage.
The rumors started off when Team Liquid’s Dota 2 streamer () posted a meme on Twitter, saying that TI11 broadcast talents will allegedly travel to Norway while tagging PGL in the meme. At first glance, the community could not understand the meaning behind it as people thought that all broadcasters would be casting the games from a stage in Singapore.
However, Dota 2 caster Anthony “scantzor" Hodgson followed up on the post by saying that “casters for LCQ + group stage will be running *bedroom* productions.” , suggesting that the allegations might be true. Furthermore, he added that if the allegations were true, the two stages will be treated as the second half of TI11 Qualifiers from a talent’s point of view.
Following the allegations, the Dota 2 community reacted in disappointment as people saw the decision as a cost-cutting measure. People are assuming that PGL will be running a bedroom production for both the Last Chance Qualifiers as well as the Group Stage of TI11. Furthermore, the community was confused with the decision as the broadcast talents for TI11 might have to travel to both Norway and Singapore for the production.
At the time of writing, PGL has neither confirmed nor denied the allegations. However, if PGL confirms the rumors, the community might not approve of the decision as fans want to watch their favorite casters live at the venue instead of a remote location.