Many Dota 2 personalities have spoken out against the seeding, or the lack of it, at the ChongQing Major.
Looks like controversies have a special relationship with ChongQing Major. Before, there was the racism controversy which led to Kuku being banned from the Major. Now, the Dota 2 community has taken up an issue with the seeding at the ChongQing Major.
Just a couple of days ago, the organizers announced the group seeding. It does not seem to have sat well with the Dota 2 community.
Davi ‘Moo’ Hull, the carry for J.Storm, was left disappointed after his team was placed 1st in the NA closed qualifiers, yet was seeded in group C with Vici and Liquid. The second team in the group is The Pango. J.Storm and Pango stood first in their region, while Vici and Liquid both were 2nd place holders.
The seeding, overall, seems arbitrary, as we can see from the tweet below.
Moo’s ire was backed by Jack “KBBQ” Chen, the manager for Forward Gaming. He talked about how the seeding seemed arbitrary, and how it would undermine the whole process.
Isn’t the whole point that teams need to prove themselves every time and each event stands alone instead of being overly dependent on the results of the first major of the season?
He also questioned that if there was no seeding, why were the teams told that the seeding matches would matter.
There were questions regarding how seriously the teams took the matches, but KBBQ retorted by saying that some teams did and this excuse could be used in the future as well.
He also questioned the transparency of the system, saying that the previous performance shouldn’t matter when the whole point of the new system was to start from a clean slate.