Valve has fired its 'Dota 2' Shanghai Main event host
Gabe Newell, head honcho at Valve, has abruptly (and really publicly) fired ‘Dota 2′ Shanghai Main event host James “2GD” Harding. Newell made the announcement by way of Reddit on Friday, stating “We have had points with James at earlier occasions. Some Valve individuals lobbied to deliver him again for Shanghai, feeling that he deserved one other probability. That was a mistake. James is an ass, and we cannot be working with him once more.” Newell additionally confirmed that he’d fired the manufacturing firm chargeable for the event’s broadcast.
DOTA 2 is Valve’s hottest Steam recreation and the topic of 4 prestigious tournaments yearly. The Shanghai Main alone doles out $three million in prizes to the sixteen collaborating groups. That is not precisely the suitable stage for Harding to blurt out “cunts” and make masturbation jokes, as he did earlier this week, which probably figured closely into his dismissal. The manufacturing firm, for its half, was reportedly terminated over shoddy broadcast high quality. The Shanghai Main’s early matches have been beset with laggy video and out-of-sync audio.