Chief Operating Officer Natus Vincere Alex Kucherov told about the problems Dota 2 in terms of benefits to the cyber clubs. In an interview with Dota.net, he noted that Valve should introduce new methods of monetization for all participants in the professional scene.
According to Kucherov, the opportunities for clubs in Dota 2 do not correspond to the level of popularity of the discipline in the CIS and Europe. At the same time, many problems of the competitive scene Valve can solve by more open interaction with its participants.
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Alex Kucharov says:
“First of all, Valve needs to get involved. Reformat the current system a bit, because it is at the root of the current problems with both the players and the business in the clubs.
Now Dota is the worst game in terms of economics, the worst of all with which we work or have worked. This should not be the case, because the game is mega-popular in the CIS and Europe. I would like the developers to reconsider their views and contact the clubs, tournament organizers and think about how to make the ecosystem better. This is the main point from which the rest of the points follow. “
The ways out of the Jam for Dota 2
As possible ways out of the situation, the COO of NAVI suggested changing the tournament system to reduce the role of The International, as well as introducing clear ways of monetizing. One of them can be in-game items with team symbols.
He says further:
“Dota needs something like this for the economy to function better. It is also worth changing the tournament format with the same prize money, so that everything is more stable, and the players are not guided only by Int, and then come what may. This makes it impossible for the club, the players, or anyone to plan long term.
In order for the system to develop, plans and attraction of investments, investment of resources are needed. You cannot do this, because you do not know what will happen after Int. If in-game items appear, the same team merch in Dota itself will be very cool. This will be the first step towards improving the Dota ecosystem. “
Earlier, a similar opinion was expressed by the head of Natus Vincere, Evgeny HarisPilton Zolotarev. In the Storm Snakes podcast on WASD.TV, he stated that clubs will not be able to recoup the maintenance of a Dota 2 roster, even if the team makes it to the top 3 of The International.