Through recent statements, esports production company Beyond the Summit and organization Alliance have announced that they will no longer be working with Dota 2 Champions League in protest against the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.
This follows the decision of Ukrainian org Natus Vincere (Na’Vi) to break off all cooperation with ESFORCE holding, the parent company that owns D2CL, due to their stance of denial on the horrors that are happening in Ukraine.
A day after the announcement of Na’Vi, Beyond The Summit have stated in a Tweet that they’d be discontinuing their English coverage of Dota 2 Champions League and the Russian coverage of their Pro Series 10 tournament.
“We condemn the invasion of Ukraine, and we invite everyone to support humanitarian efforts to help protect civilians and innocents there,” BTS said in their statement.
A few hours after Beyond the Summit’s Tweet, Alliance followed suit by withdrawing from D2CL.
“Alliance will be withdrawing from D2CL with immediate effect,” the org said in a statement. “We can no longer participate in this tournament due to the ongoing war in Ukraine and Putin’s unacceptable aggression towards the Ukrainian people.”