“Very Bad Player” a Singaporean DOTA player said in a DOTA 2 community forum last night that a group of South East Asian DOTA players were making a concerted move to ban DOTA 2 in the Philippines before the end of the year.
According to STEAM, the community platform that manages DOTA 2 worldwide, they have been receiving many request to “IP BAN” all Filipino players in STEAM.
The common bugbear for DOTA 2 players is the lack of gaming etiquette shown by Filipino DOTA players. They appear to be uneducated and often resort to using foul words while playing.
According to the Singaporean gamer who led this campaign to IP ban all Filipino player, STEAM Management said that this request was possible only if million of players on STEAM agree to this plan and the group who wants to ban DOTA 2 in the Philippines must ensure that they will get support from players worldwide, not only in South East Asia but also in the other continents.
“We need a million support, please support us to ban DOTA 2 in the Philippines so there will be no more annoying players will exist in this game” the leader said in a Gaming Expo in Singapore last night. Valve wants to make a clean gaming community for every gamer in the world. That is why if Filipino Gamers are the root cause behind the griefing on STEAM, they will never hesitate to ban every Filipino players.
After we received this news, we tried to ask some DOTA players about this and the majority disagreed with what the South East Asian players plan to do. Some FIlipino DOTA 2 players cursed Singaporeans that support to ban them in STEAM.
This issue is still in discussion and they will announce if VALVE will agree to the South East Asian player’s plan.
Some Filipinos tracked down the man who lead this group in Singapore. After the incident the Singaporean player received death threats and received many vulgar messages on his facebook and email account.