[Updated] EG & C9 Withdrawing from Battle Arena


As a replacement to Evil Geniuses and Cloud 9, Team Empire and Team Tinker will face each other in the second semifinal of Battle Arena! League administration would like to thank Team Empire and Team Tinker for their assistance and quick response.

Original story:

Today at 21:00 CET a semifinal game of Battle Arena between Evil Geniuses and Cloud 9 has been scheduled. 14 hours prior to the game, league administration have been notified by team managers that these two teams will not be able to participate in Battle Arena. In this regard Battle Arena administration finds it necessary to make an official statement which you can find below.

“League administration have received confirmation of participation from Cloud9 on August, 14, and 3 days later Evil Geniuses have confirmed their participation as well. Today in the morning administration of these teams have informed us that they don't accept some of Battle Arena terms and therefore refuse to participate. Dreamz Media administration have contacted Evil Geniuses chief to solve the issue, but due to the time zone difference it was impossible to find a solution.

Team admins have had several days to contact the organizers before the tournament and clear up all the questions after and before they agreed to participate. That is why EG's and Cloud9's withdrawal from Battle Arena is treated as sabotage by league administration.

Unfortunately, liabilities taken by organizers make it close to impossible to postpone this match to a later date. This moment we are contacting other teams and offering them to substitute Cloud9 and EG in the 2nd semifinal of Battle Arena which is due to be played today at 21:00 CET.” 

League administration would like to apologize to all Dota 2 fans and inform that the 1st semifinal between Natus Vincere and will be played as scheduled, at 18:00 CET. Details of 2nd semifinal will be announced later.

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