Tournament organiser Beyond The Summit will not be producing a Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) league next year, according to a post by the company’s Managing Partner David Gorman.
The production company gained notoriety through its Dota Summit LAN events, which date back to 2014. Most recently, the company produced the entire 2021/2022 Dota Pro Circuit SEA Tour as well as the Eastern European Tour 3.
This will be the first time BTS has not produced a DPC event following 2019’s Dota Summit 11.
Founded in 2012, Beyond the Summit was initially formed as a Dota 2 casting studio before expanding into becoming a production company and tournament organiser. In a tweet posted by Gorman, he stated that it is unclear whether Beyond the Summit will be doing any Dota content moving forward, potentially concluding a 10-year relationship between the two parties.
In the thread, he wrote: “Production gigs are earned not given, and it’s completely fine that we weren’t the choice, there’s plenty of other great options.
“What hurts is the (lack of) communication and acknowledgement and the way the news was delivered after 10 years.”
Although the news has been shared by Gorman, no official announcement has been made by Beyond the Summit or the DPC regarding the company’s future in Dota 2. As such, any details on BTS’ replacement for the Dota Pro Circuit leagues have also not been disclosed.
The news comes as the title’s largest event, The International 2022, is set to commence later this month in Singapore.
Outside of DOTA 2, Beyond the Summit has gone on to produce a variety of events in Super Smash Bros., Rocket League and CS:GO. Earlier this year, the tournament organiser announced a multi-faceted Super Smash Bros. collaboration with Papa John’s.