Galaxy Battles 2018’s Official Statement Regarding the Valve Pull-Out
Galaxy Battles 2018 is still pushing through despite the recent problem they faced with Valve. And now let’s see what the organizers have to say about the issue.
The statement was sent over by Adrian Gaffor, Ian Tan and Sky Nian, all of which are major parts of the tourney which is scheduled later this month.
Here’s what they had to say:
We at the Galaxy Battles Management respect the decision made by the Valve Corporation to withdraw the Major status of the upcoming Galaxy Battles II, at the Philippine Arena on January 19th – 21st, 2018. Rest assured, the event will go on as scheduled. The decision was made on Friday morning, January 5th, 2018, by the Valve Corporation, the parent company and developer of DotA 2 (Defense of the Ancients) in light of the recent events that has happened between the Galaxy Battles Management and the Games and Amusement Board of the Philippines.
We had secured the requirements set by the Games and Amusement Board of the Philippines and we continue to comply with its rules and regulations. In line with this, we encourage teams and its individual members to abide by the laws of every country they are competing at.
Our company feels that this regulation is a step towards the right direction to legitimize esports. We are currently working hard to promote a stronger and healthier gaming community.
In compliance with the Philippine government, the Galaxy Battles Management believes that following regulations will help shape the future of esports. We feel that regulations would lead towards the right direction to legitimize esports.
We firmly believe that there is a way to develop a healthy esports community in Southeast Asia. This can be accomplished through a head start at Galaxy Battles II in order to usher a new beginning for esports.
We thank you for your continuous support.
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