Which basically boils down to two things, Valve firing host James "2GD" Harding after a day or so of questionable commentary, and the fact that a lot people had problems streaming the event without continuous dropouts and all-round poor quality. And to cap it all off Valve head honcho Gabe "Where's Half Life 3!" Newell took to Reddit, not to apologise to fans or take any sort of responsibility, but to vent. Like some sort of pipe. Or, valve.
1) James. We've had issues with James at previous events. Some Valve people lobbied to bring him back for Shanghai, feeling that he deserved another chance. That was a mistake. James is an ass, and we won't be working with him again.
2) As long as we're firing people, we are also firing the production company that we've been working with on the Shanghai Major. They will be replaced, and we hope to get this turned around before the main event.
So what did this James person do that was so bad as to be compared to a 'not-a-horse'? Well, apparently he said a bunch of questionable things and use a string of taboo words that start with 'c'. Plus, apparently he also looked into the wrong camera. Which is something they teach on the first day of "TV Presenting 101".
As for James, his lengthy response can be found here
, but has noted briefly when the news broke that Valve told him to 'be himself'.
What does this mean for the future of the DOTA 2 Majors? Probably nothing more than a small blip, but an interesting blip none the less.