Last night, the G1 (Chinese DotA tournament) losers bracket final got over 400,000 viewers.. And when you take a look, the chinese scene isn't going anywhere - two tournaments with over 20,000$ for this month. And im not saying this as a bad thing, but im kinda sad, because first it's really hard to follow their scene (need to instal like 2-3 programs to watch the stream and in lags like hell) and the game isn't this accessible for everyone.
It's not like IceFrog doesn't know this, he is in connection with the chinese community, but do you think Valve really cares? Was hoping to see the next TI in China, but I gues that won't work, so I thogught WDC is going to get DOTA2, but we won't see this tourament again. So what can Valve do? It's hard enoguh when you know 1/2 of the playerbase there can't run the game..
Pandarea-gaming manager said "It depends on how DotA develops, not Dota2" and it seems he is right, if Valve don't do smth to get the crowd to DOTA2, China will be the Korea of Dota.
What do you think Valve can do?