Local unrest has caused a ban of the MOBA in a Philippine district.
A district in the Philippines has banned Valve’s popular free-to-play MOBA Dota 2 because of too many disturbances related to players of the game in local internet cafes.
English-language publication ‘When in Manila’ ran the story yesterday and showed an image of a decree from the district council of Salawag – a community consisting of around 60,000 people in the city of Dasamariñas, outside Manila.
The below video shows the story running on GMA News, a major news network in the country, which confirmed the ban of Dota 2 in internet cafes.
The Daily Dot shows a video depicting one of the events the decree hopes to stop, with some scenes of players throwing chairs at each other, and one player even appears to be carrying a knife.
When in Manila translated the ordinance, which says:
“Dear countrymen, we will be pushing on with this town resolution because we believe this is the right thing to do for the children who are often seen causing trouble, cussing, cutting classes, gambling, staying up late, fighting, and ignoring their studies. We love the children and we will not allow their future to be ruined. Thank you for your support and understanding.”
Any internet cafes that violate the terms of the ordinance run the risk of punishments, like a month-long suspension, or even losing their business license.