Sometimes gaming can get emotional and an animosity gets created between players. It’s never fun, but it happens. People can get very involved in games to the point where they get violent. In fact Dota 2 has been the cause of a number of cases like this throughout various computer cafés in the Philippines. It has become such a problem that one particular district in one large city has declared a ban on Dota 2. One they are intent upon enforcing.
There was a decree issued by the district council of Salawag, a community of about 60,000, located within the larger city of Dasamariñas. This municipal ban comes after reports of young people playing Dota 2 in public cafés that are ending up in brawls. These brawls have caught the public’s attention. So, Salawag’s government decided that they had to step up and ban the game.
The idea is that this will prevent more fights and stop people from getting hurt. And so an internet café that hosts this game and violates the ordinance would be punished, which includes punishments like a suspension of operations for a month, up to a complete revocation of their business license. Wow. They are really taking this issue very seriously.