Valve has announced that the Dota 2 Battle Pass 2022 will be released on September 1st. Dota 2 fans naturally expected to wake up to the release of the Battle Pass, but they came back empty-handed, resulting in an uproar in the community.

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Dota 2 announcer Robson “TeaGuvnor” Merritt decided to support the many people waiting for Valve by streaming on Twitch and repeating the word “Battle Pass” until the official release.

TeaGuvnor’s livestream started at 10AM ET and has been live for over two hours at the time of writing. During that time, the caster said “Battle Pass” more than 7,200 times.

Even players unfamiliar with Dota 2 may know Valve’s relationship to time management. Valve Time is a term commonly used when Valve promises a content release date but fails to deliver it with near-zero communication. While Valve has gotten better over the years, especially with Dota 2, fans of the game get hit with Valve Time every year for content releases.

The cycle usually starts in the unknown, with Valve deciding not to communicate with fans about major content releases. This forces players to use past patch dates to determine potential dates for releases. When those dates are no longer in effect, Valve typically publishes a blog informing fans of upcoming content and its release date.

When Valve’s announced release date was delayed in three countries that started their day earlier than the rest of the world, the Republic of Kiribati, Tonga and Samoa, Dota 2 fans started flooding Reddit and Twitter with memes like this By the time since the official release of the Battle Pass. In most cases, the developers have either delayed the Battle Pass until the last few hours of its scheduled release date, or a day or two.