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The Artifact subreddit has been taken over by Dota 2’s moderators


The moderators of the Dota 2 subreddit now also run the new subreddit for Artifact, the official trading card game that ties into the world of Valve’s MOBA. The move, while seeming to be widely popular, has attracted some attention from critics of the moderators.

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In a post on r/artifact, a once-defunct subreddit apparently about archaeology, r/dota2 moderator Leafeator announced that he and his team were now moderating the new subreddit. This post was then cross-posted to r/dota2, where a few users announced their dissatisfaction with Leafeator and his team.

This prompted an official response from the moderator that you can find here, in which they try to clarify the purpose and aims of the new subreddit. “I applied to get the defunct artifact subreddit in the stands at TI,” reads the post. “The goal here is to not just make a clone of /r/dota2, but build a team who can grow a sister subreddit to /r/dota2 with the same high standards and the toolkit that we feel makes this subreddit great.”