Due to a cable being cut, Dota 2 and CS:GO players in US East have had their servers crash.

13:32, 30 Jul 2020

Overnight, some CounterStrike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 players in US East may have unexpectedly been lifted from their games and unable to get online due to the most bizarre of reasons; a single cable had been cut which completely crashed the Valves servers in this region.

Last night Valve tweeted on the official Dota 2 account that "The US East matchmaking server cluster is offline temporarily. There is a cut fibre cable causing a wide area outage in the hosting region. In the meantime we suggest queuing in other servers".

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Normally servers crash through capacity issues, clogged servers or even DDoS attacks, alongside purposeful reasons why the servers would be down such as maintenance, but in the most astounding circumstances, a cut cable sent thousands of players on in the USA to head onto different servers and experience laggy gameplay.

Whilst there has been no official announcement that the servers are back up and running, players can just as easily queue in different servers until they are fixed, or backed up.

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