Valve recently added Dust to the Active Duty Map pool. Going out of the map pool was Cobblestone, although many pros felt that Nuke should have been the map to be undergoing a rework. Regardless of the map, one of the biggest problems for the pros was that ESL announced Dust 2 to be played in their upcoming Sydney tournament. The announcement was made just 4 days prior to the tournament which is scheduled to commence on May 1st.
But Dennis feels that since most of the pros knew that the maps would be going through a change, the outburst on social media is unwarranted.
Theres no ideal timing to add a new map. All pros knew this map would be in the pool, could have prepared long ago if they wanted to. 🤗
— dennis (@denniscsgod) April 24, 2018