Costa Rican esports organisation Infinity announced on Friday (9 June) that its Dota 2 gaming house in Lima, Peru, was recently hit by a robbery and that the thieves stole multiple PCs and monitors.
Infinity said in its announcement that the robbery took place on Wednesday morning in Peru and that six PCs and five monitors were stolen.
Infinity's country manager, Diego "Arce" Arce, said on his personal Twitter account that the incident took place at around 5am and showed video of local police investigating the house and its surroundings.
El día de hoy alrededor de las 5am, entraron a robar 6 computadoras y 5 monitores de la gaming house @InFinitye_sport Dota 2.
Estamos a la espera de las imágenes por parte de la municipalidad para identificar la placa de los delincuentes.
— INF Arce 🚀 (@darce13) June 8, 2023
Arce also told Peruvian news site rpp.pe that an alarm in a neighbouring house went off at 5.20am and that cameras were able to capture an image of one of the suspects, shown above.
There were no reports of any players or team personnel being harmed during the incident.
Assuming that the gaming house was being exclusively used by its Dota 2 team, comprised of five players and one coach, then Infinity most likely lost almost all of the hardware in the gaming house.
The organisation has also called on the Dota 2 community in Peru and South America to provide any information that could help apprehend the culprits and hopefully recover the stolen hardware.
"Thank you for the solidarity and we will keep going despite everything," a machine translation of Infinity's announcement read.
Infinity has been competing in the South American Dota 2 scene since 2020.
In the ongoing 2023 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) season, Infinity's Dota 2 team has maintained its place in Division I of the South American regional league, finishing sixth, fourth, and sixth again during the Winter, Spring, and Summer Tours.
Serbian crowd-sourced online database Numbeo lists Lima as one of the cities with the highest crime rates in South America.
According to their index, worries over theft and robberies in person, homes, or in a car in Lima range from moderate to very high.
The Organized Crime Index also has Peru high in its list of countries with the highest rate of crime in the world.
According to their rankings, Peru has the fifth highest criminality score among the 12 countries in South America and ninth among the 35 countries in both North and South America.
Peru is also 26th out of the 193 countries listed in the index.
The United States Department of State also has its Travel Advisory Level for Peru at Level 2, "Exercise Increased Caution".