One of the largest e-sports events in the world has been delayed indefinitely among corona virus epidemics. Developer Valve Thursday Edition 2020 Dota 2 A tournament called The International, scheduled to be held at the Ericsson Globe Stadium in Stockholm in August of this year, will no longer occur this summer and may be canceled by 2021. We will announce specific dates in the future.
“We've been exploring various dating possibilities, but we expect this event to be needed in 2021. Given the highly volatile environment of regional collection restrictions, virus trajectories and worldwide travel policies, we don't expect to have enough confidence to inform company dates in the near future. ” Dota 2 blog. "In the meantime, we're working on reconstructing the DPC season in the fall, and we'll provide information as soon as possible."
Operating annually since 2011, International is not only one of the most popular competitive gaming events worldwide, but also the most profitable. Last year's edition in Shanghai boasted over $ 30 million in prizes and broke the first annual record. Fort Knight World Cup.
Valve said it is still planning to pull a prize pool from its sales. Dota 2 Depending on the situation, we will release a "Soon" Battle Pass instead of getting closer to the event itself. "But if our team takes a long time to work and complete at home, the launch date for the Battle Pass will be two weeks later than usual," the company says.
Valve's tournament is the longest e-sports event ever. that much Overwatch The league began earlier this year with a big ambition to host home and away games from around the world. Call of Duty League, Major The League of Legends The league also switched the game to online format. From broadcasters to fans, everyone was influenced in some way. Today Epic Games announced that it will no longer host 2020. Fort Knight The World Cup turns all of the competitive circuits of the Battle Royale Shooter into an online-only structure.
Valve's announcement is as follows.
After extensive consideration of global health emergencies originating from COVID-19, we made a difficult choice to postpone The International. We explored various dating possibilities, but it seems like this event should happen in 2021. We don't expect to have enough trust given the highly volatile environment of local meeting restrictions, virus trajectories, and worldwide travel policies. Inform the company date in the near future. In the meantime, we are working on reconstructing the DPC season in the fall and will provide information as soon as possible.
The 10th International Prize Pool will be funded by 25% of the next Battle Pass sale and will be released shortly without getting close to the event itself. However, if our team takes a long time to work and complete at home, the Battle Pass release date is two weeks later than usual.
We hope that everyone in the Dota community will be as safe as possible, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to enjoying The International's spectacle.