COVID Forces Valve to Cancel the First Dota 2 Major of 2022
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January 12, 2022

COVID Forces Valve to Cancel the First Dota 2 Major of 2022

Valve has just surprised everyone by canceling the first Dota 2 Major of 2022. The worrying rise of the pandemic was enough to put a stop to it, even with teams still going through their Regional Leagues.

Although the second and third Major will now get a new share of DPC points, Valve has not yet outlined its plans for the $500 thousand prize money.

“As the Winter Tour of the Dota Pro Circuit 2021-2022 season draws to a close, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the first Major,” stated Valve. “While hopes were high that we could host an international LAN event, the discovery and spread of new strains of COVID-19 and the resulting increase of travel restrictions have made it unfeasible for all qualified teams to gather for a LAN tournament.”

DPC points

In all Dota 2 Regional Leagues, there is next to nothing more important than Dota Pro Circuit Points, or DPC. They represent qualifying tickets for The International, which is among some of the biggest events in all of esports.

In light of the cancelation of this first Dota 2 Major of 2022 due to the pandemic, here is how Valve redistributed the 1900 DPC points.

Major 2

  • 1st Place – 680 Points
  • 2nd Place – 610 Points
  • 3rd Place – 530 Points
  • 4th Place – 460 Points
  • 5th/6th Place – 385 Points
  • 7th/8th Place – 240 Points

Major 3

  • 1st Place – 820 Points
  • 2nd Place – 740 Points
  • 3rd Place – 670 Points
  • 4th Place – 590 Points
  • 5th/6th Place – 515 Points
  • 7th/8th Place – 360 Points

Dota 2 esports

The official blog post also informed players will receive their fantasy points before the Second Tour.

Valve made the tough choice to not mention what will happen to the $500 thousand prize money.

Dozens of professional Dota 2 players who had already committed their resources to this canceled Major are now left stranded with nowhere else to compete and, more importantly, earn a decent living. This decision comes as a huge blow to the majority of the modest teams.

Written by Rohan Samal

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