Cancellation Of Dota 2 Singapore Major Closes Out DPC 2020
The entire Dota 2 Pro Circuit tournament for the 2019-20 season is now officially cancelled. ONE Esports Singapore Major 2020, the last of the five majors this year, marked the cancellation of the entire circuit.
The last major was supposed to take place at the Shrine Singapore Indoor Stadium between June 20 and 28, 2020. Like every other Major tournament under the DPC, ONE Esports Singapore Major was set to feature 16 of the best Dota 2 teams across the world and a $1,000,000 prize pool. Teams qualified for the event were due to earn their share of points for The International 2020.
Unfortunately, due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country, event organizer PGL and host ONE Esports decided to cancel the event completely. The Singaporean government banned all public gatherings of 250 people or more until June 30.
In a joint press release, representatives from PGL and ONE Esports announced the cancellation of the event: “Due to the current global situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the current regulations in Singapore, we want to inform everybody that the last Dota 2 Major of the year, Singapore Major, will be canceled. Take care, be strong, and keep yourselves safe and healthy!”
The Dota 2 Competitive Scene Amid The Pandemic
The EPICENTER Major, ESL One Los Angeles Major, and the Dota Pit Minor are all on hold for now. All live Dota 2 events, even those that are not under the DPC, announced their cancellation and suspension details.
Valve has yet to release a statement regarding their 2020 run and the confirmed dates for their next set of tournaments. The International is likely to be delayed until 2021. But Valve is expected to release the Battle Pass this year.
For remote and offline events, minor organizers keep the competitive community and the Bitcoin Dota 2 odds alive. The WePlay! Pushka League Season 1, which was supposed to be played live, is currently bringing Dota 2 online action every day for weeks now. OGA DotA Pit’s AMD Sapphire Dota Pit Minor 2020 will follow through with a new online regional league on April 23.