01/13/2022 10:48 am
Due to the continuing problems caused by the pandemic, it was recently revealed that the Major tournament of Dota 2, Valve’s MOBA would be canceled. This immediately provoked the displeasure of players, professionals and commentators, at the lack of tact about it. Now a few moments ago Valve issued an apology and noted that an alternative is already in the works.
A few hours ago, Matthew Bailey, COO of Team Secret, shared a message that Valve sent to the different professional teams, where he apologized for the abrupt cancellation message, and have indicated that they are discussing the possibilities of an online tournament. This was what was commented on the matter:
“We have taken note of your disappointment about the cancellation of the first major. We made the decision based on a number of factors, some related to Ómicron, some related to logistics issues for some players due to Ómicron, and some related to the willingness of some organizers to host the event.
We should have done a better job of keeping them up to date on the risks of the event, and we should have also chosen a different option on how to wrap up the first season. We apologize for that.
We are working on a plan to see if we can get everyone together in one location and play the tournament on LAN. Obviously, this competition will have a number of limitations, considering the current state of the world. We will give you an update when we have something more concrete. “
– Matthew Bailey (@Cyborgmatt) January 13, 2022
While this gives hope to all professional players at the moment, there is no official plan to replace the face-to-face Major tournament that was planned to take place. Similarly, nothing guarantees that an online tournament is the substitute Valve is looking for.
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Via: Matthew Bailey