Valve cancels EPICENTER Major 2020 due to coronavirus pandemic

Vignesh Raghuram
16/Mar/2020 07:50 am

Valve has cancelled the fourth set of DPC tournaments, the OGA Dota PIT Minor 2020 and the EPICENTER Major 2020. The company made this decision because of the evolving coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

OGA Dota PIT Minor 2020 was originally scheduled to be held from 23rd to 26th April in Split, Croatia at the Spaladium Arena. The EPICENTER Major 2020 was to be held from 2nd-10th May 2020 at the CSKA Arena in Moscow, Russia. So the cancellation of these two events essentially provides teams with a 2-month break until the qualifiers for the fifth and final Major of the season would begin. 

Depending on how the coronavirus pandemic evolves around the world, Valve will make a decision on the final Major/Minor of the season. They may very well end up cancelling the ONE Esports Singapore Major 2020 if the situation worsens.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a very unusual case and has forced a number of different governments to close their borders to China, Europe and other regions. If it continues to infect more people, it will have even more effects on the Dota 2 esports scene like the cancellation of TI-10. 


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Vignesh has been covering the esports industry for nearly 5 years starting with the early days of the DPC. His industry expertise includes experience in Dota 2, CS:GO and Mobile Esports coverage.