Valve Cancels First Major of the DPC 2021-22
Valve has canceled the first Major of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021-22 due to the new wave of the ongoing global pandemic that has affected countries around the world. In a blog post on its website, Valve explained that the travel restrictions imposed by various countries have made LAN events of this nature unfeasible since teams from various regions could not be assembled at one location. In light of this cancellation, the points of the first Major have now been divided between the second and third Majors.
First Major of the DPC 2021-22 canceled, Valve reallocates its points to second and third Major
“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,” Valve announced in a blog on 12th Jan 2022. While its hopes were high, it explained that the spread of the new virus strains has made getting all qualified teams to one location increasingly difficult.
The first Major of the season was supposed to take place from 17th to 27th Feb according to a leaked schedule from Alliance, however, Valve had never officially confirmed it.
As a result of the cancellation of the Major, its DPC points (1900) have now been reallocated to the second and third Majors. “This way, the balance of points between regional and cross-region play remains the same,” Valve explained. However, no information was provided about the distribution of the $500,000 USD prize pool of the Major.
The points have been distributed in the following way*:
Major 2 1st Place - 520 Points 2nd Place - 310 Points 3rd Place - 210 Points 4th Place - 105 Points 5th Place - 52 Points Major 3 1st Place - 680 Points 2nd Place - 410 Points 3rd Place - 270 Points 4th Place - 135 Points 5th Place - 68 Points
*Update: On its blog, Valve rectified the points distribution a few hours after it originally published it. The new distribution for the second and third major will be as follows:
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
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
Valve had decided to award DPC points this year based on a weighted method, where the Majors and leagues closest to The International (TI) received more points. “The leagues are worth a total of 690/920/1150 points and the majors are worth a total of 1900/2700/3500 points,” Valve had stated. Due to the recent change, the second and third Majors now hold even more significance.
The ongoing regional league of Tour 1 of the DPC 2021-22 will continue, and the teams will receive DPC points if they finish in the top five. The first league ends on 23rd Jan and the second league begins on 14th March so the DPC 2021-22 will take nearly a two-month break.
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