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The first Dota 2 Major of the year has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

03:26 PM January 12, 2022

This year’s first Dota 2 Major has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, as revealed by Valve on their official Dota 2 website.

“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. 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 has made it unfeasible for all qualified teams to gather for a LAN tournament,” Valve stated.

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With this update, Tour 1 will conclude after all of the regional league tournaments have ended and players who have participated in Fantasy will receive their respective rewards before Tour 2 starts.

Meanwhile, the DPC points distribution was reworked accordingly. The points will be distributed as follows:

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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

Valve also stated that they will be continuing to evaluate the situation regarding international travel for future Majors as they progress through the second Tour.

For more information regarding the rest of the DPC tour, you can check the official blog post here.

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