Valve receives backlash after cancellation of first 2022 Major

By Arvin Migallos

PHOTO: Play Blog

Dota 2 E-Sports organizations and fans alike are disappointed after Valve, the developer of the game, decided to scrap the 2022 Winter Major which could have served as the conclusion for Dota Pro Circuit's Winter Tour this year.

"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," said in the developer's blogspot.

They also added that the points that are intended to be awarded in the Major will instead be distributed to the three upcoming majors also this year to make sure that "the balance of points between regional and cross-regional play remains the same."

This led to negative response and reactions by the community, pro players and organizations who really wanted to compete in the same LAN.

"If all the teams decide to just not compete in season 2 at least we will have some sort of stable system, either better communication or maybe dota just dies completely. Either way better than the current state of things," said Team Secret pro player Sumail in a tweet.

Valve then released another statement saying that they are looking for plans to get everyone competing in the same venue and LAN, and that they could have done a better job in updating the teams about their late decision.

Along with much needed DPC points, this Major would have distributed around $500,000 between the competing teams.



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