Valve has released a small update regarding cancel Dota Pro Circuit Winter Tour Major 2022, note that the company is planning some form of event makeup.
This update was shared in response to the backlash against Valve following the very silent announcement of the Major’s cancellation last night. Most of the criticism revolved around Valve’s lack of communication and the impact the loss of such an important event could have on the stability of the competitive landscape.
Initially, Valve decided to cancel the event due to health concerns and travel restrictions caused by the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Also, there seems to be some behind-the-scenes issues regarding tournament organizers and their willingness to host the event in the first place with those elements in mind.
Despite the above announcement, Valve has now confirmed that it has heard the frustration stemming from the community and is working on a new plan to potentially bring teams together for a LAN event. There is a lack of communication.
Valve speak. “We apologize for this.”
Should a makeover LAN tournament take place, Valve is well aware that constraints will need to be put in place for things to go smoothly due to COVID and travel restrictions. One or more smaller events could come from this discussion, but we won’t know for sure until the next update on the situation.
The Winter Tour’s regional tournaments will come to an end on January 23 when China’s final matches come to an end. From there, it could be a short while before anything major replacement Valve wants to try and include.
https://dotesports.com/dota-2/news/valve-provides-update-on-canceled-2022-dota-pro-circuit-winter-tour-major Valve provides an update on the canceled 2022 Dota Pro Circuit Winter Tour Major tournament