With the COVID-19 crisis expected to continue, the last Major of the Dota Pro Circuit season might face difficulties or even share the same fate as the recently postponed Los Angeles Major
Organized by the Singapore based organization, ONE Esports in partnership with PGL, the ONE Esports Singapore Major is scheduled for June 20-28. While the online qualifiers for all the DPC tournaments are very likely to run as planned, the LAN portions will be a tough challenge for the tournament organizers and most likely will get delayed.
Singapore’s the Ministry of Health announced Friday, March 13, that all ticketed cultural, sports and entertainment events with 250 participants or more are to be postponed or cancelled. Additionally, starting this Sunday, March 15 Singapore will expand the travel restrictions and block the transit with Italy, Spain, France and Germany. Back in February Singapore applied travel bans with China, South Korea and Iran. The new preventive measures are to stay in place in Singapore until further notice.
So far, the COVID – 19 outbreak had impacted only one Dota 2 tournament, the ESL One Los Angeles Major, which should have begun this coming Sunday, March 15. It is uncertain what’s the status for the next round of Major and Minor tournaments. The Dota PIT Minor 2020 was announced just last week to unfold in Split, Croatia from 23rd to 26th of April, while the EPICENTER Major is scheduled to take place in Moscow, Russia from 2nd to 10th of May 2020.