After about four months of complete silence from Valve regarding the fate of The International 10 and the next Dota Pro Circuit, the game developer made its first statement, but it brings no real updates.
On April 30 Valve officially announced the postponement of the most important tournament of the year, The International 2020, and promised to work on finding a solution for the next Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) season by restructuring it. While the TI10 grand finals should have been crowned a champion this past Sunday, August 23, the next DPC season was initially planned to start on 5th of October with a new format that revolves around Regional Leagues designed for tier one and tier 2-3 teams alike, each league leading up to a Major LAN tournament.
According to the plan revealed by Valve in February this year, the first Regional League season should be played October 5-November 15 with the first Major of the season being held December 11-20.
In a Twitter post made today, Valve announced that they are in the impossibility to commit to new dates for either TI10 or the next DPC season, so both are still on hold indefinitely.
“We share your eagerness in returning to these events, and will announce updates as soon as we can,” Valve added.
Although TI10 hasn’t happened and there is no indication for when it might take place, the in-game Battle Pass which serves as a community crowdfunding tool for the event is still running and the fans are close to breaking last year’s prize pool record of $34,330,068 with their contributions.