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DPC season and TI10; Postponed indefinitely

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

Valve announced that both the DPC season and TI10 are both on hold indefinitely until they are able to commit to specific dates. 

TI10 should have crowned a champion on Sunday, August 23rd for the 10th iteration of the pinnacle of all Dota 2 events. Much to fan's and player's dismay, that never happened thanks to COVID-19 and the havoc it has wreaked across the world. 

First the DPC 2019-2020 season had been interrupted. ESL One Los Angeles Major was 'postponed' and then changed to online league play without a Major status. Then One Esports Dota 2 Jakarta was moved until November. Teams started issuing work from home orders and sending players back to their home countries. Days later EPICENTER and DotaPit Minor were canceled by Valve themselves with the rest of the season events adjusted or canceled soon after. 

Then, in May, the hardest blow was dealt. The International 2020 was postponed. The event was put on hold until things could be more stable and the prize pool continued to grow despite it all - now over $34 million dollars and about to push past last year's record-breaking $34,330,068.

However, it seems that there are no dates for the new TI10 set yet. In fact, there are no dates yet set for the DPC Majors and that means even the league play that was designed to be the 2020-2021 DPC format is on hold as well. Although Valve had announced regional leagues, each season would be six weeks long and still have a Major LAN event at the end where all regions would come together and compete. Under the original plan and dates, the leagues were set to start October 5th with the first LAN being held on December 7th. 

So, for now, the prize pool continues to grow and official DPC events and gameplay, along with TI10, continues to be on hold. Meanwhile, check out our recap of the TI1-TI9 here as you dry your salty tears. 

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Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani
Pandora is a behind the scenes Dota 2 professional Jack of All Trades. When not busy with Dota 2 work, she is out trying to save the world or baking cupcakes. Follow her on Twitter @pandoradota2

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