First 2022 Dota 2 Major Canceled Due to COVID

Published: January 12, 2022 9:48 AM /


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The discovery and spread of new COVID variants has seen the first 2022 Dota 2 Major canceled. The cancellation of this event will change how the second and third Majors will be scored when they are held.

In a blog post published this morning, the Dota 2 team told readers that they've had to make the difficult decision to skip the first Major of the Dota Pro Circuit 2022 season. Originally, players would be brought to an undisclosed location to compete in an international LAN event. However, the discovery and spread of new COVID variants, such as Omicron, along with the travel restrictions being put in place, made it "unfeasible" to hold the first Major. This first Major would have capped off the Winter Tour and been the first of three Majors. Despite the cancellation, the second and third Majors will still be held, and the points that would have been awarded in Major 1 will be redistributed to the two remaining Majors.

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The scoring system for the two remaining Majors is as follows:

Major 2:

  • 1st Place - 680 Points
  • 2nd Place - 610 Points
  • 3rd Place - 530 Points
  • 4th Place - 460 Points
  • 5th/6th Place - 385 Points
  • 7th/8th Place - 240 Points

Major 3:

  • 1st Place - 820 Points
  • 2nd Place - 740 Points
  • 3rd Place - 670 Points
  • 4th Place - 590 Points
  • 5th/6th Place - 515 Points
  • 7th/8th Place - 360 Points

As the Winter Tour wraps up its regional leagues, teams that rank in the top five will still earn their share of DPC points based on their ranking. Also, those who participated in the DPC Fantasy during the Winter Tour will still get their rewards before the next Tour begins. The Dota 2 team will "evaluate the situation regarding international travel for future Majors," so it's still up in the air if future events will also face cancelations.

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