The 2020 edition of the Dota 2 tournament, known as the international, will no longer happen this summer. The event was set to take place at the Ericsson globe arena in Stockholm this August. Valve says it does n’t know when it can announce concrete dates going forward.
‘we do n’t expect to have enough confidence to communicate firm dates in the near future,’ says Dota 2. The company is working on restructuring the DPC season for the fall.
Last year’s edition, which took place in Shanghai, boasted a prize pool of more than $ 30 million. The International has run annually since 2011.
The company says it will release the battle pass’soon’ instead of closer to the event itself. The release date will be at least a couple of weeks later than usual.
The Overwatch league moved to an online-only format alongside the call of duty league. Epic Games announced that it would no longer host a 2020 Fortnite World Cup.
We have been exploring various date possibilities, but it is likely that the event will need to happen in 2021. We do n’t expect to have enough confidence to communicate firm dates in the near future.
The 10th international prize pool will be funded by 25 % of sales of the next battle pass. The battle pass will be released soon instead of closer to the event itself.