The Dota 2 Singapore Major 2020 was due to take place between 20th June and 28th June in the Shrine Singapore Indoor Stadium until recently when it was announced that the final Major of the season will be canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic. This means that the Dota Pro Circuit which was on a halt for the last few months will keep its state until at least 28th June 2020.
Major competitions in the Dota Pro Circuit offer a prize pool of $ 1 million which features the top 16 teams of the Dota 2 circuit from around the world. Similarly, the Singapore Major was due to have the same prize pool and perks including the teams which will make it to the event would earn the Dota Pro Circuit points giving them an invitation to The International at the end of the season.
Now since the event has been called off due to the unavoidable conditions where the Singapore government has banned any gatherings of 250 or more people until 30th June, the event co-host PGL has released the following statement for the fans.
“Due to the current global situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the current regulations in Singapore, we want to inform everybody that the last DOTA 2 Major of the year, Singapore Major, will be canceled. Take care, be strong, and keep yourselves safe and healthy!”
Due to the current global situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the current regulations in Singapore, we want to inform everybody that the last DOTA 2 Major of the year, Singapore Major, will be canceled.
Take care, be strong, and keep yourselves safe and healthy! pic.twitter.com/h7mDp5TmR0
— PGL (@pglesports) May 8, 2020
After various Dota 2 events have been canceled this year, Valve is silent about the future of the Dota Pro Circuit, though they have stated that The International will be pushed back to 2021. Now, this does not mean that the Battle Pass will also be delayed instead it is expected to be launched in the following weeks.
The final of the penultimate Major of the Dota 2 season, the EPICENTER Major was scheduled to take place this weekend but that was also canceled due to COVID-19. During the last few months almost all Dota 2 activities have come to a halt where we saw ESL One Los Angeles Major and the Dota Pit Minor getting canceled owing to the pandemic.
This does not mean that the Dota fans are not watching any matches at all. During these hard times, WePlay! Pushka League Season 1 stepped forward to bring Dota 2 live-action to the fans virtually every day. The Season 1 bracket stage got underway today featuring top-notch teams like Team Secret, NaVi, and Team Liquid.