Valve and the Protection of the Ancients crew introduced The Worldwide can be postponed attributable to journey issues because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. There isn’t any phrase on when The Worldwide can be held, nevertheless it might be in 2021.
“Now we have been exploring numerous date potentialities, however it’s possible that the occasion might want to occur in 2021,” Valve and the Protection of the Ancients crew said in a weblog publish. “Given the extremely risky panorama for native gathering restrictions, virus trajectory, and international journey insurance policies, we do not count on to have sufficient confidence to speak agency dates within the close to future.”
The Worldwide fundamental occasion was scheduled for Aug. 18-23 on the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden. It will have been the primary time The Worldwide had returned to Europe since 2011.
That is the tenth anniversary of the event, which is the biggest event in Dota 2 and holds the biggest prize pool of any main esports event, which is partially crowdfunded by way of the in-game consumer. Final yr, The Worldwide set a report with $34 million in whole prize pool cash.
Valve added that 25% of the subsequent Battle Move gross sales will assist fund the 10th Worldwide prize pool and that the Battle Move can be launched quickly reasonably than nearer to the occasion subsequent yr.