The fourth Minor and Major of the 2019-20 Dota Pro Circuit have been canceled due to coronavirus concerns

Author

Samriddha Saha

Date

Mar, 26.2020

The fourth qualifier, OGA Dota PIT Minor 2020 and Epicenter Major were all due to take place over the next couple of months, but  Valve has now announced that the  the fourth Minor and Major of the 2019-20 Dota Pro Circuit have been canceled due to coronavirus concerns. It was  was meant to host eight teams in a fight for a $72,000 grand prize and a spot in the subsequent Major.  The tournaments would have been in Split, where there haven't been any recorded cases of COVID-19, and Moscow, where there have been several.  The fifth and final set of tournaments are due to begin on May 17, with the fifth qualifier, followed by two tournaments in June. There's no consensus on when, exactly, the cornavirus will be contained, so Valve might have to cancel those tournaments as well.  If the coronavirus situation doesn’t get better, The International 2020 is at serious risk of being postponed as well. Fans are hopeful that the pandemic will end sooner than later.

Valve made this announcement on a Twitter post which says-
"After careful consideration of the current state and trajectory of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the health risk that this presents to competitors, staff and fans alike, we have made the difficult decision to cancel to the 4th minor and major tournaments of the DPC season."