Dota 2

Valve Cancels First Dota 2 Major of 2022

The Winter Tour will end with a whimper instead of a bang.
The Winter Tour will end with a whimper instead of a bang. / Photo courtesy of Valve

Valve has canceled the first Dota 2 Major of 2022 to avoid COVID-19 risks, leaving the Dota Pro Circuit's Winter Tour without a capstone event.

"While hopes were high that we could host an international LAN event, the discovery and spread of new strains of COVID-19 and the resulting increase of travel restrictions has made it unfeasible for all qualified teams to gather for a LAN tournament," Valve wrote in a blog post published Wednesday.

With the cancellation come adjustments to the Dota Pro Circuit 2021-2022 season. The Dota Pro Circuit Points that would have been earned at the Major will now be distributed across the second and third Majors of the season. The Winter Tour itself will simply end once all the regional league tournaments have run their course.

The points will be redistributed 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

Valve says it will continue to evaluate the COVID-19 and travel-regulation situation to determine how future Majors will proceed.