For those keeping track of the many DOTA 2 Minor and Major tournaments here on SPOUT 360, we’ve got some bad news. Tournament organizers Beyond the Summit have cancelled its upcoming Major for March 2018.
According to an official TwitLonger message, they were not able to seal the partnership and financial deal with esports body (and official Rocket League media & coverage partner) Next Generation Esports. The message was posted by Beyond the Summit cofounder David “LD” Gorman on TwitLonger, stating further that the event does “not [make] sense for us and NGE.”
LD stated on Reddit that the event was not financially feasible from a Pro Circuit Major standpoint. “We couldn’t figure out a financial model with NGE that would allow us to run an event that we felt was worthy of being labeled a Major.”
So what does this mean for the whole DOTA 2 season? Well, Valve will have to reduce the qualification points for the next The International tournament in late 2018, unless there’s another Major replacing Beyond the Summit. However, Beyond the Summit’s other DOTA 2 event, The Summit, will still be on December 13 as a Minor tournament.