Dota 2: Valve postpones DPC Spring Tour for Eastern Europe

Potential changes to the 2021-2022 Dota Pro Circuit have been leaked, including online regional tournaments to replace the canceled Winter Major and a new 'Wildcard' tournament preceding The International 11. (Photo: Valve Software)
The Dota Pro Circuit is the professional competitive circuit for Dota 2, featuring two divisions of competition across six regions. (Photo: Valve Software)

Dota 2 developer Valve Software has decided to indefinitely postpone the 2021-2022 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Spring Tour for Eastern Europe, league organiser Epic Esports Events announced on Monday (28 February).

Epic Esports' announcement implies that the decision to postpone Spring Tour competition for Eastern Europe came from Valve alone. All other regional competitions for the Spring Tour are expected to proceed as planned.

The developer has yet to issue a statement on the cancellation of the Spring Tour for Eastern Europe.

Many other sporting events have already cancelled or moved locations with the ongoing conflict in the region caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which started on Thursday (24 February) on the orders of Russian president Vladimir Putin.

The 2021-2022 DPC season's Spring Tour is scheduled to take place from 14 March to 24 April. Epic Esports said in their statement that they will announce the new dates for Spring Tour in Eastern Europe soon.

The teams and players competing in the DPC's Eastern European regional league are comprised mainly of Ukrainians and Russians.

Team Spirit, the champions of The International 10 and the Winter Tour Regional Finals for Eastern Europe, have a roster that is comprised of two Ukrainian players and three Russian players.

If you'd like to learn more about how you can help Ukraine during this crisis, here is a list of international organizations you can donate to.

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