The DPC Winter Tour Major will not take place due to travel restrictions and ensure safety in the context of the escalating COVID-19 epidemic with a new strain.
Despite the fact that the first DPC season has gone almost 3/4 of the way, Valve recently had to make a difficult decision when officially canceling the first Major because of the complicated situation of the COVID-19 epidemic and strain Omicron.
First Major Tournament of 2022 Canceled
On the Dota 2 homepage, Valve announced the decision to cancel the DPC Winter Tour Major tournament:
The Winter Tour (DPC Season 1 2021/2022) is coming to an end. They had to make the difficult decision to cancel our first Major. They all know fans would love to have their first LAN event of season five. However, the spread of COVID-19 has made it much harder to travel to host a LAN event.
They should have done a better job keeping you up to date with the risks if they were to host a tournament. They also have to be willing to change their approach to find a solution to end Season 1 sooner. And they sincerely apologize.
They are planning to gather everyone and hold a LAN tournament. Of course, this event will have many limitations given the current world situation. They will keep you updated as more information about the location becomes available.”
With the DPC Winter Tour Major canceled, the first season will soon come to an end once the teams complete the Regional League Round. Teams will still receive bonuses, receive DPC points, promotion, and relegation normally. The DPC points of the 1st Major will be accumulated for the next 2 Majors in 2022. It will make the competition between the teams in the next 2 seasons much bigger.
DPC 2021/2022 Season 2
- Champion – 520
- Second – 310
- Third – 210
- Four – 105
- Five – 52 Points
DPC 2021/2022 Season 3
- First – 680
- Second – 410
- Third – 270
- Four – 135
- Five – 68
Immediately after the announcement of the cancellation was made by the Major. The Dota 2 community could not hide their disappointment and displeasure.
In it, NS even asserted that there are always organizations ready to host the Major. But Valve ignored them to come to this controversial decision.