Valve refunds tickets for Dota 2 International just days before event

This year’s The International 2024, the Dota 2 entire world championships, will be held without having an viewers. Dota 2 developer Valve has refunded all tickets to the Oct 7th party celebration successful yesterday, Oct 2nd. The occasion was to get location in Bucharest, Romania.

“We have been very carefully assessing the ongoing increase of Covid prices in Romania, as well as the ensuing introduction of new neighborhood restrictions in Bucharest,” reads Valve’s assertion.

“We required almost nothing much more than to welcome admirers are living to the function, but we can no for a longer time do so in a way that enables us to prioritize the overall health and well-becoming of equally audience associates and individuals. People who ordered tickets will be issued a total refund automatically,” it proceeds.

The announcement came just a several times soon after multiple associates of tournament members Group Aster tested optimistic for Covid-19. Supporter reactions on social media are some thing between pained at the celebration cancellation and relieved at the diminished chance to their preferred esports athletes.

In a instant of truly cosmic irony, the greatest prize pool tournament for Valve’s other sport, Counter-Strike: World wide Offensive, will go ahead at the PGL Important on November 4-7… in the very same Stockholm arena the Dota 2 Global was intended to be held in. 

Originally posted 2021-11-11 13:08:48.