Last Sunday’s grand finals of DPL-CDA Professional League Season was the last time Dota 2 fans could see the big names from the Chinese region playing competitively for a while.
The month of August is usually the time when the Dota 2 community celebrates the game they love by living and breathing in sync with the teams stepping onto The International stage. Be it in Seattle, Vancouver or Shanghai, the TI brought together people around the world each year, all sharing their passion and love for the game.
Unfortunately, given the current COVID-19 crisis, The International won’t happen this year in August, and with no updates from Valve on when the tournament might be moved, the Chinese scene has taken the decision to give all their players a month time off to rest, when usually they would live the most intense days of their lives
While the European and CIS teams joined forces to bring to their fans this August the biggest online league, China and most likely Southeast Asia will allow their top competitors to step aside and give the chance to the tier two scene to shine in the OMEGA League.
For some of the best Chinese players, August 2020 will mark the first time when they will be with their families, away from any competitive pressure, the PSG.LGD team manager confirmed with VPEsports.
But while a full month of vacation in the month of August is something that sounds extremely exciting for those used to experience the maximum of their emotions during this time of the year, the end of the player break in China is extremely likely to bring with it a big shuffle window as well. It’s widely known that the contracts revolve around The International end time and with the Chinese scene planning to return in full swing in September, fans should also expect big roster moves to happen.