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Dota 2 Tourney Loses "Major" Designation

The Dota 2 Blog announces the 2018 Galaxy Battles tournament will no longer be considered a "Major," and the Dota 2 tourney will have to continue without any involvement from Valve. They explain this is because of concerns raised by new government regulations for esports players entering the Philippines. Here are the details:
Based on information we’ve recently confirmed regarding new government regulations for esports players entering the Philippines, we have decided to rescind the tournament’s Major designation, including the Pro Circuit qualifying points, for the Galaxy Battles 2018 tournament. This is based on what we feel are unreasonable infringements on the privacy of the players, as a condition to enter the country. The tournament itself may still proceed, but without any involvement of Valve or the Dota Pro Circuit. This isn’t a reflection on how we feel about fans in the Philippines, and we are sorry for those that were planning on attending the event.

As a result, we’re talking to tournament organizers to try to find a way to run a Major with the invited and qualifying teams, including the Pro Circuit points that would have been available in Galaxy Battles 2018.

4. Re: Dota 2 Tourney Loses Jan 5, 2018, 15:11 Devinoch
Cutter wrote on Jan 4, 2018, 19:38:
But tourneys in the US are still fine? gg hypocrisy.

Yeeeeeeahhhhh..... maybe you want to read up a little bit on the Philippines current state of affairs before you go throwing mindless commentary around like this...

Cliff "Devinoch" Hicks
Host of the Starlight Society Podcast
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