In light of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, Valve has decided to postpone the upcoming 2022 Dota Pro Circuit Spring Tour for Eastern European teams indefinitely.
This information was provided by the region’s DPC organizer, EPICENTER, who confirmed Valve made the decision internally prior to the regional league open qualifiers, which would have been held later this week and next week for teams from the region.
“Valve has informed us that the DPC Eastern European Spring Tour has been postponed indefinitely,” EPICENTER said. “We will return soon with information on the new start dates for open qualifications and the main part of the regional tournament.”
Because the EEU region contains the majority of players from the CIS region and its surrounding areas, this decision comes as no surprise—especially when considering comments made by many of the top organizations and personalities, such as Natus Vincere, Team Spirit, and Dendi.
Of the 40 players representing the eight Dota 2 teams in the EEU’s Division I lineup for the Spring Tour, 23 are Russian, ten are Ukrainian, and many are from neighboring countries directly impacted by the ongoing invasion.
Because Mira is stuck in Ukraine, Team Spirit, the reigning The International champions, will compete in the Gamers Galaxy: Invitational Series Dubai 2022 with RodjER and will donate any winnings to the International Red Cross Movement.
More information about the EEU’s Spring Tour schedule will be released in the near future. Other regions are already hosting qualifiers and preparing for the next phase of the DPC, which begins in two weeks.