Valve is already wanting forward and suspending the Dota 2 championship occasion The Worldwide 11 to 2022, based on a leaked electronic mail printed by the Belarusian Esports Federation on social media platform VK. In response to the federation, it had utilized to host TI11 in Minsk, Belarus. The applying obtained a reply from Valve which notes the postponement of this yr’s occasion, TI10, and signifies that TI11 will happen in 2022 as an alternative of 2021.
In April, a submit by the Dota 2 group said that TI10 would “doubtless” be moved to 2021, however Valve has not but confirmed this. The occasion was initially scheduled to happen in mid-August, however was delayed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Esports Observer has reached out for affirmation on this story.
If true, TI11 would change into the primary worldwide esports competitors in 2021 formally delayed by COVID-19. This might additionally point out that relatively than planning to host TI10 early within the yr and resume regular operations afterwards, Valve is maybe contemplating internet hosting the occasion initially deliberate for this yr in its regular calendar slot in August 2021.