Valve has announced that the upcoming Kiev Major, to be held in April, will be postponed by a week.
This year’s first first $3 million Major’s initial scheduled date of April 20 has now been changed to April 27. According to Valve, the event at the National Palace of Arts Ukraine was postponed in order “to help reduce potential conflicts with other tournaments.”
There are two Dota 2 events thus far that’s relatively close to the Kiev Major — the duo being the Dota 2 Asia Championships 2017 and the MarsTV Dota League. Both events will be held in China, with the former running from March 28 to April 4.
As for the MarsTV Dota League that had been announced on Nov. 24 last year, the fifth edition of the tournament would run from May 10 to 14. With such little time in-between the conclusion of the Kiev Major and the start of MDL Season 5, Valve’s move may very well see teams elect to forego competing at MarsTV’s Chinese LAN event.
Furthermore, the situation is slated get more complicated; with an almost four week gap between DAC and the Major, there could very well be another tournament announced shortly.
In the meantime, tickets for live audiences will go on sale in just a couple of days when the main event at Kiev kicks off, and at very cheap prices.
Each day of the event requires an individual ticket, costing ₴130 (~5$) for each of the days leading to the grand finals, while the grand finals ticket is ₴400 (~ 15$).
Qualifiers for the Kiev Major are set to commence on March 6 with the open brackets, followed by regional qualifiers on March 10-13. As for the list of direct invitees, it is expected to be announced sometime after the StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3, which is scheduled for February 23-26.