The International, which is one of the largest professional video game tournaments in existence, has been delayed. In a statement, Valve said it won’t be able to hold the Dota 2 event on schedule to due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Valve said it made its decision after “extensive consideration” of the global pandemic. The company was looking at other, later dates to hold the event, but it now believes The International may not return until 2021.
“Given the highly volatile landscape for local gathering restrictions, virus trajectory, and global travel policies, we don’t expect to have enough confidence to communicate firm dates in the near future,” Valve said.