ESL One to work with Valve for a new time and location for the cancelled Los Angeles Major

Following the travel ban with Europe imposed by the United States, ESL One officially announced the cancellation of the Los Angeles Major, citing that they work with Valve for a possible new location and a new date for the Major.

LA Major should have started this coming weekend, on the 15th of March with 16 teams fighting for a share of the one million dollars prize pool, but more importantly for Dota Pro Circuit points which count towards qualification to The International 2020.

Due to its implication with the DPC system, the ESL One Major might see a reschedule, and most likely will be held in a different location than the US as even before having to deal with the COVID-19 travel restrictions, some of the teams failed to secure US visas for all their players. Only this week Adroit and Virtus.pro announced stand-in players for the LA Major.

In their official announcement regarding the ESL One Los Angeles Major cancellation, the organizers state: “We are working closely with Valve to determine a new time and location for the Major. We are deeply disappointed but believe this outcome is in the best interest of all the people who make these incredible events possible.”

In the meantime, Valve hasn’t issued any official announcement regarding the current situation. A couple of teams expected to play at the LA Major are already in the US, some even competing at the ongoing Dota Summit 12. Southeast Asia representatives Fnatic and Geek Fam, as well as the Peruvian team Thunder Predator, are already in Los Angeles. Of these three, just Fnatic and Thunder Predator are competing in the Beyond the Summit tournament.

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