Are teams boycotting the Singapore Major? The top EU teams have announced their support and excitement for the first Dota LAN in more than a year.
Top Dota 2 organizations have released a joint statement in support of the ONE Esports Singapore Major 2021.
There were rumors of players and teams hoping for the cancelation of the ONE Esports Singapore Major. The Major will start on March 27, 2021 and it will be the first offline Dota 2 event in over a year.
Are Teams Boycotting the ONE Esports Singapore Major?
The short answer is No. Despite rumors, there has been no official statement from any organization about reluctance to attend the Dota 2 Major. The ONE Esports Singapore Major features a $500,000 prize pool and will take place at the Fairmont Singapore.
The rumors of player dissatisfaction and a potential boycott started after Shannon “SUNSfan” Scotten mentioned it in his Dota 2 podcast. The ‘We Say Things ‘ podcast featuring Synderen and SUNSfan is one of the most popular Dota 2 podcasts. SUNSfan said teams from Southeast Asia, CIS, North and South America were hoping for the upcoming Major to be canceled. This statement by the ten European teams is to put such rumors to rest and show their support for the Singapore Major.
Teams arriving for the Singapore Major will have to undergo a 48-hour quarantine. Eliminated teams will need to leave immediately to minimize interactions according to Yahoo Esports SEA.
Ten Teams Release Statement Supporting the Major
The planning and preparation for the Singapore Major has been an ongoing process for several months supported directly by the Singaporean Government. We are confident that every step is being taken to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved and are looking forward to putting on a great show for the fans and excited to see the return of LAN events.
Ten Dota 2 teams approached Joindota.com to express their confidence in the health and safety measures of the Singaporean Government. Despite not making it to the Major, OG has also signed the above statement to show its support.
The ONE Esports Singapore Major 2021 takes place from March 27 to April 4, 2021. Eighteen teams will compete for a $500,000 prize pool and 2700 DPC points.
The best teams from the Dota Pro Circuit Season 1 have secured their spot in the ONE Esports Singapore Major.