Rivalry Hosts Dota 2 Online Event: No Major No Problem
Posted 18th March 2020 By: Derpina    348 Views
Esports News – Due to the coronavirus outbreak and its alarming levels of spread and severity across the globe, the majority of Dota 2 events for 2020 have been canceled. All other esports tournaments followed suit, with one of the most recent events being the cancellation of LoL regionals. Valve still works on hosting remote and online matches at the moment. But until further notice, all 2020-21 DPC events are suspended.
While Valve’s goal is to get back on track as soon as possible, Rivalry is facing the battle head-on. “No Major No Problem”, a new online Dota 2 tournament sponsored by Rivalry and organized by 4D Esports, goes live.
ESL and Valve’s decisions to postpone all Minor and Major Dota 2 matches inspired Rivalry to take matters into their own hands and start hosting online tournaments. No Major No Problem is currently ongoing and will culminate on March 22, 2020.
The event is exclusive to eight professional South American teams who have a direct invite. It features two stages—group stage and playoffs, to determine the best teams moving on to the grand finals. The eight teams are divided into two groups of four in the group stage. They have to compete in BO3 matches to advance to the playoffs. The top two teams move on to the next stage, while the bottom two are eliminated.
In the playoffs, the remaining four teams compete in a double-elimination bracket. All matches will be in BO3, except the grand final which is in BO1. The winner of the tournament earns the lion’s share of the $5,000 prize pool and the title.
Rivalry hasn’t announced the streaming details for the playoffs and grand finals yet, but you can head on to their official Twitch and Facebook channels for more information. Viewers outside America can visit 4D Esports’ official Facebook page or find local streamers tasked to cover the event via Twitch.
Despite being an impromptu online event, No Major No Problem invited some of the biggest South American Dota 2 teams today. Here’s a list of the event’s participants: