Jess Colwill, February 17, 2017

Valve Reschedules Kiev Major

Valve recently announced that they have rescheduled the Kiev Major, one of the first big Dota 2 events of the year with a prize pool of $3 million.

The new date of the tournament, which was originally April 20-23, has been pushed back by a week to April 27-30 to "reduce potential conflicts with other tournaments." The change is most likely to avoid conflicts with Perfect World’s Dota 2 Asian Championship which is held from March 28 to April 4.

But while it reduces the strain on players in one direction, it adds it in another. While there wasn’t much downtime between the DAC and the Kiev Major originally, there isn’t a lot of downtime now between the Kiev Major and the finals of the MarsTV Dota League which takes place between May 10 and 14.

The Kiev Major is indisputably the larger of the two events with a prize pool ten times that of the MarsTV LAN event. It’s kind of a no-brainer which of the two events professional teams will choose if push comes to shove.

Jess Colwill

Jess is a writer and dog-lover from the eastern coast of Australia, who loves playing games (particularly anything by BioWare), listening to metal, baking, and fostering rescue dogs while they wait for new homes. You can find her on Twitter at @notsocryptic.