In the night Four on Five january's Two thousand eighteen the Dota 2 there was a post, which talked about the cancellation of the scheduled eSports tournament Galaxy Battles Major. The post was published by the company Valve. Later it turned out that the match will still take place, but the prize Fund will be less than half a million dollars.
After this news from participation in competition have refused all the favorites. Among them was the Russian team Virtus.Pro, Secret, Liquid, VGJ Thunder, Optic Gaming.
It should be noted that this turn of events was not too surprised kibersportivnogo public. Ukrainian team v1lat noticed that something similar was to be expected, after all Fallout Gaming long earned a sad reputation among competitive players.
Two years ago, the company organized a competition of players in Kuala Lumpur, which was called «Major All Starts". The promised prize pool exceeded One hundred of thousands of dollars. But at the time of the event began to cause serious problems, and system administrators were not able to respond quickly to emerging issues and addressed to the managers of the assembled groups. In the end, it turned out that the cost of the flight was not compensated the most part of arrivals of athletes and commentators.
Remains to guess what format will be held in the Philippines promised the tournament, what teams to replace the teams refused, and the number of spectators will gather on the eSports arena after published on the official website Dota 2 Current events. It remains an open question with the size of the prize pool.
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