International esports event DOTA 2 has refunded tickets for the 2018 tournament because the pandemic didn’t go away.
The DOTA 2 The International refunds live-audience tix because the pandemic didn’t go away is a news article about the DOTA 2 tournament. It talks about how the organization decided to refund all ticket holders due to the pandemic not going away in time for ti10.
The COVID-19 epidemic hasn’t gone away, for those who haven’t noticed. We’re still in the thick of it in the United States, with 100,000 cases and 2,000 fatalities each day on average. Parts of Europe aren’t doing much better either. Given this, it may come as a surprise to learn that Valve planned to conduct Dota 2’s The International competition as a live event; the tournament had been relocated from Sweden to Bucharest, Romania, where Valve intended to attract a big live audience.
But that was in July, and as of October, Romania is seeing its worst-ever surge in cases, placing it in the top three nations in Europe for new infections in the past week. As a result, Valve has chosen to cancel the in-person portion of the event and refund any tickets purchased in the previous two weeks.’
“We’ve been monitoring the continuing increase in Covid rates in Romania, as well as the ensuing implementation of new municipal regulations in Bucharest, with great interest. We have chosen to refund all ticket purchases for The International 2021 in order to guarantee the safety of all participants, artists, and production personnel involved in the event. We want to greet fans in person at the event, but we are no longer able to do so in a manner that prioritizes the health and well-being of both audience members and participants. Those who bought tickets will be immediately refunded in full. The International 2021 will begin on October 7 as scheduled, and we are excited to welcome the finest Dota teams from across the globe to the stage and share the experience with millions of fans online.”
The players aren’t completely protected, however, as Kotaku points out; some members of one squad revealed last week that they had acquired the virus.
Please be careful out there.
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