Secret, Alliance, and EG Voice Their Support for the 2021 Singapore Major
The Dota 2 pro circuit took a big hit in 2020 and the community was hoping to get back to normal this year. The upcoming Singapore Major 2021 will be the first live event for a long time but there were rumors that some top players didn’t want the tournament to go through because of health concerns.
Many of the biggest Dota 2 teams in the world were quick to react and announced their support for the event.
The likes of Team Secret, Alliance, Evil Geniuses, Na’Vi, and a bunch of other squads released a joint statement, expressing confidence that the 2021 Singapore Major can go through without any complications.
Full Support From the Top Teams and the Government
Most of the Dota 2 community was ecstatic when the Singapore Major 2021 was announced on Twitter early last month.
It’s the first live tournament since the start of 2020 and it’s expected to begin on March 27, featuring some of the biggest teams in the world.
? It’s official! The first Major of the Dota Pro Circuit 2021 will be held in Singapore.— ONE Esports (@ONEEsports) February 5, 2021
The ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore Major Presented by PGL takes place on March 27, and will be the first-ever Major streamed in glorious 4K 60 fps!
The overwhelming reaction in the community was positive, but there were indications that some teams weren’t happy with the return of LAN events because of the health crisis.
The rumors even suggested that Singapore Major 2021 could be canceled, but the top teams were quick to react and express their excitement.
On top of that, we know that ESL and the organizers are working closely with the Singaporean government to make the tournament happen.
The local authorities are doing their best to apply all the necessary measures to protect the players and everyone involved in the first Dota 2 event since last year.
Should the 2021 Singapore Major Proceed?
The Dota 2 community and the top pro players had a rough year and certainly need a live tournament.
Let’s not forget that even the International was postponed last season and that had a devastating effect on the pro scene.
The local government is keen on applying strict protocols during the Singapore Major and it looks like all the major teams are more than willing to cooperate.
The whole community and the organizers have the rare opportunity to set an example that could help the Dota 2 competitive circuit to slowly return to normal.
Where to Watch the Dota 2 Singapore Major
At this point, it looks like the 2021 Singapore Major will proceed and the Dota 2 fans will finally have the opportunity to watch a LAN tournament with some of the best teams in the world.
There will be $500,000 on the line in prizes and the qualifiers for the main event are still running. We will know the full list of contestants when the final stage begins on March 27.
All matches will be available for free via the ESL Official Twitch Channel, so make sure to tune in for some top-notch Dota 2 when the time comes.