Set to commence tomorrow, 4th of April, the seventh season of Dota 2 Professional League (DPL) is cancelled as the organizer, Mars Media joins forces with the ongoing Chinese Dota 2 Professional Association (CDA) for a bigger event that will run under the DPL-CDA tag.
Over the past couple of weeks, after the third and fourth round of Major and Minor tournaments part of the Dota Pro Circuit got cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the online leagues have returned in full force. The Chinese region especially has been quick in putting together online tournaments with the desire of keeping the professional teams active and to deliver a competitive environment for them to stay at the top of their game. This, however, led to a very packed schedule. Just this week, the Chinese professional teams had the ESL One Los Angles matches, the CDA matches and were about to start their journey in DPL as well on Saturday. In an effort to create a better competitive environment and to give the fans a high level of games to watch, DPL cancels its league and will merge with CDA.
“We, at Mars Media, are very excited to team up with the CDA. Our experience at hosting tournaments and leagues will allow the teams to fully focus on the matches and performance and get the proper training they need for the upcoming LAN events which we hope will resume sooner rather than later,” stated the DPL organizer in the official announcement.
The merger will take effect after the conclusion of the on-going CDA League, on April 19. Full details about the first season of DPL-CDA will be announced soon.