While these announcements shouldn't come as a surprise to many, it's still a sobering reminder of the gravity of our current situation.
Epic Games made their announcement via Twitter earlier today.
While we already expected the physical tournament to be cancelled, Epic Games added that there will be no online replacement due to the limitations of cross region online competition. I guess that's understandable - no one wants to deal with lag in an international tournament right?
Valve has also made a similar statement regarding The International 10, a yearly spectacle featuring the world's best Dota 2 players vying for a massive crowd-sourced prize pool that has broken records every single year.
Instead of outright cancelling the event, TI10 will be postponed to 2021 instead. Valve has stated that they will be restructuring the DPC season for the fall, which means the teams' hard-earned points won't be going to waste.
TI10's prize pool will still be funded by 25% of annual battle pass sales as usual; the battle pass will be released very soon, as opposed to closer to the event date. After all, the cash grab must go on, eh?