Valve announced on the 15th March that they are cancelling all upcoming Valve sanctioned events for Dota 2. The events cancelled include the 4th minor of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) season and the two remaining Major events of this year.
Rivalry, however, plans to keep the Dota 2 pro scene going, hosting an online tournament for several of the top South American teams.
Who is competing at the Rivalry No Major, No Problem?
The No Major, No Problem event features a total of eight South American Dota 2 teams, including two of the most prominent organizations in the region. The most notable attendee of the competition is the team of Thunder Predator, who only last week competed in the Dota Summit 12 Major.
On the other side of the bracket, in group two, is team Infamous. Infamous’ most recent showing was at the WePlay! Dota 2 Tug of War: Mad Moon major, back in February. While the teams showing was not what their fans expected of them, it was good to see them compete on the big stages again.
Group one includes Infamous Young, Omega Gaming, PaiN Gaming, and Thunder Predator.
Group two consists of Furia Esports, Infamous, NoPing e-sports, and Team Unknown.
A total of eight invited teams are competing in the upcoming event. The event takes place from the 17-22nd of March. The competition is played entirely online.
The No Major, No Problem event features a double-elimination format, with the eight teams divided into two groups of 4 teams. Of each of the two groups, the top two teams earn themselves a spot in the playoffs. For the group stage matches, all series use a best-of-three format, following the standard tournament rules.
The only exception to the best-of-three format used for the tournament is the event finals on the 22nd of March. The final of the event uses the best-of-five format instead.
The teams are playing all games of the No Major, No Problem event on the 7.24B patch of Dota 2.
Matches start at noon PT / 3 PM ET / 8 PM GMT each day, with the opening round of games on starting on the 17th March with five days of games up til the 22nd March.
Each series has a total of three hours scheduled for the round. However, the series may start ahead of schedule.
So far, we only know the Day 1 schedule, which sees Infamous Young face off against PaiN Gaming.
The second series of the day is Thunder Predator against Omega Gaming.
The final round of the day is the losers match of the first two matches.
The No Major, No Problem event has total prize pool of $5,000.
The majority of the prize money up for grabs is in the top two of the eight-team invitational.
It is worth noting that there are no prizes for the 5th to 8th place teams at this tournament.
Rivalry No Major, No Problem: How-To Watch
The No Major, No Problem event is broadcast in Spanish and Brazillian starting on the 17th March.
At this time there is no announcement made surrounding the English broadcast of the stream.