Valve will attempt to run a Winter Major
Team Secret manager Matthew "Cyborgmatt" Bailey has published a post on his personal Twitter page on behalf of Valve talking about the Winter Major. The company has heard the community's frustration and is ready to take action.
Matthew "Cyborgmatt" Bailey:
We hear your disappointment regarding the cancellation of the first major. We made the decision based on a number of factors, some related to Omicron, some related to travel issues for competitors during Omicron, and some related to the willingness for tournament organizers to run the event.
We should have done a better job of keeping you all in the loop about the risks to the event, and we also should have been more willing to take a different approach earlier to find a way to conclude the first season. We apologize for this.
We're working on a plan to see if we can get everyone together in one location and play out the tournament on a LAN. Obviously this event will have a number of constraints placed on it given the current state of the world. We will update you all as we have something more concrete in place.
Yesterday, January 12, the official website of Valve announced the cancellation of the first major tournament of the winter season. Valve has distributed the DPC points that the teams were supposed to play there to the 2 remaining majors, which will take place in the spring and summer.