Valve announces 7.20 release date, NIP will not face a penalty for the Major.

Valve announces 7.20 release date, NIP will not face a penalty for the Major.

The next Dota 2 Patch, 7.20 is eagerly awaited by almost all of Dota 2 fans. However, Valve has been scarce with information regarding 7.20 until now. They did release a small patch update which provided some changes to the game. However, the bigger changes are expected with 7.20. We should also see the new hero Mars revealed during 7.20 release.

In their latest blog update, Valve has announced that the 7.20 update will be public on November 19th. In addition this, Valve also gave a shoutout to the winners of Dreamleague Season 10, the first Dota 2 Minor this year. Tigers won the Minor and earned an invitation to the accompanying Major. The Kuala Lumpur Major will commence on the 9th of November 2018. Tigers won Dreamleague Season 10 after a phenomenal Grand Finals against Natus Vincere.

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The new season of the Dota Pro Circuit is now underway. With the conclusion of the first Minor Championship, the first DPC points have already been awarded, and Tigers—as the last team standing in Stockholm—have earned the right to join the tournament roll in Kuala Lumpur at the opening Dota 2 Major Championship of this competitive season.

They round out a field of 16 competitors qualified from six regions who all seek to start the year off strong when The Kuala Lumpur Major kicks off on Friday, November 9 at 10:00 am Malaysia Time. With $1,000,000 USD and 15,000 DPC points up for grabs, teams have a chance to show their fans and rivals alike what each can expect to find on the road to next year’s championship showdown in Shanghai.


Ninjas in Pyjamas will not receive a fine

The NIP Dota 2 team will be using a stand-in for the upcoming Dota 2 Major. Their decision to use a stand-in was obviously with the assumption that they will also incur a DPC penalty. However, after PPD used his social media platform to appeal to Valve to revoke the penalty we finally see some action.

According to Peter Dager, the NIP roster was formed much before the announcement of the Kuala Lumpur Major. Since 33 cannot get a visa in time for the KL Major, NIP has no option but to use a stand-in. However, it does seem to be unfair that NIP will also stand to lose precious DPC points if the use a stand-in.

Peter Dager has announced that Valve has approved this stand-in without the loss of DPC points. It will be crucial towards the end of the current season as the DPC points can mean the separation between an invite to TI9 or not. For now, PPD can focus on the upcoming Major.