Chinese language esports resolution supplier VSPN and Tencent collectively introduced that the 2021 Peacekeeper Elite World Championship (PEC) could be postponed because of the present world pandemic. The unique PEC occasion shall be changed by Peace Elite Tremendous Cup 2021, a brand new home occasion that includes a ￥2 million ($310,000) and shall be sponsored by OPPO. The additional location and precise date of PEC shall be introduced quickly.
The 2021 PEC was speculated to be hosted in Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Area on July 31 with a ￥12 million ($1.85 million) whole prize pool. It ought to be famous that that is the primary Tencent-related esports worldwide occasion that has been postponed because of the “world pandemic scenario” this yr. In December of 2020, the League of Legends Professional League (LPL) All-Star occasion was postponed because of the COVID-19 considerations within the host metropolis of Chengdu.
This info can also be not directly a foul signal for Valve’s Dota 2 annual occasion – The Worldwide 2020 (TI10), since Tencent has evaluated the worldwide pandemic scenario and isn’t optimistic.
“With a view to assist and cooperate with the COVID-19 restrictions and controls in a number of abroad international locations, and maintain our gamers and audiences’ well being and security, we determined to postpone the PEC after lengthy consideration concerning the present world pandemic scenario,” Tencent said.
On June 21, Valve introduced that TI10 had moved away from Sweden and been on the lookout for various places in Europe. The occasion would happen on Aug. 10-15 in Stockholm.