Chinese language esports resolution supplier VSPN and Tencent collectively introduced that the 2021 Peacekeeper Elite World Championship (PEC) could be postponed as a result of present international pandemic. The unique PEC occasion might be changed by Peace Elite Tremendous Cup 2021, a brand new home occasion that encompasses a ￥2 million ($310,000) and might be sponsored by OPPO. The additional location and precise date of PEC might be introduced quickly.
The 2021 PEC was imagined to be hosted in Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Enviornment on July 31 with a ￥12 million ($1.85 million) complete prize pool. It needs to be famous that that is the primary Tencent-related esports worldwide occasion that has been postponed as a result of “international pandemic scenario” this yr. In December of 2020, the League of Legends Professional League (LPL) All-Star occasion was postponed as a result of COVID-19 considerations within the host metropolis of Chengdu.
This data can 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.
“So as to assist and cooperate with the COVID-19 restrictions and controls in a number of abroad international locations, and hold our gamers and audiences’ well being and security, we determined to postpone the PEC after lengthy consideration in regards to the present international pandemic scenario,” Tencent acknowledged.
On June 21, Valve introduced that TI10 had moved away from Sweden and been on the lookout for different areas in Europe. The occasion would happen on Aug. 10-15 in Stockholm.