Multiplay Ditches Dota – ‘Interest in the game has dropped’

Multiplay will not be hosting a Dota 2 tournament at Insomnia60 in April.

The event host will be announcing a new tournament each day over the next week (thanks for making our jobs difficult you lovely buggers), and to start with it's got the bad news out of the way first.

"Before Hype Week begins, we wanted to make sure we weren’t leading communities along, as such we have to announce that we are no longer supporting Dota 2 as a BYOC prize tournament at Insomnia," Multiplay said in a statement on its website.

"Interest in the game has been slowly dropping over the past few events, and is now at the point where we’re no longer able to justify supporting it as a prize tournament."

 

"Interest in the game has been slowly dropping over the past few events, and is now at the point where we’re no longer able to justify supporting it as a prize tournament."

 

However, Multiplay did say there will be some kind of 'organised activity throughout the weekend, with game modes guided by what you want to play'.

"We’ll continue to keep monitoring the community and other events, with a view to bringing it back in the future if we see a positive growth in the competitive player base," Multiplay added.

You can send you ideas to the Multiplay Esports Twitter page.

There's been good news for some other games. The Call of Duty World League UK event at i60 has a $50,000 prize pool, plus there's a £2,000 Hearthstone tournament confirmed, though it's a shame this is a lot lower than the $30,000 Truesilver tournaments which graced former Insomnias.

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