Southeast Asia is in danger of losing two of its future Minors, as GESC is forced to announce a schedule delay for already revealed Singapore and Kuala Lumpur events. The dates are left as "Coming Soon", with little time left in Dota Pro Curcuit schedule to accomade for a delay. Valve did not comment on the situation yet.
"Due to factors beyond our control, we deeply regret to inform you that the GESC: Singapore and GESC: Kuala Lumpur Dota 2 Minors will not take place on their originally scheduled dates in January and March 2018.
We remain committed to Dota 2 and eSports fans in Singapore and Malaysia, and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events in both countries."
— The GESC Management Team
GESC event organizers originally planned to run four Minors in Southeast Asia capitals this season — GESC E-Series — in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. The first two Minors of the series (planned to be held in January and early March) are forced to be pushed at least until after the following two.
A change of schedule this big opens up a significant window in Dota Pro Circuit and raises an important question: is there any space for those Minors to be held? With GESC E-Series Jakarta held in May and the final event of DPC held in early June, it leaves very little time before The International 2018, which will be most likely held around August.
GESC E-Series Singapore 2018 — January 12-14 (postponed)
GESC E-Series Kuala Lumpur 2018 — March 2-4 (postponed)
GESC E-Series Bangkok 2018 — March 16-18
GESC E-Series Jakarta 2018 — May 13-14