After an unforgettable 5-matches final between Evil Geniuses and Invictus Gaming, the Chinese team was crowned as the Singapore Major’s winner.
Due to the actual global situation, organizing an event of this magnitude was a real challenge, keeping in mind that everyone’s safety and health were our number one priority.
PGL has set high safety standards to prevent any unwanted events, while the whole tournament took place in a “bubble” carefully monitored 24/7 inside the Fairmont Hotel Singapore. Nobody was allowed to leave the venue for the entire period, and we had specific travel itineraries to move inside the bubble. The players and staff members had to perform multiple PCR tests while in Singapore.
In the beginning, the Singapore Major seemed like an impossible mission. But we, at PGL, know very well that the only limits out there are the ones that we set ourselves. So we worked night and day, and we made it! It was a challenge for us to run an event of such magnitude in the pandemic. With countries being closed for traveling every day, flights canceled every day, we had to put extra effort into bringing everyone here safely and finding ways to return everybody to their homes safely. But we are proud to say that the event was a success. The last 14 months represented a difficult period for every DOTA fan, and the feeling of an offline event is so good. There are things in life that you cannot buy, and if we managed to bring some joy into the hearts of players and fans, this means the world to us. We are already working on our following offline events set for 2021. We are incredibly excited for the upcoming PGL CS: GO Major in Stockholm in November.
Silviu Stroie, CEO PGL
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