‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast
Yesterday cyborgmatt tweeted the schedule for Dota 2 in the upcoming year. This is the first year this has been created, as this is the first time that Valve has ever decided to do this thing called communication. Tournament orgs tried to avoid scheduling around Majors, but the Major cycle lasted a long period of time for each Major as it included qualifiers. On top of that, Valve didn’t tell anyone anything so everyone decided to get out of Dota 2, but now that the Majors have been changed it has made it much easier for everyone to make a tournament that has value to them.
I think CS:GO tournaments could benefit from this approach as well. This could help tournament organizers try to figure out how to schedule around the Major and give it space to breathe and give their own tournaments extra value.