Chinese game publisher Perfect World on Tuesday announced plans to hold a Dota 2 esports competition called the Perfect World Dota 2 League (PWL), to address the lack of Dota 2 competitions in China during the COVID-pandemic. 19. Perfect World has revealed that it works with major Dota 2 teams in China, as well as other parts of Asia. Perfect World said in its announcement that PWL is an important part of the Chinese professional Dota 2 system and that the competition will feature 200K USD in prize money, it will have two “A + B” levels, which means that a relegation system will be added to the Chinese Dota 2 scene. The competition kicks off on October 28, with three seasons scheduled for the event running through the end of this year. Perfect World has not disclosed if this series of contests will feature a live audience. Industry insiders have already expressed frustration over the lack of communication between Perfect World and the teams; For example, Zhili Guo, CEO of Chinese Dota 2 organization, Team Aster, said on Chinese social media that the Dota 2 ecosystem needs to improve its basic regulations first rather than having a single competition. Team Aster is a member of the Chinese Dota 2 Association (CDA), an organization created by the Dota 2 teams in China. CDA has teamed up with Chinese online tournament organizer Fuming Wenhe to host a new Dota 2 competition this week called CDA-FDC. The competition kicked off Monday, with RM 600K RMB ($ 90K) in cash prizes, and seven top Chinese teams including PSG.LGD, EHOME, Vici Gaming, Royal Never Give-Up, Invictus Gaming, 4AM and Team Aster. For the Chinese Dota 2 teams, Perfect World created a scheduling conflict between the CDA-FDC and PWL competitions forcing some organizations to choose between the two events.