After months of speculation and vague hints about releasing the major post-International 2018 patch, we have Valve's confirmation.
In a post published on the blog November 5 Dota 2 Valve congratulates Tiger to win DreamLife Season 10. And in the last line of this post, the developer mentioned the date of the fix.
The valve dropped off the bomb fans, waiting for months, that the long-awaited patch of 7.20 could go on November 19 – one day after Kuala Lumpur Major closed.
Kuala Lumpur Major, the first of 2018-19 Dota The Circuit Season is held from 9 to 18 November. They will see 16 teams fighting for $ 1 million and 15,000 DPCs. These points determine which teams will receive invitations to Invitational 2019, so teams that win majors typically have a good lead on entry.
This correction date is perfect because it gives the teams enough time to practice with the new changes before the next DPC event – Minorit in Bucharest on 9 January. Meta is likely to see a fix, which means that matches will involve a lot of experiments until players see what works.