Did SirActionSlacks Tease Midas Mode 3.0?
SirActionSlacks had recently hinted of a possible Midas Mode 3.0 to fill in for TI10’s August spot.
Earlier this week, Valve announced the delay of TI10, which might lead to an absence of professional Dota for three months.
Midas Mode is a game concept in Dota 2 which was brought to the community by Moonduck and SirActionSlacks.
Did SirActionSlacks Just Tease Midas Mode 3.0?
Is Midas Mode 3.0 really in the works? Following the postponement of TI10, Jake ”SirActionSlacks” Kanner, a widely popular Dota 2 personality, posted on his social media, asking who’s making tournaments to fill up the void left by the postponement of TI10. However, he also stated, “please god dont make me do it,” following which fans have started speculating that Mr. Midas will likely return.
Earlier this week, Valve announced an update regarding The International 10 (TI10)’s new location and dates. TI10 was originally scheduled to run from 5th-15th August 2021 but has now been rescheduled to 7th-17th October 2021. With the qualifiers coming to an end soon and no new tournaments on the radar, we may not be seeing any action in the pro scene until October 2021.
Perhaps, SirActionSlacks may be deviously planning to host Midas Mode 3.0 in the meantime.
In 2017, Mr. Midas (a fictional character), hosted a glorious tournament known as Midas Mode. After the success of the first edition of Midas Mode, Sir Sadim, Mr. Midas’ long-lost brother, appeared and made hostile attempts to take over the second edition to this tournament: Midas Mode 2.0. It has been quite some time since we saw these two brothers in the scene. Will they make their grand return and save the Dota 2 community from ultimate boredom?
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Sir Sadim Dota 2
SirActionSlacks Teases Midas Mode 3.0
SirActionSlacks had recently posted via Twitter, questioning who will be making tournaments to fill in “TI’s August spot”. He also stated, “please god don’t make me do it”, which perhaps could be a hint at him running his own tournament if no one else is to take the initiative.
As the community buzzed in excitement, discussions opened up regarding a possible Midas Mode 3.0 coming in the future. Although, later on, SirActionSlacks replied to a Reddit thread and denied (or possibly hiding?) the fact.
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SirActionSlacks replied to a Reddit thread regarding Midas Mode 3.0.
However, we still cannot rule out Sir Sadim crafting a vicious plan to take control of the Dota 2 esports scene in the background. Mr. Midas, with a passionate heart for Dota 2, might also plan to make a comeback with Midas Mode 3.0.
What caused the gap in the Dota 2 schedule to appear
Earlier this year, Valve announced The International 10’s location and its schedule through its official blog. Fans were excited to see the grand event take place in Stockholm, Sweden in August 2021. However, unfortunate news took the community by storm when Valve revealed a conflict with Sweden’s government, leaving the company to decide on a new location and even new dates. On 8th July, Valve posted on its official blog, announcing the updated details of The International 10. The event has been relocated to Bucharest, Romania, and the dates have been pushed back significantly. Instead of being held in August 2021, the event will take place between 7th and 17th October 2021.
With the regional qualifiers coming to an end, this massive delay leaves a three-month gap of no professional Dota 2 events. While we can expect patch updates and in-game changes to be delivered, the community is asking if we’ll be starved of entertainment and if there will be no high-level tournaments to watch.
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Mr. Midas from Midas Mode