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A few hours ago, Valve announced that Dota 2 The 10th international tournament will be held in October at the Arena National in Bucharest, Romania.
We are pleased to announce that the International 10 – Dota 2 Championship will take place in October in Bucharest, Romania – https://t.co/SiavI2o1Al pic.twitter.com/dzaQgyejdZ
– DOTA 2 (@DOTA2) 7 July 2021
In the past, the stadium has hosted events such as the 2011-2012 UEFA Europa League Final, and as if that weren’t enough, the Romanian national team often celebrates their home matches. Now the stadium will be home to The International 10 where the best teams in the world will fight for a share of $40,000,000 of the accumulated portfolio.
Why will TI10 now take place in Romania?
Valve’s original plan was to hold its big event in Stockholm, Sweden, but just a month ahead of schedule, the country said it does not recognize players as athletes. With this said, it would be very difficult to obtain visas for teams in such a short time to participate in the tournament.
Now that we know the place, we keep track of the dates. As for the group stage matches, it will start from October 7-10 and the main event will start on the 12th. Assuming the original format remains unchanged, the group stage will be played as in previous years, starting with the Swiss format with all. ranked teams. Once this phase is over, teams will enter a double elimination bracket that will ultimately determine the winner.
Many are concerned that with this change they fear they won’t be able to attend TI10 because most players’ contracts with teams expire in September, but there’s nothing to worry as Valve has always made it clear that event guests are players, not organizations, so they can compete even if they’re agents are free.
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