Get ready, Dota fans. The moment you are all waiting for is about to arrive. Finally, after nearly two years of fierce anticipation and patience, the tenth edition of The International is here.
Eighteen teams will convene in Bucharest, Romania to compete for a chance to lift the coveted Aegis of Champions. Additionally, they will fight to earn the largest share of the $40,018,195 total prize pool.
For the first time in 22 months, the fans will provide an electric atmosphere that can only happen through their endless passion. However, the question of how they can watch it then comes to mind for those deciding on monitoring the event. Fortunately, here are some tips to follow in order to watch the best Dota 2 teams go into action.
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How To Watch The Event
Due to the abundance of games during groups, each language will have around three Twitch channels streaming simultaneously (all called “dota2ti”). English and Russian will have four streams whereas Chinese will have three. Be sure to watch as much as you can for Dota 2 betting.
For English specifically, it will also have an official newcomer stream, a replay stream, and a different outlet in the stream.tv website. Other languages will provide their own streaming platforms, of which is to be announced.
All matches can be spectated under the DotaTV in-game function which is found within the Dota 2 client.
Dota 2 The International 10 Preview
For TI10, 18 teams from six regions (North America, South America, Europe, China, Southeast Asia, CIS) will attend. Of them, 12 qualified directly by accumulation of points from the 2021 Dota Pro Circuit season. The remaining six earned their ticket by winning their respective region qualifying tournament.
Teams are divided into two groups, with nine being in each group that will play in a single-round robin format. After playing each other once, the top four teams of both groups advance to the upper bracket for the main event.
Meanwhile, the bottom four teams are placed in the lower bracket where they play a sudden death best-of-one match. The last placed team in both groups are eliminated outright from the competition.
Except for the grand finals and the lower bracket first round, all matches will be played as best-of-three series. The grand finals will be played as a best-of-five series on October 17.
What Makes The International So Popular
The International returns once again, and fans will finally have the opportunity to watch some of the best Dota 2 teams compete at the highest level. It’s an alleviating thing to experience for fans especially after enduring the grueling COVID-19 pandemic for almost two years. Whatever the case, fans can begin to feel a sense of normalcy returning to their lives.
Furthermore, the volatility that coincides with the event’s history of upsets gives underdogs a crucial advantage during matches. The International has seen huge upsets in the past such as Southeast Asia’s TNC Predator beating favorites OG in 2016. Any team is capable of winning at TI, so if one goes hot, they may end up hoisting the Aegis. This makes The International betting so engaging.