Valve Cancels TI10 Ticket Sales

Posted on October 4, 2021 - Last Updated on October 6, 2022

In response to the controversy regarding attendance at TI10, Valve has made specific changes to the event. They have decided only to allow essential staff, talent, and teams to attend the event. These changes were made due to safety concerns, and they will also refund all ticket sales.

Valve initially planned to welcome fans live at the event. The company noted that it could no longer do so, choosing to prioritize the well-being of the audience and participants. This comes a day after Team Aster and other players from Invictus Gaming tested positive for COVID-19. Due to this, they had to be quarantined at hotels in Bucharest, Romania. Valve added that the restrictions regarding COVID in Bucharest also played a role in the decision made.

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Overview of T110 Changes

The esports event was initially scheduled to take place in August 2020. It was later postponed to August 2021 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. TI10 was also originally supposed to be held in Stockholm, Sweden. However, due to various issues regarding the Swedish government and Sports Federation, the event was moved to Bucharest, Romania.

The group stage of TI10 is now scheduled to begin on October 7. During this event, players will compete in various areas within a hotel or an Arena. Although Valve has not released a detailed schedule yet, the event is sure to continue without delay. The group stage is set to end on October 10. After this, the Main Event will be held from October 12 to 17.

Overview of the Event

Dota 2 The International 2021 is a concluding tournament of the Dota Pro Circuit. It is the tenth annual edition of the tournament and has made its return to Europe. The invitation format for The International is similar to the one used for the preceding event. This time, teams will be selected based on the official regional league and significant league competitions.

Twelve teams first qualify through the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC). These invited teams then play in a double-elimination bracket. South America, North America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Southeast Asia, and China qualify through regional qualifiers. The regional qualifiers feature teams selected based on the DPC point total. The winners are then selected based on their final standing in the regional league.

TI10 also features an initial prize pool of $1,600,000. This amount is combined with 25% of all Battle pass sales for the total prize pool. Currently, the total prize pool for the TI10 is $40,018,195, with $38,418,195 added from Battle pass sales.

  • 1st place is set to take $18,208,300 (45.5%)
  • 2nd takes $5,202,400 (13%)
  • 3rd takes $3,601,600 (9%)
  • 4th takes $2,401,100 (6%)
  • 5th and 6th share $1,400,600 (3.5%)
  • 7th and 8th share $1,000,500 (2.5%)
  • 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th share $800,400 (2%)
  • 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th share $600,300 (1.5%)
  • 17th and 18th share $100,000 (0.25%)


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