In this article, we are going to give you a preview of the tournament, the teams taking part, who are the TI10 favourites and of course, we are also going to be giving you the full rundown of The International 10 odds for all the teams competing.
However, we are going to offer you a bit more than that too. We want you to place your Dota 2 bets on this tournament with as much confidence as possible, which is why we are prepared to go a little more in-depth than our competitors and give you our idea on who we think will win the tournament!
So let’s now take a look at which 18 teams have earned a spot at The International 10 this year, either through securing enough points on the Dota Pro Circuit, or by winning their way through a regional qualifier.
TI10 Odds – Tournament Winner
|Teams||Odds by GG.Bet
Odds were taken from GG.Bet on Sept 14th, 2021.
The International 10 Qualifiers & Odds
In addition to each of the qualifiers, we have given you the latest TI10 odds for each of them below and listed them in order of the TI10 favourites down to the teams that are the rank outsiders to win the massive TI10 prize pool, which already stands at over $40 million!
The TI winner odds shown were the best TI10 odds available across a range of esports betting providers as of 9th September 2021.
TI10 Betting Odds
- PSG.LGD – 4.00
- Evil Geniuses, Team Secret – 7.00
- OG – 10.00
- Elephant – 11.00
- Vici Gaming, Virtus Pro – 13.00
- Invictus Gaming – 15.00
- Team Aster – 21.00
- Team X-Bet, Alliance – 26.00
- Team Spirit – 34.00
- Fnatic – 51.00
- Beastcoast – 67.00
- Undying – 101.00
- Thunder Predator, SG Esports – 251.00
The tournament will be played in Bucharest, Romania at the Arena Nationala and will take place from the 7th October 2021 through to 17th October 2021.
The group stage will take place from October 7th through to October 10th, then the qualifiers from that will join with the teams seeded into the Main Event, which takes place from the 11th to the 17th.
With the TI10 prize pool already in excess of $40 million, this will be the richest esports tournament in history and the total prize pool could grow even further in the weeks leading up to the tournament as an increasing number of Dota 2 fans buy their Battle Passes for the event.
It is perhaps a little strange that PSG.LGD are rated as the favourites for the event. However, their win in the WePlay Animajor when they defeated Evil Geniuses, who were the top-ranked Dota Pro Circuit team of the season, seems to have played a big part in their odds.
In what was an unusual season, that saw no team win more than one event during season 2, it was the consistency of the top teams at the Major events that really pushed them towards the top of the DPC qualifying table.
This year is also a big year for The International as the 2020 tournament was cancelled due to the pandemic, so this is the first event for two years and it is also a chance for one team, OG, to land an unprecedented third The International win in a row, having won in both 2018 and 2019.
Let’s now take a look at the previous winners of this event over the years.
The International Winners – 2011 onwards
The first The International was held back in 2011 in Cologne and had a prize pool of $1,600,000, which at that time was still a very sizeable sum for an esports tournament. Only one team, the previously mentioned OG, has won the tournament twice in its history.
Winners Table (Prize Pool)
|2020||Stockholm||Event Cancelled||Event Cancelled|
The winners will claim the Aegis of Champions trophy, as well as the largest cash prize available in the esports industry.
Who should I back up given the Latest TI10 Odds?
If you look at the current TI10 odds, then it is tempting to think that the six or seven teams amongst the favourites for the event are the ones to back when it comes to your TI10 betting. However, if Season 1 and Season 2 of the Dota Pro Circuit have shown us anything, it is that any team can, on its day, land the victory.
That makes this a far more open event than perhaps the odds suggest and as such, it does make backing the favourites a little worse value than you would ordinarily expect, especially at the current odds.
There’s no doubt that PSG.LGD are certainly the team to watch after the team’s excellent performance at the We Play Animajor in Kyiv. They were unbeaten throughout the group stage, topping the group with four wins and three draws, and then continued that unbeaten streak throughout the playoffs.
However, they saved their best performance until last as they defeated Evil Geniuses 3-0 in a one-sided final that probably played a big role in the team being installed as favourites for TI10.
Add to that a strong showing in the other big Major of 2021, the Singapore Major, which was won by Invictus Gaming, with Evil Geniuses once again earning second spot and PSG.LGD coming third, it is easy to see why many punters feel they are the team to beat.
However, often at The International, it is the most consistent team that can often come through and for this Evil Geniuses are a team that you should consider after two second-place finishes in the two Majors this year.
It is not surprising to see them rated as the second favourites for this prestigious title.
As for fans of OG hoping their team can complete a third TI win in a row, their odds of 10.00 mean that they cannot be discounted as they always seem to pull out their best performance in this event.
This year’s TI10 will be a fantastic event, so keep your eyes on the betting markets as we head towards the start of the tournament in October!