DOTA 2 The International 10: Teams, Schedule, Format, and more. DOTA 2’s The International 10 is a final event of the competitive circuit of the year 2021. This tournament will be held in Europe for its 10th edition in Avicii Arena in Sweden. Invites given for the tournament are based totally on the performance where teams who have performed well in regional leagues and finals are granted points and then the best teams from the region are invited.
The International 10 was originally scheduled in August 2020 but due to the COVID-19 situation arising all over the world, it was postponed to August 2021. Fans all over the world have been eagerly waiting for the tournament to happen after so much delay. Another exciting thing about this tournament is that it also includes a huge prize pool.
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Dota 2 The International 10: Teams
A total of 12 teams have been invited according to the DOTA Pro Circuit format tournament point system which in order of their ranks are:
- Evil Geniuses
- Quincy Crew
- Invictus Gaming
- Vici Gaming
- Team Secret
- Team Aster
- Thunder Predator
There are some other teams who have qualified on the basis of different regional qualifiers, they are
- Undying Team- NA qualifiers
- SG-esports- SA qualifiers
- Team Spirit- Eastern Europe qualifiers
- Fnatic- Southeast Asia qualifiers
- TBD- Western Europe qualifiers
- TBD- China qualifiers
Dota 2 The International 10: Format
A total of 18 teams will compete in the tournament, out of which 6 came from qualifiers from different regions like SA, NA, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, China, Southeast Asia whereas 12 teams are participating on the basis of the DOTA Pro Circuit. The first group stage event will take place from 5th to 8th August where all the teams will be divided into two groups of 9 teams each with a best of two round-robin matches.
Teams finishing in the top 4 positions will be placed in the upper bracket of the main event, whereas the last 4 will be placed in the lower bracket and the teams finishing last from each group will be eliminated from the event. Next comes the main event which is scheduled from August 10th to 15th, which will be played in a double-elimination format. The first round of the lower bracket will be best-of-one whereas other matches other than the finals will be best-of-3. The finals will be played in a best-of-5 format.
Dota 2 T10: Prize Pool
DOTA 2’s prize pool is already doing rounds in the news due to its huge amount and the crowdfunding method used for deciding the prize pool. The prize pool will be roughly $40M, yes you read it right, which will be divided among teams according to their position in the tournament.
Dota 2 T10: Broadcast
The broadcast of the tournament will be multilingual with special streams for newcomers and replays in the English language. Other than English the tournament will be broadcasted in Russian and Chinese. The broadcast will be available for free and the access will be in-game from DOTA TV.
So, Finally after a long wait of almost a year, The exciting international 10 is coming back to entertain fans all over the world where it will be interesting to see which team comes out as winners and claim the huge prize pool for themselves.