The International 11 will be hosted for the first time in Southeast Asia in Singapore – DOTA 2 occasionally makes headlines, especially due to the massive amount of prize pool given away at each of its “The International” tournaments. This year, The International 11 will be held for the first time in Southeast Asia. Singapore will be conducting the event in the month of October.
It is a significant decision as Valve has held the previous iterations of The International in North America, Europe, and China. Choosing Southeast Asia shows that the management cares for the fans and players from this region. Although Southeast Asian teams have never won this tournament, DOTA 2 is highly popular here and fans are always there to support their favourite teams.
The Aegis of Champions awaits. pic.twitter.com/938wBjqrGE
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The International 11 will be hosted for the first time in Southeast Asia in Singapore
The announcement was made on DOTA 2’s official Twitter handle. The tweet just states, “Singapore. October 2022. The Aegis of Champions awaits.” Along with this message, a trailer showing the information about the past TI winners as well as beautiful views from Singapore has been included. Although the specific event location and dates of The International 11 have not been released, it is likely that these details will be released soon.
The large prize pool of The International is made possible due to an ingenious idea used by Valve. Every year, Valve releases a Dota 2 battle Pass (which was previously called the Compendium) and it contains various hero cosmetics, seasonal features, effects, mini-games and other things. Players are allowed to buy the base compendium and unlock more levels by completing tasks or even buy more levels with their real money. A portion of these transactions is added to the prize pool of The International each year. Thus, one can consider that this event is crowdfunded by the fans and players.
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Last year’s The International 10 was conducted online without an audience after many hiccups. In 2020, the tournament was canceled due to the worldwide pandemic situation. Then Sweden was selected as the host of The International 10 but further complications resulted in the location being changed. Finally, the event was hosted in Bucharest, Romania and Valve had to continue without a live audience due to rising COVID-19 cases.
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