A Valve updated the fans of Dota 2 esports not The International 10, which was announced earlier this year to take place in Stockholm, Sweden. The developer revealed the dates for TI10, which was supposed to take place last summer but was rescheduled to this year due to the pandemic, and also set the prize pool for the tournament, which continues TI's history of breaking records in that department.
First, the dates. The International 10 will start with the group stage from August 5th to 8th, followed by a day break. Then comes the main event, which will last for six days from August 10th to 15th.
Valve also says it's contemplating a live audience, but isn't committing to it just yet. The developer says that an update on the fulfillment will be made in the next month.
For the prize pool, The International will once again set a record for an individual eSports tournament. TI10 will have a prize pool of $40.018.195, an increase of nearly $210.413.708,42 million from the previous record set by TI6.Read also
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In addition to news about The International, Valve also announced its Supporters Clubs initiative, which features packs branded by the Dota Pro Circuit team in the store. Packs are live now and will remain in store until August 5th, when The International begins. 50% of the revenue from each purchase will go directly to the teams.
17 teams from Dota 2 have packages from Supporters Clubs so far, including Evil Geniuses, Team Secret, Virtus.Pro e Team Liquid. Valve says the more teams DPC send projects to them, more packages will appear.
With TI returning after a year of absence, it's going to be a great summer for fans of Dota 2 eesports.