Additionally, the dates for TI had to be postponed. With the new schedule, the event takes place from 7-17 October. The prize pool of $40,018,195 remains.
Group Stage: 7-10 October
Main Stage: 12-17 October
The International 10 - Dota 2 Championships will be held this October in Bucharest, Romania, and the epic battle for the Aegis of Champions will fittingly unfold inside the country's largest stadium — Arena Nationala.https://t.co/uSUDpn55Uz#DOTA2 #esports pic.twitter.com/KuttWSu8Jx— Dota 2 (@dota2updates) July 7, 2021
Originally, TI was set to take place in Stockholm, Sweden, in August this year. However, Valve ran into issues: due to the pandemic, there were new rules for hosting large events in Sweden. The Swedish Sports Federation did not classify TI as an elite sporting event. This would have resulted in players, staff and talent not being able to get a visa in Sweden for this tournament.
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