Bucharest, Romania will now host Dota 2 Championship- The International 10
Valve announced that the Bucharest, Romania will now be the new host of the Dota 2 Championship TI 10. Earlier this month they announced that Swedish Sports Federation had just voted not to accept esports into the sports federation and Sweden will not be hosting TI 10. So the Bucharest, Romania was finalised as the new venue for TI 10.
The International 10 was supposed to be in 2020 but due to Covid 19 it delayed and postponed till 2021. TI 10 will be the biggest esports event ever with an unbelievable prize pool of more than $40 million. 18 teams from all around the world will compete in this historical championship.
The International 10 Venue and Schedule -
TI 10 will now be hosted in Arena Nationala - Bucharest, Romania. Due to change in the event host the tournament schedule has been delayed and will now start on 7th October.
Group Stage will run October 7 - 10, with Main Stage play kicking off on October 12. Then on October 17, the two finest Dota 2 teams in the world will face off for the Aegis and their shares of the $40,018,195 prize pool that awaits.
Why Sweden rejected to host TI 10-
Earlier this month Valve and Dota 2 announced that Sweden will not be hosting TI 10. Originally it was supposed to held in Stockholm, Sweden. However, despite previous reassurances, they were informed that the Swedish Sports Federation had just voted not to accept esports into the sports federation.
They filed an appeal directly with the Swedish government on June 9, but they were unable to provide assistance. On June 14 they followed up asking them to reconsider, and they were unable to offer a resolution. So Dota 2 decide to find new host in the Europe and in the end finalised Bucharest, Romania as the host of TI 10.