Fans of Dota 2 shall rejoice!
Additional information about The International 11 has been revealed today after Singapore was named as the event’s location or venue by Valve. The part of the announcement tackling the overall number of teams traveling to Singapore may be considered its most noteworthy feature.
The International will feature 30 teams for the first time, including 20 teams competing in the group stage and 10 teams from the last-chance qualifiers. The top 20 scorers on the Dota Pro Circuit will comprise the 20 teams with automatic places in the group stage.
According to a post by Wykrhm Reddy, the International will take place from October 8 to October 30, with the following schedule:
- October 8 to 12: Last Chance Qualifiers
- October 15 to 18: Group Stage
- October 20 to 23: Playoffs
- October 29 to 30: Finals
Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) released a photo on June 02, 2022 that indicates the schedule on Twitter with the caption:
c“The International 11 in Singapore will be the largest Dota tournament in history featuring 30 world class teams battling out on the road to the Aegis of Champions across 4 consecutive weekends.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! Ticketing info for both venues at a later date.
Only the playoffs and finals of The International 11 will have a live audience to watch all the action in a Dota 2 professional esports event. All The International 11 events will be LAN events.
As of this writing, Valve has not yet disclosed the venue’s ticket prices and additional ticketing information for the playoffs and finals.