In this new, strange, pandemic-ridden world, it goes without saying that gaming competitions have been affected immensely. While some contests and events have been able to continue on virtual platforms, many have been halted and postponed for some time, with fans unable to enjoy high stakes gaming and the interactivity that live events offer. However, as we approach normality, events are beginning to commence once again across the gaming community and one such event that intends to captivate fans once again is the DOTA International
This event which has now been running for a decade was supposed to invite the world’s finest DOTA players to compete on the 18th through to the 23rd of August in Stockholm. However, due to covid restrictions, this has been pushed back to the 7th through to the 17th of October, with the event now taking place in Bucharest, Romania. However, everything looks set to go this time around with no further hiccups or delays. This is the first time that the competition has returned to Europe since 2011.
How Does The DOTA International Work?
The DOTA international is the grand finale that sees the cream of the crop from the Dota Pro Circuit and regional qualifiers battle it out for the grand prize. This will initially see these eighteen teams enter into a group stage on the 7th to the 10th of October, before battling it out in the knockout stages for the following week.
What Teams Are Heading To The DOTA International?
As you can imagine, in Tournaments such as this, anything can and will happen. However, many experts have placed their bets on who is most likely to take home the crown. Evil Geniuses managed to take the prize pot in 2015 and look likely to do it again, so will fancy their chances. Then you have PSG.LGD who also have an excellent team of pros and only just missed out in 2018. However, all eyes will be on Red Bull OG who will aim to defend their crown and look odds on to make that a reality.
Overall, this competition looks set to reignite the embers of competitive gaming and give the DOTA community something to cheer about. Plus, offer the victors bragging rights and an $18 million payout. Be sure to tune in if you launch DOTA via DOTA TV for free. This looks like it’s going to be an International to remember.
So that’s our news update on the upcoming tenth DOTA International tournament. What do you make of the news? Are you excited for the return of live competitive DOTA? Which team are you most excited to see? Who do you think will go all the way this year? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and as always, thank you for reading.
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