In the recent updates, Valve has revealed some insights about the changes of The International 10 dates. Along with the future plans of the Dota Pro Circuit 2021, the organization has shared the projected dates for the biggest esports tournament. The good news for the Dota fans is that the event might occur sooner than the previously projected dates.
#Valve changes estimated date for The International 10
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The Future Projections
Valve previously projected the official dates for The International 10 to be around September 2021. In the recent post by Valve, the organization shared the entire 2021 Dota Pro Circuit schedule. However, there are no exact dates available for the TI10. According to the official blog post, the final Major of the 2021 season is expected to run from 2nd June to 13th. This means that the International might begin from August 2021.
Valve also did not include any clear plans about the current situation of the world due to the Coronavirus pandemic. If the situation lingers, the dates might move. According to the organization, if the current situation remained the same during 2021, the DPC season might get extended.
The Scandinavian fans are probably the biggest beneficiaries of the news about TI10. Last year, Valve planned to organize The International during August in Stockholm, Sweden. However, due to the world crises related to the plague, Valve had to delay the event. It felt like Stockholm would miss the chance to host a TI. However, Valve has given another chance to the venue as the upcoming TI10 will take place in Stockholm, Sweden.
Another Battle Pass?
The International 10 Battle Pass generated around $130 million for Valve, in which the organization marked $40 million for the prize pool of the biggest event of esports. Valve has pushed TI far enough that a new Battle Pass will most likely arrive this year. However, nobody knows what will happen to the money TI10 Battle Pass generated in 2020.
According to some of the biggest insiders of Dota 2, Valve will most probably distribute the money earned through TI10 Battle Pass in 2020, among several major tournaments of the game. This will improve the quality of all the league tournaments throughout the year for Dota 2. Similarly, the community will also feel good for playing a role in the betterment of the major leagues in Dota 2.
With Valve sharing the next year’s Dota 2 competitive schedule, fans are excited about all the major events. The organization also shared the expected dates for the biggest tournament of esports. Valve claims that if the situation gets better, the tournament might happen sooner. Similarly, Valve also confirms that if the situation remained the same, they might have to delay the event furthermore. With this year bringing the competitive Dota back, Battle Pass 2021 might come out for the fans. Valve has already set the prize pool for the TI10 through the previous Battle Pass. However, this Battle Pass might help in several low-level tournaments.