In June, Valve announced that it was looking for a new home for The International 10, the upcoming Dota 2 world championship. The event was planned in Stockholm, Sweden, but Valve began looking for alternative venues later. that he could not recognize the tournament as an "elite sporting event".
Without this classification, Covid-19 restrictions meant that some competitors could not enter the country. A few days later, the Swedish Sports Association confirmed that the event would actually move from Sweden.
After almost two weeks of silence, Valve announced today that The International 10 has a new home: the 55,634-seat National Arena Bucharest, Romania, the largest stadium in the country.
"We are grateful for the partnership we have formed with Romania and the city of Bucharest, and look forward to meeting with the global Dota 2 community, both in person and virtually, to celebrate the elite players and the amazing fan base at The International, ”Valve said. "Get ready. Finally, the battle begins."
Accordingly, Romania appears to be quite intermediate among European nations in terms of Covid-19 management, although the current infection rate drops to 1% of Reuters infographics. No specific but strict requirements have yet been announced for The International 10 Covid-19 controls there are upcoming Euro 2020 matches: attendees must wear a surgical mask or FPP and present evidence of vaccination against Covid-19 or a recent negative test. There are also rules of distancing, movement and contact. I would not be surprised to see similar measures applied to The International.
The International 10 group stage will take place from October 7 to 10, followed by the Main Stage performance on October 12, which will lead to the final showdown on October 17. $ 40 million.