Valve has confirmed that The International will return on the 5th of August in Stockholm, Sweden.
TI10 will pick up right where the 2021 DPC season concludes, bringing in the top teams from around the world to compete for the Aegis of Champions and the record-setting $40,018,195 prize pool.
The group stage will be held between the 5th and the 8th of August, with the main event running between the 10th and the 15th of August.
Valve’s focus right now remains on finding ways to hold a high quality tournament in the safest way possible, and is waiting to release additional details on attendance options.
Valve will run two separate events instead of a single one during the season. To start, the first new event will launch in mid-to-late June, while the second will launch once TI10 has concluded.
Neither of the new events will fund the TI10 prize pool, since it is carrying over from last year’s TI10 Battle Pass. Valve instead points to the new Supporters Club as a way to help fans support their favorite teams directly, and it is still unclear if there will be a Battle Pass launching this year.
Supporters Clubs are a new way for fans of competitive Dota 2 to support their favorite teams by purchasing various bundles of badges and seasonal equippables that are themed on the competitors of the DPC.