The dates, location, and teams are finally set for The International (TI10), Dota 2鈥檚 most prestigious annual tournament. The moment every Dota 2 pro player (and fan) has dreamed of is finally here.


What is The International 10?

The International 10 Schedule, Dota 2, Valve
Credit: Wykrhm Reddy

Dota 2’s The International is one of the grandest esports championship events in the world. TI10 will be the biggest of the series yet. 

The best teams in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) all work towards making it into The International in hopes of lifting the Aegis of Champion and winning TI’s life-changing prize money.


The International 10 schedule, results, and scores

The International 10's (TI10) Main Event playoff bracket day 5
Credit: Valve

The tournament starts with the Group Stage from October 7 to 10, followed by the Main Stage starting on October 12. The TI10 champions will be crowned during the final day of the tournament on October 17.

The full schedule and most recent results and scores will be updated when available. All times and days are in GMT+8, PST, and GMT.

TI10 Main Event

Playoff Standings

PLACETEAMWINNINGS
1stTeam SpiritUS$18,208,300
2ndPSG.LGDUS$5,202,400
3rdTeam SecretUS$3,601,600
4thInvictus GamingUS$2,401,100
5th-6thVirtus.proUS$1,400,600
5th-6thVici GamingUS$1,400,600
7th-8thOGUS$1,000,500
7th-8thT1US$1,000,500
9th-12thFnaticUS$800,400
9th-12thQuincy CrewUS$800,400
9th-12thAllianceUS$800,400
9th-12thEvil GeniusesUS$800,400
13th-16thTeam UndyingUS$600,300
13th-16thTeam AsterUS$600,300
13th-16thBeastcoastUS$600,300
13th-16thElephantUS$600,300
17th-18thThunder PredatorUS$100,000
17th-18thSG esportsUS$100,000

October 12

Upper Bracket

TEAMSCORETEAM
Invictus Gaming2 – 1Team Spirit
Team Secret2 – 0OG

Lower Bracket

TEAMSCORETEAM
Team Undying0 – 1Fnatic
Quincy Crew1 – 0Team Aster
Beastcoast0 – 1Alliance
Evil Geniuses1 – 0Elephant

October 13

Upper Bracket

TEAMSCORETEAM
PSG.LGD2 – 1T1
Virtus.pro2 – 1Vici Gaming

Lower Bracket

TEAMSCORETEAM
Team Spirit2 – 0Fnatic

October 14

Lower Bracket

TEAMSCORETEAM
Quincy Crew0 – 2OG
T12 – 0Alliance
Vici Gaming2 – 1Evil Geniuses

Upper Bracket

TEAMSCORETEAM
Invictus Gaming0 – 2Team Secret
PSG.LGD2 – 0Virtus.pro

October 15

Lower Bracket

TEAMSCORETEAM
Team Spirit2 – 0OG
T11 – 2Vici Gaming
Virtus.pro1 – 2Team Spirit

October 16

Lower Bracket

TEAMSCORETEAM
Invictus Gaming2 – 0Vici Gaming
Team Spirit2 – 0Invictus Gaming

Upper Bracket

TEAMSCORETEAM
Team Secret0 – 2PSG.LGD

October 17

Lower Bracket Final

TEAMSCORETEAM
Team Secret1 – 2Team Spirit

Grand Final

TEAMSCORETEAM
PSG.LGD2 – 3Team Spirit

TI10 Group Stage

Credit: Valve

Group A Standings

TEAMWINSLOSSESDRAWSRECORD
1. Invictus Gaming60214 – 2
2. Virtus.pro52111 – 5
3. OG31410 – 6
3. T153010 – 6
5. Evil Geniuses3239 – 7
5. Team Undying3239 – 7
7. Team Aster2515 – 11
8. Alliance1524 – 12
9. Thunder Predator0800 – 16

Group B Standings

TEAMWINSLOSSESDRAWSRECORD
1. PSG.LGD70115 – 1
2. Team Secret42210 – 6
3. Vici Gaming42210 – 6
4. Team Spirit53010 – 6
5. Beastcoast2337 – 9
6. Quincy Crew2426 – 10
7. Fnatic1346 – 10
8. Elephant2426 – 10
9. SG esports1702 – 14

October 7 (Thursday)

Group A results

TEAMSCORETEAM
Evil Geniuses2 – 0Team Aster
Invictus Gaming2 – 0T1
Virtus.pro2 – 0Team Undying
OG2 – 0Alliance
Invictus Gaming1 – 1Team Undying
OG2 – 0Thunder Predator
Virtus.pro2 – 0Alliance
Evil Geniuses2 – 0 T1
Evil Geniuses0 – 2Invictus Gaming
Virtus.pro1 – 1OG
Team Aster0 – 2Team Undying
Alliance2 – 0Thunder Predator

Group B results

TEAMSCORETEAM
Team Secret2 – 0Team Spirit
PSG.LGD2 – 0Quincy Crew
Elephant2 – 0Beastcoast
Vici Gaming1 – 1Fnatic
PSG.LGD2 – 0Team Spirit
Elephant1 – 1Fnatic
Vici Gaming2 – 0SG esports
Team Secret0 – 2Beastcoast

October 8 (Friday)

Group A results

TEAMSCORETEAM
OG0 – 2Team Aster
Virtus.pro0 – 2T1
Evil Geniuses1 – 1Alliance
Invictus Gaming2 – 0Thunder Predator
Invictus Gaming2 – 0Virtus.pro
Team Aster1 – 1Alliance
Team Undying2 – 0Thunder Predator
OG2 – 0T1

Group B results

TEAMSCORETEAM
Team Secret1 – 1PSG.LGD
Elephant0 – 2Vici Gaming
Quincy Crew1 – 1Beastcoast
Fnatic0 – 2SG esports
Elephant0 – 2Team Spirit
PSG.LGD2 – 0Fnatic
Vici Gaming2 – 0Quincy Crew
Team Secret2 – 0SG esports
Team Secret1 – 1Elephant
Vici Gaming2 – 0Team Spirit
Beastcoast2 – 0SG esports
Quincy Crew1 – 1Fnatic

October 9 (Saturday)

Group A Results

TEAMSCORETEAM
Evil Geniuses1 – 1OG
Team Aster0 – 2T1
Team Undying2 – 0Alliance
Virtus.pro2 – 0Thunder Predator
OG1 – 1Team Undying
Invictus Gaming2 – 0Team Aster
T12 – 0Alliance
Evil Geniuses2 – 0Thunder Predator
Evil Geniuses0 – 2Virtus.pro
Invictus Gaming2 – 0Alliance
T12 – 0Team Undying
Team Aster2 – 0Thunder Predator

Group B results

TEAMSCORETEAM
PSG.LGD2 – 0Vici Gaming
Quincy Crew0 – 2Team Spirit
Beastcoast1 – 1Fnatic
Elephant2 – 0SG esports
Vici Gaming1 – 1Beastcoast
Team Spirit2 – 0Fnatic
Team Secret2 – 0Quincy Crew
PSG.LGD2 – 0SG esports

October 10 (Sunday)

Group A results

TEAMSCORETEAM
Invictus Gaming1 – 1OG
Evil Geniuses1 – 1Team Undying
Virtus.pro2 – 0Team Aster
T12 – 0Thunder Predator

Group B results

TEAMSCORETEAM
PSG.LGD2 – 0Elephant
Quincy Crew2 – 0SG esports
Team Spirit2 – 0Beastcoast
Team Secret0 – 2Fnatic
Team Secret2 – 0Vici Gaming
PSG.LGD2 – 0Beastcoast
Elephant0 – 2Quincy Crew
Team Spirit2 – 0SG esports

Format of The International 10

Team Secret, Puppey, TI9, Dota 2
Credit: Valve

18 Dota 2 teams will be divided into two groups of nine teams in a round-robin format in TI10’s group stage.

Each team will play two games against each opponent in the group. A team that wins their match 2-0 earns 2 points, a 1-1 draw gives them 1 point, and a 0-2 loss leaves them with no points.

The top four Dota 2 teams in each group will advance to the Upper Bracket of the Main Event, while the bottom team in each group will be eliminated from TI10. Teams placed in the middle continue to the Lower Bracket of the Main Event.

The Main Event then proceeds with a double-elimination bracket. All matches will be played in a best-of-three series, except for the first round of the Lower Bracket, which will be a best-of-one.

The TI10 Grand Final will be a best-of-five match.



Teams that made it into the International 10

Arteezy, Abed, fly, iceiceice, Cr1t, Evil Geniuses, WePlay AniMajor
Credit: WePlay! Esports

The top 12 teams from the 2021 DPC season earned enough DPC Points to qualify for TI10.

2021 DPC season teams

  • Evil Geniuses
  • PSG.LGD
  • Virtus.pro
  • Quincy Crew
  • Invictus Gaming
  • T1
  • Vici Gaming
  • Team Secret
  • Team Aster
  • Alliance
  • Beastcoast
  • Thunder Predator

TI 10 Regional Qualifier teams

TI10 also includes the six teams that won their respective Regional Qualifiers.

(Last updated October 6, 2021)

TI10 Group Stage

Group A

  • Alliance
  • Team Aster
  • Evil Geniuses
  • Invictus Gaming
  • OG
  • T1
  • Thunder Predator
  • Team Undying
  • Virtus.pro

Group B

  • Beastcoast
  • Elephant
  • Fnatic
  • PSG.LGD
  • Quincy Crew
  • SG esports
  • Team Secret
  • Team Spirit
  • Vici Gaming

The International 10鈥檚 official prize pool

Credit: Wykrhm Reddy

TI10 will have the biggest prize pool of any Valve Dota 2 tournament ever with US$40 million up for grabs. The previous TI9 had a US$34 million prize pool.

1stUS$18,208,300
2ndUS$5,202,400
3rdUS$3,601,600
4thUS$2,401,100
5th-6thUS$1,400,600
5th-6thUS$1,400,600
7th-8thUS$1,000,500
7th-8thUS$1,000,500
9th-12thUS$800,400
9th-12thUS$800,400
9th-12thUS$800,400
9th-12thUS$800,400
13th-16thUS$600,300
13th-16thUS$600,300
13th-16thUS$600,300
13th-16thUS$600,300
17th-18thUS$100,000
17th-18thUS$100,000

Valve has yet to announce the percentage breakdown for TI10. In TI9, OG took home US$15 million, which was 45% of the total prize pool.


Where will TI10 be held?

The International 10, Arena Na牛ional膬, Bucharest, Romania
Credit: Arena Nationala

The International 10 will take place in Romania鈥檚 largest stadium Arena Nationala. 

The 55,000 capacity stadium has hosted major football matches, including home matches of the Romania national football team and the Romanian Cup Final.

Valve has announced that TI10 will not have a live audience due to health and safety protocols caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Where to watch The International 10

Dota 2, Valve, The International 2019
Credit: Valve

Dota 2 fans can watch The International 10 (TI10) live on Valve鈥檚 official Multicast stream, main stream, secondary stream, tertiary stream, and quaternary stream.

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