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The International 10 Is Set On 5th August, 2021

by sam.h

After a hectic year and two deciding majors, The International 10 is underway

This year, two official Valve-endorsed major were played during the regular Dota Pro Circuit season to decide the leaderboard leading up to the grand International 10, with a grand total prize pool of more than 40 million. The ONE Esports Singapore and WePlay AniMajor.

Here is an overview for the new Dota Pro Circuit if you need a recap and to summarize, the current top-12 teams leading in the pro circuit leaderboard receives a direct invite to The International 10. Meanwhile the remaining six region will play independent regional qualifiers, where one team from each region will fill the remaining spots at The International 10 to make up a full sum of 18 teams, as is usual tradition.

The International 10 will be played in the usual sequence of group stage and upper-lower bracket playoffs.

The current qualified teams for The International are:

  • Team Evil Genius: 1700 DPC points
  • PSG.LGD: 1300 DPC points
  • Virtus,pro: 1200 DPC points
  • Quincy Crew: 1100 DPC points
  • Invictus Gaming: 1100 DPC points
  • T1: 1070 DPC points
  • Vici Gaming: 950 DPC points
  • Team Secret: 950 DPC points
  • Team Aster: 800 DPC points
  • Alliance: 800 DPC points
  • beastcoat: 800 DPC points
  • Thunder Predator: 800 DPC points

Regional Qualifiers

The South American Qualifier has been decided where SG e-sports have emerged victorious. On the Eastern Europe side, Team Spirit has secured their placing in The International 10

The following is the timetable for the remaining regional qualifiers:

Regional QualifierSchedule
TI10 North American Qualifier30th June to 3rd July
TI10 South East Asian Qualifier30th June to 3rd July
TI10 China Qualifier7th July to 10th July
TI10 Western Europe Qualifier7th July to 10th July

TI10 Western Europe Qualifier seems like the most tightly contested region by far, featuring past back-to-back champions OG with an altered roster, crowd favorites Nigma as well as Liquid. Meanwhile in TI10 China Qualifier, most of the premium tier Chinese teams have secured a direct placing in The International 10, in fact this is the year with the most Chinese team representations (PSG.LGD, Invictus Gaming, Vici Gaming, Team Aster, and an additional regional qualifier team)

With a total of five teams, three of them considered some of the most dominant teams in the current Dota pro scene, this may be China’s year to claim the elusive International. The last time a Chinese team won The International was in 2016’s The International where Wings Gaming took a 3-1 victory over Digital Chaos.


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