Dota 2: The International 11 tickets go on sale 13 August, S$498 for TI11 finals

  • TI11 tickets will be sold in a single wave on 13 August, 10am Singapore time

  • Tickets to be sold at S$88 for each playoff day, S$498 for both finals days

  • Five tickets per customer for each date, residents in Singapore have courier delivery option

Dota 2 developer Valve Software announced on Thursday (4 August) that tickets to The International 11 (TI11) in Singapore this coming October will go on sale on 13 August, and are priced at S$88 (just under US$64) for Playoff tickets and S$498 (US$360) for Finals tickets.

TI11's Main Event will be open to a live audience and is split into two separate sections with their own venues: the Playoffs at the Suntec Convention Centre and the Finals at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

The Playoffs will run from 20 to 23 October and will feature the Top 16 teams competing for a spot in the Finals. Playoff tickets will be sold for the four days separately at S$88 each.

TI11 will culminate with the Finals, which will take place from 29 to 30 October and will feature the Top 4 teams battling for the coveted Aegis of Champions. Tickets to the Finals are priced at S$498 and will allow entrance for both Finals days.

All TI11 tickets will be sold in a single wave starting at 10 AM SGT (2 AM GMT) on 13 August. There will be a limit of five tickets per customer for each date.

Purchasers residing within Singapore will have the option for courier delivery or will-call pickup. All others must pick up their tickets at will-call only.

Dota 2's The International 11, this year's edition of the game's annual world championship tournament, will be held in Singapore. (Photo: Valve Software)
Dota 2's The International 11, this year's edition of the game's annual world championship tournament, will be held in Singapore. (Photo: Valve Software)

TI11 is this year's iteration of Dota 2's annual world championship tournament that has regularly broken the record for the biggest prize pool in all of esports for a single event.

The first-ever TI in 2011 featured a US$1.6 million prize pool while last year's tournament, TI10, had a whopping US$40 million pot. TI10 champions Team Spirit claimed the grand prize of over US$18.2 million.

TI11 also features a revamped format with a longer schedule and more participating teams.

New format for The International

Unlike past editions of TI, which lasted around 10 days, TI11 will take place across 23 days from 8 to 30 October with longer breaks in between the different stages of the tournament.

The biggest change to the TI format for TI11 will be the addition of a last chance qualifier, which will be separate from the main regional qualifiers and is similar to the Wildcard Stage last seen in TI5 and TI6.

TI11's last chance qualifier will take place from 8 to 12 October and will feature the 12 runners-up from the main regional qualifiers fighting for two spots in the Group Stage.

The Group Stage will be held from 15 to 18 October and will feature a total of 20 teams, comprised of the 12 directly-invited squads, the winners of the six regional qualifiers, as well as the two teams who survived the last chance qualifier.

Once the Group Stage has concluded, there will be a two-day break before the beginning of the Playoffs, which has also been split into two stages.

The Playoffs will then take place from 20 to 23 October followed by the Finals from 29 to 30 October.

TI11 will also mark the first time that the tournament will be held in Southeast Asia, one of the most competitive regions in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) and where arguably the most passionate Dota 2 fans reside.

All but one of the 10 iterations of TI thus far have been held in the West. The first-ever TI back in 2011 was held in Germany while the next six editions from 2012 to 2017 were hosted near Valve's headquarters in Seattle, the United States.

TI8 then moved to Vancouver, Canada in 2018 before the tournament finally came to the East for the first time when TI9 was hosted in Shanghai, China.

Last year's tournament, TI10, was initially planned to be held in Stockholm, Sweden, but the event was forced to pull out of its original venue after the Swedish government refused to give it official recognition.

Valve later announced that TI10 will be held in Bucharest, Romania in front of a live audience, though the decision to host a crowd of fans was later repealed due to rising coronavirus infection rates and new restrictions in the new venue.

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