There’s this empty feeling that I always get when a The International completes and Valve has filled that feeling with something to look forward to for Dota 2 fans. During the final day of TI9, Valve announced the location for TI10. For the first time since 2011 (the first-ever The International that took place in Germany back in 2011), TI will be returning to Europe.
TI10 will be held in Stockholm, Sweden and you can expect the tournament to take place in August again if history is anything to go by. If Bulldog can’t make it to TI, bring TI to Bulldog, right?
You can watch the announcement video embedded at the bottom of this article. The announcement video kicks things off with showing Na’Vi win the first The International in 2011 and proceeds to show all the winning moments from the previous TI’s. Then, the camera pans over over Stockholm, revealing the location of TI10.
The mayor of Stockholm, Anna König Jerlmyr, explains that:
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#33ffec” class=”” size=”22″] The International is a celebration, a celebration of the enormous power of professional Dota and of the community that has taken part in the journey from the very first International to the one we are watching today. Next year, Stockholm is excited to host this global celebration by welcoming the 10th International Dota 2 Championship to our wonderful city.
Stockholm is bursting of creativity and the passion for Dota runs deep. We are honoured to host the world and cheering on your favourite teams while paying tribute to a decade of champions as they compete for the most prestigious trophy in all of esports. [/perfectpullquote]
From the video which you can view below, it is clear that the Main Event of TI10 will be held in the magnificent Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, which has a capacity of 16,000.
Are you already excited for TI10 and what do you think about esports biggest annual Dota 2 tournament finally making its way back to Europe? Let us know in the comment section below.
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