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DOTA 2: The International 10 Tournament 2021 in Bucharest – All You Need to Know

UPDATE: The winning team of the TI 10 2021 in Bucharest is Team Spirit. The Russian team goes home with a prize of 18,208,300 USD. The second place goes to PSG LGD, while the third goes to Team Secret.

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DOTA 2: The International 10 Tournament is organized in Bucharest this year. In October 2021 the best DOTA 2 teams in the world are going to clash on the National Arena – Arena Nationala, the largest stadium in Bucharest, also the largest in Romania. The pool prize is more than 40 million USD and the 18 teams will fiercely fight for the big pot, but also the trophy: Aegis of Champions.

DOTA 2 Aegis of Champions
Aegis of Champions trophy for The International 10 DOTA 2

Bucharest was chosen by the organizers at the last minute, after Stockholm, the initial city picked up for the tournament, failed to meet the organizers’ demands. Basically, Sweden Sports Federation voted for the e-gamers not to be recognized as sports players, thus making it more difficult for the DOTA 2 community to get visas for the event.

Ticket prices

UPDATE OCTOBER 3 – all tickets are refunded, organizers cancel ticket sales, The International 10 is to be organized without spectators.

Tickets to attend the Main Event will be sold in three different two-day bundles:

Midweek 1 (October 12 and 13): 249 Lei
Midweek 2: (October 14 and 15) 249 Lei
Finals: (October 16 and 17) 999 Lei
Tickets will go on sale on September 22nd at 12:00 EEST.

The Romanian local authorities were more than happy to take responsibility and offered the best place possible for such a huge event: National Arena

Are you traveling to Bucharest in October 2021 for the DOTA 2 – The International 10 Tournament? Here’s what you need to know

If you are among the DOTA 2 fans out there and you decided to travel in October 2021 to attend the live games on National Arena, here is some important info for you to consider.

Bucharest is one of the best cities in Europe to discover as a tourist

Bucharest map

If you go to Bucharest for the DOTA 2 games, you will also be able to discover a city full of attractions for tourists. The biggest city in Romania, also the capital of the country, hosts around 1.8 million inhabitants in the main area, but around 2.2 million if you consider the outskirts.

Bucharest was once called the Little Paris The city resembles the French Capital up to a point. Bucharest Arc of Triumph definitely reminds you of Paris, but you can also visit the largest civilian building in the world, now the Palace of Parliament, or the biggest Orthodox Cathedral in the world: The Romanian Cathedral, now in construction. Or, maybe, you just pick up your own Bucharest attractions to visit.

Anyway, if you would also like to discover Bucharest while in the city for TI10, you have to know that some enthusiastic locals thought of developing a project to help all foreign tourists in Bucharest discover the city: Visit Bucharest Today! It comes as a website or an Android app. Until October, it will be also available for the Appstore as well.

Bucharest guide
Bucharest guide with audio feature: Visit Bucharest Today!

Bucharest is one of the safest cities in Europe

The criminality rate in Bucharest is among the lowest across Europe. It didn’t mean you have to be totally careless, though, but it’s good to know that Bucharest, and Romania, in general, are safe.

If anything happens, immediately call 112. This is the European emergency number and by dialing it you can access all the emergency services – health, police, or firefighters.

If you don’t have access to a phone, address any citizen on the street. Bucharest is among the top European cities when it comes to the English speaking level and you can address the majority of the locals in English. They’ll help you find your wait out of the situation, whether you’re lost or you have any sort of problem.

Romania is the country with the cheapest cost for food in Europe and the cheapest broad band internet


This is probably one of the best news for any DOTA 2 fan or e-gamer out there. The cheap food pricing and the cost for broadband internet make Romania the best possible country for a large venue of e-gamers like this event.

Also, locals developed a certain attraction for the fast-food chains, such as McDonald’s or KFC. This has changed Bucharest over the past years and you can literally find one fast-food shop at any corner.

Still, if you want to try something special, go to one of the best Pancake House in Bucharest or trying some local food at Caru’ cu Bere.

The speed of the broadband internet makes Romania an attractive country for digital nomads from all over the world.

Top 5 internet speed
Top 5 countries in Digital Nomad Index

The International 10 DOTA 2 event is hosted on National Arena – the largest stadium in the country

Bucharest football arena

Actually, Bucharest hosts the second major tournament this year after this summer it organized four games in the UEFA EURO 2020 football tournament. Also postponed from 2020, the football tournament games were a success for the Romanian capital and the football fans visiting Bucharest enjoyed their stay. This also means that Bucharest definitely has the capacity to organize major international events of this kind.

The capacity of the stadium is 53,329 total attendees, but information regarding tickets available is still to be offered by the organizers. Anyway, it is the first time after the pandemic when a live audience will attend the DOTA 2 final tournament.

The International 10 DOTA 2 Tournament is definitely going to take advantage of one nice feature of the stadium: it has a retractable roof, able to cover the stadium entirely. Thus, the spectators and the players will be properly sheltered in case of bad weather.

The stadium is not in the center of the city, but the public transport in Bucharest offers lots of available options for DOTA 2 fans to get to the venue easily. One can choose between the subway, trolleybuses, buses, or even trams to get to the stadium from any point in Bucharest.

Pandemic evolution in Romania

For further information on the pandemic restrictions and pandemic evolution in Romania, please check out this link. It’s daily updated with new information on the subject.

Also, any update regarding the impact of the pandemic on the event will be announced here. So, save this article and check out for new updates before going to the TI10 in October.

The International 10 Final Tournament event in Bucharest – dates of the competition

TI 10

The event takes place between October 7 – 17, as follows:

October 7 – 10: Group Stage – the teams are fighting to get to the main stage

October 12: Main Stage – the knockout competition, where the finalists are selected

October 17: Tournament Final – the best team takes the famous Aegis of Champions

The best team also goes home with the largest share of the $40,018,195 prize pool. In 2019, the last time TI10 was organized, the prize pool was US$34,300,000. The winning team, OG, went home with $15,620,181. This year, as the prize pool is the largest ever, the winning team will take home even more.

Ticket Prices for The International 10 DOTA 2 Bucharest 2021

At this moment, all the information regarding ticket prices is to be offered later by the organizers. As soon as they will disclose the ticket prices, we’ll update the article.

You can still watch the events by clicking on the below picture that takes you to the official website.

The best DOTA 2 teams in the world are coming to Bucharest in October. Are you going to attend the live event? Save the article, as this is going to be updated with the latest news!

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