Valve, the corporation behind the DOTA 2, decided to cancel the ticket sales for Bucharest Final Tournament. The announcement was made on Sunday, October 3, and it took into consideration the worsening of the COVID-19 pandemic in Bucharest.
We have been carefully evaluating the continued rise of Covid rates in Romania, as well as the resulting introduction of new local restrictions in Bucharest. To ensure the safety of all players, talent, and production staff participating in the event, we have decided to refund all ticket sales for The International 2021. We wanted nothing more than to welcome fans live to the event, but we can no longer do so in a way that allows us to prioritize the health and well-being of both audience members and participants. Those who purchased tickets will be issued a full refund automatically. The International 2021 will begin as planned on October 7, and we look forward to welcoming the best Dota teams in the world to the stage and sharing the experience online with millions of fans around the world.Valve Press Release
So, The International 10 is to start on October 7, but no spectators will be allowed to attend the games at the National Arena in Bucharest, as was originally planned.
The pool prize for this year exceeds 40 million USD and the winning team is expected to cash in at least 18 million USD.