The pandemic isn’t going to care about your offline events, so it’s with heavy heart to report that The International 2021’s ticket sales are cancelled.
— Dota 2 (@dota2updates) October 3, 2021
All ticket sales for TI10, the biggest Dota 2 tournament, will be refunded. This will be the first TI Dota 2 tournament to not have live crowds.
However, the show will still go on; The International 2021 will begin on 7th October and will feature the best Dota 2 teams fighting each other like PSG.LGD, Virtus.pro, and Fnatic.
Still, there is cause for worry; we’ve heard some news here and there that a number of players from Team Aster were tested positive for COVID-19 (via Dota 2’s Tiffani “Oling” Lim).
Lanm expressed his disappointment over the lack of Covid precautions at the #TI10 bootcamp in Romania. No prior testing, no food/water provided so team staffs had to buy those outside the hotel, and had to ASK for Covid tests themselves when they felt ill.
"Is this really TI?"
— Tiffani 'Oling' Lim (@babyolingg) September 29, 2021