“TI11 (The International 11) will be held first time in South East Asia in October ”, according to Dota 2 developer Valve and revealed the venue for TI11 during the grand finals of the ESL One Dota 2 Stockholm Major, the first international LAN tournament of the 2021-2022 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) season.
Teams in the DPC can earn their place at the tournament by earning DPC points from the circuit’s regional leagues and Majors.
Teams will have one more chance to earn DPC points during the circuit’s Summer Tour regional leagues and Summer Major in Arlington, Texas.
Once the Summer Major has concluded, the 12 teams at the top of the DPC leaderboard will earn direct invites to TI11. The remaining slots in the tournament will be filled through regional qualifiers.
Since its inception, TI has been setting and breaking the record for the biggest prize pool for a single esports tournament.
The tournament’s first iteration in 2011 featured a US$1.6 million prize pool while last year’s tournament, TI10, had a whopping US$40 million pot. TI 10 winner team claimed the grand prize of over US$18.2 million.
Southeast Asia is one of the most competitive regions in the DPC and where arguably the most passionate Dota 2 fans reside.
The first International was held in Cologne, Germany at Gamescom in 2011. For the next six years, it stayed in Seattle, the location of Valve’s headquarters. Since then, TI has been held around the world, including Vancouver, Shanghai, and Singapore.
Singapore is no stranger to hosting international esports tournaments. In April 2021, the country hosted the Dota 2 Singapore Major.
TI11 The International 11 will be held at Indoor Stadium and Suntec Arena in October 2022. The qualifying format will remain the same, with 12 teams receiving direct invites based on Dota 2 Pro Circuit points from the 2021-22 season while the remaining 6 spots will be filled by teams qualifying from regional qualifiers.
The teams qualified for TI11
4. Gaimin Gladiators
5. Thunder Awaken
8. Team Spirit
9. Tundra Esports
10. BetBoom Team
10. Team Aster
12. BOOM Esports