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Dota 2 esports: The International 10 live event cancelled

Published: 07:49, 04 October 2021
Dota 2 - Void Spirit
Dota 2 - Void Spirit

Valve's problems with the esports side of Dota 2 have continued in a big way, not long after the tickets for The International 10 went on sale.

Dota 2 just can't catch a break with The International 10 as the event was originally cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19 and then the troubles persisted in 2021. First, the tournament lost its original venue in Sweden and eventually relocated to Romania

However, that was not meant to be the end of TI10's woes as the delay in ticket sales had fans worried almost immediately. That part of the saga was seemingly over as the tickets eventually started selling roughly three weeks before the tournament would begin but that was not meant to be either.

On October 3, 2021, Valve announced that the live tournament would be cancelled and the event would shift to a fully digital format. The announcement came four days before the event was meant to begin which will undoubtedly leave many fans disappointed.

Naturally, the reason for the change was once again the Coronavirus pandemic that is still ruining everything for everyone and we are currently facing the rise of the Delta strain that is proving resistant to previously successful countermeasures.

As for the fans who bought the tickets thus far, they should be refunded automatically, at least according to the aforementioned announcement.

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We will have to wait and see how Valve handles the tournament in the digital format as the players will still need to be present in an arena or face the possibility of lag interfering with their abilities.

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