Valve has finally broken the silence on the much-awaited T10 and the next Dota Pro Circuit refresh. After several months of uncertainty due to the pandemic, Dota 2 fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief. According to the company’s recent announcement, TI10 will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, from August 5th to August 15th, 2021.
This comes as a relief to many fans, especially given the fact that TI10 was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament was originally scheduled to take place in August 2020, but it was postponed indefinitely. However, with the world slowly recovering from the pandemic, Valve has decided to go ahead with the tournament, albeit with a few changes.
One of the major changes to this year’s tournament is the prize pool. Unlike previous years where the community contributed to the prize pool through the Battle Pass, this year’s prize pool will be a fixed $40 million. This change was made due to the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, and Valve’s desire to ensure that players and teams receive adequate financial compensation for their efforts.
In addition to the prize pool, Valve has announced changes to the Dota Pro Circuit. This includes a revamped league system that will allow more teams to compete in the DPC season. Previously, only a limited number of teams could participate, but with the new changes, more teams will be able to participate, which will increase the overall level of competition.
Valve has also announced that the next DPC season will begin on September 18th, 2021, and will run through June 2022. The season will consist of six regional leagues with a total of nine teams each. Each league will have a prize pool of $280,000, and the winners of each league will qualify for the TI10 tournament.
Overall, these announcements represent exciting news for Dota 2 fans. After a year of uncertainty, Valve is finally moving forward with TI10 and the new DPC season. With the prize pool fixed at $40 million, and more teams able to compete in the DPC season, the level of competition will be higher than ever. As a result, we can expect to see some of the best Dota 2 matches in the history of the game.