Valve on Dota 2 The International 2021 ticket sale details: “We will continue to assess the situation and announce ticket information as soon as we can”
We are less than a month from the start of the biggest Dota 2 event of the year, but Valve still has not disclosed any details regarding attending The International or ticket sales. The developer released a statement today, however, acknowledging the situation but skipping once again to reveal any information regarding the ticket sale.
Last year was a first for Dota 2 Fans. The International, the most prestigious Dota 2 event each year, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Valve had to postpone the event for about two months again this year due to a vote by the Swedish government and the Sports Federation, which decided not to accept esport in the sports federation, which meant that the Obtaining a visa for the event in Stockholm would be almost impossible. The company finally announced in July that TI 2021 would be held in Romania in October. But the new COVID-19 variants have forced Valve not to finalize details regarding ticket sales and TI attendees.
“We were hoping to release the ticket information now, but the Delta variant has been an added challenge as we work to make hosting a live event as secure as possible,” Valve said. Given that there are fans from all over Europe who are likely to want to attend the event, there is no doubt that any change in Romania’s travel policy will have an impact on the 2021 International as well. Even If Valve releases ticket information, a sudden change could prevent fans from attending the tournament.
Given the current conditions, Valve is looking to release details of the ticket sale as soon as possible, realizing that it can be quite difficult for fans who were hoping to make it to the country just for the event. .
No matter how Valve decides to handle ticket sales, The International 2021 will always host the best Dota 2 worldwide and fans will be able to follow the event via the official broadcast. The group stage of the event is scheduled to start on October 7, while the main event will start on October 12 and run through October 17.