In a series of shocking news reports, Valve confirmed that their long-awaited Dota 2 The International 10:, which was planned to be held in Stockholm, Sweden, is going to be moved due to complications.
how Top 12 teams from the Dota 2 Pro Circuit (DPC) standings approved as direct invitations to upcoming international և The games of the regional qualifying round will start tomorrow For the other 6 slots, such big news will surely shock the Dota 2 community.
The International 10 was canceled until a new announcement last year due to the global epidemic. But this year Valve has finally confirmed that International 10 will take place, with the final test for all 18 teams taking place in Stockholm, Sweden.
However, Valve confirmed today that according to the Swedish Sports Federation, the latter simply voted not to accept esports in the sports federation.
How does this affect the Dota 2 community?
Whether it’s a tough Dota 2 player or just someone who likes to play the game and wants to spend some time, The International 10 is an event that no one will dare to miss. It is the jewel of the crown in monarchy Dota 2: sportsWith the title of “Millions of Dollars” in the category of TI winner, all the qualifying teams give their all to win all these important tournaments.
Each year, after the TI is completed, Valve announces when and where the next TI will be hosted. Following the same trend, Stockholm was announced as the next destination to host TI 10.
With just one day left until the start of the regional qualifying round, Valve has given up on rumors that they could cancel The International 10 altogether if it is not resolved soon.
In their announcement over the past year, “Stockholm Live,” “Visit Stockholm” assured Valve that any elite sporting event held there, The International 10, would receive the same benefits and height as a sporting event. :
However, two weeks ago, the Swedish Sports Federation unanimously decided not to allow sports to enter the sports federation, distorting any chance of hosting Dota 2 The International 10.
From now on, Valve said about their only version.
In subsequent (և direct) meetings with the Swedish Sports Federation (SESF) և during further () direct) meetings with Stockholm, we found that our only option was to ask the Swedish Interior Minister to reclassify the Dota 2 International Championship as an elite sporting event. Our request was immediately denied.
Failing to recognize the Dota 2 International Championship as an elite sporting event, anyone applying for a TI10 visa to travel to Sweden (including players, talent և staff) is rejected. The lack of this official recognition also means that individual border agents will decide on entry to the event for travelers from outside the EU who do not need a visa to enter Sweden.
As sad as the news is, this does not mean that Dota 2 The International 10 will not be hosted. Valve reassures the Dota 2 community of their commitment to making The International 10 a reality. According to Valve
On June 9, we appealed directly to the Swedish government, but they were unable to provide assistance. On June 14, we asked them to reconsider, “they have not been able to propose a resolution yet.” As a result, in light of the current political situation in Sweden, we have begun to look for possible alternatives elsewhere in Europe to host this year’s event if the Swedish government fails to host the Dota 2 International Championship as planned. We are confident that in any case we will have a solution that will allow us to hold TI10 in Europe this year, that we will be able to announce an updated program in the near future.
In conclusion, Valve also shared some good news as they announced this weekend that it was “brand new” Summer event Nemestice will arrive. “