The Worldwide 10 is lastly taking place and never even extra delays or transferring nations are going to maintain gamers from stepping onto Dota 2’s largest stage.
As a substitute of happening in Stockholm, Sweden in early August. TI10 will now be held on the Arena Nationala in Bucharest, Romania from Oct. 7 to 17.
This variation in surroundings and subsequent two-month delay for the occasion got here a number of weeks after Valve stated it was searching for “attainable alternate options elsewhere in Europe” to host the occasion following a vote by the Swedish authorities and the Swedish Sports activities Federation to not settle for esports into the sports activities federation.
Since then, the ultimate six groups have punched their tickets for TI10 via the regional qualifiers, rounding out the 18-team roster that shall be competing for greater than $40 million in complete prizing.
With all of that in thoughts, listed below are the groups which have certified for The Worldwide 10 all through the 2021 Dota Pro Circuit, with the rankings damaged up between DPC factors and regional qualifiers.
The Worldwide 10 lineup
Certified with DPC factors
|Rank||Crew||Complete DPC Factors|
EG enter TI10 as the highest seed after ending second at each the One Esports Singapore Main and WePlay Esports AniMajor, adopted by AniMajor winner PSG.LGD and the at all times current Virtus Pro.
Each staff that acquired a direct invite to TI10, exterior of Thunder Predator and LGD, gained a minimum of one season of their regional league and appeared in a minimum of one Main. VP had been really the one staff to win each regional league seasons, which is why they’re seeded so extremely regardless of middling Main performances.
Regional qualifier winners
|South America||SG e-sports|
The qualifier acts as one final probability for groups to try to make it to TI yearly. And for 4 of the six groups, their qualifier run saved their seasons.
Crew Spirit and Fnatic each made appearances at one Main every through the common season and confirmed that they had been able to making it to the worldwide stage. In the meantime, Timeless and SG e-sports had been at all times rated because the third or fourth groups of their respective areas, which means this was their solely shot to flee the shadow of groups like EG, Quincy Crew, and beastcoast.
OG and Elephant had been two groups that had excessive expectations heading into the 2021 DPC with OG being the back-to-back defending TI champs and Elephant placing collectively an excellent staff throughout a large roster shakeup that outlined a majority of the Chinese language groups for the season. Neither staff made it to a Main and barely made it out of the qualifiers after being one sequence away from elimination.