Valve just announced that their annual esports event will be held in Romania this year.
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The International 10 - Dota 2 Championships will be held this October in Bucharest, Romania. The Arena Nationala will host the major esports event that is set to take place between the world's top teams from October 7 - 17.

Group Stage will run from October 7 - 10. Starting on October 12 the Main Stage events will begin to kick off. Finally on October 17, the top two remaining Dota 2 teams will face off in the finale and their share of the more than $40 million (USD) prize pool.

Valve says that additional information about attending the event, including ticket sales, will come shortly.

The original plan was to have the tournament held in Stockholm Sweden. However the Swedish government and the Swedish Sports Federation voted to not accept any esports into the sports federation. Their loss, I suppose.

We are grateful for the partnership we have formed with Romania and the city of Bucharest, and very much look forward to gathering with the global Dota 2 community, both in-person and virtually, to celebrate the elite players and amazing fandom at The International. Prepare yourselves. At long last, the battle begins.