TI10 Delayed Start: Here Is Why the Games Did Not Start on Time
There were some issues keeping the first round of matches in The International 10 (TI10)'s group stage from starting at 4:00 PM SGT. Troels Lyngholt "syndereN" Nielsen and Shannon "SUNSfan" Scotten, who are commentating on the third TI live stream, read an update that stated that there were issues with hosting the game on TI’s in-game ticket. As a result, the Dota 2 Game Coordinator had to be updated to reflect these changes. The first day of the group stage is running four BO2 series simultaneously at the time of writing this article. The first day will see 16 more series as it continues.
A technical issue prevented TI10 from starting as scheduled
Many speculated there was a problem with production, but in reality, it was a technical fault that held up the start of TI10’s group stage games. In a livestream update, SUNSfan mentioned the reason for the delay.
“There’s a problem with hosting the games on the TI ticket so they are updating it live meaning the coordinator will go up and down as they push patches.”
The issue was resolved in a little over an hour and the games are now running. As so many games are scheduled for the first day of the group stage, this delay means that the schedule is going to be impacted for both the players and viewers. Originally, the last round of the series was scheduled to begin at 11:00 PM SGT.
On the second (8th Oct) and third (9th Oct) days of the group stage, a similar schedule will be followed. There will be a total of 12 series on the fourth and final day. Two teams will be eliminated from the tournament at the end of the group stage. The remaining 16 teams will take a day off before they begin their Main Event journeys on 12th Oct.
The Main Event will last five days and culminate with the grand final on 17th Oct 2021. TI10's winner will receive the biggest share of the 40,018,195 USD prize pool.