TI10 Group Stage: Schedule, Results, and Other Details
The schedule for the group stage of The International 10 (TI10) is finally out. Fans of Dota 2 will be treated to four days of nonstop action from 7th to 10th Oct 2021 as the group stage is slated to feature a total of 72 series. All of these series will be BO2 and played in round-robin groups. In total, 18 teams will be competing, divided into two groups of nine teams each - Group A and Group B. TI10's group stage will conclude with two teams being eliminated, leaving 16 teams to continue to the Main Event, which begins on 12th Oct 2021.
Here are the schedule, results, standings, and more details about TI10's group stage.
A guide to TI10’s Group Stage
The two groups in which teams will compete at TI10 have been announced by Valve.
Format (7th-10th Oct 2021)
Single round-robin group stage
All series are BO2
The top four teams in each group qualify for the upper bracket of the playoffs
The 5th to 8th place teams in each group qualify for the lower bracket of the playoffs
The bottom team in each group is eliminated
Group A [final]
Group B [final]
Schedule and Results (All times are in SGT)
On each of the first three days of the group stage, 20 series will be played. On the fourth and final day, 12 series will be played.
7th October (Thursday)
8th October (Friday)
9th October (Saturday)
10th October (Sunday)
Prize Pool Distribution
Following is how the 40,018,195 USD prize pool will be divided among the 18 teams.
Where to watch
Additionally to using the Dota 2 client to watch the games, TI10 will be livestreamed in English on the Dota 2 TI Twitch channel. Due to the fact that multiple series will be broadcast simultaneously, there will also be other Dota 2 Twitch channels. A good chance exists that Twitch's squad mode, which allows users to watch multiple live streams simultaneously, would be applied to all of these streams.
You can also view highlights and other content related to TI10 on the official Dota 2 YouTube channel.
The group stage will be played from the team hotels and after it ends on 10th Oct, there will be a day’s break. Afterward, TI10’s Main Event will begin on 12th Oct and last for five days until 17th Oct. The Main Event is likely to be BO3 and will be broadcast live from the Arena Nationala Stadium in Bucharest, Romania. Valve announced a few days ago that live audiences will not be permitted at the venue in order to ensure the safety of all participants due to a surge in virus cases in Romania.