TI10 to Have a Live Audience; Tickets Information, New Compendium, Talent, and More Revealed
The International 10 (TI10) will be hosting a live audience, Valve confirmed via a blog post. From 22nd Sept 2021 at 12:00 EEST (5:00 PM SGT), three separate two-day bundles of tickets will be available for purchase. TI10 will take place from 7th to 17th Oct 2021, but the tickets will be available only for the Main Event which lasts for six days from 12th to 17th Oct at the Arena Nationala Stadium in Bucharest, Romania. A free TI10 Compendium has also been released to all Dota 2 players, which includes player cards, predictions, and more sets of rewards. In a surprise move, Valve also made some significant changes to its Spectator HUD. The official list of TI10's English, Chinese, and Russian languages has also been released.
Information on TI10 tickets, a new compendium, and broadcast talent is announced
All Dota 2 fans who have been waiting for Valve to confirm if TI10 will have a live audience can now breathe a sigh of relief.
“We are pleased to announce that after careful consideration, tickets to join the audience live at the Main Event for The International 2021 in Bucharest, Romania will go on sale September 22, 2021,” said Valve.
Tickets are available in three packages:
Midweek 1 (12th and 13th Oct): 249 Lei (~$59 USD)
Midweek 2: (14th and 15th Oct) 249 Lei (~$59 USD)
Finals: (16th and 17th Oct) 999 Lei (~$237 USD)
Tickets can be purchased at: theinternational2021.entertix.ro.
TI10 is going a fully-masked, fully-vaccinated event, which means all attendees must have completed their final vaccination at least 10 days prior to the event. The Main Event stadium will also not be filled to full capacity. Visit Valve's FAQ for more information about tickets and the necessary health protocols.
TI10’s compendium will be available to all Dota 2 players, regardless of whether they owned the 2021 Nemestice Battle Pass.
A component of this Compendium is TI10's player cards. To all users, 10 packs containing five players each have been given away free of charge. By winning one Dota 2 match each day, users can also earn a new pack. Additionally, there is an option to purchase a team pack for $0.49, with 50% of each purchase going to the team. “Team packs guarantee that the best card in the pack (guaranteed gold or silver) is from that team,” wrote Valve.
All Supporters Clubs have also had their prices cut in half. There will be more parts of this Compendium released in the coming days including predictions, fantasy, and the possibility of earning legacy rewards.
Spectator experience changes
Spectator HUD has been overhauled with changes to “Status Indicators, Info Graphs, Camera Options, and Playback Controls.”
One of the most important changes in the new update is that players and spectators will be able to see the BKB duration, the Aegis timer, and the shared Tango timer in the inventory. Players can even ping the Aegis in their inventory to tell their allies the time remaining on it.
For spectators, there is now a combo graph with win probability, gold, and experience, all displayed together. This update also includes a "momentum indicator" that indicates which team is performing better in the last two minutes.
There have been some other changes in the Camera and Playback.
TI10 has invited 32 talents, including six hosts, as members of its English broadcast crew.
As part of their announcements, Valve also mentioned that they are making some major changes to their Dota 2 technology, and some older systems may not be compatible with the game in the future. Valve also discussed the reasons behind it as well as its possible effects.
In Valve's The International Approaches blog of the 17th Sep 2021, you can find the complete list of changes.