Details regarding The International 2022 are finally coming out. This includes an estimated date and location for TI11.
During the ESL One Stockholm Major, Valve confirmed that TI11 will take place in Singapore. This followed a few days of oddly cheeky posts on Twitter from Valve showing a number of small figurines of Dota 2 heroes. The locations and surroundings of the figures led many to believe that this was being done to tease a Southeast Asian landing spot for TI11.
That’s big news for a number of reasons, foremost among them being that The International would be headed to Southeast Asia for the first time. But something that flew under the radar with that reveal was a date being attached to TI11.
TI11 date should be in October 2022
The International 2022 will take place in October 2022. Though TI traditionally took place in August, Valve’s inability to confirm that Sweden would actually accept players into its borders for The International 2021 saw the event pushed from August to October. The 2021-2022 Dota Pro Circuit schedule was adjusted to accommodate this.
As of this moment, no exact date has been confirmed for TI11. The International normally runs for 10 days and starts on a Thursday. The exact date could be extrapolated from past installments of The International, which have followed a similar pattern of timing relative to the Dota Pro Circuit season.
The PGL Arlington Major is set to be the final major of the season and will run from August 4 to 14. The TI11 qualifiers will likely start two weeks after this and should run between one to two weeks. The International begins about one month later. If this timeframe holds true this year, it would likely put The International 2022 running from October 6 to 16, or October 13 to 23.
Fans shouldn’t book their plane tickets quite yet based on this, but it does give fans a timeframe for when they can expect the event to begin. Expect a definite date to be revealed in the coming months.