Ticket sales have been canceled and refunds are being issued
Dota 2 Event The International will no longer have a live audience. Developer Valve is canceling tickets and issuing refunds.
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The International begins the following week with a group stage, but the main event was to be shown to a live audience between 12–17 October. However, Valve no longer thinks the event will be safe and has begun refunding tickets. The tournament will still take place, but without physical audience members.
In a blog post, Valve said: “We are carefully evaluating the result of the continued increase in COVID rates in Romania as well as the new local restrictions in Bucharest. To ensure the safety of all players, talent and production staff participating in the event We have decided to refund all ticket sales for The International 2021.
“We wanted nothing more than to welcome fans to the event, but we can no longer do so in a way that allows us to prioritize the health and well-being of both spectators and participants. Those who buy tickets automatically Full refund will be issued.”
The International also had to relocate locations. It was initially scheduled to be held in Stockholm, but the Swedish government refused to classify the event as a specific sporting event. “The absence of this official recognition means that individual border agents will be making decisions about entry for those traveling on this program from countries outside the EU, who normally do not require a visa to enter Sweden. happens”, Valve said at the time.
The event was moved to Bucharest, Romania, where it will be held at Arena National. Teams will still be able to compete individually for part of the £29 million prize pool, and fans will be able to watch the action live via streaming.
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