TI10 group stage draw confirms schedule, teams list and times

The TI10 schedule has been set after the group stage draw on the eve of The International 10 in Bucharest.

It means Dota 2 fans now know the TI10 schedule, opening game times, and live stream details for the biggest esports event of the year.

With the TI10 group stage draw complete, here’s everything you need to know about The International 10.

TI10 group stage draw

Group A

  • Alliance
  • Team Aster
  • Evil Geniuses
  • Invictus Gaming
  • OG
  • T1
  • Thunder Predator
  • Undying
  • Virtus.pro

Group B

  • beastcoast
  • Elephant
  • Fnatic
  • Quincy Crew
  • SG esports
  • Team Secret
  • Team Spirit
  • Vici Gaming

What is the Dota 2 International start date?

The International 10 regional qualifying tournaments were held from June 23 to July 10. The group stage of The International 10 will begin on October 7. The main event of the tournament, which will be held at the Arena Naţională in Bucharest, Romania, will begin on October 12 and conclude on October 17.

After the TI10 group stage draw was confirmed, the following matches will be played on the first day of the tournament, October 7.

09:00 AM CEST | Evil Geniuses - Team Aster (Group A)
09:00 AM CEST | Invictus Gaming - T1 (Group A)
09:00 AM CEST | Virtus.pro - Undying (Group A)
09:00 AM CEST | OG - Alliance (Group A)
11:00 AM CEST | Team Secret - Team Spirit (Group B)
11:00 AM CEST | PSG.LGD - Quincy Crew (Group B)
11:00 AM CEST | Elephant - beastcoast (Group B)
11:00 AM CEST | Vici Gaming - Fnatic (Group B)
01:00 PM CEST | Invictus Gaming - Undying (Group A)
01:00 PM CEST | OG - Thunder Predator (Group A)
01:00 PM CEST | Virtus.pro - Alliance (Group A)
01:00 PM CEST | Evil Geniuses - T1 (Group A)
03:00 PM CEST | PSG.LGD - Team Spirit (Group B)
03:00 PM CEST | Elephant - Fnatic (Group B)
03:00 PM CEST | Vici Gaming - SG esports (Group B)
03:00 PM CEST | Team Secret - beastcoast (Group B)
05:00 PM CEST | Evil Geniuses - Invictus Gaming (Group A)
05:00 PM CEST | Virtus.pro - OG (Group A)
05:00 PM CEST | Team Aster - Undying (Group A)
05:00 PM CEST | Alliance - Thunder Predator (Group A)

TI10 live streams

The International 10 live streams will be available throughout the tournament on Luckbox's Dota 2 matches page, with team stats, expected rosters and, of course, the latest betting odds.

The Dota 2 TI10 schedule will be updated throughout the tournament, with matches appearing at Luckbox when opponents are set.

Check out the latest TI10 standings updated throughout the tournament.

TI10 teams list

The favourite team of the tournament is PSG.LGD, which has not yet won The International championship, with odds of 2.45. Team Secret is in second place with 6.00 odds. Their biggest TI success so far was when they reached fourth place in TI9. Will they continue to rise?

Evil Geniuses, which took the first place in the Dota Pro Circuit ranking, has odds of 6.50. OG, on the other hand, wants to become the champion for the third time in a row and their odds are at 8.00. China's qualifier winner, Elephant’s championship odds is 8.50. The odds of the CIS representative Virtus.pro for becoming the champion is 9.50.

Now read: The International 10 predictions

Will there be fans at The International 10?

Valve first announced that The International 10 tickets are on sale. However, with a statement shortly before the start of the tournament, they said that the tickets will be refunded for everyone's safety. So there will be no fans in the tournament.

What is The International 10 format?

Twelve of the 18 teams that will take part in The International 10 were determined based on the Dota Pro Circuit rankings. The remaining six teams qualified for the tournament with the regional qualifiers.

In TI10 group stage draw, 18 teams were divided equally into two groups. Nine teams in groups will play in a round-robin format. All matches will be Bo2. The first four of the groups will start the main event from the upper bracket, while the last four of the groups will start from the lower bracket. The last ones of the groups will say goodbye to the tournament early.

In the main event, the grand final will be Bo5, while all other rounds will be played Bo3.

TI10 prize pool

In The International 10, teams will compete for a prize pool of $40,018,195 as well as reaching the Aegis.

  • 1st place: $18,208,300
  • 2nd place: $5,202,400
  • 3rd place: $3,601,600
  • 4th place: $2,401,100
  • 5th-6th place: $1,400,600
  • 7th-8th place: $1,000,500
  • 9th-12th place: $800,400
  • 13th-16th place: $600,300
  • 17th-18th: $100,000

Picture: Valve / Dota 2 The International