TI9 sells out in seconds as Dota 2 fans queue for Universe tickets

The Chinese allocation of TI9 tickets were snapped up in seconds, with fans outside China waiting for the release via Universe tickets.

The International 2019 tickets went on sale to Chinese Dota 2 fans via Damai and, unsurprisingly, demand was huge. The sale was initially delayed for one hour, before tickets reportedly sold out in 53 seconds.


Team Secret boss Matthew Bailey - Cyborgmatt - tweeted that grand finals day tickets sold out in less than 30 seconds.

Universe ticket sale

Fans outside China will get the chance to buy their TI9 tickets via a Universe ticket sale, from 3pm BST / 4pm BST on Friday, May 24th. Fans are able to start queuing at Universe immediately.

The arena stage of International 2019 will take place in China from August 20th to August 25th 2019, with group stages expected to be played from August 16th to 18th. The International 2019 will be held at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai.

TI9 will feature 18 of the world's finest Dota 2 teams, which qualify via the DPC and TI9 qualifiers.

James McMathMedia manager at Luckbox.