Dota 2 has confirmed that its largest annual esports event, The Worldwide, will maintain its eleventh version in Singapore.
This marks the primary time within the historical past of The Worldwide that the event will probably be performed in Southeast Asia. Though info from the announcement video is sparse, Valve did reveal that The Worldwide 11 will happen in October 2022.
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According to Twitter, the venues chosen are the Suntec Centre and the massive Indoor Stadium in Singapore, nonetheless Valve didn’t point out any venue particulars within the preliminary tweet.
Regardless of principally being performed within the USA, The Worldwide has beforehand been held in Canada, China, Germany and Romania. In 2021, the event passed off in Bucharest.
The Worldwide was hit arduous by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the event not going down in 2020, Furthermore, the preliminary location of the tenth version, Stockholm, was modified after the organisers didn’t comply with phrases with the Swedish authorities. The problems have been tied to the visas for skilled gamers because of the pandemic laws. The event ended up going down in Romania, however and not using a dwell viewers.
The Worldwide 10 was the most-watched Dota 2 occasion in historical past and has recorded round 2.7m peak viewers for the grand ultimate between PSG.LGD and Workforce Spirit. This was roughly 700,000 folks greater than the final file.
Singapore has confirmed to be a fascinating place to carry esports tournaments throughout the pandemic. The nation’s dealing with of the COVID disaster noticed notable esports occasions happen there, such because the Cellular Legends: Bang Bang World Championship for 2 years in a row. The upcoming Wild Rift Icons International Championship can be scheduled to happen within the Asian nation.
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Valve didn’t share any extra particulars about The Worldwide 11, reminiscent of the corporate accountable for the manufacturing or ticket costs. The Battle Cross, the in-game purchasable digital ‘goodie bag’ that helps fund the event, can be at the moment being held below wraps.
Esports Insider says: The Worldwide goes to Southeast Asia, which is big for the neighborhood there and goes to indicate how a lot the area has grown in the case of esports. Valve didn’t share a lot, however there are positive to be plenty of particulars coming from their facet in the summertime.
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