This year, the climactic battle for the Aegis of Champions will once again be fought in new lands, as The International Dota 2 Championships invite the world’s top Dota teams to square off at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China on Tuesday, August 20th through Sunday, August 25th.
Tickets to spectate live at The International will go on sale Friday, May 24th. They will be sold in two-day bundles, the weekday bundles for the price of CNY 499 each and the weekend bundle for the price of CNY 2099.
To help show our appreciation for the community that supports Dota 2, Battle Pass owners and Dota Plus members with subscriptions active prior to the time of this announcement (6:00 AM on Tuesday, May 21st China Standard Time) will receive early access to purchase their tickets. Eligible users will find an access code in the Dota 2 Client.
Sales for fans inside of China will be available via Damai starting at 12:00 PM China Standard Time on May 24th. Purchases will require an access code from 12:00 – 1:00 PM, and will open to all customers at 1:15 PM. A national Chinese citizen ID is required to complete all Damai purchases.
Sales outside of China will be available via Universe starting at 9:00 PM China Standard Time on May 24th. Purchases will require an access code from 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM, and will open to all customers at 10:00 PM.
Please see the Ticketing FAQ for more information.
If you are unsure when sales begin in your time zone, please use this time zone converter.