The most exciting moment for TI fans has arrived! After a long five-year wait, Dota 2 fans can secure their seats for The International in Seattle again. Today, Valve revealed more details about the tickets and how and where to acquire them.
Event Structure & Dates
This year’s International Dota 2 Championships is not just any event-it’s split into two thrilling phases:
- The Road to the International: Comprising the Group Stage (October 12th-15th) and the Playoffs (October 20th-22nd).
- The International: The climax of the competition from October 27th-29th.
Getting Your Tickets
The International 2023 at Climate Pledge Arena
- Tickets will go on sale August 25th at 10 AM Pacific Time on Ticketmaster
- Tickets will be sold as a three-day pass for the full event, priced at $699 USD + Fees per pass
- Attendees who bind their Steam account to their pass will be granted one Treasure of the Crimson Witness 2023 (and will continue to have chances to win more throughout the event)
The Road to the International – Playoffs at Seattle Convention Center’s Summit Building
- Tickets will go on sale on August 28th at 10 AM Pacific Time on Ticketmaster
- Tickets will be sold as individual tickets for each of the three days, priced at $99 USD + Fees per ticket
When is The International 2023?
The International will take place across three days (October 27th-29th) at Climate Pledge Arena. The Road to the International – Playoffs will take place across three days (October 20th-22nd) one weekend prior to The International, at the Seattle Convention Center’s Summit Building.
How can I buy a ticket to The International? What type of tickets are available?
The International three-day pass (Friday/Saturday/Sunday) will be available for $699 USD + Fees. Passes will go on sale on August 25th at 10:00 AM PT on Ticketmaster. All tickets are General Admission.
How can I buy a ticket to The Road to the International – Playoffs? What type of tickets are available?
Playoffs Day 1 (Friday), Day 2 (Saturday) and Day 3 (Sunday) tickets will be available as single-day tickets for $99 USD + Fees. Tickets will go on sale on August 28th at 10:00 AM PT on Ticketmaster. All tickets are General Admission.
How many tickets can I buy?
Purchases are limited to five tickets per transaction.
How do I pick up my tickets?
Your Playoffs tickets and The International three-day pass will be available in your Ticketmaster account as Mobile Entry Tickets – no pick up needed! Make sure to save your ticket to your phone’s wallet ahead of the event for easy access.
What happens if there is an issue with my mobile ticket?
Please reach out to Ticketmaster support regarding all ticket-related inquiries. There will be a Will Call office to assist you on-site at the event as well.
Can I sit anywhere, or will there be preassigned seats?
Both Playoffs and The International are General Admission events, and a GA ticket holder can sit in almost any available seat (other than in reserved sections, like for press or pro players).
Is re-entry permitted?
Yes. Once you have scanned in your ticket for the day, you will be allowed re-entry with a unique wristband which can be picked up once you enter the venue.
Can I get a refund on my ticket?
Tickets are non-refundable, unless the event itself is cancelled for any reason.
Can I transfer or resell my ticket?
Yes, tickets can be transferred between accounts and bought/sold on Ticketmaster directly. Instructions on how to transfer tickets can be found here. Instructions on how to buy/sell tickets can be found here.
Can I split my three-day pass for The International?
The three-day pass for The International comes as a single-entry barcode, meaning that you cannot separate them into individual daily tickets to buy, sell or transfer. However, ticket transfers will be permitted up until the start of the final day of the event. Please note that once a pass has been scanned in at the venue for the day, it will not be eligible for entry for the rest of that day, even after the ticket has been transferred.
Will I able to get normal Crimson Witness Treasure drops the same way I did in previous years?
Yes, Crimson Witness Treasures will still drop on First Blood of each game at The International, as before.