Dota 2’s The International 2022 was a step within the mistaken course for many followers. With manufacturing high quality taking an enormous hit, a number of controversies and negligence broken the event’s popularity. As a end result, Valve’s TI discovered itself out of the competitors for 2022’s Best Esports Event for a second within the event’s historical past.
Held since 2018, The Game Awards has been awarding the very best esports occasion of the 12 months, and The International has been a nominee yearly apart from 2020–it was postponed that 12 months—and 2022.
Despite being a steady identify within the awards, voters have been relatively one-sided when it comes to selecting the winner; League of Legends’ World Championship gained it yearly, with 2022 to be determined.
Though TI11 did its greatest to handle considerations, extra was wanted to convey the event to its glory days. Dota 2 followers weren’t stunned by the information of the sport’s crown jewel lacking from the vote since this 12 months’s TI was incomparable to earlier years, which was additionally signaled through the event’s prize pool.
Different from earlier years, TI11 struggled with its venue selections. The fundamental occasion kicked off in a small conference-hall-like venue the place nearly 500 reside followers have been attending. PGL, who have been handed the organizing reigns for TI11, didn’t additionally hassle with the enduring soundproof cubicles and a few groups have been in a position to hear the casters early within the event.
TI11 solely moved onto a venue big sufficient for the usual it set when solely 4 groups have been remaining within the competitors, which means 14 groups missed out on dwelling the TI expertise and taking part in in entrance of an enormous crowd.
The newest iteration of The International might have gone down as one of many worst in Dota 2 historical past, but it surely was additionally a serious success because it introduced 1000’s of gamers again to the sport on the again of Valve’s Swag Bag/Free Arcana.