On April 30, Valve has announced that they made the difficult decision to postpone The International 10. Why did they postpone TI10? When will it take place? What's in the Battle Pass and what happens to the Dota Pro Circuit? Here's everything we know about the situation so far.
Valve decided to postpone The International because of the global health crisis caused by COVID-19, colloquially known as the coronavirus. There is no guarantee that it would be safe or even allowed to organize a large-scale LAN event with a worldwide pandemic going on.
According to the blog post, it is "likely that the event will need to happen in 2021". It also says that Valve don't expect to be able to anounce specific dates in the near future. The event was originally scheduled for August 18-23 in Stockholm's Ericsson Globe.
Most of the large LAN Dota tournaments were also cancelled or changed to an online-only format. The upcoming DPC events were cancelled and they were replaced by Regional Leagues, which you can read about here.
Valve are "currently working on restructuring the DPC season for the fall", which likely means that teams won't automatically qualify based only on the DPC results we've seen earlier in the season. That said, the current frontrunners are TNC Predator, Civi Caming, Team Secret and Evil Geniuses based on confirmed DPC results.
A February patch for Dota 2 has leaked a bunch of information about the planned Battle Pass for The International 10. The following were confirmed to be present at the time:
Battle Passes are usually released in May, and Valve has confirmed that they're planning to release it "soon instead of closer to the event itself", adding that it will be "at least a couple of weeks later than usual" due to the disruptions. With the TI10 prize pool funded by 25% of the Battle Pass sales, it's possible that the extended run-up could see the prize pool skyrocket even beyond what we've seen so far.