Shanghai to Host the Next Dota 2 International Event

Valve has selected Shanghai as the host city of The International 2019. It has been revealed during the last day of TI8.

According to the announcement, the government of Shanghai will provide full support for the event. The tournament’s venue will be Mercedes-Benz Arena, which can seat up to 18 000 people and earlier in 2016 hosted The Shanghai Major. The event will be organized by PGL.

The first International event was held in 2011 during Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. In the following six years the tournament was held in Seattle, United States. This year The International took place in Vancouver, Canada.