Valve has confirmed that The International will take place in Singapore this October.
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The International will take place in Singapore in October. This is the first time that the global esports competition is going to a country in Southeast Asia.

Valve teased the upcoming event but didn't give any more information than a location and date. Last year's winning team got a piece of the $40 million prize pool at the tournament. Over the years, that large sum has been crowdfunded by in-game purchases made by the community. We don't know how much is up for grabs, but we will find out soon enough.

The International was supposed to make its Swedish debut last year, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The event had to be relocated due to issues with Swedish authorities. Things didn't go as planned in Bucharest, as Valve ended up holding the competition without a live audience due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. It is not clear if Valve will be taking any precautions at this year's competition.