TI9 will be hosted at the Mercedes – Benz Arena in Shanghai
The first ever version of The International was held at Gamescom back in 2011. Ever since the tournament has been contained to North America, being hosted in Seattle from 2012 – 2017 and then this year being moved to Vancouver.
Today a special video featuring Shanghai vice mayor Weng Tiehui revealed that Shanghai, China has been selected to host The International 9. The competition will play out from the Mercedes-Benz Arena, the same venue that hosted the Shanghai Major in 2016. This will be the first time in seven years that The International will be played outside of North America.
No word yet on the dates of The International 9 will take place, stay tuned!