For the first time in the tournament’s history, Valve is officially announcing a partnership with an endemic sponsor for The International.
SteelSeries will serve as the official peripherals partner for the biggest esports tournament set to begin next week in Bucharest, Romania.
“Being named the official peripheral brand of The International is the latest tentpole moment for the company as it celebrates its 20th anniversary as the world’s original esports brand,” declared SteelSeries in the press release.
As the official peripherals brand of The International 10, SteelSeries will provide its line of mice, keyboards, headsets, and accessories to players and “be integrated into event activations.”
Additionally, the brand will be present on-site at the National Arena from Bucharest, Romania to provide opportunities for fans to interact with its products.
To mark both their and the TI’s anniversary, SteelSeries unveiled The International Dota 2 Championships limited-edition QcK Prism XL mousepad, which will be sold at the event.
The International 10 will unfold October 7-17 with the best 18 teams around the world battling for a share of the $40,018,195 prize pool. The group stage matches are expected to be held behind closed doors from 7th to 10th of October. TI10 is expected to open to the public beginning October 12, with the first day of the playoffs stage. The action will take place at the National Arena from Bucharest, Romania, the tickets for the event being available for purchase in three separate two-day bundles