With tickets already expensive, the tickets for the Dota 2 T11 that will be held in the Singapore were sold out in just a few minutes after going on sale on TicketMaster Singapore’s website today. Scalpers have listed the tickets at mark up already.
The Dota 2 tournament T11 is one of the most anticipated gaming events of the year, with many fans from different countries looking forward to the event and its ticket sales in particular. Tickets were priced different in two events – the Playoffs stage, a four days event price at $64 USD per day and the Finals, priced $361 USD both for the two-day event. However, due to the high demand, tickets were sold out within minutes after going on sale today. This has left many fans frustrated, as they are now being forced to buy tickets from scalpers at a much higher price.
A marketplace website named Carousell in Singapore has bunch of sellers already selling the Tickets on a higher price, with some sellers asking as much as $2,500. However, Ticketmaster’s policies prohibit resale of tickets at an excess of their face value, but it is unclear how they will enforce this policy.
This is not the first time that tickets for the Dota 2 The International have sold out quickly. In 2019, tickets for the TI9 event held in China were also sold out within a minute, and tickets were resold at six times the original price.
It’s unfortunate that such a popular event has become so inaccessible to its fans – especially for those who already bought a flight ticket and reserved a hotel accommodation. Hopefully in the future, the organizers will be able to find a way to make it more accessible to everyone.
Those still hoping to purchase tickets can check the official Ticketmaster website for information on ticket availability: https://ticketmaster.sg/activity/detail/22_intldota2sg#eventfaq