The International Ticketing FAQ

When is The International 2018?

The Main Event will take place at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia over six days, from Monday, August 20th through Saturday, August 25th.

How can I buy a ticket to The International?

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, March 23rd at 10AM and 10PM Pacific Time via We recommend that you prepare your Ticketmaster account and log in before tickets go on sale to help ensure a smooth purchasing experience.

What is the difference between a Midweek and a Finals Ticket?

Midweek Tickets—available for $125 CAD—will allow access to Rogers Arena for the first four days of the event August 20th - 23rd. Finals Tickets—available for $250 CAD—will allow access to Rogers Arena for the final two days of the event August 24th – 25th.

How many tickets can I buy?

Ticket purchases are limited to 5 of each type per household.

Can I sit anywhere, or will there be preassigned seats?

There are no assigned seats. You will be able to sit in any available seat.

Can I get a refund on my ticket?

Yes. If you contact Ticketmaster support within 48 hours of your purchase, they will help you secure a refund.

How do I purchase a VIP ticket?

There is no VIP program this year.

I bought a ticket - how do I pick up my badge?

United States and Canadian Orders
Badges will be mailed to the shipping address you provide to Ticketmaster at time of purchase. They will be mailed no later than two weeks prior to the event.

International Orders
Will Call for all orders outside of the United States and Canada will be available for pick up at the Toyota Ticket Centre on the north side of Rogers Arena (Gate 10) during the dates and times listed below. Please have a government-issued ID with you for pickup.

Where do I link my badge to my Steam and Dota 2 profiles?

You can activate your badge at the badge binding kiosks available outside of Rogers Arena to sync it with your Steam and Dota 2 profiles. Remember, you must tap your badge at all entrance and exit terminals during The International!

What if I live in the United States or Canada but do not receive my badge in the mail?

If you do not receive your badge in the mail, please come to the Toyota Ticket Centre on the north side of Rogers Arena (Gate 10), available during the dates and times listed below. We can look up your ticket information and issue a replacement badge at that time. Please have a government issued ID with you for pickup.

Rogers Arena Will Call Hours
Sat, Aug 18th – 10am to 6pm
Sun, Aug 19th – 10am to 6pm
Mon, Aug 20th – 7am to 9pm
Tue, Aug 21th – 8am to 9pm
Wed, Aug 22th – 8am to 9pm
Thu, Aug 23th – 8am to 9pm
Fri, Aug 24th – 8am to 9pm
Sat, Aug 25th – 8am to 5pm

Rogers Arena Address
800 Griffiths Way,
Vancouver, BC V6B 6G1, Canada
Web - Map

Visitor Visas

As a courtesy, we would like to remind any attendees traveling to Canada to give yourselves plenty of time to obtain visitor visas, if needed. Not sure if you need a visa? Check with your local Canadian Consulate